Retreat Date July 23 – 27 with Yogi Ashokananda

Yoga & Nature Indulgence Retreat 

with Yogi Ashokananda

5 days in Croatia

Yoga & Nature Indulgence Retreat is a special combination retreat to explore nature, your mind and body.  We will spend an evolutionary health generating 5 days together, exploring the time-honoured practices of Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga and Atma Kriya meditation with Yogi Ashokananda.  The twice daily practices and the natural surroundings will nurture your soul, releasing your stress, healing and reconnecting you with nature of your inner self. 

If you enjoy yoga, meditation, nature, lakes, streams, hills and star gazing this is the special retreat for you.

Infinity Yoga Platform

Highlights

  • Twice daily practices 

  • Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, Atma Kriya Meditation, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and stories

  • Yoga to fit all levels of fitness and experience

  • 4 night’s accommodation

  • Tasty vegetarian sattvic meals, Breakfast & Dinner, herbal tea, and coffee

  • Tour of Plitivice Lakes – Unesco site

  • Free time to explore the mesmerising area

  • Use of yoga mats and the props

Daily Routine

Morning Practice – Prana Kriya Yoga

The Prana Kriya Yoga sessions will allow you to experience the essence and authenticity of true Kriya Yoga with Yogi Ashokananda’s signature style of Prana Kriya Yoga.

Regardless of your physical strength and ability, Yogi will expertly guide you so that you can experience the layer of your highest consciousness by focusing on the fundamental principles of the practice. In these energetic and empowering sessions, we will go into fascinating detail and experience of Prana Kriya Yoga, covering kumbhakas (breath retention), mudras, kriyas and the five pranas.

Prana Kriya Yoga harmonises and unites the flow of the physical movement in our bodies (kriya) with its energetic power helping you become aware of your creative potential.

This form of yoga is one of the most effective means by which to achieve your goals and aspirations, material, emotional and spiritual, and bring your actions in line with your mental and emotional state. Prana Kriya Yoga has also long been highly regarded among many great masters and yogis to hold the key to slowing down the ageing process. It achieves this by recharging the blood with oxygen and decarbonising it, thus rejuvenating the brain and spinal centre and preventing the decay of tissues in the body. It awakens the hidden energy (kundalini) within you allowing you to transform and free yourself from limiting beliefs and old behavioural patterns that hold you back.

Evening Practice – Himalayan Hatha Yoga 

The evening sessions will allow you to experience the essence and authenticity of true Hatha Yoga with Yogi Ashokananda’s signature style of Himalayan Hatha Yoga

The various Himalayan Hatha Yoga practices experienced throughout the Croatian Retreat will have specific focuses, including:

  • energise, strengthen restore and connect, body, breath & mind.  You will be guided through Himalayan Hatha Yoga series to create lightness, freedom and space within your body. This is an energetic practice giving you psychological as well as physical strength.

  • release stress focusing on unwinding and releasing toxins and undigested emotions from organs and the nervous system which are collected throughout the day.  This is gentler practice to help calm the central nervous system for a good night’s sleep.

  • letting go and acceptance on physical, mental & emotional levels, This is a restorative practice to rejuvenate & restore the central nervous system and help you to feel more grounded. 

Himalayan Hatha Yoga

Atma Kriya Meditation to be guided by Yogi Ashokananda in nature, possibly up on the ridge, in one of the natural bowls, lakeside or on the infinity platform.  Practices will be conducted during the late morning each day of the Retreat.  Yogi has discovered that meditation is one of the most powerful and subtle ways of getting to know yourself, and to understand who are we.  This exploration of the self helps you to explore the depth and subtleties of both our human self and our spiritual self – known as “swadharma” – finding the centre of yourself, your self religion.

Nature and Yoga

Yogi Ashokananda

Yogi Ashokananda is an expert and pioneer as a practising master of yoga, meditation and spirituality. He has dedicated his entire adult life in service to humanity by teaching, mentoring, writing, learning and speaking on yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Raised in India, he has been practising yoga since early childhood when his Grandfather was his first teacher.

Over many years Yogi Ashokananda has been fortunate to develop his teaching, experience and education of yoga under some of the great, remote, Indian masters and siddhas.   The Gurukul style of learning with the masters, influenced Yogi’s experience and inspiration to develop his own profound yoga & meditation disciplines and insights which have their roots in the ancient, sacred Indian tradition.   The outcome of this period in his life resulting in Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, ATMA Meditation & Science of Relaxation. 

Location

Yogiville Croatia sits on 60 acres of tranquillity, overlooking Lake Blažanska, east of Mala Kapela, part of the Dinaric Alps.  Surrounded by unspoilt nature, lakes, streams and mountains, Mother Nature has been left to do what she does best, the land is fertile and we are blessed with an abundance of wildflowers, bees, birds and much more wildlife, just as nature intended.   Our property hosts a variety of healthy fruit and nut trees, including apples, pears, cherry, plums, walnut to name a few.  A trek into the forest lead by our onsite permaculture specialist will reveal the many delights of a healthy and rich forest.  

You will enjoy nature on many levels including campfires, star gazing, nature walks, forest treks and a dip in a fresh water pond, lake or stream.   

You will leave feeling revitalised, invigorated and reconnected. 

Star Gazing

Natural Swimming Holes

Nature Hikes, Waterfalls & Swimming Holes

Meals

Meals will be prepared and served family style twice per day. A substantial breakfast following morning practice and dinner in the evening prior to the impromptu evening activities.   All our food is sattvic and will be prepared onsite at meal time.  We source local, organic seasonal produce and will have herbal teas available, sourced from our forest.

Local Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, protected by UNESCO since 1979 as a World Natural Heritage site. Enjoy the unspoiled nature of Plitvice Lakes, including the waterfalls and karst formations.   Plitvice Lakes National Park was founded in 1949, making it one of the oldest national parks in southeastern Europe.  Nature has created 16 lakes and connected them by amazing travertine waterfalls. The park covers 29,685 hectares, with lakes up to 200 hectares in size and forest covering the rest of the park. You are likely to encounter a variety of native species that pre-date the arrival of humans.

Plitivice Lakes – Unesco Site

Plitivice Lakes – Unesco Site

Plitivice Waterfalls

Cost of 5-day Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Retreat Package Fees from £230 – £370 

Early Bird Price applies if booked by 31 March 2020

Highlights

  • Twice daily practices 

  • Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Prana Kriya Yoga, Atma Kriya Meditation, pranayama, mudra, mantra, and stories

  • Yoga to fit all levels of fitness and experience

  • 4 night’s accommodation

  • Tasty vegetarian sattvic meals, Breakfast & Dinner, herbal tea, and coffee

  • Tour of Plitivice Lakes – Unesco site

  • Free time to explore the mesmerising area

  • Use of yoga mats and the props

Extras (not included)

  • Flights – Zagreb or Rijeka are the nearest airports

  • Airport Transfers

  • Local Transportation

  • Massage Treatments

  • Lunch

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

General Information

Airport Details

Zagreb – 140km / 1 hour 45 minutes

Rijeka – 135 km / 2 hours

Zadar – 170km / 2 hours 15 minutes

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