Taste of Hvar
Experience the fullness of your senses through yoga and the bounty of the Hvar Island lifestyle, including its culture, customs and cuisine.
05 - 11 September (Grapes) / 24 - 30 October (Olives) 2021 & 22 - 28 June (Lavender) 2022
Take part in a sensory-stimulating yoga experience that offers a deep-dive into the holistic nature of Hvar Island customs, culture, and cuisine.
Enjoy a daily yoga sadhana with co-host Evening Marie as the basis for connecting to yourself and each of your senses consciously, followed by a daily deep-dive into our local way of life, led by your co-host Stipe, a Hvar Island native, who is a farmer, wine and olive oil producer, certified chef, and agro-tourism manager.
Under the expert guidance of Stipe, you will learn about and experience first-hand the local harvesting traditions, as well as how to create delicious Dalmatian cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. Your hands-on work will be rewarded with a visit to the local production facilities, where you will sample a variety of the event theme's products. To top off the experience, we'll visit cultural venues and happenings related to the harvesting theme.
Come experience a Taste of Hvar with us!
After the daily Yoga Sadhana and Brunch sessions have concluded, we will explore:
According to the weekly theme, we'll set off on a 2-hour harvesting adventure, where you will enjoy the meditative and mindful experience of picking lavender, grapes, or olives.
Next, you'll learn about our product-making traditions and how they have evolved over time.
We'll take you to both ancient and modern production facilities, where you will learn about the production process and where you will enjoy a tasting/sampling of the local products.
You'll also try your hand at creating your very own organic products, like hand sewing your very own soothing lavender satchel, preparing fresh and tasty grape juice, or jarring your own collection of hand-picked olives... with a little creativity, we might even come up with our own signature products together!
We'll also visit a local museum, boutique galleries, and product stands, and learn more about how our theme product has been an integral part of Hvar Island's cultural heritage throughout the ages.
As in every Suncokret retreat, each day you'll be offered two delicious and nourishing Dalma-Veg meals at the retreat.
We'll also hold two cooking workshops where you will learn to prepare local dishes in both traditional and non-traditional ways using island-sourced ingredients.
And finally, you will have the opportunity to dine out in two of the island's finest restaurants: a seafood restaurant (on Wednesday) and in a Konoba - a traditional Dalmatian restaurant - (on Friday), so you can sample authentic dishes in a classic Hvar Island settings. (The restaurant meals are not included in the package price, expect to pay between 25-45 euro for a 3-course meal and a glass of local table wine, depending on what you order.)
16.45 Check-in, Welcome Circle, Dinner, Karma Yoga, Dol Walking Tour
Monday - Friday
8.00: Yoga Sadhana
10.00: Brunch & Karma Yoga
11.30: Daily Deep Dive, Conceptualized Outings & Free Time to relax and rejuvenate your way
Deep-Dive Sessions include:
Monday: Satsang on Yoga & the 6 Senses & the Symbolic Meaning of: Lavender, Grapes, or Olives + Visit Museum, Boutiques, and Galleries to learn about product traditions throughout the ages
Tuesday: Harvesting & Product-Making Experience
Wednesday: Cooking Workshop & Dining out in a Seafood restaurant (at own expense)
Thursday: Production Facility Tour & Product Sampling
Friday: Cooking Workshop & Dining out in a "Konoba" traditional restaurant (at own expense)
+ 4 Dinners at the retreat + 2 Cooking Workshops followed by enjoying the 2 meals we have prepared together
19.30: Friday Evening 6 Senses Meditation & Sunset
8.30 Closing Circle, Brunch, Check-out & 10.45 Transfer to Ferry Port
Available several times throughout the year, the Taste of Hvar retreat 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
Culinary workshop (Wednesday & Friday)
Two restaurant meals (at own expense)
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:
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 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 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 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, Hvar, & Jelsa
Tour of the UNESCO-protected Stari Grad Plain (Tuesday)
A harvesting & organic products tasting or making experience (Tuesday & Thursday)
Tour through hidden villages & highlands (Wednesday or Friday)
One unique soft-adventure on land or sea (TBD)
Dedicated free time each day to sightsee, swim, and enjoy various activities & adventures on your own
A magical sunset & wholesome celebration (Friday)
Package Rates in Private Rooms
Available on select dates, this 7-days, 6-night program can be booked as follows:
A private room with shared cottage bathroom in Earth & Fire Cottage
A private room for 1 person with en-suite bathroom in Ether Cottage
A private room for two (twin or double) with en-suite bathroom in Ether Cottage
Package Rates in a Private Cottage
Book the entire Wind & Air Cottage for your small group of friends & family at discounted group rates:
Exclusive Booking for two adults in a 2-bedroom cottage with a private bathroom, kitchenette, balcony & patio in Wind & Air Cottage
Exclusive Booking for three adults in a 2-bedroom cottage with a private bathroom, kitchenette, balcony & patio in Wind & Air Cottage
Exclusive Booking for four adults in a 2-bedroom cottage with a private bathroom, kitchenette, balcony & patio in Wind & Air Cottage
Book 2 event weeks and receive 1 free cross-over night (Saturday) + 10 % discount on your selected package
Book 3 event weeks and receive 2 free cross-over nights (Saturdays) + 20 % discount on your selected package
Covid-19 Booking Terms:
€ 50 per person non-refundable but transferable deposit + balance due 10 days prior to arrival