Balance & Bliss
Gain balance & restore your natural state of bliss with this classic retreat program.
We all recognize that the demands of daily life in the 21st century can be extremely overwhelming and energy-depleting. If you are feeling totally tapped out or simply lacking inspiration and fresh direction, then it's high time to tap into the inner and outer sources of natural energy that can restore you back to balance and help return you to your natural state, which is one of bliss!
This classic yoga retreat program offers daily Chakra-Inspired Yoga Sadhana sessions (including mantra, mudra, pranayama, asana, and relaxation in conceptualized flows), adjusted to your needs, and daily "deep-dive" sessions involving meditation, journaling, and discussion or specialized workshops on holistic topics of interest.
The holistic yoga program is complimented by daily outings to the best spots on the island, where you can spend dedicated free time each day, relaxing at the beach and/or in one of our quaint coastal towns, recharging your batteries in healthy, wholesome, and life-affirming ways.
A glorious sunset adventure and dinner in a local restaurant will top off the experience.
After the morning program and breakfast have concluded, why not relax the day away in the safe and cozy shelter of the retreat space and take some time for you? Daydream in a hammock under the olive trees, soak up the sun rays in a corner of the garden, unleash your artistic vision using our dedicated art supplies, borrow an inspiring book from our spiritual or travel & leisure libraries, or curl up on one of the sofas with a fresh cup of herbal tea, chatting with a retreat mate or perhaps just soaking up the silence. Relax your way... this retreat is about YOU!
Within the daily schedule, you will find there is plenty of time to refresh yourself fully by exploring our abundant and fascinating island with its ancient towns, quaint villages, gorgeous beaches, and noble pinewood forests. Take advantage of our free transfer service that takes you on conceptualized daily outings to and from the best spots on the island, or opt to rent a bike or scooter and explore the island on your own... whatever fits best!
In addition to the yoga, deep-dive sessions, and daily outings where you can explore the island on your own, you may also dedicate a portion of your retreat time to working one-on-one with Suncokret's resident Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Evening Marie, who offers a range of holistic services to support your well being and personal development.
In addition to adjusting the practice, daily rhythm, and outings to meet our guests' wishes and needs, we also offer flexible arrival/departure dates during the low-season events in spring and autumn, during which you can sign up for a custom break. You can also request a custom retreat outside of the listed dates and we'll be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.
Who is this for?
The program is suitable for anyone in need of a sacred shelter in which to explore the body, mind, and soul while also enjoying the benefits of taking a wholesome, healthy, and healing holiday break on a beautiful paradise island, far away from the hectic pace of ordinary life.
Are you traveling on your own?
Here are some benefits of Booking a Solo Yoga Trip
Day 1: Arrival at Suncokret Retreat Center in Dol with 1-to-1 Consultations, Dinner, Walking Tour & Welcome Circle with Intro to the Chakra Yoga Program
After check-in, you'll consult with your program leader, enjoy a delicious dinner in the garden, and get to know your new retreat family.
After dinner, we’ll take you on a guided walking tour of our beautiful 12th-century hamlet, where you will awaken your senses by coming into contact with the island’s indigenous flora and fauna and where you will be dazzled by spectacular views of the island from our ideally perched hilltop position.
We'll return to the retreat and settle into a welcome circle to introduce the program and get you started on your beautiful yoga journey for the week.
Day 2: Root Chakra & Grounding - Discovering Stari Grad Town & Coves, Satsang on the 8 Limbs of Yoga & Meditation
After the first morning practice and a delicious breakfast in the garden, you'll be invited to join us on a daily outing to Croatia's oldest town where you can see ancient Greek & Roman ruins, visit historical museums, browse through funky art galleries and boutique shops, or sit in a waterfront cafe for some people-watching.
From the edge of town, you can catch a taxi boat to the beach resort area on the other side of the bay, or simply stroll along the beautiful coastline to find the perfect little cove in which to swim and sunbathe the rest of the afternoon away! We are also happy to drop you off in a naturist bay, from where you can stroll back into town at your leisure, just in time for the transfer back to the retreat.
After a tasty dinner in the garden, you'll enjoy an informative Satsang on the 7 Chakras & 8 Limbs of Yoga followed by a beautiful meditation.
Day 3: Sacral Chakra, Creativity & Pleasure - Outing to Vrboska & Free Time in Soline, Meditation by the Sea & Scenic Tour through Ager
Visit Vrboska, "the little Venice of Hvar" where you can stroll over quaint bridges, see and impressive fortress, and then make your way over on foot Soline, a lovely resort that features two restaurants, boho-chic cafes, a hotel resort featuring a luxury spa, and a land and water sports center, all within a 20-30-minute stroll along the coastline. Leave the crowds behind to find your own little slice of heaven along the Soline peninsula, which offers a multitude of tiny coves with crystal-clear waters, sure to take your breath away. The afternoon deep-dive session will be conducted at the beach before heading back to Dol.
En route to/from Soline, you will be taken on a scenic tour through the UNESCO-protected plain called "Ager" where you will witness the pure splendor of ancient fields and vineyards that date back over 2400 years. We'll make a stop to climb an ancient field house, pick some herbs, flowers, or edible plants and share insight into the local customs associated with these ancient plants & their delicious products.
Recommended Free Time Activities in Soline: sea kayaking, SUP, cycling & Spa services by appointment.
Day 4: Solar Plexus, Confidence & Identity - Visit to Hvar Town & Beaches, Scenic Drive through Hvar Highlands
Today we'll transport you to Hvar Town, where you can enjoy many historical and cultural sights, artisan boutiques and galleries, and countless cafes and restaurants.
Catch a water taxi to the neighboring Pakleni Islands, an exotic extension to Hvar's beach-life culture, or take a refreshing dip in a town cove before returning to the retreat.
En route to the retreat, you'll be taken on a scenic drive along the island's highlands, passing through ancient villages, lavender plantations, and impressive stone walls, beautifully framed by the setting sun.
After dinner in the garden, we'll gather for a transformative evening meditation to top off the day.
Day 5: Heart & Throat Charkas, Love & Truth - A Relaxing Day in Milna, Dinner in a Local Restaurant, Scenic Drive through the Lavender Villages & Sunset Meditation
Today we'll sweep you off to " Mala Milna (our "Little Slice of Heaven on Earth") or Zarace, (a stunning twin bay with the most amazing boho-chic outdoor restaurant & lounge), where you'll be spoiled by sundrenched pebble beaches set alongside shady pinewood forests and hidden naturist coves.
While here you can stroll, snorkel, or hike along the coastline for a little exploration and enjoy another glorious afternoon of relaxation, sea, and sun in paradise.
We'll re-group for dinner at one of the island's best restaurants, and enjoy a scenic drive through the Lavender Villages, stopping for a glorious Sunset Meditation before returning to the retreat.
Day 6: 3rd Eye & Crown Chakras - Inner Knowing & Higher Connection - Yoga by the Sea, Free Day Your Way & Celebratory Dinner at the Retreat
After an inspiring morning yoga Sadhana by the sea in Soline and a delightful picnic breakfast, you are invited to create your own itinerary for the rest of the day.
One option to hop on our transfer service to Jelsa, the island's "youngest" seaside resort, with its bustling main square featuring numerous cafes, a handful of boutiques, famous ice cream parlors, and popular pebble and sandy-bottomed beaches.
As an alternative, you might prefer to kick-back and relax in Soline, enjoying water sports or spa services, or revisiting your favorite beach spot from the previous visit. You can also rent a bike from here and cycle the coastline to Jelsa and back (only an 18 km. trip) and discover the coastline and its endless stretch of gorgeous coves and beaches galore.
Alternatively, the whole group may request a return trip to any of the locations visited earlier in the week, or to a location not included in our standard itinerary.
After your free day enjoying the wholesome blessings of the island, we'll regroup for a celebratory dinner back at the retreat before heading off to bed for a good night's rest prior to the program's conclusion the following morning.
Day 7: All Charkas - Conclusion and Departure in a State of Balance & Bliss
The program concludes on the 7th day with an intuitively guided Sadhana where we will tune into to all of our chakras mindfully before closing with a final meditation.
After the session ends and you’ve had time to complete your packing, we'll gather in the garden for a final meal together.
Checkout is scheduled for 10.45 when we provide you with a free transfer service back to the Stari Grad Port.
16.30: Transfer from the Stari Grad Port
17.30: Welcome Circle, Dinner & Walking Tour of Dol
21.00: Mauna (quietude)
Days 2 - 6
7.30: Self-Catered Coffee / Tea
8.00: Morning Yoga Sadhana
11.30: Outings & Free Time in town or by the sea
17.00: Transfer service back to the retreat
20.00: Deep Dives into Meditation & Holistic Topics
22.00: Mauna (quietude)
8.00: Closing Circle, Breakfast
10.45: Check-Out & Free Transfer to Stari Grad Port
A packed lunch instead of 1 dinner so that you can enjoy one dinner in an authentic local restaurant
A Sunset Adventure
More than an just a yoga retreat, we offer a unique holistic lifestyle adventure that includes:
Accommodation & Meals
A dedicated retreat space designed to support your holistic experience by providing:
Ambient facilities and accommodation that help you rest & reflect
Twice daily fresh and nurturing "Dalma-Veg" meals
Free water, mineral water, tea, and herbal drinks at each meal
A daily helping of seasonal fruits & treats
Free access to tea corners w/organic herbs
Free access to a library of books, magazines, music, films, games & art supplies
Free use of a beach towel & foam mat
The comforts of staying in a home away from home
Holistic Lifestyle Program
A free consultation with our holistic lifestyle coach
Sacred opening & closing ceremonies
A chakra test to assess your overall state of being
A daily integrated morning Yoga Sadhana practice adjusted to participants' level
A daily "deep-dive" meditation, discussion, or workshop, according to the weekly theme & adjusted to meet participants' wishes
A Program Manual with daily prompts to help you better understand and focus on key concepts addressed during the yoga practice
Daily free time to relax & rejuvenate your way
Free use of a Yoga Kit (mat, mat bag, block, strap, blanket, cushion & protective foam mat)
Wide choice of holistic treatments/workshops that can be added to your package
Transfers & Tours
Free transfers from & to the Stari Grad Port
Conceptualized daily outings to gorgeous towns, villages & beaches, including:
Welcome Tour of Suncokret & the Village of Dol
Outings to Stari Grad, Soline, Vrboska, Hvar, Milna or Zarace, and Jelsa
Tour of the UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plain
Tour through the "Hidden Lavender Villages" & Hvar Highlands
Dedicated free time each day to sightsee, swim, and enjoy various activities & adventures on your own
A magical sunset experience & wholesome celebration
7-Day, 6-Night Package Rates in Earth & Fire and Ether Cottages
Book a private room in a shared cottage (or) a private room with an en-suite bath.
"Rooms 1, 2, or 3"- private rooms with a single or double bed with a shared bathroom in Earth & Fire Cottage
"Mini Suite" - a private double room (for 1 person) with en-suite bathroom in Ether Cottage
"Master Suite" - a private double/twin room for 2 persons with en-suite bathroom in Ether Cottage
7-Day, 6-Night Package Rates in Wind & Air Cottage
Book this two-bedroom private cottage exclusively for your small group of 3 people.
Exclusive booking of "Wind & Air Cottage" - a Private Cottage for 2 persons in a 2-bedroom cottage with a private bathroom, kitchenette, balcony & patio in Wind & Air Cottage (enquire for rates for an exclusive booking of 3 or 4 persons)
"Room 4" - a double room for 1 or 2 persons in Wind & Air Cottage
"Room 5" - a twin/double room for 2 persons with a balcony and shared bathroom in Wind & Air Cottage
A 10% Early-Bird discount is offered for bookings made 90+ days before the retreat starts.
Secure your booking with a 15% refundable/transferable deposit.
The remaining balance is due no later than 14 days before the event starts.