In todays day and age our bodies and minds are so used to the everyday stress that we are continuously stretching our limits permanently damaging our place of inner calm and peace.
The Green Culture yoga retreat will give you an opportunity to go back to that place of calm and peace on a regular basis for 7 consecutive days reviving our cellular memory back to the level our body looked and felt like once upon a time and improving our overall wellbeing.
After the successful inauguration event earlier this year, we cordially invite you to the follow up of the wonderful Green Culture Yoga Retreat this October in the stunning natural beauty that is Montenegro, in Southeast Europe.
Rich with natural resources, lush vegetation, mountains, lakes and rivers that meet the sea, all of it within a short reach, Montenegro is a perfect place for a yoga retreat.
Buzzing with LIFE energy this yoga retreat will enable you to reconnect to yourselves,
Enjoy the process of taking stock, reconnect with your emotions, and to each other in a lovely homely and comfortable house villa, with a roof top yoga space, in the lovely sunny, old capital of Cetinje, up in the mountains of Montenegro, but within short reach to the Lake Skadar and the ever so amazing Adriatic Sea.
Sometimes we get stuck in our routines and patterns, sometimes we don’t realize how they are not serving us anymore until we are put in a whole new fresh environment with new people that motivates and helps us to make the changes or dare to think a different way; to take new chances, opening new windows of opportunities, so we really can live and enjoy life at its best and give ourselves what our whole being is longing for.
With one week of twice a day yoga and meditation sessions along with three day trips into nature, and fresh, traditional, local and homemade vegetarian and vegan food you are sure to feel extremely relaxed, build mental, physical and emotional strength and reignite your passion for nature and well-being gaining clarity and focus whilst having fun meeting like-minded people.
What makes the Green Culture Yoga Retreat even more special is that one of the main aims of the retreat is to gather and grow a great group of like-minded people who care about our planet and our only home we all share, and help us further push the Green Culture mission (The mission slogan: Nurture Nature Through Culture Together) and strengthen the GC platform as a part of the bigger GC project. So by participating on this retreat you will be contributing to a bigger mission beyond all of us, and you're all invited to the Annual Green Culture Event.
This Green Culture project consists of 4 pillars whose interlinking would bring a holistic approach to finding sustainable long term solutions to the climate change challenge our planet faces. Those are: Green Culture, Green Business, Green Science and Green Philosophy. More about it on the Green Culture website www.greenculture.world
Cost: From £550 Includes 7 days accommodation, airport transfers, 3 nature day trips, three meals per day (excluding day trip days) and two yoga session per day, one hour meditation per day and a taster massage per person per stay. Please enquire for prices.
*Please note flights must be purchased separately by yourselves approximately £100.00+ return.
Easyjet flies to Tivat (TIV) from Gatwick and Manchester, and Ryanair flies directly from Stansted to Podgorica (TGD). Must be booked yourselves to arrive on Sunday 1st October, leaving on Sunday 8th October. Ideally all guests will fly to Podgorica but not a problem if we have guests arriving to both airports.
*Food on day trips will be out in restaurants this must be covered by yourselves. Prices are relatively cheap compared to the UK.
Your yogic retreat experience will be provided by Chelsey from InnerSense Guru.
InnerSense Guru is all about becoming just as in touch with your intuition, your emotions, your inner voice (innersense) as we are with our other senses so you can become your own teacher (guru). What is right for one person might not be right for another, so the greatest teacher is you! By learning to truly listen to ourselves; you know what is right for you whether that’s in a yoga class or in everyday life.
Chelsey has been teaching for three years now, mainly in Leeds Yorkshire UK, after completion of her multi-style yoga course with Trimurti Yoga school in the north of India. Chelsey will be offering her main two styles of Yoga; Sivananda Yoga a traditional form of Hatha yoga as well as InnerFlow Yoga Chelsey’s own fusion of yoga styles similar to a vinyasa flow. Chelsey’s classes are accessible to all. The classes on the retreat will break down the yoga sequences so we can focus and understand the different parts of a full sequence. Each day we will work with a different chakra and intention as well as the overarching intention for the retreat about reconnecting with nature.
This retreat is organised by Krug, International Centre for Sustainable Cultural Collaboration, who runs the innovative and creative environmental sustainability gathering called Green Culture for the past 7 years in several locations in Montenegro. This collaboration with InnerSense Guru, is a follow up after a successful trial in May this year.
The retreats also aim to raise awareness and funds for the Green Culture project. We hope to create a family and a network who recognize the need for ourselves to be happy and healthy in touch with our natural environment, aware of our footprint on the world, recognizing the need for us to become better guardians of our environment. www.Greenculture.world
- daily morning meditation
- 2 daily yoga sessions on the roof terrace
- 1 free 30 minute back massage
- free hiking opportunities
- free time for local sightseeing, visiting local museums, heritage sites, Holy hill Orlov Krš, Cetinje Monastery
- home prepared healthy traditional meals from locally sourced organic ingredients
- 3 free trips included in the price, visiting the mountains, the lake and the sea.
- Wild swimming in the summer months
- Learn more about Green Culture.
All levels welcome, asanas will be individually adjusted
Light lunch and dinner for detoxifying purposes
Unlimited free water
Freshly squeezed juices in a slow juicer and smoothies from available seasonal ingredients, available on request.
We also advise going coffee free for the retreat, there will be some alternatives to try and plenty of herbal tea.
- 7 days accommodation
- 3 meals per day excluding the 3 day trips (breakfast will be included on those days)
- Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies from available ingredients upon request the day before
- 3 excursions to areas of outstanding natural beauty, mountain/lake/river/sea, included but optional to attend, please inform the organiser before arriving, so we can arrange transport accordingly
- Local transfers from and to the airport
- Bedding and towels
- 1 x 30 minute back massage per person per stay (option to upgrade to 1 hour full body massage for 25 Euros cash on the retreat).
- Free Wifi for checking e-mails (we suggest to take a break from the internet for the retreat if you can).
What's not included:
- Optional activities and additional trips
- Personal travel insurance including possible outdoor activities
- Additional massage and other treatments
- National parks entrance fees
- Personally arranged trips and expenses (Additional trips can be arranged on request).
- Lunch and dinner are not included on the included optional day trips. Average meal cost 5-7 Euros.
7am Warm water with lemon and meditation
7.30-9am Morning yoga session
9-10.30am breakfast and Karma yoga*
10.30-13h Free time to book a treatment, or to explore the area
13-14.30h Delicious home prepared lunch
and Karma yoga
14.30-17.30h Free time to relax, read, book a treatment or to explore the area
17.30-19h Evening yoga session
19h Light dinner and Karma yoga
When travelling on trips, we'll be leaving after breakfast and we'll be back to enjoy a later evening yoga session.
*As described by www.yoganda.org, Karma yoga or Seva. Seva is the Sanskrit word for “service”, so it is a “selfless service”, and is the essential ingredient of spiritual devotion and a core part of yoga sadhana as a primary means of purifying the mind and ego in preparation for deeper yoga practice. It also allows you to contribute to the larger collaborative community that makes up the sangha at any yoga experience.
Daily opportunities to do seva can involve anything from working in the garden, cleaning any of the common spaces, serving meals, helping in the kitchen or in the office. True karma yoga / seva is done without any expectation for return, without attachment to its results and the participation is purely by ones own will.
Group size: max 12 people, typical 6-8
Schedule: detailed schedule will be sent to you upon payment.
The schedule will be kept to as much as possible but as described we keep room for flexibility and freedom for free time and possibility to tailor the retreat to the desires of the guests and feeling of the specific group.
We look forward to sharing this Green Culture Yoga Retreat experience with you.
Please email for more information and booking:
Chelsey & Vesna