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JESS
LEBLANC

OCTOBER 8-13, 2023

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.  

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 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! 

RETREAT INCLUDES

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*

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

wet sauna, dry sauna and hot tub

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.  

WELCOME BAG

RETREAT PHOTOGRAPHY

With your emotional space and safety top of mind, we will be offering thoughtfully-curated captures of your experience with us on retreat.

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

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 ZLATNI RAT

Stop for a swim at Croatia's most famous beach

TAKE IN 360 DEGREE VIEWS OF ISLANDS BRAC AND HVAR. 

 

FREE TIME IN BOL

Check out Stina Winery, explore shops, enjoy an ice cream or a cocktail

*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 OUTSIDE OF THE VILLA 

lunch on island tour & dinner at Diocletian's Palace

ADD-ONS

 

CONCIERGE SERVICES

Such as flight planning and/or personal trip planning for dated prior to or following the retreat

SEASIDE LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

CLICK PHOTOS BELOW TO VIEW GALLERY OF VILLAS

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 BED IN DOUBLE ROOM

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

en-suite bathroom

2,700€ PER PERSON  | 5,400€ PER ROOM

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 

2,625€ PER PERSON |  5,250€ PER BED 

1,000€ NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

ROLLAWAY BED IN TRIPLE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

2,550€ PER PERSON

1,000€ NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR SPOT

 

PRIVATE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

4,295€ 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 JESS

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A Blissology Yoga teacher, innovator, advocate for loving kindness, functional health enthusiast, Lightyear Leadership + Gems of Excellence facilitator. I am your biggest cheerleader and am so passionate about Igniting + Uniting you to yourself, your passion + other human beings.  

I founded Embodied Adventure and choose everyday to be a Catalyst for Connection because creating experiences for people to live their most purposeful and authentic lives is my jam. What we need more of on this planet are healers, lovers of all kinds, mediators, peacemakers, storytellers and restorers. My mission is to support you in connecting deeper to yourself and to learn how to transform + lead with YOUR heart. 

When you are deeply connected, embodied and listening to yourself + Nature, you are able to attune to others and accelerate success in any facet of your life. 

I embody both the Spiritual and Science based practices of Yoga and aim to integrate asana, meditation, mind-body medicine, visualization, philosophy, functional movement and somatic awareness as modalities for deeper connection and positive energy flow. I teach a movement practice that is fluid and dynamic, encompassing healing both the anatomy / physiology of the body as well as one's relationship to Self. 

You can expect to flow and move sensually through your practice and feel encouraged to truly express, explore and enjoy your own unique experience. My classes ebb and flow to create a safe space that is inclusive and accommodating to all levels. I encourage kindness, play and lots of love and my ultimate desire is to support you in learning how to lead and transform from your heart. 

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.