Absolutely. At every retreat we have first-time yogis, as well as experienced ones. They all feel comfortable, yet challenged enough during classes, to push some personal boundaries and grow in their practice. There will be many levels of yoga classes throughout the retreat – from more slow, gentle, and therapeutic yoga in the mornings, which many people, regardless of their level, absolutely love. For more intense practice there is advanced vinyasa in the afternoons, where even beginners can enjoy. The size of the group is small, so we can offer you more personalized attention. In the evenings you will enjoy restorative yoga and yoga Nidra, to prepare you for a good night sleep.
We will provide yoga mats for all, however, we find many guests prefer to bring their own mat, or a travel mat to put over the mats provided. We are working in retreat places rather than yoga studios, so usually they do not come with equipment. For this reason, we recommend you to bring any other props you like to use during your practice.
You can join as many classes as you want or decide to rest for the whole day, if this is what you need. The choice is yours, to do as much or as little as you want during the retreat. The aim is that you feel mmm…so good, regardless what you decide to do, eat, sleep, stretch meditate, do art, journal, or just sit by the pool whilst meeting new friends.
Galboka Residence offers a unique stay with state-of-the-art apartments, that have king size canopy beds and are shared with one more person. It is very European, to share a room this way, however, if you would like a separate bed, single beds are available upon request, which are placed in the living room. Also, keep in mind that there will be other guests staying at the Galboka Residence, whilst our retreat. Another chance for you to meet more interesting people. For more details check out this link: https://galbokaresidence.com/residences
Please see this link for detailed information on how to reach the island Lošinj by plane, car, bus, ferry, or catamaran: https://losinia.hr/en/losinj/how-to-reach-us).
Due to high demand and many return guests, there is no availability at the Galboka Residence, prior or after the retreat dates. However, you can book a room/apartment at other places in Lošinj, or islands nearby. If you wish to do so, we recommend you to book your additional stay asap, as great places get booked up very quickly…yes, even in October. These are the sites you can book your additional stay in Croatia: www.booking.com and www.airbnb.com
Booking four flights and other transport tickets is your domain. We recommend to book airline tickets very soon after booking your retreat. It is imperative that you book flexible or refundable flights in case any changes to your travel occur. Make sure you book your flights with an airline that has the option for free date changes or that issues credit vouchers for future flights. We are not responsible for the money you paid for flights and other tickets in case of unexpected changes to your trip. For this reason, make sure you add travel insurance that covers any changes or cancellations.
You will need to book your own travel insurance. We recommend you to cover all the activities you plan on doing, including a cover for travel delay, cancellation, your personal belongings, and medical expenses. Take your time and see what option would suit you best, according to your needs, considering your current state of physical and mental health. We also suggest, that you check if the travel insurance covers any Covid-19 related emergencies. This kind of insurance policy is now widely available and very reasonably priced.
+ 6 nights, 7 days accommodation at Galboka Residence
+ Airport transfer from Lošinj airport to Galboka Residence
+ transfer from the ferry port in Lošinj to Galboka Residence
+ Daily brunch and dinner
+ unlimited drinking water, coffee, tea and fresh fruit
+ vegetable and herb garden
+ daily yoga classes
+ personal development workshops
+ group sound therapies
+ all materials for the workshops
+ yoga mats
+ surprise gift bag on arrival
+ swimming pool and pool bar service
+ room towels and beach towels
+ bicycles, paddle boards and canoes
+ free Wi-Fi
-health and travel insurance
-private yoga classes
-private sound therapy sessions
-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
As we all know, requirements and recommendations regarding Covid are constantly changing. For this reason, knowing the travel and testing rules to enter the country is your responsibility. It’s best to check regularly what rules are to enter and exit Croatia from your country of origin/residence, so there are no unpleasant surprises when you want to return back home, or travel to another country. When you book your retreat, the link to track Covid entry rules to Croatia, will be included in the welcome package.
The currency in Croatia is Kuna, although most places do accept Euros. There are plenty of exchange offices around the island where you can convert your money. There are also plenty of ATM’s to withdraw the money in Croatian Kuna, just mind that there is a substantial fee for withdrawals. In Lošinj, many restaurants and bars only take cash payments, no credit cards. We suggest that you do exchange money into Kuna or Euro and not rely on credit card payments as you are probably used to.
Many agree that October is one of the most beautiful months to explore the island of Lošinj. The weather is “just right” – not too hot, yet warm enough to have a swim and a relaxing walk along the beach amongst the pine trees, or a peaceful stroll through the picturesque fishing villages. Average daytime temperatures are around 20°C (67°F), whilst night time around 12°C (53°F). October can also be a bit rainier, so do take some clothes and shoes for the rainy days…just in case.