Mindfulness is a state of being that is inherent to every human being, but it is more readily accessible when you engage in daily practices that cultivate it. It is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment.
Whenever you bring awareness to what you're directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you're being mindful.
This 6 Night program will focus on cultivating this awareness through the activities of deep yoga and meditation, as well as artistic exploration and getting back to the beauty of nature.
Connect with your Self each morning through a Gentle Yoga Sadhana led by a holistic yoga therapist. The practice slowly awakens you from head to toe and brings awareness to body, mind to breath. As the breath leads you through a series of postures, you become more and more attuned to the present moment; connecting to the senses, which dictate your thoughts and feelings, and then relaxing into total presence before flowing onward.
The practice concludes with relaxation followed by mindful meditation practices that progressively instill a peaceful and present state of being that will you'll carry throughout each day.
Afternoon Art & Nature sessions will focus on soaking up the wonderful, restorative and inspiring nature of the island of Hvar in the most direct way - through drawing of its beautiful landscapes. In the 4 dedicated afternoon sessions of the retreat, the artist will invite the participants to engage in a series of drawing and walking activities designed to focus and calm the mind.
This retreat is aimed at beginners and more experienced participants alike. It is not aimed at testing the level of yoga or quality of the drawing, but rather on expanding the mindfulness of the activity.
The cost of this retreat package will include -
your 6 night accommodation
a transfer to and from the Stari Grad Port
two daily vegetarian meals during your program stay
dinner on program start date & breakfast on the conclusion date
a welcome circle
daily integrated holistic yoga and Seva program
60-EUR credit toward Holistic Services or a 60-minute one-to-one Art lesson, or 50-EUR credit toward a Massage or Spa Treatments by appointment
daily outings to places of interest including waterfront towns, beautiful beaches, historical sights, and hidden spots in nature
free access to Spiritual, Travel & Leisure Library
Tea Corner & Snacks
With the gorgeous landscape of Hvar at your fingertips this program will provide you with a complete holistic yoga and healing holiday adventure in Croatia.