ABOUT THE RETREAT
Join Tara McLaughlin for a retreat in Brac, Croatia and press pause on your daily routine
as you indulge in the yoga practice, community and culture of Croatia!
This retreat will be limited in size, offering an intimate space for guidance and support throughout the week.
This includes twice daily yoga classes, meditation & mindfulness work,
local hike to a historic monastery, talk from Dr. George Slavich PhD on Stress and Health
and plenty of time to explore the Croatian coast.
Expect rich conversation, space to reflect, and fresh approaches to classic asana.
Tara hopes that each student will leave the retreat feeling refreshed and inspired
to move forward from a place of intention and mindfulness.
In between the yoga sessions, there will be plenty of time to relax, enjoy a swim in the pool or book a therapeutic massage. There'll also be plenty of time to explore Brac's magnificent beaches and stroll at its lively villages. A day trip to Diocletian's Palace is always a must as it's one of the most iconic places in Croatia and a UNESCO heritage ancient site. Enjoy an island tour exploring some of Croatia's most beloved beaches.
Feel free to check out the extra activities from diving to wind surfing, and we can help you customize your journey.
(check out our experiences page for detailed descriptions)
1 WEEK (7 days/ 6 nights) ACCOMMODATION IN PRIVATE LUXURY VILLA ON ISLAND OF BRAC
2X DAILY YOGA PRACTICE CUSTOMIZED BY TARA
*This excludes The Day Trip to Split. We will have Yoga Practice in the morning only on this day.*
USE OF YOGA MATS
Special Guest, Professor George Slavich 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.
HIKE TO HISTORIC MONASTERY
LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS
(still & sparkling water // coffee // tea included)
*Does not include lunch during Island Tour or Dinner during Day Trip to Split*
FREE TIME TO RELAX & EXPLORE
MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME :)
SPLIT AIRPORT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF
(*on designated arrival and departure dates/times only)
CUSTOMIZABLE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
If you are interested in setting one up, please email us.
Please include which accommodation you are interested in booking and we will send options for deposits and installment payments.
BRAC LUXURY VILLA
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Take a vacation from the ordinary at the serene Villa Surya.
This is the perfect place for nature and tranquility lovers; Built in domestic stone and traditional architecture, this charming property has been carefully designed into a comfortable home, whilst maintaining its original features and rustic character.
Located in one of the islands hilltop villages, the villa is a short drive to many beautiful beaches.
2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom
Queen Bed, En-Suite Bathroom
Access to outdoor courtyard
Double Bed, Shared Bathroom
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
If you are interested in a payment plan, please email us.
Please include which accommodation you are interested in booking
and we will send options for deposits and installment payments.
* discount codes excluded for payment plans *
Tara was introduced to the practice yoga by her High School dance company in 2008.
Continuing her dance career at Fairfield University, she began to deepen her yoga practice
focusing on asana and pranayama. Tara quickly fell in love with the physical and mental benefits
of the practice and felt a deep connection to the yoga community and her teachers.
In 2013, Tara completed her 200 hour Teacher Training at YogaWorks NYC under teacher trainer Chrissy Carter.
Her training emphasized proper alignment and purposeful sequencing along with anatomy,
philosophy and the history of yoga.
Tara continued her education completing her Level 1 Children's Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training,
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki 1 Certification
and most recently a training with the Art of Yoga Project.
This training focused on the use yoga and art to support, heal, and empower marginalized teen girls.
Tara currently teaches a variety of classes that include Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative,
Yin, Teen yoga, and Children's yoga and mindfulness in San Francisco.
She enjoys creating unique sequences that carry along a theme and purpose.
Her classes aim to make yoga accessible to everyone, no matter the student’s ability.
She emphasizes proper alignment and the use of props to deepen the students understanding
of an action and it's benefit to the body.
Her intention is to create a healing and empowering class for all,
and hopes that her students take the practice off the mat and into the world.