Croatia is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea and is one of Europe’s most popular Mediterranean destinations. Its pristine beaches, ancient coastal towns and national parks make for an invigorating trip for all kinds of travellers.
Join yoga teacher, Tania Brown at a private ranch and sustainable mountain retreat hidden inside UNESCO Velebit Biosphere Reserve. Tania is passionate about promoting health, vitality and wellbeing through yoga, in a light hearted, balanced and fun way. Tania teaches yoga for everyone no matter what your fitness level, age, status or body shape. Your Croatia yoga retreat combines uplifting yoga with the opportunity to connect deeply with nature, riding horses and hiking through beautiful green landscapes while enjoying incredible vistas. Add wild swimming and river kayaking and fresh mountain air for a truly inspiring nature & adventure getaway.
This retreat will take you to an authentic horse ranch set in 50 acres of land nestled in the Velika Plana valley at the base of the Velebit mountains. Created by its visionary conservationist owner, this is a highly sustainable and responsible tourism destination. Meadows, forests and mountain-fed creeks stretch along the valley floor and soft rolling hills give way to snow-capped peaks. Your group will have exclusive use of the ranch, which includes unique luxury accommodation in tipis, casitas and a mountain cabin, along with a secluded compound with a yoga room, Siberian cedar hot tub, a heated swimming pool and tranquil outdoor lounge spaces.
During this retreat, you will be invited to experience an unforgettable connection with nature through mastering different types of horse riding skills. Whether you are a seasoned equestrian or an absolute beginner, the wranglers at the ranch are experienced in natural horsemanship and love sharing their passion for horseback riding. In addition to mastering the technical skills of riding horses, you will adopt something much more valuable during this retreat – a real understanding and a deeper communication with horses, so that in short time they will become your best friends. Included in your retreat is a riding lesson/workshop and the possibility of a full day out riding in the wilderness.
For those less keen to ride, there are many hiking options along the logging trails in the surrounding forests. A guided full day wilderness hike in the mountains is part of your retreat. Also included is a day of gentle kayaking down the river towards Kruscica lake. There you will have have a picnic lunch on the beach and enjoy some wild swimming in the lake. There is also plenty of time to relax and savour this peaceful location, soak in the hot tub or book a body work or breathwork session with Amanda Tizard.
You’ll be served three meals a day. The menu will be mostly vegetarian, with some fish/chicken options. A fully vegan menu is also possible. Your retreat menu is best described as a Croatian mosaic of world flavours – a sensational fusion of Mediterranean dishes plated with an international flare. Everything is prepared fresh from scratch the same day in an open country kitchen, using the very best ingredients.
This Croatia retreat has something for anyone looking for a nature based break. The yoga is dynamic and layered so it’s challenging for all levels. There is a hot tub and massages, so plenty of scope for relaxation. It is located on a horse ranch so a love of horses, or a wish to learn or improve your riding in the safe hands of skilled ranchers is ideal. However, if you don’t want to ride you can hike, cycle, kayak and swim.There is plenty to do in this beautiful part of the world.