Hvareno Holidays & Retreats, Croatia
Seven day hatha yoga retreats on beautiful Hvar Island in Croatia offer a chance to begin a yoga practice or develop your existing practice in a small relaxed group (maximum 8 students). There are 2 classes per day. The morning class is 2 or 2-1/2 hours with time for adjustments and questions. This morning practice is gradually built up from day to day. The evening session is a shorter led class so you can go through the form learned in the mornings to gain understanding of how the breath and asanas flow together. In between classes there is plenty of free time to relax and enjoy the beauty and nature of the island.
- May through September group retreats
- Personal retreats throughout the year by request
Hvareno is located in the village of Dol, 3 kilometres from Stari Grad and the sea.
From 690 euro for twin/double or single room. Please inquire about rates for a non-yoga partner.
- 8 or 10 nights accommodation
- Twice daily yoga class for 7 or 9 days
- Daily breakfast
- 4 or 6 evening meals
- Use of outdoor kitchen
Jana Appleyard has taught full time since 1999 and up until 2011 she was teaching in London to all levels from beginner to advanced, including students with injuries. She also ran her own yoga school. Since 2012, Jana has lived full time in Hvar, Croatia where she cofounded Hvareno. She has been running summer retreats in Hvar since 2010. Coming from a movement background, Jana was first introduced to yoga with the Sivananda system and from there she practiced other styles. But is was her many years of shadow yoga studies that have influenced her teaching of today and lead her to go on and explore all kinds of movement and internal arts. These elements lead to a smooth fluid practice which is built up gradually, introducing new ways to bring awareness in how the body can move and overcome restrictions, leading to a safe and steady practice.
Rooms are located in a renovated, traditional, old stone house. You have a choice of twin/double or single occupancy. All bathrooms are en suite.
Local restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, bike scooter, car and boat hire are all in Stari Grad. Beautiful places to swim, bike and walking routes.
A substantial healthy breakfast is served after yoga classes such as fresh fruit, juices, local cheese and eggs. Dinners consist of healthy ingredients, many sourced locally and seasonally.
- Walking routes
- Beautiful clear sea for swimming
- Massage available in Stari Grad
- Exploring the island of Hvar
- Ground transportation