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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. 
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2022:  11-17 September (Grapes) / 16-22 October (Olives)
& 19-25 June - Lavender & Wild Flowers 
- as integrated into the "Radiant You" program

Concept

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!

Approach

After the beautifully-balancing daily Yoga Sadhana sessions have concluded, we'll sit down for a delightful brunch before setting out to enjoy:​
Local Customs
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 either lavender, grapes, or olives, according to the week you are joining. 
Local Culture
You will also learn about our product-making traditions and how they have evolved over time. 
 
Enjoy a delightful and informative visit to the local production facilities, where you will learn about how lavender oil, wine, or olive oil is made and where you will also enjoy a tasting/sampling of the local products. ​During the Lavender and Wild-Flowers week in June, now adapted into the Radiant You event, we'll whip up organic products using fresh flowers and herbs from the island and apply them in an "organic spa" experience shared in our garden.
According to our guests' interests, we can also visit a local museum, boutique galleries, and/or product stands, and learn more about how our theme product has been an integral part of Hvar Island's cultural heritage throughout the ages.
Local Cuisine
As in every Suncokret retreat, each day you'll be offered two delicious and nourishing Dalma-Veg meals at the retreat.
 
Complimentary to the meals, there will also be two cooking workshops, where you will learn to prepare local dishes, in both traditional and non-traditional ways, using freshly-sourced island- ingredients.
And finally, you will have the opportunity to dine out in two of the island's finest restaurants: a seafood restaurant and in a Konoba - a traditional Dalmatian restaurant, so you can sample authentic dishes in a classic Hvar Island setting. (The restaurant meals are not included in the package price - we offer a cooking workshop as the second daily meal on those days - expect to pay between 25-45 euro for a 3-course meal and a glass of local table wine, depending on what you order.)
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Program Schedule

Sunday 

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 with Conceptualized Outings & Free Time to relax and rejuvenate your way (during the Lavender week, we will follow the Deep-Dives as listed in the Radiant You program)

 

Deep-Dive Sessions include:

  • Monday: Visit Museum, Boutiques, and Galleries to learn about product traditions throughout the ages
    & Satsang on yoga, the senses & the symbolic meaning of Lavender, Grapes, or Olives

  • Tuesday: 2-hour Harvesting experience

  • Wednesday: Cooking Workshop & Dining out in a Seafood restaurant (at own expense)

  • Thursday: Visit a Lavender Oil, Wine, or Olive Oil Production Facility/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

 

Friday at Sunset: 6 Senses Sunset Meditation in nature

Sunday 

8.30 Closing Circle, Brunch, Check-out & 10.45 Transfer to Ferry Port

Program Package

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)
     

  • 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 & 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 to your package

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)
     

  • Dedicated free time each day to sightsee, swim, and enjoy various activities & adventures on your own
     

  • A magical Sunset Meditation & Wholesome Celebration (Friday)

 
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.