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ELISA JOUANNET
OCTOBER 8-13, 2022

 

A SUPER SPECIAL RITUAL RETREATS x EMBODIED WISDOMS COLLABORATION

Ritual Retreats invites you to join Elisa Jouannet of Embodied Wisdoms on a life changing, explorative journey in Croatia.  Escape the monotony of a 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 exploration and be immersed in nature nestled by the sea.  Elisa will highlight her approach around mental health and psychology with an intuitive movement practice.  The week will kick-off by a talk on stress and health by world-renowned psychologist, Dr. George Slavich, PhD. Step into your inner freedom and ease, understanding the mechanisms of emotions and stress, unlocking them from the body and deepening your sense of freedom and openness to the world.

 

As we adventure outward and bask in the culture and beauty of Croatia, you’ll feel compelled to venture inward, making space to slow down and listen to what you truly need. Enjoy an array of any cherished rituals including island hopping, relaxing moments by the pool and soaking in some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Honest and real conversations, workshops and laughs until your belly hurts. Discover an ancient palace and dance to live music under the moonlight, enjoy world class yoga, unwind over relaxing massages, walk through picturesque villages, hike to a 16th century monastery and savor beautiful locally sourced seasonal food prepared by our incredibly talented chef Ela.

 

This is much more than just a retreat. It is a perfectly curated vacation integrating wellness and the best of Croatian culture alongside an incredible group of humans. Join us for the trip of a lifetime; find yourself feeling whole and knowing that you truly belong. 

ABOUT BRAC, CROATIA

If your Mediterranean fantasies feature tranquil days by sapphire waters in the shade of ancient walled towns, Croatia is the place to be. Out of Croatia's 1,244 islands, the island of Brac is especially unique.  Brac, often referred to as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is the largest island in Central Dalmatia (the Croatian Coast) and one of the sunniest locations in Europe. The island is adorned with several serene villages with limestone architecture, hilltop vineyards, ancient olive groves and dramatic Adriatic landscapes of steep cliffs, crystal clear waters, and lush pine forests. 

Although Brac is famous for its radiant white limestone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the island is most well-known for Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), named one the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World by Conde Nast Traveler.  The beach extends like a "Golden Horn" into the Adriatic and has water framing two sides.  The shape of the beach takes different forms depending on the wind.  

We will be staying on the northern side of the island, in the seaside village of Sutivan. 

RETREAT INCLUDES

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN SEASIDE LUXURY VILLA

DAILY YOGA PRACTICE CUSTOMIZED BY ELISA

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

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.

WORKSHOPS FOCUSED ON FREE MOVEMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH

developmental tools that teach you how to understand yourself through generous sharing, conversation, connection + kindness

LOVINGLY PREPARED LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS

*Does not include meals taken during day-trips*​

WELLNESS CENTER ACCESS FROM 10AM-8PM WHILE MASSAGES ARE NOT IN SESSION

wet sauna, dry sauna and hot tub

UNLIMITED SWIMS, FREE TIME TO RELAX & EXPLORE

MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME :) 

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

60 MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY :145€ per person

 

WINE PACKAGE :105€ per person

curated assortment of our favorite wines from around Croatia

AIRPORT TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO/FROM OUR VILLAGE - 135€ 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 - 130€ each way per person

please note the boat will be shared with other retreat guests

 DAY TRIP #1 (OUR TOP RECOMMENDED TRIP!) :155€ 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 :145€ 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.

T

AKE 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 : 95€ per person

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?

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

SHARED DOUBLE ROOM

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

en-suite bathroom

5,500 € PER ROOM | 2,750 € PER PERSON

1,000 € NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

SHARED BED IN TRIPLE ROOM

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

en-suite bathroom 

5,250 € PER BED | 2,625 € PER PERSON

1,000 € NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

ROLLAWAY BED OR SETTEE IN TRIPLE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

2,250 € PER PERSON

1,000 € NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

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 ELISA

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I was born multi-passionate and very sensitive, endlessly curious and willing to explore Aliveness and its shades. 

I have always been fascinated by the body and its creative power. Le Yoga offered me to step into my felt sense and transform this energy through movement, freedom and self expression. Writing, shooting and moving my body are healing  tools for to grow, daily. The practice of Yoga is a path to come back home in my inner landscapes while feeling a deep connexion with the entire Universe ; everything is woven together. United. Togetherness. 

It is a therapy of the Self and the multiple parts that resonate with each other.  I feel nourished by indigenous philosophies, by extraordinary new discoveries in neurosciences, in physics and biology, by Humanistic Pyschology, by the body-mind science and the wisdoms of the Earth (the dance of the seasons)... so we can identify the limiting beliefs and rewrite our personal and collective story, we can heal our traumas, soothe our stress, understand and welcome our emotions, initiate a real stability in Self and in our relationships with Others.  When facilitating, I aim to create a safe, open and welcoming space for transformation so each Being can blossom serenely, ground and free themselves. Being one with the breath, calm the mind and appreciate the (re)discovery of our Body as Poetry.

FAQ's

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