What’s the opposite of retreat? Intreat? Ontreat? Outreat?  We need a new word!

While most yoga retreats pull you out of everyday life and the real world, this one pulls you in, into contact with it, facing it, dealing with it. It pulls you in into the local culture and island life. It pulls you in into a group, a community. Instead of going in parallel with little to no contact with a fellow being, our paths will cross and make us richer. We will pick olives and figs together, walk, swim, play games and cook together and for each other. And of course, we will practice yoga. Through the strong physical and meditative practice we will explore/learn how to use inquiry to understand our inner selves and deal with the life evolving around us.

 

Community is important. How we are together and how these 5 days will be depends on us. Places are limited to 12 people.

Each person contributes and without each one it would be a totally different group, a different experience.

Don’t google, you won’t read about ‘outtreats’ elsewhere. Come, try and be curious!

 

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Bodul Zen is a place of tolerance, respect, and inclusion of all, regardless of gender, sexual preference, race or religion.
We reserve the right to remove anybody who does not respect this environment of tolerance.

Program

30.05. – 04.06./19.09. – 24.09.

 

DAY 0 (30.05./19.09.)

Arrival

Gentle Evening Flow

Dinner at the local restaurant (konoba)

 

DAY 1 

09.00 – 10.45 Opening Ceremony Yoga, Meditation

11.00 – 11:45  Brunch

12.00-14.00 Free time for swimming, walking

14.00 – 15.30 Time for snacks & Massage

15.00 – 18.00 Tea and Games + Walking Meditation

18.00 – 19.15 Evening Yoga

20.00 – 21.00 (open end) Dinner

 

DAY 2 

09.00 – 10.45 Morning Yoga

11.00 – 11.45 Brunch

12.00-13.00 Free time for swimming, walking

13.30 – 14.30 Time for snacks & Massage

15.00 – 18.00 Tea and Games / Hiking+ Boćanje

18.00 – 19.15 – Evening Yoga

20.00 – 21.00 (open End) – Dinner (flexible dinner)

 

DAY 3 

07.00 – 08.00 Morning Yoga 

08.15 – 09.00 Breakfast Express 

09.30 – 19.30 Day Trip To Kornati

17.30- 18.15 Evening Yoga on the beach

20.00 – 21.00 (open End) – Dinner at the restaurant

 

DAY 4 

09.00 – 10.45 Morning Yoga

11.00 – 11.45 Brunch

12.00-13.00 Free time for swimming, walking

13.00 – 14.00 Time for Snacks & Massage

15.00 – 18.00 Tea and Games / Olive picking Meditation / Sv. Mihovil

18.00 – 19.15 Evening Yoga Closing Ceremony

20.00 – 21.00 (open End) – Dinner

 

DAY 5  (04.06./24.09.)

08.45 – 09.45 Upcycle Leftover Breakfast

Farewell!

 

Yoga by Dynamic Mindfulness

 

We teach yoga by the Dynamic Mindfulness Method. It is based on functional, evidence-based movement that results in both mobility and strength, and mindfulness in movement that is rooted in Zen Buddhist tradition.

Simply speaking, it means that it is safe for the joints, it builds strength rather that flexibility, and makes you more resilient and functional in everyday life (carrying stuff, climbing stairs, sitting with ease, etc.). We don’t hold poses too long, we don’t overstretch, we don’t stop or manipulate the breathing in any way. We pulse, we bounce, we move in three-dimensions, with our natural breath giving us the tempo.

 


In Sarah’s classes you will experience a more invigorating tempo that you might be used to from Vinyasa or ‘Flow’ classes. We will work on active mobility and building strength.

In Nadja’s classes the tempo will be gentler with more emphasis on mindfulness in movement and playful transitions.

Classes are suitable for all-levels. As we keep the group limited to max. 12 people, we will be able to modify the practice for each participant individually.

Food

Leo’s Cooking

Leo makes the best out of the local and seasonal ingredients, inspired by the traditional Croatian cuisine that he interprets astonishingly well for a non-Croatian. While we stay on the island, he will nourish us with the best fruits the island has to offer. Also, we will have the opportunity to learn some of the  ‘chef’s tricks’ as Leo’s commis de cuisine – for each meal there will be an assignee who will help him with preparing the meal and feeding the hungry yogis.
Vegan and vegetarian food options will be available. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when contacting and we will see what we can do!

Massage

 

Tanja completed a workshop in November 2018 at the studio of massage therapist Ardian Hartono in Berlin.
She became interested in massage for various reasons, among them being to learn a new skill with the principal aim of helping others. It’s an invaluable service for those experiencing pain, stress or physical recovery. She’s intrigued by the healthy process of one not only receiving the massage, but the effects after one. Massage is quite simply a positive experience that one can feel good about giving, beneficial for both parties involved.
Her massage approach is inspired by the influence of fascia, somatics, deep tissue, acupressure, meridians and Indo-Malay massage. It is a holistic, rejuvenating, calming and revitalizing approach, aimed at relaxing your body after a long and eventful day.
Tanja currently works resides in Berlin.

 


Activites

Sunday Church visit

There is a very small chapel on the island. On a hot sunny day it can be a beautiful shelter to rest between the old medieval stone walls, listening to the old island grandmothers singing.

 

Olive picking

 Every October when the tourists leave, the olive picking season begins. Walking on the island you will hear the sound of shaking branches and olives falling on the ground, see people standing in the tree tops or sorting olives on the ground, and smell the residue of wood from the fire pits. Offer the locals a hand, and watch the time pass. How precious is that liquid gold!

 

Fig picking


Walk around and find the right spots. Look for the sticky juice of ripe figs on the pavement. Eat them straight from the tree when they are still hot from the sun, or collect them – they will be perfect in a cake or jam!

Fishing


Fish at night or early at dawn with a small boat of fisherman in the open sea when everything is calm.

 

Boat trip to Kornati Islands

The favorite activity among tourists is taking a boat trip to the nearby Kornati islands, the national park. The locals laugh about it – why go to the smaller islands where there is even less to do? But they will take you there for a cheap price, and try to make it more exciting by grilling some local fish or showing you the best bays the islands have to offer. Few people live there, so there is a greater chance of running into a goat or a donkey.

Boćanje

There are many jogs* on the island, where you can watch old men play bocce, or throw one yourself. The best are in the woods on the north side of the island, a perfect activity after the beach, trying out your hand in the shade of pine trees while the sunset paints the scene orange.

Hike to St. Mihovil

Discover this old ruin on the highest peak of the island. Pass through villages, macadam roads among olive fields, and enjoy the scents of Mediterranean vegetation. It’s quite a hike, but once there you will treasure the view of the west side of Ugljan and the islands beneath. Rumour has it when the air is right you can see the coast of Italy from here!

Tea And Games

We looove playing cards, dominos, dice… They will always be some around and you can join in whenever you feel like it.

 

 

 

 

 

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