A family retreat to revitalize the self & renew the family bond
1 - 7 August 2021
Join us for our first ever retreat adventure dedicated to families with young children, whose theme has been inspired by the award-winning children’s story, “Where the Wild Things Are.”
This family adventure beckons you and your little ones to swap the restrictions, conventions, and limitations of day-to-day life in favor of a more primal, creative, free-flowing connection with yourself, your loved ones, and the nature that surrounds you.
Set in our cozy retreat property and framed by the exotic setting of our paradise island, this adventure is intended for families with children, between the ages of 5 – 10, who are looking for an opportunity to bond more deeply with one another, with nature, and with a small community of like-minded friends in a creative and wholesome, yet wonderfully wild and magical holiday.
Our program is inspired by the story, "Where the Wild Things Are" and will take you on a holistic adventure where you and your little ones will engage in a cross-cultural, multi-lingual, community-based exchange that fosters: Mind-Body-Spirit connection, Creativity, Life Skills, Nature Connection, Cultural Exploration, and Soft Adventures suitable for the whole family.
Our yoga & creativity workshops will follow the story "Where the Wild Things Are."
In the story, a child goes on an imaginative journey to an island where his wild nature can be fully expressed in a wonderful rumpus. After having time and space to explore and enjoy his primal nature, the inner child comes back home to the one who loves him the most.
Because of this little escape from life and family norms, both the parent and the child are rebalanced and renewed. As in the story, our program aims to revitalize the self and renew our family relationships as the result of our wonderful wild rumpus together.
Unique Program for Adults, Kids & Families together
Yoga for Adults
During the yoga sessions for adults, we'll explore the wild spirit through the pranayama practices and kriyas that connect us to the sun, moon, and earth, and we'll learn how to let the spirit guide us through a gentle vinyasa practice.
Parent-Child Creative Yoga Play
During the parent-child yoga sessions, we'll enter an imaginary world and become the wild animals that are found in wild and wonderful places, play games with movement and sound, and allow our imagination to guide us along the way.
Creativity Program for Kids
The creativity program will start with the reading of and talking about the story. We will do some fun drawing games based on the story, inventing our own animal hybrids, referencing the "Wild Things" as well as the island's natural life. They will also link in the panic Greek mythology that is still present on the island.
Creativity Program for Parents and Kids
Finally, the family creativity sessions will echo the children's classes, incorporating the natural environment of the beach. We will then focus on building masks of our chosen animals as well as working on our expressive movement reflecting the explorations in yoga. The mask-making and dance explorations will build towards a performative sharing in a wonderful wild party on the final day.
Stari Grad, Ager, Soline, Milna, Inland Villages, Highlands, Vrboska, and Jelsa. There will be an opportunity to enjoy kid-friendly soft-adventures together & on your own during the outings, and we will also visit local playgrounds, too.
8.30: Morning Program for Parents + Kids
11.00: Free Time + Cooking Workshop & Lunch on Wednesday (instead of dinner)
12.30: Daily Outing with free time for swimming & adventure & relaxation
16.30: Group Activity/Adventure in nature
20.00: Free time for games & hanging out at the retreat
Yoga & Creativity Program
8.30-10 (Mon, Wed, Fri.): Morning Yoga Sadhana for Adults led by Evening & Kids Art Sessions led by Edina
8.30-10 (Tue. & Thu.): Parent-Child Creative Yoga Play led by Evening
11.00: (Wed. only): Family Cooking Workshop led by Stipe, Evening & Edina
15-16.30: Family Workshop: Art, Nature & Mindfulness (at the beach) led by Edina (Tue. & Thu.)
18.00 (Fri): Barbeque & Wonderful Wild Party incorporating elements from our yoga & creativity sessions together
The program will be co-hosted together with Edina Husanovic, an artist well-versed in animating creativity through storytelling and art workshops for children and families. Learn more about Edina here.