Croatia Island Yoga Retreat 2018 | Back to Your Bliss

6 Day All-Inclusive Island and Soul Exploration Yoga Retreat in Croatia

  • Co-hosted by: Claudia Gallo & Cynthia Wong

  • Morning Vinyasa Yoga

  • Sunset Yin / Restorative Yoga

  • Daily Hvar Island Excursions to Beaches & Cultural Towns

  • Local & Organic Croatian Meals

  • Conscious & Soulful Conversations

About This Yoga Retreat

Our Paradise Island

Croatia is known as the Land of 1000 Islands, of Antiquity, of Magic, and of Crystal Clear Waters. And no better time and place to rejuvenate your soul than at a private cottage graced with supreme spirit on dreamy Hvar, the Island of the Sun.

Hvar Island is rated amongst the 10 most beautiful and sun-drenched islands in the world, rich in history and culture. It is the center of early Croatian literature, architecture, sculpture, painting and music, second only to Dubrovnik. With its crystal clear sea, fresh aromatic breezes, colorful villages, and majestic towns it is the ideal place for a magical journey into an ancient culture and current European life.

Our Croatian Home

We’ll reside in a quiet, authentic Dalmatian farming village dating back to the 12th century. We’ll stay at three beautifully restored cottages, amid vineyards and pinewoods at an easy-going, family-run center Suncrokret: Body & Soul Retreat. Rooms are styled in a charming mix of antique, vintage, and modern furnishings, with patios for indoor and outdoor communal meals.

Included are delicious organic vegetarian meals prepared fresh daily by our Croatian chef, revered for serving a tasty authentic journey into Croatian and Mediterranean cuisine made with love from fresh, seasonal, local organic produce.

After morning yoga and brunch, we’ll explore the island’s renowned waterfront towns and historical town centers, taste local specialties, and more as we delight in the simple pleasures of spending time on a beautiful bay for a day of swimming, sea, and sun!

Our Family

Having taught and organized retreats around the world, friends and also students of each other, your co-hosts Claudia Gallo and Cynthia Wong are thrilled to put on this magical experience for an intimate group of 10.

Also become part of the Ananda Family! We’ll journey together and re-define the meaning of what a typical “yoga retreat” stands for. It’s not just yoga drills and dwelling in a stiff meditation pose all day long. What Ananda Vibes stands for is happy vibes, great community, conscious living, soulful conversations, liberation of life, but most importantly, really epic good times.

From all over the world and all walks of life, we’ll come together as strangers and leave as family. Join us and you’ll experience why people come back for a second, or even a third, retreat with us!

6 All-Inclusive Days of Coming Back to Your Bliss

What’s Included

  • 2 vegetarian meals daily (brunch & dinner)
  • Morning and afternoon group yoga practice led by Cynthia Wong & Claudia Gallo
  • Daily excursions to local villages, town centers, or beaches, transportation provided
  • Arrival and departure into Stari Grad Port (via ferry from Split)

A Typical Day

  • 8.00: Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • 10.00: Brunch
  • 11.00: Morning karma yoga
  • 12.00: Daily island exploration – beaches or cultural towns
  • 17.00: Free time/Coaching sessions
  • 18.00: Yin Yoga /Slow Flow
  • 19.30: Dinner
  • 20.15: Coaching/ reading/ healing sessions
  • 22.00: Quiet time


Early Bird Tix 

Limited to 4 people only: 50% deposit by June 30 & save up to $300!

Regular Price (Book July 1 or after)

50% deposit to confirm spot, paid in full by July 5

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Your Retreat Team

Cynthia Wong(@cynthia_activeyogi)

A Yogi on a Mission

Cynthia is on a mission to empower people to become who they truly are. She sees yoga, traveling, and yoga adventure retreats as transformative tools to re-connect to ourselves and step into the person we’ve always known we can be. Her passion is creating experimental events and journeys through senses, breath, movement, environment, music while building conscious strong communities.

Cynthia’s received 4 yoga certifications in Bali – 200hr Vinyasa Yoga and 20hr Standup Paddleboard Yoga in 2015, 85hr Pre/Postnatal Vinyasa Yoga in 2017, and 200hr Shamanic Yoga & Restorative Yoga in 2018. She believes nothing compares to being in nature, and over the years has taught one-third, or approximately 100 classes, outdoors across 11 cities and islands.

While born and raised in Chicago and traveling 59 countries across 7 continents, Cynthia (also @cynthiatravels) began crafting yoga retreats in the way she likes to travel – through adventure, community, discovering new limits, and giving back. She’s driven by a desire to discover what magic happens when we live with wild abandon, give without expectation, and love without fear.

Read more at www.Cynthia.Yoga, view her yoga updates, or follow her adventures on Instagram!

Claudia Gallo (@claugallocr)

The “Pura Vida” Yogi 

Originally from Costa Rica, Claudia Gallo spent the last ten years travelling and working around the world. After four years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has now become her second home.

Claudia received her 200 hr yoga teacher training in India at Himalaya Yoga Valley in 2011, and 300 hr in New York at Yoga Works in 2017. She further studies through workshops and trainings across Asia and USA, also expanding into healing and restorative practices, and is amongst the third generation of teachers in Mind Body Movement.

Her classes are unique, challenging, grounding, and flow with grace. She pays special attention to proper alignment with cues clear for both beginners and advanced practitioners. Committed to sharing wellness in an integrative and functional way, Claudia finds a way to take you into a peaceful mind and healthy “pura vida” living.

With a background in sports and adventure, Claudia’s energetic yet serene personality makes for dynamic classes while focusing on breath and calming the mind with her life motto: Be here now.

Learn more about Claudia and her classes on Instagram!

What People Say About Us

“I’ve never done yoga. Ever. Ananda Vibes lives up to its name and mission, introducing an incredibly liberating way of life that guarantees to elevate you from your usual nine-to-five routine.

From the moment I arrived in paradise, to sleeping under the stars on the final night there, this retreat was a profound experience that I will not forget in a hurry.”

Justin Lau

Consultant & Adventurer, Hong Kong

“I was lucky to join 3 of Cynthia’s yoga retreats in 2017 and 2018! The one at Perhentian islands in Malaysia was an incredible first intro to Acroyoga at gorgeous beaches. One of things that makes Cynthia’s retreats special is trying new things – acroyoga, snorkeling with turtles and sharks, climbing a volcano at sunrise on Christmas Day, giving back to the volcano refugee camp, SUP yoga, or serious self reflection, and connecting with new friends. Many of us still get drinks together in Kuala Lumpur!

I practice yoga frequently and I absolutely loved Cynthia’s yoga classes. They’re always dynamic and uplifting, leaving me refreshed, relaxed and very peaceful after. She’s an amazing host, planning plenty of sightseeing and group activities, yet so open to suggestions and adjusting plans or yoga styles based on how we feel and what we need. I recommend her retreats to anyone looking for an exciting holiday, to recharge and chance to make new friends while having so much fun doing so!””

Amy Cunningham

Teacher, masseuse, & avid yogi, Australia

Going on one of Cynthia’s retreats was the highlight of 2017 for me and that is saying something with all the places I got to travel to! My biggest concern with retreats has always been, ‘will I get along with the people I will see all day/everyday?!’ This will never be a concern of mine if I continue to book with Cynthia. She attracts the most amazing people to her because of her easy going personality and positive vibes and because of that, her retreats will always be filled with people who are open to trying new things, visiting new places and meeting new people. She is also an amazing yoga instructor who gives clear and easy to follow instructions for beginner yogis but can also challenge the more advanced people. I walked away from the Perhentian Island retreat with a lot of new friends in the world that I still am in contact with 9 months later, feeling refreshed and having seen some of the most gorgeous parts of this planet that I would have never found without her. I can’t wait to see where a future retreat will take me!

Brandi Bratek

Master Resilience Trainer & Performance Expert , USA/Germany

Thanks to Facebook I accidentally stumbled upon Cynthia Wong being a Yoga instructor in Malaysia. I spend six weeks in Malaysia last year and went to one of her Yoga in the Park classes. It immediately struck me that she is a very special person and when she told me that she will have a Yoga Retreat in the Perhentians later that month I knew my wife and I had to be a part of it. And joining that retreat was one of our best decisions last year.

Not only was Cynthia a fantastic teacher (even for a relative newbie like me) but her personality and care for other people made this one of the best holiday experiences we ever had. The yoga lessons were fantastic and the other activities were just an absolute blast with an incredible group of people who became friends for life. Cynthia did a great job making everybody feel welcome in the group and connecting all personalities. I am excited that Ananda and Cynthia are partnering up to offer Yoga experiences all over the world and hopefully we can soon find one again that we can join. I would give this 10 stars if i could. Thanks again 🙂

Wojtek Bratek

Entrepreneur, Germany

I was in Bali last Christmas at the most awesome yoga retreat with the most incredible humans. If you ever get the chance to go on a retreat with this Wonder Woman – Cynthia – jump at the chance.. my life has changed in so many ways since this experience.. 💜

Lisa Walker

Teacher & human rights advocate, United Kingdom

I took part in Cynthia’s yoga retreat in Bali and I couldn’t have been happier with my experience and the ambience of the retreat. The villa we stayed in was amazing and I felt like being spoilt but also homely from the very beginning. What I really liked beyond this and all the yoga was all the other activities that Cynthia had planned, such as getting purified in holy water at a Water Temple, energy healing and climbing a volcano at 4am for sunrise. There was never a dull moment – and if you felt too tired, taking a nap instead of taking part in anything was always allowed!

Bettina Hernberg

Health foods entrepreneur & yoga teacher, Finland

Cynthia’s Bali retreat was exactly what the doctor ordered! The villa we were housed in was an oasis set in the paradise that is Bali. Cynthia was generously accommodating in ensuring we had enough time and activities to explore Bali, while still getting our yoga fix in. While scaling volcanos and dipping in hot springs, a sense of genuine community was formed between all the yogis as well. It was wonderful being surrounded by such a diverse but welcoming group of beautiful individuals. This retreat was one that rejuvenated and nourished my body, mind, and spirit – leaving me inspired and excited for all there is to come!

Jessica Ong

Consultant, Zumba & yoga teacher, rhythmic cycle teacher/trainer, Malaysia

The retreat was a very intimate and soulful experience, full of activities that engage one soulfully. the necessary conditions were present for one to get in the mood for fun filled self discovery and mindfulness.

Sahil Arora

Serial entrepreneur & daily yoga practitioner, India


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