Sailing yoga retreat

for a balanced body & mind

THE YOGA SAILING RETREAT

ABOUT

YOGA RETREAT: CROATIA / GREECE

 

YOGA SAILING HOLIDAY

Yoga Sailing Holidays is exactly that, we provide a yoga retreat on a sailing holiday in Croatia. While you sail Croatia, we also include a yoga instructor on your sailing holiday to give you a European yoga retreat style experience with daily yoga in the most beautiful locations and evening meditation.

 

On your relaxing sailing holiday we island hop the Adriatic, stopping in the most beautiful bays for your afternoon swim while our on board hostess prepares your lunch.

On your yoga retreat / sailing holiday in Croatia we ensure you are looked after with a very high crew to guest ratio, with a maximum of 7 guests and 3 crew, including your skipper, hostess and yoga instructor.

Yoga Sailing Holidays is a brand of Med Sailing Holidays. We provide crewed sailing holidays in Croatia and the Greek Islands.  We pride ourselves on offering island hopping / sailing holidays that exceptional value for money.

Croatia is a hidden gem and should be on everyone's travel bucket list.  What better way to avoid the tourists, than to leisurely sail the Dalmatian coast, taking in a new island and port every day.
 
Our yoga retreat / sailing holiday in Croatia is suitable for all levels of experience. We believe that body harmony and inner-peace should be available to everyone.
 
Cabins are on a twin share basis, so bring a friend!

 
 

INSTRUCTORS

Cristina Podegracz
INSTRUCTOR

 

Christina’s sense of adventure has been nurtured and supported by her love of travel and yoga. 22 years of her personal yoga practice and 7 years teaching her expression of yoga to all types of bodies and backgrounds, has given her a unique perspective on how effective and transformative the practice of present moment awareness, embodied movement and time communing with nature can be. She loves introducing and making yoga available to every “body” as a tool for healing and self inquiry.

Dates: 26th September 2020 (Greece)

Maddie Lynch
INSTRUCTOR

 

Maddie: I trained to become a yoga teacher in Rishkesh, India (Yoga Capital of the World).

 

I teach mainly Vinyasa flow, and was also trained in Hatha yoga. I have since travelled, taught yoga and lived in a variety of different countries, including Australia, the UK, Greece and Germany.

 

You can watch my yoga journey here. I really love to incorporate the spiritual aspects of yoga into my classes, allowing you to connect back to your higher self. I have a degree in Psychology and have been practicing Reiki since 9 years old. I love to incorporate these different elements into my practice, providing a holistic and magical yoga experience.

Dates: 27th June 2020 (Greece)

Kamilla Seljelid
INSTRUCTOR

 

Kamilla is a certified Hatha yoga teacher and kids yoga teacher. She is based in Oslo, Norway and is currently running her own business called Kamilla’s Yoga and their sister company Kamilla’s Kids. Kamilla has specialized in Children’s yoga and has conduced research on the benefits of yoga for children with trauma under the supervision of one of Australia’s leading doctors in children’s psychology, Dr Grant Sinnamon. She has also worked with children suffering from anxiety, depression, autism and ADHD.

For adults Kamilla is particularly interested in how yoga can release our bodies from pain and how your yoga mat can be a safe space to unwind and tune into who you are. Her specialities for adults are backhanding, hip openers and shoulder flexibility. Kamilla is basically a small human packed with loads of information on yoga and the human body, and is (almost) always seen with a smile. 

Dates: 4th July 2020 (Croatia)

Danielle DeGroot
INSTRUCTOR

Hello! I am Danielle and am a 200-hr Certified Yoga Teacher based out of Chicago, IL. And I am ALWAYS ready to pack my bags and travel! I completed my teacher training with Corepower Yoga where I’m currently teaching classes each week. Yoga has been an integral part of my life for over 10 years. Yoga has gifted me with so many benefits, and has inspired me to share this life changing practice with others. I am also a Registered Dietitian and believe in promoting holistic health that includes mind, body and spirit. I encourage a holistic life with a focus on mindfulness, self care and adventure. I am beyond excited to join in this experience with you all and share this adventure.

Dates: 15th August 2020 (Greece)

Charlotte Pragnell
INSTRUCTOR

Yoga came into my life when I was working in a high pace busy office in downtown Ottawa 20 years ago.

 

My passion of yoga lead me to want to

teach others on how this practice will benefit your body, mind and soul. 

My style of teaching is about using a balance of demonstrating, correcting, and motivating the class. I focus on breath, meditation, moving slowly, and gently and at same time coming to your edge to get the full benefits of your yoga practise.

 

My current emphasis Is to work with specialized groups where yoga has been scientifically proven to benefit as

tool to overcome health and wellness barriers

Dates: 19th September 2020 (Greece)

Rebekka Nerhovde
INSTRUCTOR

Rebekka Nerhovde is a Norwegian Yoga Teacher and Musical Artist. She first got introduced to yoga during her dance education in 2010 and has today completed her yoga education in "Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow", "Pranayama/meditation" & "Yin Yoga". She loves the variety of yoga and today she teaches all ages from 4-89 years old.

 

Rebekka teaches with a big heart. In her classes, everybody can feel welcome. Her classes have a relaxing and loose atmosphere where you can come as you are. She plays the ukulele and sings, so if you have a love for music this is definitely your teacher. Rebekka also uses different massage and acupressure techniques in her classes as well as different massage oils and "Yoga Nidre" to leave you totally blissed. 

 

Rebekka would like to welcome you on board with her for a magical, loving and fun week at the big blue. All levels and ages welcome.

Dates: 13th June 2020 (Greece)

Keilimei McCarthy
INSTRUCTOR

Keilimei is a yoga instructor and singer born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii. Growing up surrounded with aloha, laughter, and the mindfulness that riding waves brings, she was inspired from a very early age to become the best version of herself, and bring joy to those around her.  She was introduced to the practice of meditation from her grandmother at age 12 and began her Bikram Yoga practice in Hawaii at the age of fifteen. Her first teaching experience manifested when a teacher informally asked her to teach garudasana (eagle pose) to the class. She then began teaching the Bikram sequence unofficially to students at her high-school during P.E class. In 2013, she became drawn to the fitness and fun elements of Corepower Yoga and obtained her first RYS 200 with Yoga Alliance.

Humble Beginnings
Soon after, she embarked on her 4 year study abroad in Pairs and created The American University of Paris’s first official Yoga Club. At first she taught classes herself (for free), then soon discovered other certified teachers amongst her peers at AUP, whereupon she began managing them as well.   The Yoga Club grew in size and demand and just before graduation she installed a room in campus that stands to this day. Upon graduation she continued to share the practice by offering classes to the Artists in Exil in Paris.  She also began teaching in studios and entreprises in and around Paris. 

Honing her Teaching Style
She continued deeper into the practice as both teacher and student, and undertook a 50 hour Sequencing Training with Laughing Lotus NYC in 2017. In 2019, she was invited to Sri Lanka by Mattieu Boldron on account of her music and singing.  There, she obtained an additional 300 RYS in  Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Traditional Chinese medicine by. While there, she also began to delve into the practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Thai Massage from Annie Au. 

Teaching Style
“ I believe alignment and intuition are equally important in a safe and progressive yoga practice.  I like to take a look at my students before each class and determine their needs. I challenge them  while encouraging them to move intuitively and compassionately, exploring the depths of their bodies. At the end of my classes it brings me great pleasure to serenade my students in savasana. I play mantras, originals and covers on my guitarlele and always sing about what has inspired me most. “ 

Dates: 22nd & 29th August 2020 (Croatia) 

Katie Schiffgen
INSTRUCTOR

 

Katie has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years but not until the last few years did she really fall in love with the practice. "To me it became more than simply a workout or stretches, but it filled up my soul. Each time I left my mat I felt like I knew myself a little better. I also felt a deeper connection to my body." Katie emphasizes breath and alignment in her classes and loves to help her students discover that they really are capable of so much more than they realize. She hopes her classes will offer a little something for everyone and that you will always leave feeling just a little more "full" than when you came.

 

Off her mat Katie enjoys hiking with her dogs, spending time in the sun, watching Netflix, traveling, camping, drinking tea, collecting succulents, laughing, making jewelry, going on motorcycle rides with her husband, and eating delicious food especially chocolate.

 

She received her 1,000 hr Yoga Teacher Certification through Inbody Academy in 2014 and has since attended various alignment based trainings in the Anusara (Inspired) method. She has taken immersions and workshops with Anusara Instructors Adam Ballenger, Christy Burnette, Sheldon & Lindsay Thieszen, Trista Winder, Sianna Sherman, and Sean Haleen… as well as Power Yoga instructors D’ana Baptiste and Brian Kest. Katie continues to learn and grow as a teacher from continuing education classes, learning from her fellow teachers, and observing and connecting with her students. She also holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Utah in International Studies with a Minor in Chinese.

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Dates:4th July 2020
 

Chrissie Alexander
INSTRUCTOR

 

Chrissie discovered yoga 15 years ago, loving the psychological benefits as much as the physical. Chrissie has been teaching since 2009, practising and training with Byron Yoga, Quantum Yoga/ Ayurveda, Clive Sheridan, Ashtanga & Jivamukti.  

Chrissie loves to help her students to connect back into their bodies with Hatha flow, yin yoga, meditation and pranayama techniques to calm the mind and bringing awareness to our subtle energy bodies and chakras. 

Teaching outdoors overlooking the ocean, Chrissie combines both loves of yoga and being a mermaid! 
  
As a naturopath, Chrissie also loves to use plant based food, herbs & supplements and a healthy lifestyle to optimise a healthy balance. 

Chrissie loves to take her friends and students on retreat, to give them a chance to really take a break from their busy schedules and go deeper into their yoga practice. 

The Yoga Sailing Retreat includes twice daily yin/yang yoga and meditation sessions that are tailored for all levels, as well as delicious plant-based breakfasts and lunches that will help you to feel light, bright and energised. Group dinners will give you the freedom to make your own food choices and sample the local cuisine. 
 
This yoga retreat will help you to deepen your yoga practice, recharge and enjoy some of the most beautiful destinations in Croatia. 

Chrissie is also an avid traveller, learning different languages and meeting different cultures. She volunteers with various charities including A sound life bringing yoga to students from kids to adults with trauma issues, addictions and anxiety, autism amd and recently worked with Syrian refugees in Greece. 

Chrissie couldn't imagine life without yoga.

Dates: 11th July 2020 (Croatia)

Giulietta Evans
INSTRUCTOR

Giulietta Evans was born in New York and raised in Hawaii. She has been following yoga since she was a kid, no matter where she lived, just by being around her mother as she taught and explored her own practice. She then decided to go much deeper into the practice and completed the teacher training course. She also studies and teaches contemporary & classical dance. Therefore considering Yoga as a Dance and bringing many creative sequences to the mat through the breath. Giulietta loves to use the power of the breath, mind & body to bring her sequencing to a physically advanced level flowing in and our to inversions.
Giulietta specials is advanced sequensing teaching students how to get in and out of inversions.  She loves yoga for its ability to bring true self-love, and her goal in life is to help people feel better through the practice, breath & movement. 

Dates: 5th August 2020 (Croatia)

Krystal Yamamoto
INSTRUCTOR

Krystal Yamamoto is a Yoga practitioner of over fifteen years and a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher. She completed her 200HR training in Crete Greece in early 2017 and immediately began working as a full time teacher after graduating in Melbourne Australia. Krystal received her 50HR Yin Yoga training in Melbourne and then completed her 100HR Trauma Informed Yoga studies in Kathmandu Nepal. She then received her 500HR advanced accreditation in Bali Indonesia and is currently based on the East Coast of Tasmania in Australia. Krystal’s classes are alignment focused to emphasis the importance of cultivating a safe practice; nurturing to prioritise compassion towards self and others; and mindful in the belief that when an individual is truly present they can allow themselves to feel attuned to the felt sense of true embodiment and oneness.

Dates: 11th July 2020 (Greece)

Megan Sullivan
INSTRUCTOR

I've been practising yoga for 17 years, and teaching for 11 of those. I was drawn deeper into yoga after realising the positive impact it had, not just on a physical level but, more significantly, on an emotional level. I found that regular classes bought a sense of calm reassurance and life perspective that wasn't there before.

 I embarked on a 4 1/2 year teacher training course with the British Wheel of Yoga and have continued teaching my own style of Hatha yoga since - incorporating prananyama; asana; meditation and relaxation, and drawing on the experience from the many teachers I've had the privilege to learn from.

 I believe that yoga has something to offer everyone, whatever age, ability or stage of life. Having drawn heavily on my 'yoga resource' during some significant life events, my aim is to make this available to everyone. I teach in a holistic way, using a variety of teaching styles to ensure my classes are accessible and suitable for all levels. I integrate a balance of strength and flexibility into all classes, and draw on the ancient philosophies where useful to aid understanding.

 I teach because I love sharing the joy that I get from my own practice and learning. I aim to keep my classes relaxed and light-hearted as I believe that people learn through enjoyment.

 'Love love Megan's class. I have learnt so much from her and it has, and is helping me in everyday life.'

Dates: 12th September 2020 (Greece)

Emily Jerde
INSTRUCTOR

I’m Emily Jerde, 200 hour RYT and LMT.  I grew up on an eco-friendly buffalo ranch in South Dakota, USA. Currently I work as a musician in Nashville TN.


My yoga journey began in 2013 when I graduated massage therapy school after learning about muscles and the awesomeness of the human body. Since then, I’ve practiced yoga on a regular basis just for my own well being. Yoga has taken me from survival to thrival. It’s connected me to my body. It keeps me strong and relaxes me at the same time. I can’t spread the good news about yoga enough!  In 2017 I took the steps to get my yoga instructor certification, and it’s one of the best decisions I ever made for my mind, my body, and soul. My main focuses are flow and power classes. Also, I do lots of individual classes for massage therapy clients. My classes are easily accessible to beginners. I also offer more challenging options for the advanced yogis. Sometimes, just sometimes, I sing to my students during Savasana.


I attended the Yoga Sailing Holiday trip from Split to Dubvronik in 2019. I loved it SO much, I decided I needed to come back!  I’m so excited for this summer! See you 2020!

Dates: 30th May 2020 (Croatia)

Saeunn Rut
INSTRUCTOR

Sæunn is a Product Design Engineer turned Yoga Teacher from Iceland. She has been fascinated by movement from an early age having spent most of her younger years focused on dancing. She veered slightly off that movement based path when she pursued her university degree but soon found her way back when she discovered the magic of yoga.

Having some remnants of flexibility from her dancing days Sæunn found it perhaps a bit too easy to get into some of the more advanced yoga postures and soon realised the importance of stability along with flexibility. Since then she has been passionate about infusing her practice and her classes with lots of strengthening moves. Gracefully floating between stretch and strength in a playful almost dance-like practice before collapsing into a blissful Savasana.

So much is her passion for a balanced practice that she created the Flow Strong guide, which is all about how to pepper your practice with more strength work.

In an effort to strive for that elusive balance alongside her stronger flows she also practices and teaches restorative yoga. Taking the time to find a sense of calm in the stillness, quietly connecting to body and breath.

When not on the mat Sæunn can be found enjoying the great outdoors, hiking, biking, camping and exploring all the wonderful things nature has to offer.

Dates: 29th August 2020 (Croatia)

Schanelle Denton
INSTRUCTOR

Schanelle travels the world inspiring health, wellness and healing connections, running programmes designed for adults and children. Schanelle is a Certified 500Hour Yoga Teacher Trainer and founder of Cosmic Moments and Fresh Mum; with over 10 years of teaching experience, she uses neurolinguistic programming, mindfulness and yogic philosophy to assist in implementing positive mindsets in students of all ages.

Passionately sharing her learnings in NLP, chakra balancing, pranayama and gut health techniques.

“The goal of all my teachings is to help students of all ages nurture an attitude of resilience, happiness, gratitude and compassion towards themselves and others. Through the practice and exploration of yogic philosophy, we may be able to unpack past traumas in a way that propels us on the path towards living our best lives”

Schanelle's Formal Qualifications Include:

Diploma of Exercise Science
Diploma of Exercise to Music
Bachelors Degree in Psychology
Spinning Instructor Training Certificate
Steiner Yoga & Body Conditioning Teacher Training
Certificate of Australian Sports Coaching Principles
Level 1,2 & Advanced Reiki Training
Mini Me Yoga Teacher Training
Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Sukha Mukha Yoga Teacher Training 200hrs
School Yoga Institute Yoga Teacher Training 300hrs

Dates: 18th July 2020 (Croatia)

Maria Johnson
INSTRUCTOR

Maria Johnson is a veteran teacher of 18 years at Snowbird’s Cliff Spa and the Founder of the Settled.Life Yoga School, a 200-hour yoga teacher training program offered at Westminster College in SLC, Utah. She is a two-term legacy brand ambassador for Lululemon and an ambassador for Yoga Sailing Holidays since 2018. 
She teaches alignment based asana instruction in her international retreats and workshops, teacher trainings and community classes in a style inspired through the Krishnamacharya classical yoga lineage and nearly twenty years of practice and training in many different yoga disciplines. Settled Life Yoga An all levels, alignment based practice integrating the principles of anatomy and biomechanics in asana with the ethical and philosophical tenets of the tradition to provide an empowering opportunity to work through any obstacles hindering our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Maria draws on an extensive knowledge base of anatomy and physiology as it applies in yoga asana and specializes in welcoming anyone, in any season of life to practice safely, sensibly and from the heart. She is trusted by a range of clients including professional athletes in the NBA, NFL and NHL.


Maria is registered through the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, an RPYT (registered prenatal teacher), a continuing education provider (YACEP) and is currently a brand ambassador for Lululemon. At home, she is the devoted mother of four children, a vegan environmentalist and a lifelong student. She holds a BA in History: emphasis in South Asian studies and a minor in Art History and is involved with sharing conservation education as a Hawk docent with Hawkwatch International.

Dates: 20th June 2020 (Greece)

Dee Ishani
INSTRUCTOR

Dee found her way to yoga when looking for low impact activities to help her become more active when recovering from an injury. Over time, yoga became more than just a physical practice and she decided to do her foundation teacher training to learn more about yoga and to be able to share the practice with others.

Now working as a London-based yoga teacher, Dee focuses on fostering confidence, control and calm in her students. She uses asana, pranayama and meditation to respond to the needs of the group. Through physical movement and breath, Dee encourages students to find strength and stability in their practice to sustain them through their busy lives.

Dee is committed to her development as a yoga teacher and has continued her studies since completing her foundation training in vinyasa yoga. She has completed additional training in anatomy and physiology, teaching inclusive yoga, mandala yoga as well as pregnancy and post-natal yoga.

Dates: 13th June 2020 (Croatia)

Danielle Pitcher
INSTRUCTOR

Hello, my name is Danielle. I started my personal yoga practice about 5 years ago and just fell completely in love with it. I think yoga is the best way to get to know yourself. Your true self. Mind, body and soul. I decided to get my 200 hr teacher training, because why not share this beautiful practice with everyone?! Since graduating, I have affirmed my belief that yoga is for everyBODY. For instance, I have teamed up with my City in teaching yoga in the parks, partnered with a yoga studio a run the kids yoga program, and I work with companies teaching corporate wellness yoga and meditation.


My style of teaching is Hatha yoga. I incorporate lots of modifications and encourage you to listen to your body. I absolutely love teaching yoga because I know it works.

 

When I’m not yoga-ing you will most likely find me outdoors. I love all things nature. I find myself the most content when I’m exploring outside.

I think we are meant to travel, meet and connect with people, explore, experience new things, create memories. Life is meant to be lived. 

Dates: 13th June 2020 (Croatia)

 

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Yoga Sailing Holidays c/o Med Sailing Holidays CY Ltd

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Karantoki Building, 5th floor, Flat/Office 13, 

1065, Nicosia, Cyprus

 

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