Five Elements Adventure Experience – July 10-15th


July 10 – 15th
in
Rovinj, Croatia

Blissed Out Retreats is excited to partner with Five Elements Guesthouse for this very special adventure experience! There’s no other retreat like this one! Your meals will be planned and prepared by our very own vegan chef Christy Morgan. You will also have the chance to do one-on-one cooking classes with her during your stay. 

Your Croatia 5 Element Experience Includes:

  • 5 nights/6 days accommodations (shared and private available)
  • Daily yoga & meditation
  • Delicious plant-based meals (breakfast & lunch) & exploration of local food 
  • Hiking tour and sea cave exploration
  • Windsurfing lessons
  • Kayaking to islands with snorkeling
  • Mountain biking and fire gathering
  • All needed equipment for tours and adventure activities
  • A time away to reconnect with yourself, make new friends, move your body and more!

Prices start at $625 shared, $800 private, couple sharing apartment $700 each person 
(Not interested in all these activities? Be sure to check out our customizable retreat! Can’t make these dates? Other dates are available!)

Space is limited in the guesthouse and we will sell out so don’t wait! 

How to Register:
Register online by filling out this form
– Pay non-refundable deposit of $200 (this guarantees your space in the retreat, click Pay Now Button below, 2% credit card fee added, or send money via Square Cash for free to “$blissfulandfit”)
– Remaining balance is due by May 1st




 

 

 


Croatia is one of the hottest destinations and for good reason. It sits on the Adriatic coast and houses more than a thousand islands. The crystal water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling with July’s temperature reaching 75 F (24 C). Rovinj receives more than 12 hours of sunshine per day in July so people flock here in the summer! 

Rovinj, one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia and we will be hosted at the Five Elements Guesthouse. It’s rustic, with the perfect amount of charm. We have many adventures in store for you during the 5 days we spend here, but there will be plenty of time to relax and explore local cuisine as well!

Do you need vaccines:
See this website for more details. Make sure you take care of these at least 1 month in advance before the trip.

Each day of the retreat will be dedicated to one of the great five elements (water, Earth, fire, air, and spirit) with hatha yoga inspired by these elements. This retreat benefits all levels of practitioners regardless of where you are in your yoga journey.

Fire: Energetic level – Biking and Fire gathering
Water: Emotional level – Kayaking, swim, snorkel
Wind: Mental level – Windsurfing
Earth: Physical level – Hiking and cave exploration
Spirit: Spiritual level – Yoga and meditation

All yoga & activity equipment will be provided so you don’t need to bring your mat unless you really want to. Everyone can join this retreat and the activities, no matter age, physical condition, or previous experience. If this retreat has more activities than you prefer be sure to check out our customizable retreat the following week!

The Five Elements guesthouse is situated in a quiet neighborhood located between the center of town and Rovinj’s beaches. There are cozy bedrooms, fully equipped apartments, a yoga studio, as well as a garden terrace with a common kitchen and dining area.

To see a sample schedule for this retreat click here.


Natali Podner is a physiotherapist and yoga instructor. After finishing medical school, she worked in a hospital for one year. Afterwards, she opened her own studio for massage, body care, and recreation. Through the years, Natali attended schools for body care, and specialized in individual medical and Tui Na massage therapy. Natali is now a certified yoga instructor of Ashtanga, Power and Vinyasa flow style, and is currently learning new styles as well. It is yoga that brought her to the Five Elements Guesthouse.

Marin G Vayu was born and raised in Rovinj, Croatia, and has been in the world of yoga for 15 years. He has visited India many times, practicing a variety of different styles of yoga with many different teachers. His other passions include windsurfing, which he taught for several years, and drumming, which he learned to play in Africa. His life has always been centered around teaching people; first windsurfing, then drumming, and later yoga. Marin published his first book Dance Of The Wind in 2009, which is available in English on Amazon.

Christy Morgan, known as “The Blissful & Fit Chef”, and has worked in the natural foods industry since 2002. In the early part of her career she was a chef for celebrities in Los Angeles and published a cookbook, Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet. Christy became obsessed with fitness post-30 and is now a NASM certified personal trainer and yoga teacher spreading the message that you can be strong & thrive on a plant-based diet.

All activities will be led by either or many of our guides. The menu for the retreat is planned and prepared by Christy. Yoga is for all skill levels and retreat activities are optional.

– 3 months or more prior to experience: Your entire payment will be refunded minus the non-refundable deposit and a $50 administration fee if you cancel.
Payments are not refundable at anytime 3 months before your retreat for any reason including but not limited to bad weather, illness, medical, personal or family emergencies, job/work related emergencies, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, flight delays or cancellations, change of mind or no-shows. Please get travel insurance in case of any of these emergencies (and purchase “cancel for any reason” addition).
– In the unlikely event that WE must cancel the retreat everything paid to us by you, including the deposit, will be refunded. We however can not be responsible for flights, time off, or any other expense which is why travel insurance is a great idea and mandatory.


Register online by filling out this form






Clothing – Be sure to bring appropriate clothing for the weather and time of year. Days are warm 70-80F during the day and drop to 70F at night. There is no air conditioning in most places or the guesthouse. For shoes bring comfortable walking/hiking shoes/fitness trainers, thongs or sandals, and water shoes if you have them. A hat, visor, or bandana is advisable. Comfortable clothing for walking, and fitness clothing for yoga, biking, and hiking is recommended. We recommend swimwear or something you don’t mind getting wet for kayaking and windsurfing.Other – all your necessities/toiletries, sunscreen, alarm clock, plug adapters, mini flashlight, day pack, and anything else you need!

Travel Insurance is Mandatory!

This not only protects you and your safety abroad, it protects you in case of any last minute changes, unexpected events, or emergencies. You may not hold Christy, tour guides, or anyone at the guesthouse liable for injury and you waive right to any claims or liabilities you may incur during the retreat. Please make sure to include “cancel for any reason” coverage to your insurance policy. Get a quote here for travel insurance. Here’s another company.

You must have a valid passport that doesn’t expire for at least 6 months prior to the trip. Please check with your home country to make sure you may enter each country with a travel visa. This website is very helpful.

Use this calculator to find your country’s conversion rate. Be sure to have extra money for food/drinks gifts, clothing, and anything else you may want to buy. The best thing is to use an ATM rather than bringing money to change. 

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Best way to come to Rovinj is:
– by ferry from Venice direct to Rovinj on all our retreat arrival dates except on June 13, and Jun 27 when the ferry from Venice is going to Pula but we can come to pick you up there.
– Fly into Pula and take a bus: Pula – 40km from Rovinj (check Pula airport for the direct flight from around Europe),
Other nearest airport are Trieste, Rijeka, Zagreb.


 

What is not included in your experience:

  • Flights, visa/customs and travel needs outside above (check Skyscanner and Kayak for the best rates)
  • Transportation from/to airport or bus station and any travel outside of scheduled activities
  • Snacks and meals outside the 2 meals a day included (dinner cooked by Christy is available for extra $15)
  • Alcohol, beverages outside of meals
  • Tips to staff and taxis (appreciated for good service)
  • Spa treatments
  • Additional excursions and tours
  • Laundry services
  • Motorbike or bicycle rentals
  • Shopping or gifts
  • Travel insurance (required, see above)