GET HEADSPACE ON BOARD A SAILING YACHT
Imagine truly taking time for yourself. Practicing yoga and mindfulness deeply secured and supported so you can rest and recharge far away from daily life. Sail'n'Mind is your retreat to connect with your body and mind, to join a community of inspiring people, and to get headspace on board a sailing yacht. Let's sail away and discover the hidden bays of Croatia.
FULL REFUND - if travel shouldn't be possible in the country of YOUR origin or destination (Croatia).
Enjoy a week of energetic and restorative yoga sequences, dig deeper into modern mindfulness, find rest and clarity, and connect with a group of like-minded people. We will let the winds and mood adjust every practice of our small group, and we'll flow lightly through the days.
Join us for the yoga and mindfulness retreat on board a sailing yacht!
P.S.: You do not need to have any sailing experience and don't need to be a super yogi to join us.
W H E N?
W H E R E?
P R I C E?
Bring a Friend Special
get a 150€ discount
if you bring a friend*
*as long as stock lasts
50% deposit due upon booking.
We guarantee a full refund if traveling shouldn't be possible in the country of your origin or our destination Croatia. Payment by installments is possible on request.
E X A M P L E O F O N E D A Y
◦ Waking up in your cabin, or maybe you decide to sleep underneath the stars? :-)
◦ Jumping into the crystal clear water of the bay you spent the night in
◦ Yoga Class
◦ Tee & Coffee & Breakfast
◦ Meditation/Coaching Session
◦ Sunbathing, Sailing, Swimming
◦ Lunch Snack
◦ Activity (Yoga, Snorkeling, Aerial Yoga, Sailing)
◦ Horizon gazing, Relaxing
◦ Strolling around a local village
◦ Dinner at a restaurant
◦ Falling asleep peacefully
R E G I S T R A T I O N
>>> Waiting-list spots available <<<
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We guarantee a full refund if traveling shouldn't be possible in the country of your origin or our destination Croatia at the time of travel. Otherwise, our normal cancellation policy applies:
50% refund before 31st of July,
20% refund after 31st of July,
0% after the 14th of August.
You can get a full refund at any time if a replacement is provided!
Your data will be handled with care. You will be redirected to an external form. We need all the data for the boat's papers and tourist registration in Croatia.
If you have any questions, check out the FAQs or get in touch. We're happy to help!
C O N T A C T
I N C L U D E D
✓ daily coaching/meditation
✓ daily (Aerial) Yoga
✓ 7 nights on board the sailing yacht (cabins with twin or bunk beds)
✓ 6x Breakfast & Lunch; 3x Dinner; Snacks
✓ Water, Orange Juice, Tea, Coffee
✓ All fees (harbour dues, docking fees, permits, tourist tax, ...)
✓ Yoga Mat
H I G H L I G H T S
❤︎ small group (max. 8 guests)
❤︎ Hidden bays and crystal clear water
❤︎ Waking up in different spots every day
❤︎ Meeting like-minded people: "Come as strangers, leave as friends."
❤︎ Sunbathing on deck, relaxing, enjoying headspace
❤︎ A sky full of stars, a lot of nature & vitamin sea
❤︎ Dolphin spotting (if we are lucky)
N O T I N C L U D E D
✘ Travel cost to/from the marina (Split area, Croatia)
✘ 3x Dinner ashore to get a taste of Croatia
✘ All personal expenses ashore
Founder I Yoga
Mindfulness I Lecture
"Making mindfulness the standard."
Josefine is the content brain of Sail'n'Mind. She shares her knowledge of mindfulness and meditation in workshop sessions and guided meditations, as well as in her Yoga classes. In her daily life she works for the Social Entrepreneurship Forum (SEF), studies at the WU and holds weekly Vinyasa Flow classes.
Founder I Organisation
Yoga I Sailing
"I love to enlighten the fascination for one's own body in order to discover power and beauty within through movement and exploring the "impossible".
The multitalented Nicola is the organizational brain behind Sail'n'Mind. She will share her knowledge of movement and the body in her Yoga classes and will teach you to fly above the water with some Aerial Yoga. Her heart beats for the ocean and she's spent quite a few nautical miles on sailing yachts. In her daily life, she's a physiotherapist and Aerial Silk Artist, and Instructor.
Founder I Sailing
Media I Cooking
"I want to guide to awareness of experiences and create the possibility to slow down life as a source of conscious enjoyment."
Besides his normal desk job Raffael dreams about freedom and going where the wind takes him. He creates amazing meals, is the best drone flyer, calming soul and head-skipper we could wish for!
The Sail'n'Mind Cruise in Croatia was fantastic! Nicola, Josefine, and Raffael were available for us around the clock, briefed us in advance (not all of us had been on a sailing boat for a week :)), arranged a colorful program (yoga, meditation, mindfulness exercises, excursions etc.), introduced us to the world of sailing, cooked (yummy!) and entertained us. There is no better crew to have so much fun with.
Every day there were new inspirations and revealing conversations with each other. It was the perfect combination of powering up and getting to rest. It was also nice to see how people who didn't know each other for the most part before, harmonized wonderfully on the boat for a whole week and had a lot of fun.
I could talk about so many experiences, but I don't want to take the excitement off anyone ;) Whoever will be there next year - it will definitely be as fantastic as this year. I am looking forward to Sail'n'Mind 2019 :)
Jumping over my own shadow and joining Sail'n'Mind was the best decision I could have made. The arrangement via Facebook regarding the arrival and departure from and to Vienna with carpool options from participants who did not know each other before was uncomplicated and worked well. :-)
In my opinion, the trip serves four aspects: a meditative, a sportive, an adventurous, and a social one. The first and perhaps most prominent is the meditative aspect. A week away from normal everyday life, all worries, distractions, and obligations, paired with an introduction to various forms of meditation, is the perfect condition for the soul to recover. At the same time, it is also sportive. Nicola and Josefine are a great mix of thoughtful and motivating teachers, that help push yourself and try new things. Yoga is practiced daily, the sea offers the opportunity to cool off and let off steam, but other activities are also offered, sometimes spontaneously and depending on the interest of the group.
The adventurous is more for those who are not yet great sailors and seafarers. But cruising against the picturesque backdrop of the blue Croatian sea and the dramatic Croatian mountain scenery is spectacular. There's also the option of sleeping on top of the deck, right under the stars. For those who are interested, there is also a chance to get an introduction to theoretical and practical sailing like knot tying and understanding the difference in wind knots!
Last, but for me, the decisive element for the fun and success of our trip was the social part - the other people on the boat. A certain openness is of course an advantage, but at the end of the week, all of us who did not know each other before and who were a very diverse group, were a sworn team with a lot of respect and appreciation for each other.
GOOD TO KNOW
◦ Please check the COVID-19 related FAQs.
◦ Living onboard a sailing yacht is hard to explain, but it feels like camping on water. Be prepared for accordingly small space, especially for luggage. The bathrooms are also just as big as they need to be, as well as the little kitchen with a gas stove and fridge. There are only double rooms available (double and bunk beds). If you are traveling alone, be prepared to share a cabin with someone you just met. We'll be spending more time on deck anyways, where the wide ocean will be our garden. As we are spending most of our time outdoors, the route and all activities are dependent on the weather conditions. The daily program might need to be changed accordingly.
◦ Check-in is on Saturday at 7 p.m.; Check out is on Saturday at 7 a.m.
◦ The retreat will run with 6 people signed up. The group is limited to 8 on one boat.
Which Yoga style will be practiced?
Josefine teaches Vinyasa Flow and has made it her goal to bring "Mindfulness" to the people. She will lead morning vinyasa flows as well as meditation and reflection sessions and Yin classes.
Nicola has a training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and likes to practice Ashtanga, Bikram and Vinyasa Flow. She is a physiotherapist which influences her teaching and cueing a lot as she approaches body mechanics more detailed.
When and where will the classes take place?
There will be two sessions daily. One Yoga class, and one other class. Depending on the facilities and the surrounding the other sessions are coaching, meditation or Yin Yoga sessions. Usually, we will practice on board of the yacht, but we'll also explore some beautiful Yoga spots on land. The yoga sessions will take place in the morning or evening, as it is too hot during the day. You are also free to practice Yoga on board yourself. If we are anchored in a bay you can try Aerial Yoga over the water.
What will the schedule look like?
The days are quite different, depending on weather and location, but also depending on group dynamics and are not 100% fixed, as you may know from "on land"-Retreats. The timing is always a bit different, depending on if we stayed in a bay or in one of the nice little towns, and also depends on wind and weather. There are at least two sessions a day. One yoga and one meditation/coaching/yin yoga session.
An example for a day in the bay would be 08:00 am yoga, 9:30 am breakfast, swimming time, 12:00 am anchor lifting, lunch snack and meditation during the crossing, swimming stop at the open sea 06:00 pm mooring in the next town, 07:00 pm dinner, 09:00 pm sunset walking meditation.
I don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin. Can I book a cabin for my own?
If you don't feel comfortable sharing a cabin, we would highly recommend bringing a friend with whom you can share the cabin. If this is not an option, we want to state that we've never had problems with sharing the cabins before. We will meet for dinner on the first evening so you can get to know each other before sharing a cabin. Of course, we also try to meet all your wishes and needs. Therefore no one will have to share the cabin with a person (of the opposite sex) if this is not desired. Normally, at the end of the week nobody sleeps in the cabin anymore, but on deck under the stars anyways. ;-)
If you are still really interested in booking a single cabin, please get in contact via email@example.com. We are happy to help you.
Also see: "Can I book a bunk bed in advance?"
Can I book a bunk bed in advance?
If you are not feeling comfortable with sharing a bed with a stranger, and can't bring a friend to enjoy the Retreat, it's a wonderful oppertunity to make new friends. In reality most of the participants don't know anyone before the trip and we've never had problems with sharing the cabins before so it is totally fine if you are travelling on your own. When the weather is nice, at the end of the week nobody sleeps in the cabins anymore, but on deck underneath the stars. ;-)
Do I need to attend all of the classes?
Of course not! You can choose what ever and how much suits you best. We recommend having a general interest in mindfulness and being open minded to learn new things.
I don't have a practice in meditation/mindfulness. Can I still come?
YES! All you need is an open mind and interest in that subject. Everything else will flow naturally as you will be guided well throughout the whole week.
What are coaching sessions?
In addition to her yoga classes, Josefine has made it her mission to bring "Mindfulness" to people. Therefore she offers meditation and reflection units in which for example inner beliefs are worked on. With a personal booklet you will be guided through small exercises on mindfulness and other similar topics. With the booklet you will be able to take home your experiences and continue working with them if you would like to.
How do I get to the marina (docking station of the yacht)?
The Marina is not directly in Split nor directly at the airport. You will need additional transport (Taxi/Bus/Car). We will send out a detailed arrival information some weeks before the retreat.
What is the nearest airport?
The closest Airport is Split (SPU).
To get to the marina you will need additional transport.
There are also plenty of local bus lines that go through and around split as well as a railway station directly in the town of Split.
What and how do we eat/cook food onboard?
We'll be having breakfast (granola, fruit, bread, cheese, jam, peanut butter, yogurt) and lunch (mostly salads/light food) onboard every day. On nights spent in a bay, we'll also prepare dinner. The ingredients will be on board and we'll prepare delicious vegetarian meals together.
How big is the yacht?
Yacht (50ft)- There is no guarantee that the yacht will look the same as the year before! The group is limited to 8 on one boat. There will be a maximum of 2 boats.
What is it like to live onboard a sailing yacht?
Living onboard a sailing yacht is really hard to explain, but it feels kind of like camping on water. Be prepared for accordingly small space. Especially for luggage. The bathrooms are also just as big as they need to be, as well as the little kitchen with gas stove and fridge. There are only double rooms available (double and bunk beds). If you are traveling alone, be prepared to share a cabin with someone you just met. We'll be spending more time on deck anyways where the wide ocean will be our garden.
What is the cancellation pollicy regarding Covid-19?
1) We guarantee a FULL REFUND if traveling shouldn't be possible in the country of your origin or our destination Croatia.
What are the safety strategies on board regarding Covid-19?
We've already run this retreat once during the pandemic. The boat itself is a safe space as we do not need to meet other people outside the boat (unlike in a big hotel). We will strictly follow the country-specific regulations and the whole crew will be tested double before stepping on the yacht.
What language will we spoken on board?
The yoga and mindflness classes will take place in ENGLISH! As the retreat is open for a European/Worldwide guests the main language spoken on board will be ENGLISH. As the team is from Austria, we do speak German too and have German speaking guests on board. We strive for inclusive language use.