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Nature Explorer 

Connect to yourself and the temple of nature on stunning Hvar Island.
Greetings atop an ancient fieldhouse in Stari Grad Plain

22 - 28 May / 26 June - 2 July / 10-16 July  / 9-15 October 2022

 

Concept

Our Nature Explorer (an expanded version of the Yoga, Hike & Bike program) offers a rejuvenating retreat adventure in paradise for yoga, nature & soft-adventure lovers.

 

Modern life has got many of us stuck indoors. Whether it's in a stuffy workspace behind a PC or in the house doing a never-ending list of chores, it seems there is so little time to really feel and move our bodies or spend quality time in nature, and even less to time to connect movement and nature together in a mindful way.

 

This program is dedicated to taking time-out to move your body and re-connect with yourself and the temple of nature through a variety of soft-adventure experiences that are supported by a mindful and motivational daily yoga sadhana and a series of evening meditation sessions.

Approach

Our Nature Explorer Program blends the daily Yoga Sadhana with a daily soft-adventure in inspiring locations around our paradise island. The soft-adventure activities include a mix of hiking and cycling, and, in summer, a snorkeling adventure. The itinerary is adjusted to weather conditions and skill level of the participants.

The daytime activities are supported by two daily delicious and nutritious meals, a Satsang on the connection between yoga & a mid-week moonlight meditation, and sunset meditation on the final day, plus plenty of free time each day for you to rest & recharge, and relaxing evenings at the retreat.

This light-hearted retreat adventure is intended to get you tuned up and into your Self and the Temple of Nature so that you can better breathe, move, feel, be, and connect.

Suncokret's Sunset Safari Experience
Sample Adventures

  • Monday - Hike through the ancient hills and valleys of Dol to Stari Grad, Croatia's oldest town dating back 2500 years, and witness remnants of Illyrian, Greek, and Roman history, frozen in time (4 km. tour lasting 60-90 minutes). Enjoy free time in Stari Grad with its "laganini" easy-breezy lifestyle, punctuated by busy cafes, quiet museums, a handful of artisan and boutique shops, and a plethora of nearby coves and bays, where you can enjoy some quiet time before heading back to Dol by transfer. Enjoy dinner in the garden and a Satsang and meditation on the "6-senses" on our outdoor yoga terrace.

  • Tuesday - Cycle from Stari Grad through the UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plain, a colonized Ionian Greek farming landscape that has remained nearly untouched since the 4th century BC. At the end of the plain, we'll head into Vrboska Town, an adorable settlement known as the island's "Little Venice" with several footbridges and an impressive fortress. From Vrboska, we'll follow the coastline to Soline Beach Resort, where you can find your own little slice of paradise along its wonderful peninsula, known for its child-friendly pebble beach, fantastically fun aqua park, and secluded naturist coves on its north side (20 km. round trip). Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear waters, before cycling back to Stari Grad, from where you will be driven back to the retreat in time for dinner and an early night in.

  • Wednesday - Group pick: Hike to an abandoned settlement frozen in time, an ancient Illyrian watchtower, a cyclopean cave with a hidden monastery, or other "secret locations" on the island... under the expert guidance of your island host, Stipe, you will find yourself transported back in time into the ancient island lifestyle, customs and culture (expect a 4-8 km. hike, depending on the trip chosen). After the journey, you will be dropped off in a nearby town or seaside village, where you can spend some free time before heading back to the retreat for dinner - OR - (in summer) Enjoy a 90-minute guided snorkeling experience in a crystal clear bay with active sea life. After the adventure is complete, you can laze your day away on a lovely pebble beach and later enjoy a drink/snack in a beachfront restaurant. Or, if you prefer to keep active, you can explore the footpaths that lead through the pinewood forest from one little hidden cove to the next. In the late afternoon, you'll be taken on a stop-and-go driving tour through the ancient Lavender Villages and highlands before returning to the retreat for dinner and a moonlight meditation.
     

  • Thursday: Today we'll return to the popular Soline Resort, where we will collect bikes and cycle along the pine-forested coastline through Vrboska Town to Jelsa Town. We'll stop for a scoop of the island's most famous gelato before heading off toward Jelsa's well-renowned sandy-bottomed coves, where you can swim and relax before returning the bike to Soline (18 km. round trip). Return by transfer service to the retreat. 
     

  • Friday - Enjoy a free day in the world-famous Hvar Town, a living museum with incredibly clean and stunning natural surroundings. Here you can create your own itinerary: explore the fortress, visit cultural sights such as the monastery, the agave lace exhibit, or "Arsenal" Europe's oldest indoor theater, or window-shop all many artisan shops and art galleries or just stroll along the coastline to find your own little slice of heaven...  Continue your Nature Explorer journey by hopping on a taxi boat to the neighboring Pakelni Islands, where you can explore naturist coves, boho-chic cafes and restaurants, or relish in a massage by the sea in the shade... We'll re-group 90-minutes before Sunset and enjoy a safari tour with stunning views, and pause at the pinnacle for a glorious sunset meditation. *On this day there will be the option to dine out for dinner pre- or post-sunset, according to the time of year, in which case a packed lunch will be provided instead of dinner. 

Who is this for?

The program is suitable for yoga, nature, and soft-adventure lovers who are in good health and physically able to participate in the activities on offer.

Additional Services

A la Carte Holistic Services by Appointment

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snorkeling with Suncokret

Program Package

Available several times throughout the year, the Nature Explorer yoga & adventure program 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 WiFi
     

  • Free access to library of books, magazines, music, films, games & art supplies
     

  • Free use of a beach towel & foam mat
     

  • Essential toiletries
     

  • The comforts of staying in a home away from home

Holistic Lifestyle Program 

  • ​A multi-dimensional Holistic Lifestyle program that includes:
     

  • A free consultation with our holistic lifestyle coach
     

  • Sacred opening & closing ceremonies
     

  • Chakra test to assess your overall state of being
     

  • A fully-integrated daily Yoga Sadhana practice 
     

  • A Satsang on the connection between yoga & the senses 
     

  • A mid-week & last day sunset meditation
     

  • A program manual with daily inspiration & journaling questions to help you focus on key aspects of yourself and your life each day
     

  • 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 you can add onto your package

Transfers & Tours

  • ​Free transfers from & to the Stari Grad Port

  • Conceptualized daily outings with soft-adventure activities, including:

  • Sunday walking tour of Dol (the home of Suncokret Center)
     

  • Monday - Hike to Stari Grad 
     

  • Tuesday - Cycle to Soline Beach (via Ager) 
     

  • Wednesday - Cycle from Dol to Jelsa & along the coastline back to Stari Grad- OR - Cycle from Soline to Jelsa town & beaches.
     

  • Thursday - Hike to an abandoned settlement & free time in town - OR - Snorkeling in a crystal clear bay & driving tour through the Lavender Villages 
     

  • Friday - Free day in Hvar Town.🤩 *On this day there will be the option to dine out, in which case a packed lunch will be provided instead of dinner.
     

  • Sunset experience with a guided meditation to top-off the experience

  • Bike and snorkeling equipment are included in the price.

 
7-Day, 6-Night Package Rates in Earth & Fire and Ether Cottages
Book a private room or a private suite for 1 or 2 persons in these shared cottages.

€ 1200 6 nights, Private Room
€ 1200 6 nights, Private Room

A private room for 1 person with shared bathroom in Earth & Fire Cottage

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€1290/person, 6 nights Master Suite
€1290/person, 6 nights Master Suite

A private double/twin room for 2 persons with en-suite bathroom in Ether Cottage

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€1380 6 nights, Mini Suite
€1380 6 nights, Mini Suite

A private double room for 1 person with en-suite bathroom in Ether Cottage

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7-Day, 6-Night Package Rates in Wind & Air Cottage
Book a twin/double room or private room in this shared cottage.
It is also possible to book the entire two-bedroom cottage exclusively for your small group of 2-4 persons.

€1110/person, Private Twin/Double
€1110/person, Private Twin/Double

A private double/twin room for 2 persons with shared bathroom in Wind & Air Cottage

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€1200 6 nights, Private Room
€1200 6 nights, Private Room

A private double room for 1 person with shared bathroom in Wind & Air Cottage

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€1020-1380/pp, Private Cottage
€1020-1380/pp, Private Cottage

Exclusive booking of a Private Cottage for 2-4 persons in a 2-bedroom cottage with a private bathroom, kitchenette, balcony & patio in Wind & Air Cottage

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Special Offers:

We offer a 10% Early-bird discount for bookings made 60+ days prior to the event start.
 

Book 2 event weeks and receive 1 free cross-over night + a 20 % discount on your selected package. 

 

Booking Terms:

Secure your booking with a 30% deposit & the balance is due 14 days before the event start.