A SUPER SPECIAL RITUAL RETREATS x EMBODIED LIVING COLLABORATION
Ritual Retreats invites you to join Jess LeBlanc of Embodied Living on a life changing, explorative journey in Croatia. Escape your busy day-to-day life and remove any distractions so you can dive deeper into your personal practice and be inspired by growth. Connect to yourself and others who also value growth and be immersed in nature nestled by the sea. You'll be motivated to navigate towards your purpose and you will gain the tools needed for wholehearted embodied living and sustainable changes should you want to make them.
In between the yoga sessions, there will be plenty of time to relax, enjoy a swim, explore our seaside village of Sutivan, or book a therapeutic massage. There'll also be plenty of time to explore Brac's magnificent beaches and stroll at its lively villages. We're offering a few day-trips as add-ons. A day trip to Blaca's 16th Century Monastery is always a must, followed by a scenic boat ride to Croatia's Most Famous Beach, Zlatni Rat. Enjoy our 3-island-tour exploring some of Croatia's most beloved beaches - our top recommendation! If you want to get an authentic taste of island living and culture, the private family owned olive grove hike and olive oil tasting will be your jam!
6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN SEASIDE LUXURY VILLA
DAILY YOGA PRACTICE CUSTOMIZED BY JESS
you can expect to flow and move sensually through your practice and feel encouraged to truly express, explore and enjoy your own unique experience | classes ebb and flow to create a safe space that is inclusive and accommodating to all levels
LEADERSHIP OF SELF WORKSHOPS
developmental tools that teach you how to understand yourself through generous sharing, conversation, connection + kindness
EQUIPMENT FOR YOGA PRACTICE
Each guest will be provided with a Manduka yoga mat and block, which they will keep for the duration of the retreat and be responsible for its cleaning. COVID-19 | Yoga & Safety: The yoga takes place on an outdoor terrace or an indoor space that is easily aired.
GOURMET DALMATIAN MEALS PREPARED BY CHEF ELA
*does not include meals taken during day-trips*
60-MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY
WELLNESS CENTER ACCESS FROM 10AM-8PM WHILE MASSAGES ARE NOT IN SESSION
wet sauna, dry sauna and hot tub
TALK ON STRESS & HEALTH BY DR GEORGE SLAVICH, PHD
Professor George Slavich, PhD, Director of UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research will give a talk on the effects of Stress on Health and the benefits yoga and mindfulness play in preventing health problems. Dr Slavich studied Psychology at Stanford, Harvard and UCSF and is a renowned expert on the effects of stress and inflammation on health.
UNLIMITED SWIMS, FREE TIME TO RELAX & EXPLORE
MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME :)
ADDITIONAL 60 MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY -$155 per person
WINE PAIRING FOR DINNER - $115 per person
curated assortment of our favorite wines from around Croatia to compliment your dinners
SPU AIRPORT TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO/FROM OUR VILLAGE - $150 EACH WAY per person
Please note the boat will be shared with other retreat guests. All passengers will be provided with a COVID-19 rapid antigen kit to self-administer prior to boarding the boat.
BWK AIRPORT TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE DRIVER - $95 EACH WAY
DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO/FROM OUR VILLAGE - $145 EACH WAY per person
please note the boat will be shared with other retreat guests
DAY TRIP #1 (OUR TOP RECOMMENDED TRIP!) - $175 per person
3-ISLAND TOUR VIA PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT INCLUDING:
STINIVA COVE ON ISLAND VIS
Named Most Beautiful Cove in the World by National Geographic & Most Beautiful Beach in Europe by European Best Destinations
HVAR TOWN ON ISLAND HVAR
Frequented by A-listers such as Beyonce & Gwyneth Paltrow
BLUE LAGOON IN PAKLENI ISLANDS
a locals favorite
DAY TRIP #2 - $165 per person
EXPLORATION OF BRAC INCLUDING:
HIKE TO 16TH CENTURY BLACA MONASTERY
on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List
PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT TRANSFER FROM BLACA BAY TO BOL TOWN
Take in 360 degree views of islands Brac and Hvar. Dive off the boat for a swim at a hidden beach.
TAKE IN 360 DEGREE VIEWS OF ISLANDS BRAC AND HVAR.
FREE TIME IN BOL
Home of Zlatni Rat, Croatia's most famous beach. Check out Stina Winery.
DAY TRIP #3
PRIVATE FAMILY OWNED OLIVE GROVE HIKE & TASTING
Hike a trail that journeys through family groves to the acreage where the family's small batch brand of olive oil: Pipa evoo is produced. Along the way there will be discussion of all things local, historical, and agricultural.
Once arriving, see first hand how Mariano and his family raise the trees and olive fruit with the most natural and organic means possible, including their flock of sheep and chickens. Experience a tasting in the grove of this year's harvest - their limited 2021 reserve. Learn about the quality, health benefits, and tasting of olive oil under the tree canopies that produce this miracle fruit. Descend back to the little village of Mirca with panoramic sea views of the Adriatic Sea and enjoy the olive oil over an authentic and locally sourced lunch.
*day trips are weather permitting and fully refundable in the event of cancellation due to weather conditions*
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Highly recommended. Purchase here.
MEALS TAKEN OUTSIDE OF THE VILLA
lunch on island tour & dinner at Diocletian's Palace
Such as flight planning and/or personal trip planning for dated prior to or following the retreat
SEASIDE LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
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In an idyllic setting of the sun-soaked island of Brač, three villas that combine luxurious perfection and authenticity are set in vicinity of the centre of Sutivan village. All equally modern and chic, our villas make you feel at home as soon as you cross the threshold.Indulge in the unspoiled beauty of Brač island, swim through the translucent waters of the Adriatic Sea, breath in salt-infused air mixed with the fragrance of majestic pine trees, all complemented by the exclusivity of these gated seaside villas.
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SHARED DOUBLE ROOM
shared king bed in double accommodation - must book with friend, family or loved one
$5,600 USD PER ROOM | $2,850 USD PER PERSON
$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR ROOM
SHARED BED IN TRIPLE ROOM
shared king bed in triple accommodation - must book with friend, family or loved one
$5,400 USD PER BED | $2,750 USD PER PERSON
$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR BED
ROLLAWAY BED OR SETTEE IN TRIPLE ROOM
$2,650 USD PER PERSON
$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT
PRIVATE ROOM WITH SEA VIEW
$4,750 USD PER PERSON
$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT
Deposits secure your spot on the trip and are not refundable or transferable. Refunds for the balance payments vary depending on timing. For cancellation requests submitted with more than 90 days of retreat date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted within 90 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Cancellation requests within 60 days of the retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions. Nobody books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance that would cover a cancelled retreat (note: as times become more turbulent, it's important to be prepared). Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including an act of God or Mother Nature, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.
We request all of our retreat guests to purchase travel insurance. Please click here to purchase your travel insurance. We respect our terms and offer no exceptions for refunds within the 60 day mark of a retreat start date. By opting out of Travel Insurance you are taking full responsibility for any unexpected circumstances that may hinder your attendance on a retreat. For more information on our travel insurance recommendations, please check our travel insurance page here.
Tara McLaughlin teaches a vinyasa based class with an emphasis on proper alignment and movement to breath. She has been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching since 2014. Tara completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at YogaWorks in New York City and has been accredited E-RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance, having taught over 1,000 hours. Tara continued her education completing her Level 1 Children's Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training, Mindful Schools Mindful Educator training, Stand Up Paddle board Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki 1 Certification and a trauma sensitive training with the Art of Yoga Project. Tara teaches a variety of classes in San Francisco and has had the opportunity to teach abroad in Brac, Croatia, St. Barths, French West Indies and Florence, Italy. Her intention is to create an empowering class that fosters a sense of coming home in the body and mind.
How far is the house from the airport? What is the best way to get there?
The property is only a ~35 minute boat ride away from the Split Airport. If you fly into Split, we recommend selecting an airport transfer via private boat as an add-on, as this is really the RIGHT way to arrive. You will have 360 degree views of the islands and far less transitions than dealing with a ferry and/or taxis.
If you fly into Brac Airport, the drive to our property is approximately 40 minutes. Unfortunately Uber and apps like this don´t work in the island and the public transport is not very reliable, which is why we would recommend to book a private driver as one of your add-on options.
Which airport should I fly to?
Split International Airport (SPU) or Brac (BWK).
How far is the house from the beach?
The property is first position to the water and approximately 50m to the water.
How is the weather in Croatia?
It's mostly warm and nice from May to October, however, and especially in the beginning and the end of the summer, it can be a bit unpredictable, with rains and chilly nights, bring some cozy layers of clothing.
Do I need to bring my yoga mat?
No, unless you prefer to do so. We have Manduka Pro mats so no need to have that extra weight during your trip.
Do I need to have experience to join this retreat?
It´s always good to be familiarized with yoga before coming however it´s absolutely not necessary to have previous experience to join a retreat. If you are starting your yoga journey, you will be amazed by how much you can learn in such a short amount of time.
Am I required to attend all of the yoga classes?
Absolutely not! This is YOUR time to do what feels right and honest for YOU. We encourage you to engage and attend as much as you desire.
Can I arrive earlier than the check in time?
Our team is working very hard the hours prior to your arrival to prepare everything for your stay, so check-in time is from 4pm and not before.
Do people ever attend alone?
100%, yes! It is very common for people to attend the retreats independently. The retreat is a great opportunity to connect deeper with yourself and make new connections with incredible humans! If you're attending solo, we recommend booking a private room as the beds in our double rooms are shared.
Is everyone vaccinated for COVID-19?
Yes! Please view our retreat with safety measures here.