Balance Yoga Retreats 2019 2019-09-13T19:29:50+00:00

Balance Yoga Retreats 2019

Retreats for a balanced, inspired, flowing transition to the new season

September 14 – 21st
Balance: the nature flow ♥ Welcome the September Equinox

September 21 – 28st
Balance: new moon magic ♥ Set intentions for the new season

Every once in a while comes a time when we just need to check-out from our busy lives and set our wanderlust seeking spirit and body free. We get you, we’ve got you.

Welcome the new season at our late summer Balance retreats. Come to relax with us as you surround yourself with our special program and everything the incredible destination of Vis has to offer.

Discover the beautiful island at the week-long balance retreat that will bring restoration and harmony to your mind, body, and soul. 



About The Balance Yoga Retreats

Balance: the nature flow

September 14 – 21st. Welcome the September equinox, a time when the energy is about finding the balance in all areas of your life. Get your body, mind and spirit in tune and in a natural flow with nature. Make this transition organic and come back to your roots as well as natural rhythms. Allow the magic of a ritual to create space for peace, love, exploration and growth.

Special sessions and offerings:

Circle session to honor the equinox
Wild morning swim and meditation
Candle gazing
Honoring the silence
A journaling practice


Balance: new moon magic

September 21 – 28th. Set your intentions for the nearing new moon and allow the new season to be welcomed with a clear mind, hear and body. Use the new moon energy and the changing nature to assist you in this transition and let our yin and yang chakra balancing classes and other sessions bring you the so needed balance. Allow the magic of a ritual create space for peace, love, exploration, and growth.

Special sessions and offerings

Circle New Moon intention setting session
Wild morning swim and meditation
Candle gazing
Honouring the silence
A journaling practice


The retreat includes:

7 nights in the island villa
2 daily yoga sessions (morning and afternoon, includes meditation)
Special workshops and sessions (see above)
2 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals per day (breakfasts and dinners)
Tours around the island 
Tea available at all times
Transfer from/to the port of Vis to/from the Villa

Not included: Flights, transfer from Split airport to the ferry harbour (the return shuttle costs around 10 euros, takes 30-40 minutes), ferry tickets (the return trip costs around 15 euros), travel insurance.

It’s a retreat for you, if you’re looking for/to:

A serene location for relaxing and recharging;
Getting in depth of your yoga, meditation and spiritual practice;
All-inclusive – you do not need to worry about a thing;
Connecting to like-minded yogis and travellers;
Included island tours to explore the undiscovered island;
Healthy and yummy vegetarian/vegan meals;

Included island tours

During the balance yoga retreat in Croatia we’ll invite you not only practice yoga and meditation, but also explore the beautiful and unique island of Vis. These are the tours we’re inviting you to: Blue cave and Komiza fisherman’s village tour; Vis town historic tour, Stiniva cove hiking and Srebrena beach tours.

Yoga & meditation

Yoga and meditation classes at our Balance yoga retreat in Croatia are suitable for everyone – from a beginner to a longer practicing yogi. We focus hatha and vinyasa flow and use breathing techniques such as Pranayama in the classes. Each session has time devoted to meditation, self-awareness and consciousness. Our morning sessions are a more active and energizing vinyasa flow and afternoon classes focus on restorative and yin yoga. Our classes cater the need of each individual group so that it’s comfortable, safe and supports development.

The Accomodation

We accommodate our guests in a beautiful Vis town villa that is located uphill from the town’s bay and only 5-minute walk from the center and 10-minute walk from the beach. With an amazing view to the town and the Vis bay as well as a pool and large terraces the villa is a great place for this active yoga holiday. Each room has its own bathroom and air conditioning.

Accommodation photos


At the Balance yoga retreat in Croatia we provide vegetarian meals – a rich breakfast buffet and dinner cooked at the villa. All of our food is vegetarian, vegan or raw, we use a lot of locally grown seasonal fruit, vegetables, spices and herbs. As well locally produced olive oil, cheeses and other goodies. We accommodate gluten-free and vegan guests!


What a fantastic week it has been. Everything has been what we hoped for and perhaps even more. Delicious food, the friendly group guided safely by sweet and strong Vanessa, a fantastic Villa with the most spectacular view and Milda and Mario, who are amazing hosts. We were sad to leave but take with us beautiful memories.
Katarina and Magnus (Sweden)
I had a really lovely week at the retreat. Milda, Mario and the rest of the staff were so accommodating. Everything such as trips, the boat, extra activities was all inclusive so it was so nice to not worry about anything. The island of Vis is so interesting and the host Mario has an amazing knowledge of it. The week is very busy with classes and trips, but equally the holiday is allowed to be yours and you do as you like with no pressure. All the veggie food was lovely and creative.
Ellie B. (United Kingdom)
I liked everything about the week I spent at yoga retreat: the villa was beautiful; yoga classes were great and I could feel a gradual progress; we had wonderful trips in between and I have learnt so much about Croatia, and last but not the least: Milda’s cooking is amazing. I highly recommend this yoga retreat.
Olga S. (Belgium)
This was my first yoga retreat and I enjoyed it very much. We became a little family in the end and I am happy I met so many beautiful people here. The place was amazing and yoga classes great. I leave this place with a sore, but healthier body, peace in my mind and new friends.
Nina L. (Norway)
Thank you. I have had such an amazing week, it exceeded expectations and you are all truly amazing hosts + teachers. I will be taking back with me a little bit of everything yoga, meditation, great food and history. Looking forward to joining you guys again hopefully next summer. Peace and love.
Nicola A. (United Kingdom):
It’s the last day. I have had such a fantastic time here. It’s such a great retreat, fabulous food (I have eaten so well), and company. Do yoga and meditation have meant so much to me and hope I retain the peace and will to practice more. Vanessa – you are a kind and thoughtful teacher. Milda and Mario – thank you for looking after us. Love.
Kate R. (United Kingdom):
Excellent yoga instruction – great food for the stomach and the soul – fantastic bunch of participants, what more can one ask for! I enjoyed every bit of this experience and forward to the next one.
Michelle D. (Germany)
Dear Milda, Vanessa and Mario, my holy trinity of relaxation :). Thanks a million for creating a week full of happy moments, stuffed bellies and faces full of laughter, it was just heaven. Will be back for sure!
Sabine M. (Switzerland)
Milda, Mario and Vanessa, Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, friendship, kindness and support during the wonderful retreat here. It has been pleasure to meet you all and to partake in all the yoga, tours and food!! What an amazing package. Thank you and all the very best in future endeavours. Love and hugs.
Pam G. (United Kingdom)
Dear Milda, Vanessa and Mario, thank you for a fantastic week on the seaside. It was the perfect balance (pun intended) of fun yoga sessions, yummy food and outdoor adventures. I can only recommend Summersalt! Namaste 🙂
Tina B. (Austria)
Dear Milda, Vanessa & Mario, HVALA – thank you so much for a wonderful and inspiring experience on this beautiful and magical little island! We hope to see you again very soon. All the best for you and keep up the beautiful work. Much love!
Marcella and Nicole (Germany and Switzerland)
Milda, Vanessa & Mario. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Its been an amazing time on the island of Vis. The group was very welcoming and you did lots to make our visit extra special. I have found a re-newed love for yoga thanks to Vanessa’s wonderful classes that has inspired me to practise more. The food throughout the stay has been absolutely delicious and I eagerly await Milda’s recipes. Finally, the trips to the Blue cave and the local towns were great. Mario’s knowledge of places was fascinating. The accommodation was beautiful, right by the sea. So thank you for a wonderful holiday!!
Hayley (United Kingdom)
Dear Milda, Vanessa and Mario. Thank you for a relaxing holiday. Well organized, good food, varied yoga and cosy atmosphere. The villa is super and Mario’s help planning outings was great. Milda makes you feel at home and Vanessa is a dedicated yoga teacher. Hope to return for another great week in the next year or two.
Ann D. (United Kingdom)
Dear Milda, Mario, Vanessa and Lauren. I came exhausted and with no more expectations than getting a rest – and then it turned out awesome! Intense, mindful, peaceful, with lovley people, gorgeous food and this crazy beautiful house with view! You made me really appreciate what I have accomplished in the last couple of months, with you I was able to calm down, focus and be present. Thank you for the light! I hope I see you again, I wish you all the best. Love!
Kristina H. (Germany)
Dearest Milda, Mario, Vanessa and Croatia :). Thank you for your attention to detail, your warm energy and your welcoming tours.
Kavitha (United Kingdom)
Ode to Summersalt yoga retreat:
Milda and Mario the perfect team
and with Melissa from Norway my yoga dream
Delightful food from morning till night
having gluts crunching too tight
Kiki our driver speeds over the hills
to charming bays and refreshing hills
We love our retreat in beautiful Vis
so to marvelous Summersalt we give you a kiss.
The retreat is an experience I would definitely recommend to everyone who needs a break from stressful life and wants to restore. Nature, good food, nice place, nice villa, caring staff and of course full time yoga practice and meditation. All one could need to restore.
Leila L. (Italy)
It was my first vacation by myself and I was a bit hesitant, however they managed from the very first day to create a very close and warm group I now consider my friends.
Nicola O. (Italy)
I would fully recommend this retreat to the beginner and more experienced people practicing yoga. The location is beautiful and the house very comfortable. All the staff put a lot of effort to make your stay very enjoyable. I had an excellent week! Many thanks.
Emily B. (United Kingdom)
Thank you for a wonderful week off extended summer. The Villa is in such a lovely location. I will miss those sunsets and the coastline. Vanessa – it was fantastic to be taught by you and to see your practice. Great classes, fun and challenging and relaxing. Milda and Mario, you have put together a great package make up relaxation entertainment and beautiful scenery. I will recommend!
Alex S. (USA):
We had a wonderful week at your retreat! Once a year the three of us meet for relaxation, fun and good food and we couldn’t have picked a better place this year. Many thanks for everything.
Astrid, Anne and Nina (Germany):
I have enjoyed Croatia very much!! I came here not having much experience with yoga and the little that I had was not nearly as enjoyable as what I have learned here. Vanessa was an excellent teacher as she has inspired me to continue with yoga. I hope I can find a teacher as good as she is. I have learned deep breathing correctly finally and how to relax. I thank Mario and Milda and Vanessa for the wonderful experience I have had on the island of Vis.
Brenda F. (USA):
This has been such a wonderful experience. For somebody that struggles to relax and appreciate the moment, I have felt instant calm and contentment. A Perfect blend of yoga, meditation and delicious foods, on the backdrop of such a beautiful, historical Island delivered by perfect hosts. Thank you so much. I look forward to joining you on one of your next yoga retreats.
Nicole A. (United Kingdom):

Rosie Markwick

Vinyasa, yin yoga, meditation, sessions. Originally from London, Rosie has been passionately engaged with yoga for the past 7 years. Rosie trained first and foremost in Bali, completing a Yoga Alliance 200-hour training. This was swiftly followed by a SUP yoga teacher training after falling in love with the practice on tropical lagoons of Indonesia. Since, she has furthered her qualifications in both yoga and SUP, completing a SUP instructor course as well as training in yin yoga, yoga energetics and craniosacral therapy. Rosie’s dynamic classes focus on healthy alignment and core stability, fused with creative flows and her yin classes focus on yoga psychology and energetics. All of her classes are powerful, inclusive and deeply healing.

Milda Urban

Food, yin yoga, sessions. Milda is a former journalist has worked almost 10 years in health, fitness and lifestyle magazines writing articles and features on these topics. She has also worked as a business reporter and in a few international business social responsibility projects, focusing on encouraging green business. After that Milda has changed her career path to tourism and now works as event and active travel organizer. What better work can you find for an absolute travel junkie?! Her love of healthy lifestyle, yoga and the outdoors has brought her to the perfect job – organizing yoga and adventure retreats where she shares her passions with all the guests. She is a vegetarian and vegan chef and as well as yin yoga teacher.

The destination – island of Vis, Croatia

The island of Vis is one of the most further, isolated and mysterious Croatian islands.
The island charms with its natural beauties – rugged coast around the island, dotted with gorgeous coves and caves. As well as a couple of sand beaches, crystal clear sea, surrounding islets and a spectacular green inland.

Island gallery



14 – 21st September FULL
21 – 28th September FULL

The Balance yoga retreat in Croatia all-inclusive package

  • 7 nights in the island villa
  • 2 daily yoga sessions (morning and afternoon, includes meditation)
  • Special workshops and sessions (see above)
  • 2 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals per day (breakfasts and dinners)
  • Tours around the island (see above)
  • Tea available at all times
  • Transfer from/to the port of Vis to/from the Villa

Not included: Flights, transfer from Split airport to the ferry harbour (the return shuttle costs around 10 euros, takes 30-40 minutes), ferry tickets (the return trip costs around 15 euros), travel insurance.

The Investment (per person)


The prices include VAT
30% non-refundable deposit is needed to confirm the booking

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