EDIE SHIPLER
MAY 27 - JUNE 1, 2023

 

ABOUT OUR RETREAT

Join Edie and Ritual Retreats for an epic adventure on the island of Brac, Croatia. Grab a loved one (or fly solo and make new friends!) and press pause on your day-to-day lives as you dive into daily yoga practice, community and culture of Croatia! 

 

This retreat includes twice-daily asana practice led by Edie, seaside accommodation at one of our luxury island villas, lovingly prepared Dalmatian meals, massage therapy, cultural activities and much more!

Expect full belly laughs, time to connect and unforgettable experiences. We hope you will leave the retreat with new found friends feeling refreshed and inspired to move forward from a place of positive intention and mindfulness. 

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE: If you need help with arranging a flexible payment plan, we're here for you! We can break your remaining balance (after your deposit is paid) in up to as may as 12 payment (if paid bi-weekly) or 6 payments (if paid monthly)  -- so long as your balance is paid 60 days prior to the retreat start date.  

COVID-19 | RETREAT WITH SAFETY MEASURES: All retreat staff is fully-vaccinated and we require all our attendees to be fully-vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding.  

A MESSAGE FROM EDIE

Hello dearest friends, yogis, adventure seekers, and connection enthusiasts,

 

I am so excited to invite you to join my yoga retreat on the island of Brač in Sutivan, Croatia. This little slice of paradise is right on the beach on one of Croatia’s biggest islands. Home to some of the best olive oil with magnetic Cyprus lined beaches and the Adriatic mountains as a backdrop. 

 

This is so much more than a yoga retreat. While we will practice yoga daily, this 5 day retreat has been mindfully curated to offer you an adventure through a local lens. Learn about olive oil farming and pasta making, peruse the relaxing town within walking distance from our luxury Villa, enjoy breathtaking sea views with new friends or settle in with a good book. With additional opportunities to explore more islands and beautiful spots around Croatia as well as explore the island of Brač itself.

 

The intention of this retreat is to CONNECT. To connect with the natural beauty of the island, to foster connections to one another and perhaps most importantly, use this as precious time to connect back to yourself. This is an adventure you don’t want to miss! 

 

We will create new friendships, explore the crystal clear waters, and bask in the beauty of the Dalmatian coast. After spending a week in Croatia myself, I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to offer this retreat to you. This place is nothing short of magic and I cannot wait for you to join me next year! 

 

In Gratitude, 

 

Edie

ENJOY BRAC

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 Sutivan's magnificent beaches and stroll at its seaside village. 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! 

RETREAT INCLUDES

6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN SEASIDE LUXURY VILLA

SEA VIEW PROPERTY | INDOOR & OUTDOOR PRACTICE SPACE

60-MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY

 

WELLNESS CENTER ACCESS

WET SAUNA | DRY SAUNA | OUTDOOR JACUZZI

LOVINGLY PREPARED MEALS

EXCLUDES 2 MEALS (ON DAYS OF DAY TRIPS)

COFFEE AND FRUIT PRE-PRACTICE, DAILY

TWICE-DAILY YOGA PRACTICE CUSTOMIZED BY EDIE

EXCLUDES ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAYS

WE WILL HAVE ONE EVENING PRACTICE ON ARRIVAL DAY AND ONE MORNING PRACTICE ON DEPARTURE DAY

 

MANDUKA YOGA MATS, MANDUKA BLOCKS & BLANKETS FOR SAVASANA

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.

PRIVATE FAMILY OWNED OLIVE GROVE HIKE & TASTING + COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF ELA

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.  

We'll return to our village and begin a cooking class with chef Ela, where we will incorporate and enjoy the olive oil in our recipes.  

WELCOME BAG

RETREAT PHOTOGRAPHY

CAPTURED MOMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK

UNLIMITED SWIMS, FREE TIME TO RELAX & EXPLORE

MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME :) 

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE: If you need help with arranging a flexible payment plan, we're here for you! We can break your remaining balance (after your deposit is paid) in up to as may as 12 payment (if paid bi-weekly) or 6 payments (if paid monthly)  -- so long as your balance is paid 60 days prior to the retreat start date.  

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

ADDITIONAL 60-MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY -$155 per person

AIRPORT TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO/FROM OUR VILLAGE - $165 EACH WAY per person

please note the boat will be shared with other retreat guests

DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO/FROM OUR VILLAGE - $150 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

Free time for lunch and shopping

 

BLUE LAGOON IN PAKLENI ISLANDS

a locals favorite for jumping off the boat and swimming

 

RED ROCKS

to fulfill your cave swimming fantasies 

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 trips are weather permitting and fully refundable in the event of cancellation due to weather conditions*

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

AIRFARE

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Highly recommended.  Purchase here.

 

MEALS TAKEN DURING DAY TRIPS

CONCIERGE SERVICES

Such as flight planning and/or trip planning prior to or following the retreat.

SEASIDE LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

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.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

CLICK PHOTOS BELOW TO VIEW GALLERY OF BEDROOMS

SEA VIEW SHARED DOUBLE ROOM

shared king bed in double accommodation - must book with a friend or loved one

en-suite bathroom

$6,400 USD PER ROOM | $3,200 USD PER PERSON

$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

SEA VIEW SHARED BED IN TRIPLE ROOM

shared king bed in triple accommodation - must book with a friend or loved one

en-suite bathroom 

$5,990 USD PER BED | $2,995 USD PER PERSON

$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

SEA VIEW ROLLAWAY BED IN TRIPLE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

one rollaway bed per triple room

$2,895 USD PER PERSON

$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

SEA VIEW PRIVATE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

$4,750 USD PER PERSON

$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE

If you need help with arranging a flexible payment plan, we're here for you! We can break your remaining balance (after your deposit is paid) in up to as may as 12 payment (if paid bi-weekly) or 6 payments (if paid monthly)  -- so long as your balance is paid 60 days prior to the retreat start date.  

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.  

TRAVEL INSURANCE
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.  

ABOUT EDIE

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Edie began deepening her yoga practice while studying anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. During her time as a student, she found that an hour spent on her mat to untangle her thoughts was transformative and created space for balance between studies and self care. Motivated and inspired by the practice of yoga, she became an instructor in 2014 through Corepower Yoga obtaining her 200 Hour certificate. She continued to study and deepen her practice in Boulder completing trainings in yin yoga, yoga sculpt and Sean Corne’s Off the Mat, Into the World training.

She has spent a majority of her teaching career in New York City and Brooklyn focusing on vinyasa flow and restorative yoga. Since moving to NYC, Edie began teaching at Corepower Yoga and Y7 Studio, teaching classes, offering workshops, and facilitating teacher trainings. She has recently completed Exhale2Inhale’s Trauma Informed yoga teacher training and her 300 Hour certificate from Jason Crandell. She is now teaching at New Love City in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Edie offers a range of classes from dynamic and challenging flows that focus on strength and alignment to the softer side of yin yoga where you will experience turning your gaze inwards to gain clarity and insight to the subtle body. Her classes are always open level. All are welcome.