Experience the Suncokret Vision & Manifest the Dream... Suncokret (pronouncedsoon-tso-kret), is the Croatian word for "sunflower". Suncokret literally means "sun-revolver," an accurate description of the sunflower's devotional relationship toward the divine light of the sun, which, in turn, enables it to blossom to its fullest potential.
Suncokret is the story of our destined meeting in 2003, which led to a marriage of diverse cultures, talents and life experiences, which each complimented the other and led to the birth of our unique holistic lifestyle, which we openly and passionately share with you.
We welcome you to experience the Suncokret vision; may your journey with us enable you to blossom like a sunflower in the sun. Namaste!
"Life is made up of energies. They either go apart or attract and find each other. That's how you two are; full of energy, enthusiasm, in love with life, each other, and - very important - what you do! There's so much energy and life in your eyes... keep it that way forever!" - Jure, Slovenia
Stipe - The Sun
Chef & Island
(pronounced "Stee-pay") is a Hvar Native and has been blessed with
a lifetime of hands-on experience in organic farming and food production traditions.
Stipe is also a certified chef, whose tasty blend
of organic, home-grown ingredients will tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body and soul.
of Stipe's favorite pastimes is to charter new pathways through the lesser-known, wilder side of
the island, connecting our guests to the island's ancient heritage and the "spirit of the land".
Stipe is proud to share his heritage with visitors from around the world who wish to experience a taste of the authentic, Hvar Island culture from a local perspective.
Evening - The Flower
Holistic Yoga Therapist & Energy Worker
is an ex-pat New Yorker with a 30+ year intuitive yoga practice. Prior to dedicating her life to holistic health & well being, she held two dynamic and successful careers in entertainment (as an author & performer in music, theater, film) and education (primary-adult EFL & EFL for Special Purposes, Executives).
A certified Holistic Yoga Therapist, Evening has trained in various styles of yoga, including Suryasakti (vinyasa) Yoga, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan & Holistic Yoga Therapy.
Evening is also a Reiki Master and Domancic Bioenergy Therapist and feels a great calling to guide and asist others on their path to self-discovery and self-empowerment.
Dedicated to on going personal and professional growth, Evening regularly participates in workshops and training related to holistic well being and self empowerment, and therefore regularly raises the bar of service at the retreat, while expanding the programs on offer.
5 minutes from Port to Paradise - Suncokret Retreat Center is situated in a secluded section St. Ana of Dol, a pristine, 12th Century hamlet discretely nestled into the verdant brush & pine forest, which majestically rises above the island's oldest settlement, Stari Grad.
St. Ana is often compared to Provence and Tuscany, with its sprawling vineyards, noble olive groves, fragrant lavender plantations, fertile fields, and charming stone cottages; so eloquently framed by the distant blue sea and sky and brought to life by the colorful sounds of sun-kissed locals and their range of hearty farm animals going about their day-to-day lives.
Located only minutes away from the island's major attractions, yet peacefully tucked away from bustling tourist towns, St. Ana provides an ideal escape from ordinary life to an extraordinary organic haven.
Our wide range of personal retreat and summer retreat programs - in combination with our ongoing special offers - suit a variety of needs and budgets
Our itinerary provides for perfectly balanced mix of holistic lifestyle activities and leisurely holistic holiday adventure
The intimacy and beautiful simplicity of our retreat environment ensures a nurturing, cozy space for you to work toward your personal goals in
Limited group size allows for the individualized attention you deserve to make your time with us special in every way
Our yoga classes are expertly guided and designed to offer a well-rounded exploration of philosophical, spiritual and practical applicaitons of yoga in daily life; suitable for beginners and seasoned yogis alike
Yoga outings in magical locations offer a unique opportunity to deepen your practice while tuning into magnificent nature
Town drop-offs offer the chance for you to visit historical sites and/or explore the many boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafes, at your leisure, alone or with new friends
Dedicated free time at the beach, in nature, in town or at the retreat ensures that you refill your batteries in the way that suits you best
A stay in our village offers colorful exposure to the the local way of life that is impossible to experience at artificially-designed wellness resorts
Delicious organic vegetarian meals, prepared from fresh island ingredients - that you can help pick - are made with love and expertise, and offer a natural way to detox and nourish your body, mind & soul
Expertise & Passion for Holistic Living on Hvar
Here's a final reason to join us... Suncokret co-hosts are ever growing in their expertise and fully dedicated to sharing the treasures of their beautiful island & lifestyle with you - come see for yourself!
Since 2004, we have hosted retreat for hundreds of women and men, ranging in age from 16-82, with the majority being women between the age of 27-65. Retreat guests have come from all parts of of the world, including Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Asia, the Middle East, and South America.
Many of our guests come on retreat as solo travelers and are placed in single rooms, however we often welcome friends, mothers & daughters, or couples traveling together, in which case we provide double or twin shared rooms.
As a Suncokret guest, you can expect a friendly and intimate environment for your retreat, where you will have time for yourself as well as the opportunity to socialize with Suncokret co-hosts and other guests.
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