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RITUAL RETREATS
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ENERGY WITH EMILY

SEPTEMBER 21-26 | 2024

A MESSAGE FROM EMILY:

It is with a full heart and an energy of pure excitement that I am announcing my first official retreat in Croatia next year. This retreat will allow you to take time for yourself, to reset and to explore the beautiful island of Brac. Energy With Emily and Ritual Retreats will be taking you into an experience to deepen your Yoga, Qigong and Meditation practice and to get to know yourself and your energy on a whole new level. Picture days filled with practice, exploration, journaling, connecting, delicious food and joy filled fun. I cannot wait to see you there and remember that you are worth it - invest in yourself and your energy and watch your entire life change. 

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. 

 

In addition to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Brac is home to over one-million olive trees.  Olive oil production runs deep in our blood and is steeped in the history and culture of our island.  

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

sea view property with indoor and outdoor practice spaces

ARRIVE TO PROPERTY BETWEEN 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM ON JUNE 8TH

DEPART RETREAT BY 10:00 AM ON JUNE 13TH

WELLNESS CENTER ACCESS

wet sauna, dry sauna and hot tub -- while massages are not in session

DAILY YOGA AND QIGONG PRACTICE LED BY BY EMILY

mats and props will be provided for use during retreat

NURTURING MEDITATIONS FOR YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL

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

Journey through family groves to the acreage where the Šore 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 2022 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 cooking with chef Ela, where we will incorporate and enjoy the olive oil in our recipe.

LOVINGLY PREPARED LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS

Does not include meals taken during day-trips

 

RETREAT PHOTOGRAPHY

captured moments throughout the week

WELCOME BAG

 

UNLIMITED SWIMS, FREE TIME TO RELAX & EXPLORE,​ MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME :) 

WELCOME OM

In an idyllic setting of the sun-soaked island of Brač, our seaside property for the week combines all of the modern comforts making you feel at home as soon as you set foot inside. The villa is located on the north side of the island in the charming village of Sutivan, making for an easy journey from Split International Airport. 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

CLICK PHOTOS BELOW TO VIEW GALLERY OF BEDROOMS

MASTER SUITE QUAD

This is our largest bedroom in the villa. 3 beds available in this suite -- one king bed, which is shared -- and two individual rollaway beds -- making for 4 spots. This is a great option for a group of friends traveling together or for individuals looking for a more budget friendly option.

 

The bathroom is located en suite across the hall and has a large soaking tub, shower, two sinks and a large walk-in closet. The suite also offers a large sea view terrace with a lounge area.

ROLLAWAY BED IN MASTER SUITE QUAD

great if you're looking for the most budget friendly option

2,950 € PER PERSON  |  2,750 € PER PERSON WITH PROMO CODE: EARLYBIRD

500 € NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

SPACE IN A SHARED KING BED WITHIN OUR MASTER SUITE QUAD

perfect if you're traveling with a friend and seeking a budget friendly option

*must book with a friend*

3,050 € PER PERSON  |  2,850 € PER PERSON WITH PROMO CODE: EARLYBIRD

500 € NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

SPACE IN A SHARED DOUBLE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

option to sleep in a separate bed or a shared bed - just let us know your preference at booking

3,150 € PER PERSON  |  2,950 € PER PERSON WITH PROMO CODE: EARLYBIRD

1,000 € NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

SEA VIEW PRIVATE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

3,650 € PER PERSON  |  3,450 € PER PERSON WITH PROMO CODE: EARLYBIRD

1,000 € 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.  

ABOUT EMILY

Emily is a certified Yoga, Qigong and Meditation Teacher. Her mission is to help people use these amazing practices to heal and completely transform their life. Emily used to struggle with deep insecurity, an eating disorder, severe asthma and vertigo and these practices alone helped her to heal and create the life she has always wanted to live. Allow yourself to delve deep into these practices and see for yourself how you have the power to change your own life.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

ADDITIONAL 50 MINUTE MASSAGE :145 € per person

AIRPORT TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO/FROM OUR VILLAGE - 185 € 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 - 165 € each way per person

please note the boat will be shared with other retreat guests

DAY TRIP #1 (OUR TOP RECOMMENDED TRIP!) - 17 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 (EPIC DAY - NOT TO BE MISSED!):175€ per person

EXPLORATION OF OUR ISLAND, BRAC VIA PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT INCLUDING:

OSIBOVA BAY

turquoise waters and snorkeling

 

ROMANTIC BEACH

Take in 360 degree views of islands Brac and Hvar.  Dive off the boat for a swim at this locals favorite. 

ZLATNI RAT

Called "the golden horn" - this is Croatia's most iconic beach as it sticks out into the sea, with water surrounding both sides. Famous for windsurfing and kiteboarding competitions.

 

WINE TASTING AT STINA WINERY IN BOL TOWN

*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.

FAQ's

How far is the house from the airport? What is the best way to get there?

The property is only a ~45 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 BEST way to arrive.  You will have 360 degree views of the islands and far less transitions than dealing with a ferry and/or taxis. 

 

Which airport should I fly to? 

Split International Airport (SPU).

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?

We have 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 during the hours leading up to your arrival in order 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.

What is the 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.  

Do you require travel insurance?
We require 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.