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, and 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 magical holiday experience.
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.
Our program 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 Passion for Adventure.
Adults, Kids & Family Program
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 Playtime
During the parent-child creative yoga playtime 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 through a magical experience together.
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.
Family Creativity Program
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
Adults: Morning Yoga Sadhana for Adults led by Evening
Kids: Art Sessions led by Edina & Kids Creativity Sessions with Edina (Mon, Wed, Fri.)
Parent-Child Creative Yoga Playtime: led by Evening (Tues. & Thurs.)
11.00: Free Time at the Retreat + Family Cooking Workshop led by Stipe, Evening & Edina on Wednesday
12.30: Daily Outing with free time for swimming & relaxation + optional playtime at water parks, mini-golf, table tennis
15-16.30: Family Creativity Sessions with mask-making, dance, nature exploration (at the beach) led by Edina (Tue. & Thu.)
16.30: Family Adventures in towns & nature: 1 museum visit (Monday), 1 tour through the historic Stari Grad Plain (Tuesday) 3 playgrounds & 2 trampoline visits (Monday, Thursday & Friday), 1 group sea-adventure (Thursday): sea kayaking or paddle boating
18.00 Dinner & Friday "Wonderful Wild" Party, incorporating elements from our yoga & creativity sessions together
20.00: Games & Family Relaxation at the retreat
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.
More than just a family vacation, this creative, renewing, wonderful & wild family adventure 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
Family Cooking Workshop (Wednesday)
Free access to 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 multi-dimensional Holistic Lifestyle program that includes:
Opening & closing ceremonies (Sunday & Friday)
Chakra test for kids and parents to assess your overall state of being (at retreat start)
Three integrated Yoga Sadhana practices for adults
Two Parent-Child Creative Yoga Play sessions
Three creativity "deep-dive" sessions for kids
Two Family Creativity Sessions together: Mask-making, dance & self-expression
A "Wild Thing" party at the end of the week
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 optional holistic treatments & workshops that you can add onto your package, according to your personal needs
Transfers & Tours
Free transfers from & to the Stari Grad Port
Conceptualized daily family-oriented outings to gorgeous towns, villages & beaches, including:
Sunday welcome tour of Dol (the home of Suncokret Center)
Town visits from Monday - Friday including Stari Grad, Vrboska, & Jelsa
Tour of the UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plain (Tuesday)
A foraging experience & visit to an ancient stone house (Tuesday)
Tour through hidden villages & highlands (Wednesday)
One unique soft-sea-adventure (TBD)
Visits to three local playgrounds & two trampolines
Dedicated free time each day to sightsee, swim, and enjoy various activities & adventures on your own
A magical "wild thing" picnic & party (Friday)
Package Rates for Private Rooms
This 7-days, 6-night program can be booked for Families as follows:
Book a Private Room (with bed-sharing) or Twin Room (each in a single bed) in a shared cottage with communal bathroom & living space (up to 4 persons sharing) in Earth & Fire Cottage
Bed-sharing in a Private Room (Mini-Suite) with En-Suite Bathroom in Ether Cottage
Twin beds in a Private Room with En-Suite Bathroom (Master Suite), in Ether Cottage
Package Rates for a Private Cottage
Book the entire Wind & Air Cottage for your small group of friends & family at discounted group rates.
Exclusive Booking for 3 persons in a 2-bedroom cottage with a private bathroom, kitchenette, balcony & patio in Wind & Air Cottage
in Wind & Air Cottage
More package options available on request
Covid-19 Booking Terms:
€ 50 per person non-refundable but transferable deposit + balance due 14 days prior to arrival