In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are committed to doing our part to help stop the spread of the virus by carefully adhering to the safety guidelines issued by the Croatian Government: https://www.koronavirus.hr/. Therefore, we will ensure:
All group gatherings are conducted outdoors, whenever possible, or that there is proper ventilation of indoor meeting areas (the shala, living & dining areas), whenever used, during the retreat time
Regular cleaning & disinfection of communal retreat facilities several times daily (i.e. pre/post-practice & pre/post-meals)
Physical distancing measures of 1.5 meters (indoors) and 1 meter (outdoors) in all directions is kept between the retreat members (who are not attending the retreat as householders or family members) during group gatherings
Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to each cottage and at the entrance of other commonly-shared facilities (yoga shala, communal living-dining area & bathroom)
Meals are enjoyed at appropriately-distanced outdoor tables, dispersed throughout our garden or, if preferred, on the terrace of each individual cottage for the "householders" or group of friends staying in that particular cottage who wish to dine separately from others. In case of the need to dine indoors due to poor weather, we will follow a similar protocol for the indoor spaces.
Small group sizes of up to 8 attendees within our 350 square meter facility in order to ensure there maximal space for and limited sharing of communal facilities among guests
Scheduled outings are adjusted as necessary to ensure minimal exposure to more densely populated areas during the retreat time
Because we truly are all in this together, here are things you can do to support your wellbeing, and the well being of others, prior to and while attending retreat:
Boost your immunity - We recommend keeping up with a daily mind-body practice such as yoga, eating a rainbow of colors, drinking ample supply of water, getting proper sleep, taking appropriate vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as eating fermented foods and/or a quality probiotic to support your overall immune health. Spending time in nature and surrounding yourself with uplifting company, literature, entertainment is also supportive for immune health and well being.
Limit your exposure to highly populated areas whenever possible and take all recommended, science-backed precautionary measures suggested by a trusted source to protect yourself from exposure to viruses at home and while traveling abroad.
Bring an accurate thermometer with you on retreat - we will ask all retreat members to measure their temperature prior to attending group gatherings during the program. If your temperature is above 37.2 C, you must be willing to isolate yourself in your room immediately and report your condition to the retreat staff so that appropriate medical intervention can be requested on your behalf.
Bring face masks and hand sanitizer with you on retreat - to be used as necessary while on retreat, according to the official guidelines issued by the Croatian government. Let's keep one another safe.
Come with an open mind and heart and be responsible toward yourself and others - be ready to adjust plans as needed while on retreat in order to keep the experience safe and positive yourself and others. Remember, we are in this together!
We are very much aware that the changing times call for a change in approach on so many levels. Therefore, we are also offering a range of new & adjusted package offers to better serve the community as we move forward into the new reality:
Adjusted Corona-Age Deals - With the aim of making a retreat at Suncokret more affordable for everyone during the Corona-Age, especially those undergoing financial strain, we have temporarily reduced all our package rates by approximately 10%.
Excellent Deals on Extended Retreat Stays - Receive a 10% Discount on the listed prices when you stay for 2 program weeks in a row, and 20% when you stay for 3 + a free cross-over night in-between the events!
Book an entire cottage, not just a room! - For the first time ever, we are providing excellent package deals to householders, families, and friends traveling together who wish to book a cottage (not just a room) for exclusive use during the retreat time. Stay safe & self-isolate at the retreat with your trusted loved ones while attending the retreat!
*Please note, these new & adjusted Corona-Age offers are only available only to those who book their retreat after these announcements have been published (22 May 2020).