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Luxury Yoga Retreat Rovinj, Croatia October 2022 (dates TBD)
Enjoy life’s simple pleasures in one of the area’s most breathtaking regions - famous for breathtaking seaside scenery, medieval villages and fabulous cuisine and wine.Spend 8 days/7 nights in the stunning Rovinj, Croatia. Luxury accommodations in a one-of-a-kind property in Rovinj that overlooks the ocean. Take invigorating yoga classes on an outdoor deck, bike through picturesque villages, paddleboard, kayak and learn about Croatian wine from local vineyard owners. Venice is just over 3 hours away via ferry! This retreat is limited to 16 guests
The expertise of Chris Coleman, an experienced yoga instructor with decades of experience living and working as a teacher and guide in Europe.
Daily yoga classes in breathtaking indoor and outdoor practice spaces with spectacular views of the ocean
Optional excursions to explore the stunning landscapes, food and culture of Croatia.
Luxury 5* Accommodations for 7 nights
All breakfasts, 3 dinners
What's Not Included:
If you are traveling with a friend(s), please email us to indicate your preferred roommate(s) after sending in your deposit. All other guests will be placed with a carefully-chosen roommate.
Not at all, yoga is a personal practice. All yoga classes (and all activities) on the trip or retreat are completely optional. You may participate in as much, or as little as you'd like. All yoga classes and meditation practices will be accessible for beginners, or those "out of practice."
Men and women, friends, couples, and lots of solo travelers, some guests have little yoga experience, while others have been practicing for years. All are welcome and will be embraced in the inclusive environment of these retreats. Please note: In order to maintain a peaceful, safe and responsible group environment, retreats are adults-only. All guests must be 18 or older by the travel dates.
A month prior to the retreat, you will be sent a full itinerary and recommended packing list; but mostly comfortable clothes, some good books and a journal to jot down life-changing thoughts! In most cases the on-site yoga studio is fully stocked with mats and props, but feel free to bring your own mat or mat towel if you prefer. A good blog on travel packing by my friend Sarah: https://adventureswithsarah.net/search?q=packing
Yes! If you don't already have one, please apply at least 10-12 weeks prior to our trip. Visit the travel.state.gov website to get started. If you already have one, please make sure the expiration date is more than 6 months after your return date. You will not need a visa for destinations in Europe and Central America, but you will for retreats to Asia.
Please refer to the CDC guidelines and the most recent updated travel information. At this writing you will need to prove that you are vaccinated and test on arrival/departure for home.
We can assist with finding proper flights. If you choose to travel on different dates than the group, you are responsible for your own transportation to the retreat center. You can choose to fly home when the retreat concludes; or choose to explore more on your own. However, those staying beyond the retreat dates are responsible for their own ground transportation arrangements to return home.
After your $500 deposit is received, your remaining cost will be divided into two equal payments. The first is payable 60 days after your deposit, the second 120 after your deposit. If you would like a personalized payment plan, Chocolate Suitcase is happy to accommodate upon request. Any spot booked within 60 days of the retreat departure will need to be paid in full upon booking.
Travel insurance can minimize the considerable financial risks of traveling. It is a personal decision if you'd like to buy trip insurance to protect against illness, natural disasters, and other emergencies impacting your trip. Check out Rick Steves’ site on this topic: https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/trip-planning/travel-insurance Companies such as Travelex and Travel Guard offer comprehensive packages that serve as your primary coverage; they'll take care of your expenses regardless of what other insurance you might have (for instance, if you have health insurance through your job). That means they pay first and don't ask questions about your other insurance. This can be a real plus if you want to avoid out-of-pocket expenses. Chocolate Suitcase is not liable for these instances, and will expect on-time payments up until the full amount is received.
Once you've paid your deposit, you've taken up a spot someone else cannot, so the deposit is non-refundable, except in extreme circumstances. If for some reason you must cancel before the trip, 75% of your total cost will be refunded if the request is received in writing at least 6 months before the start of the trip (less the deposit); 50% will be refunded (less the deposit) if at least 3 months before the start of the trip; and 25% refunded (less the deposit) if at least one month before the start date. Within one month, no refunds will be given.