TARA MCLAUGHLIN
JUNE 25 - 30, 2022

ABOUT THE RETREAT

Join us on our annual retreat with Tara McLaughlin on the beautiful island of Brac, Croatia. Grab a loved one and press pause on your day-to-day lives as you dive into daily yoga practice, community and culture of Croatia. Space is limited to 18 students! 

 

This includes twice-daily world-class asana practice led by Tara, seaside accommodation at one of our luxury island villas, a therapeutic massage, and lovingly prepared Dalmatian inspired meals.

Expect rich conversation, space to reflect, and fresh approaches to classic asana. We hope that each guest will leave the retreat feeling refreshed and inspired to move forward from a place of intention and mindfulness. 

COVID-19 | RETREAT WITH SAFETY MEASURES: All retreat staff is fully-vaccinated and we require all our attendees to be fully-vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding.  

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 TARA 

twice-daily practice with exception of arrival and departure days 

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.

LOVINGLY PREPARED LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS

*does not include meals taken during day-trips*

60-MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY

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

wet sauna, dry sauna and hot tub

TALK ON STRESS & HEALTH BY DR GEORGE SLAVICH, PHD

Professor George Slavich, PhD, Director of UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research will give a talk on the effects of Stress on Health and the benefits yoga and mindfulness play in preventing health problems. Dr Slavich studied Psychology at Stanford, Harvard and UCSF and is a renowned expert on the effects of stress and inflammation on health.  

UNLIMITED SWIMS, FREE TIME TO RELAX & EXPLORE

MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME :) 

 

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

60 MINUTE MASSAGE THERAPY -$155 per person

 

WINE PACKAGE - $115 per person 

curated assortment of our favorite wines from around Croatia

AIRPORT TRANSFER VIA PRIVATE BOAT TO/FROM OUR VILLAGE - $150 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 - $145 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

Frequented by A-listers such as Beyonce & Gwyneth Paltrow

 

BLUE LAGOON IN PAKLENI ISLANDS

a locals favorite 

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 BOL TOWN

Take in 360 degree views of islands Brac and Hvar.  Dive off the boat for a swim at a hidden beach.

TAKE 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 

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 OUTSIDE OF THE VILLA 

lunch on island tour & dinner at Diocletian's Palace

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 DOUBLE ROOM

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

en-suite bathroom

$5,600 USD PER ROOM | $2,800 USD PER PERSON

$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR ROOM

SHARED BED IN TRIPLE ROOM

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

en-suite bathroom 

$5,400 USD PER BED | $2,700 USD PER PERSON

$1,000 USD NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR BED

ROLLAWAY BED OR SLEEPING SETTEE IN TRIPLE ROOM

en-suite bathroom

$2,600 USD PER PERSON

$1,000 USD 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 TARA

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Tara McLaughlin teaches a vinyasa based class with an emphasis on proper alignment and movement to breath. She has been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching since 2014. Tara completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at YogaWorks in New York City and has been accredited E-RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance, having taught over 1,000 hours. Tara continued her education completing her Level 1 Children's Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training, Mindful Schools Mindful Educator training, Stand Up Paddle board Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki 1 Certification and a trauma sensitive training with the Art of Yoga Project. Tara teaches a variety of classes in San Francisco and has had the opportunity to teach abroad in Brac, Croatia, St. Barths, French West Indies and Florence, Italy. Her intention is to create an empowering class that fosters a sense of coming home in the body and mind.