JESS LEBLANC

OCTOBER 5 - 12, 2019

 

A SUPER SPECIAL EMBODIED ADVENTURE + RITUAL RETREATS COLLABORATION

Ritual Retreats invites you to join Jess LeBlanc of Embodied Adventure 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.  

 

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 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 seaside yoga classes, unwind over relaxing massages, walk through picturesque villages, hike to a 16th century monastery and savour beautiful locally sourced seasonal food prepared by our personal chef.

 

This is much more than just a retreat. It is an Embodied Adventure, 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 know 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 southeast side of the island, near the seaside village of Sumartin and the hilltop village of Selca.  

RETREAT INCLUDES

1 WEEK ACCOMMODATION IN SEASIDE LUXURY VILLA SHIVA ON ISLAND OF BRAC (LINK)

TWICE-DAILY YOGA CLASSES LED BY JESS (LINK)

Mornings will typically consist of an energizing flow, while evenings classes vary.  Often times it's a chill/relaxing yoga class (more workshop style in format), and some other days we will integrate development, conversation, journalling, or coaching.  It varies depending on the vibe of the group.

ISLAND TOUR VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO STINIVA COVE, BLUE LAGOON, PALMIZANA BAY & HVAR TOWN (LINK)

75 MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY

DAY TRIP TO DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE IN SPLIT, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE (LINK)

FREE TIME IN BOL -- HOME OF ZLATNI RAT, CROATIA'S MOST FAMOUS BEACH (LINK)

HIKE TO 16th CENTURY BLACA MONASTERY (LINK)

The hike will be followed by a magical swim in Blaca Bay and then we will take a picturesque boat ride along the southern side of Brac to Bol with views of Hvar.

LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS PREPARED BY OUR PRIVATE CHEF

GROUP AIRPORT TRANSPORT VIA BOAT 

Split Airport > Villa on arrival day during designated pick-up window 

Villa > Split Airport on departure day after yoga and breakfast

*weather permitting

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

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED? Extras like wine packages, sailing in bol, airfare, travel insurance, and any meals taken outside of the villa (lunch during island tour // dinner during day trip to Diocletian's Palace).

 

CUSTOMIZABLE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE 

If you are interested in setting one up, please email us and include which accommodation you are interested in booking.

 

SEASIDE LUXURY VILLA SHIVA

CLICK PHOTOS BELOW TO VIEW GALLERY OF VILLA

A true oasis for rest and relaxation, far away from the stresses of everyday life.  Villa Shiva is nestled along the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by fragrant pine trees.  The villa has several terraces and magical areas perfect for decompressing.  You will find several lounge areas and unique garden swings.  This is the perfect place for relaxing while listening to the serene sound of the waves. 

 

Our property has private sea access perfect for those epic feel good "jumping into the water" moments), an infinity pool perfect for lounging the afternoon away, an outdoor hot tub, an infared sauna and plenty of areas for group gatherings as well as private space for self-reflection. The property of Villa Shiva is enriched with cascading terraces, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the sea view.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

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SHARED DOUBLE ROOM

individual bed in shared double accommodation

floor to ceiling sliding glass doors open to sea view terrace

en-suite bathroom

$3,345 USD per person

$500 USD non-refundable deposit secures your spot

SHARED TRIPLE ROOM

individual bed in shared triple accommodation

floor to ceiling sliding glass doors open to sea view terrace

en-suite bathroom with sea view soaking tub & shower

$3,145 USD per person

$500 USD non-refundable deposit secures your spot

CANCELLATION POLICY

Deposits secure your spot on the trip and are not refundable. 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. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.

ABOUT JESS

 

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. 

RITUAL RETREATS   |   BRAC, CROATIA   |   INFO@RITUALRETREATS.CO   |   +385 91 755 5770   |

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