Divine Play - Yoga Retreat on Vis Island, Croatia

Divine Play - Yoga Retreat on Vis Island, Croatia


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Počinje: Subota 14:00 (30 Lipanj)
Završava: Petak 12:00 (06 Srpanj)
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Divine Play Yoga Retreat

Divine Play is a moving meditation where through laughter and play we remain firmly rooted in the present moment, liberated from the troubled mind, finding the joy from deep within our hearts, and creating a deep intimate bond with our Self – the soul. Divine Play is a deeply spiritual state, when one is in union –body, mind and soul connected to the universal energy vibrating all around us. Through dynamic yoga classes (ashtanga, vinyasa and SUP yoga), playful and fun excursions throughout the island, daily meditation and pranayama, and long afternoon yin classes, we will learn how to experience the present moment through our breath and through our body as our temple. We will be nestled on the beautiful Estate under the Paintbrush on the island of Vis, Croatia. Vis, Croatia is one of the last remaining paradises not just of the Mediterranean, but of the whole world. Unspoiled nature, pristine crystal clear waters, warm healing sunshine, and fresh sea air is the ultimate luxury and basic necessity needed for our divine play and thankfully Vis Island has it all.

Vis Island

“Fascinating”, “Divine”, “Pearl of the Adriatic”, “Island paradise” - these are just some of the epithets used to describe the island of Vis by people who come here from all over the world. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has included Vis in the last ten remaining paradises of the Mediterranean.
"Living in harmony with nature" is our motto and we find that the only way to live on this island is to live according to nature’s rules. Therefore, our philosophy is based on the principles sustainability, leading a holistic lifestyle in harmony with the natural environment of the island.


Neda Kocare

Resident of Vis Island, Croatia and Macedonian – American yoga teacher Neda Kocare is a lifelong vegetarian yogi. She believes the yogi saying that if you do yoga in this lifetime you must have done it in previous ones as well. Neda considers herself a student of yoga first and foremost. In 2010 she discovers the Ashtanga Yoga method and starts practicing in religiously at her home. After a lifetime of practice and soon after finding Ashtanga Yoga, she decides to embarks on the path of a yoga teacher. Since then she can't seem to stop. Accumulating over 1000 hours in formal training, she is an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and YACEP; still hungry for more knowledge and new challenges. Among her teachers she credits Doug Swenson, Lea Loncar, Petra Carmichael, Eddie Stern, Silke Polanco and Javier Castro as being the most influential in her personal practice.

Currently she is splitting her time teaching yoga on the Island of Vis, Croatia, and her hometown of Skopje, Macedonia, after spending a decade living and learning yoga in the USA. She is the owner and founder of her very own studio Inside Yoga in the center of Skopje where she founded the first yoga school in Macedonia, and held the first ever Yoga Teacher Training which produced 14 beautiful teachers. She is also the owner of Vis Island Yoga, teaching regular SUP Yoga classes for the past 4 years. She regularly guest teaches on yoga retreats as well as Yoga Teacher Trainings. Besides that she holds her own YTTs and annual retreats on the island of Vis, Croatia. She is the founder of the first Mysore class in Skopje, and is truly dedicated to spreading the love and practice of yoga in her neck of the woods, wherever that may be.

Neda teaches from the heart and from intuition. She believes that our ultimate teachers are nature and our own experience. Nothing can replace our intuitive knowledge, and is through the yoga practice that we learn how to cultivate the sensitivity to start listening better to our bodies ( finding stability and ease) , our minds (the somatic experience: body-mind connection), our hearts (realizing that we are all one: escaping fear, comparison and competition, sharing with others) and souls (the divine within). This deep felt intuition can only be cultivated through a dedicated disciplined practice. One of Neda's most important messages is to awaken the importance of cultivating a self-practice in her students.

Besides yoga, Neda is a a sea mermaid ( she might love swimming just a bit more than yoga), slow mover, avid traveler, herb grower, amateur photographer, home cook, melophile, and the best friend of a 2 year old cocker spaniel named Yoda . Oh yes, and she has a BA in International Security and Conflict Resolution with an emphasis in Environment, and a MSc in Land Management. PhD coming soon :).
Estate under the Paintbrush

We are a family run business and we live on the island all year round. We are happy to share both our lifestyle and our life stories to all of our guests.
Estate under the Paintbrush is located in a small village Rukavac, only 8km away from the city of Vis and 20km away from the city of Komiza. The Estate under the Paintbrush is 800 m away from the sea, surrounded by lush vegetation, a magic oasis filled with harmony, beauty and creativity. With its cozy and artistically created space, you can find two houses - Camellia and Jana – and the wonderful Mediterranean garden situated on 1700m².
Accommodation is in comfortable, fully equipped apartments at "Estate under the Paintbrush" or the surrounding houses in double and single rooms as well as studio apartments.
All rooms are air conditioned. Kitchens fully equipped with appliances and utensils. Satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet.

Yoga styles

Morning Class - Ashtanga Yoga/Vinyasa Flow
Morning class will either be a Led Primary Series Ashtanga class or a Free Ashtanga- inspired Vinyasa flow. We will have our morning class in the brand new yoga shala constructed on Vis Island. The 140m2 open space shala is perfect for morning yoga.
Evening class - SUP Yoga/ Yoga on the Beach

Evening classes will be either SUP yoga or yoga on the beach. Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga is a fun way to test your balance and focus while having fun practicing with the elements on your mobile yoga mat (your SUP board). When we are not on our SUP boards, we will practice gentle yoga on Bili Bok. Bili Bok is a sunset-facing beach in Rukavac made of flat rocks that resemble an amphitheater.

Daily Schedule

8:00 Rise & Shine Yoga – Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow
10:30 Buffet style wholesome Mediterranean breakfast
11:30 Free time/ Beach/ Chill out on the Estate/Excursions
15:30 Wholesome 4 course lunch
19:00 Gratitude Yoga /Sunset SUP class/ Bili Bok gentle
flow/Sunset Meditation


Package Includes


Pick up from the port of Vis on day of arrival and transfer to Estate
under the Paintbrush
Welcome dinner + complementary drinks
6 days half board – healthy vegetarian breakfast + wholesome 4 course lunch
Accommodation for 6 nights in artistically decorated apartments
Yoga – 2 times per day
Stand up Paddleboards for SUP yoga + an intro class into SUP
(stand up paddling)
All transportation during excursions
Boat excursion to the island of Bisevo and the Blue Cave
A SUP 3 hour trip to surrounding sandy beaches
Drop off to the ferry port of Vis on day of departure
Tourist tax

Not included in the package: travel costs to Vis (airfare, ferry ticket) + travel insurance.

Menu

The menu will be based on organic and local Mediterranean ingredients. We will serve buffet – style breakfastand a long lazy 4 course lunch. The menu will be vegetarian with the aim of purifying our bodies as well as our minds during our island getaway.


Practical information
To come to Vis, you have to take the ferry or the catamaran, which undock from Split. The ferry takes 2hours and 15 minutes, and the catamaran takes an hour and fifteen minutes to arrive to Vis. For detailed schedule of both the ferry and the catamaran, please check out the official site of the company: www.jadrolinija.hr
For information regarding the airport in Split, please check the following link:
www.splitairport.hr
For information regarding the train transport, please click here: www.hzpp.hr For information regarding the bus transport, please click here: www.akz.hr
We will wait for to greet you at the port in Vis. Transpiration to Estate under the Paintbrush is included in the package. Drop off on day of departure is also included. We will come down to the ferry port in Vis to say our goodbyes.

For more information contact us through DM, through email at visislandyoga@gmail.com, or nedakocare@gmail.com or stop by at the studio if you are in Skopje :)



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