ABOUT THE RETREAT
RITUAL RETREATS INVITES YOU TO JOIN STEPHANIE MAXIM AND HEATHER BLEAKMAN FOR OUR ANNUAL WELLNESS RETREAT IN CROATIA
Escape from the monotony of your busy day-to-day life and enjoy an array of experiences including island hopping, moonlight swims, relaxing moments by the pool and soaking in some of the world's most beautiful beaches.
Enjoy seaside workouts, unwind over relaxing massages, walk through picturesque villages, swim into the most beautiful cove in the world and savor locally sourced seasonal meals prepared by our private chef.
This is much more than just a retreat. It's a perfectly curated vacation integrating wellness and the best of Croatian culture with an incredible group of people.
1 WEEK ACCOMMODATION IN SEASIDE LUXURY VILLA ON ISLAND OF BRAC
(6 nights / 7 days)
DAILY WORKOUTS CUSTOMIZED BY STEPHANIE & HEATHER
ISLAND TOUR TO STINIVA COVE, BLUE LAGOON, RED ROCKS AND HVAR TOWN
FRESH LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS
excludes lunch on island tour
FREE TIME TO RELAX & EXPLORE
MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME :)
AIRPORT TRANSPORT TO/FROM VILLA
OLIVE GROVE HIKE WITH OLIVE OIL TASTING
KAYAK, SUP BOARD & BIKE TOURS
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Highly recommended. Purchase here.
MEALS TAKEN OUTSIDE OF THE VILLA
SEASIDE LUXURY PROPERTY
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In an idyllic setting of the sun-soaked island of Brac, three seaside villas combining luxurious perfection and authenticity are within short walking distance to the charming village of Sutivan.
Open, spacious living areas expand out onto gardens and private pools. The terraces feature outdoor grills, rainfall showers, lounge and dining areas. Inside, the bedrooms have stunning sea views and en suite bathrooms. The lower level boasts a full size workout area with seaview and outdoor jacuzzi.
All equally modern and chic, the villas make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. Indulge in the unspoiled beauty of Brac, 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 peace and serenity of true island living.
SEA VIEW SHARED ROOM
shared bed - double accommodation
$3,645 USD per person
$500 USD non-refundable deposit secures your spot
SEA VIEW SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM
$6,995 USD per person
$1,000 USD non-refundable deposit secures your spot
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.
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 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.
With more than a decade in the Fitness Industry, Heather Bleakman is a promising innovator. Not only does she hold a diverse range of certifications, she has trademarked her own creativity to offer other instructors something novel to bring to their own classes. After a year of teaching a boxing format, learning choreography based off of the required video curriculum, Heather delved into trying her own hand at combinations, inspired by her background in competitive athletics and dance. She learned that she loved to create much more than she liked to imitate and thus began the groundwork for an idea to bring her three favorite formats together. After 4 years and countless hours put into choreography, Heather made a name for herself, locally, and was recognized for her unique style.
Heather’s class with co-creator, Stephanie Maxim was featured on CNN Health, aired September 2008, worldwide. In the last 14 years Heather has excelled in a wide variety of formats such as Orange Theory Fitness, Reebok Step,
The Life Tree, Pilates, Basic Flow, Sculpt and Strength, Kickboxing, Zumba B1, B2, and B3, TRX, Piloxing, Balanced Barre, Personal Training and is Co-Creator for DANCE.BATTLE.BUILD and MaxBurn.
At the present, Heather is a partner, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and teacher. Her favorite color is green. The music that most touches her soul is jazz. Her favorite food: pasta, cheese, wine and bread. What does she want to do with her life? Laughing, she says, “Live and love to the brim”.
“I walk into a studio room most days of the week, and I look into the eyes of many different people; some are strong, some meek. Some are full of fire, just bursting with life, while others are hiding in a corner. Some, natural dancers while others have at least three left feet! Each day I take them all in, each beautiful face...and I am proud to be a part of it; I am proud to be a part of them. Each person that walks into that room touches me in an indescribable way, and when I have done my job...I leave a small impression of myself on their souls. This is what pulls me to group exercise; it isn’t just about a physical change, though that is accomplishment. It is about a change that moves us from the inside out. It starts with our soul.”
Stephanie Maxim is 50 years old and was born and raised in Roswell, Georgia. Being in the fitness industry for more than 18 years, she has taught a wide variety of formats including Pilates, Barre, Zumba, TurboKick, TRX, RIPPED.
She is also Co-Creator for DanceBattleBuild and Max Burn. She has apprenticed under the world renown, Gin Miller, creator of Step Aerobics and is a Master Level Instructor under her Hierarchy Program trademarked in 2011. Dancing is one of her greatest passions in life.
“Being able to inspire and motivate people to feel more confident with their bodies, to release inhibitions, and to step outside of their comfort zone is my favorite part about being an instructor. Being a part of a group exercise class, whether you are the instructor or the participant, has so many benefits. Women are pulled in so many different directions
as mothers, wives, friends, and daughters and it is great to be a part of something that belongs only to us,
even if it is only for an hour a day! We look better, feel better, think better and live longer. “
Stephanie is passionate about changing lives through exercise and nutrition.