What was once an underrated European destination, Croatia, is now one of the fastest-growing countries in popularity. Most visitors flock to the country’s many islands for the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. However, the picturesque towns are full of charm too.
Because of the stunning scenery and warm climate, Croatia makes an ideal spot for a yoga vacation. So, if this delightful European country is calling your name, enjoy some relaxing and rejuvenating yoga with these incredible yoga retreats in Croatia.
Best Retreats in Croatia
Whether you prefer a traditional European town or a peaceful, secluded island, one of these yoga retreats in Croatia is bound to be what you need.
7-8 Day Relaxing Yoga Retreat in Various Locations Around Croatia
Croatia is filled with dreamy destinations to visit and paring these stellar destinations with a yoga retreat will ensure a truly relaxing and picturesque holiday. Whether you’re after some time by the water between vinyasa sessions, or wish to indulge in some wine, hike to gorgeous viewpoints, or connect more to yourself through coaching, then one of these yoga retreats is for you.
Your host, the lovely Sasha, is a former tour guide who knows Croatia well. She’s picked out some of the best destinations in the country, Island of Hvar, Island of Brac, Istria, and Plitvice Lakes, and hosts retreats in luxury villas that are a mixture of yoga with world-class teachers, relaxation, and discovering the local highlights of the area. Each retreat looks to stellar I couldn’t resist not including them all in this round-up!
7 Day Transforming Experience With Yoga and Adventure at Five Elements Retreats, Rovinj
Starting from: $1,342
This 7-day/6-night retreat takes place in Rovinj, a gorgeous coastal town full of intriguing coves, stunning beaches, and many nature hiking trails. In the mornings, you will practice yoga (Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin), meditate, and listen to inspiring talks.
The afternoons are for adventure, where you will enjoy activities such as kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, and even windsurfing. Then in the evening you have free time to explore the old city closeby or relax and socialize at the family home.
4 Day Agnihotra and Wellness Yoga Retreat in Zagorje, Tuhelj
Starting from: $487
Escape to the Croatian countryside for four days of immersion in yoga, mediation, and spiritual rituals like the Agnihotra fire ceremony. You will practice multiple styles of yoga, including Hatha, Kundalini, Sivananda, Yin, and Nidra while staying in the cozy hill-top Yoga House Villa.
Aside from daily yoga, Nidra, and rituals, you’ll have access to a spa and wellness center for additional pampering and self-care. You’ll also get three home-cooked organic meals to nourish you from the inside out.
7 Day Taste of Hvar Culture, Culinary, and Yoga Holiday in Hvar Island, Split-Dalmatia
Starting from: $1,171
The 7-day ‘taste of Hvar’ holiday is one of the best yoga retreats in Croatia as it blends the country’s heritage and traditions with holistic yoga customs. You’ll practice multi-style yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Chakra yoga. These daily sessions include asana, mantra, mudra, kriya, and meditation.
The retreat also includes ‘deep-dive sessions.’ Here you will learn traditional Croatian activities such as harvesting and cooking local cuisine (which is delicious btw) and creating organic products that you can take home as a souvenir. This fully immersive experience is ideal for anyone who wants a unique Croatian adventure.
3 Days Private Weekend Immune Boosting Yoga Holiday in Zagorje, Tuhelj
Starting from: $406
Do you like the idea of a private yoga vacation in the countryside that is personalized to you and your unique health condition? If so, this is a retreat that you need to look more into. This immune-boosting holiday allows you to prioritize your health, boost your immune system and strengthen your aura.
The three-day experience includes multi-style yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin), yoga Nidra, crystal therapy sessions, and Agnihotra fire healing rituals. There are also excursions such as visiting an organic farm. The private retreat is suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families.
7 Day Divine Summer Yoga Holiday in Veli Iz, Zadar Archipelago
Starting from: $1,037
This Croatia retreat takes you to the hideaway island of Veli Iz, where you will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul and integrate your senses. The schedule includes daily embodied yoga sessions (vinyasa, yin, and restorative), Tibetan meditations, and chanting, breathing, and cleansing exercises.
Throughout the week, you’ll feast on local vegan delights and have plenty of free time to swim in the crystal clear waters and relax under the pine trees. It’s one of the most chilled yoga retreats in Croatia, so it is ideal for when you need to unwind and reset.
6 Days Sun, Sea, Sweat, and Soul Yoga Retreat on Brač Island, Adriatic Sea
Starting from: $1,464
This five-night Croatia retreat consists of twice-daily yoga, including energizing morning vinyasa flows and relaxing afternoon yin and meditation sessions. There is also a SUP lesson to test your newly improved balance on the water and a day trip to the famous city of Split.
You’ll stay in a beautiful historic villa and enjoy a 3-course dinner at an organic restaurant each night, complete with locally produced wine. This yoga holiday has a wonderful balance of downtime and exploration. Plus, it’s an excellent retreat for meeting like-minded people and forming strong connections.
7 Day Integrated Holistic Lifestyle Experience in Hvar Island, Split-Dalmatia
Starting from: $1,171
Spend a week on the sunny island of Hvar and immerse yourself in Suncokret’s integrated, holistic yoga lifestyle program. It consists of morning sadhana, which is a blend of yoga and other holistic techniques. There are also daily discussions around holistic health, lifestyle management, creativity, healing work, and more.
You’ll also participate in daily outings to experience the local culture, a group cooking workshop, and opening and closing circles. You’ll eat pranic-infused vegetarian meals and will stay in one of the shabby-chic cottages.
7 Day Reconnecting with Nature Yoga Holiday in Premantura
Starting from: $1,646
This 7-day yoga in Croatia holiday is one of the top yoga retreats in Croatia for reconnecting with nature and yourself. In the mornings, you’ll enjoy Ashtanga Vinyasa sessions to fill you with positive energy. Then there are soothing Hatha and meditation practices as the sun sets, preparing you for a restful night’s sleep.
The retreat takes place at the small coastal village of Premantura with clear turquoise waters and pretty pebble beaches. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore the historic sites here and the surrounding islands. You’ll also have the chance to try out SUP and visit the natural park, Kamenjak.
3 Day Relaxing Yoga Hotel in Krapinske Toplice
Starting from: $604
If you’re travelling in Croatia and want to slow down the pace for a few days, head to the luxurious Villa Magdalena in Krapinske Toplice, just 45 kilometers from Zagreb. Here you can relieve your travel stress, nourish your mind, and deepen your yoga practice.
You’ll get an individual yoga Nidra guided meditation, an abhyanga massage, and unlimited use of the onsite wellness spa, including a jacuzzi with a panoramic view of the countryside, multiple saunas, and a whirlpool. What’s more, you can feast on buffet breakfasts and 5-course dinners each day.
15 Day Insightful Multi-Style Yoga Training Retreat
Starting from: $4,478
Do you want to dive deeper into your yoga practice and learn more about the spiritual tradition without attending a one-month yoga training program? If so, this 15-day yoga training is a top option. The retreat is part of a 300-hour teacher training course but is suitable for passionate yoga students who don’t intend to teach.
The great thing about this 2-week yoga in Croatia immersion is that you will study many different yoga styles. You will deepen your knowledge and practice of Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Restorative, and Yin, along with Kriya and Nidra. You’ll stay in a remote location on the unspoiled island of Iz, and you can enjoy plenty of excursions in your free time.
Not quite what you’re after? There are even more Croatia yoga retreats on BookYogaRetreats and more are always being added!