Relaxing Qigong, Yoga & Sound Therapy

4 Day Yoga Holiday with Iva Deković and Marie Januschewski

May16 - May19 2024 * Jun13 - Jun16 2024 * Sep05 - Sep08 2024 * Oct03 - Oct06 2024


Would you like to recover from everyday life, take a deep breath and really relax? Then Sub-Art Yoga recommends this short vacation in sunny Ražanj. The Mediterranean environment and the sound of the sea allow you to recharge your batteries and are the ideal place for meditation, yoga and Qigong. The retreat program is ideal for finding inner peace and strengthening your health.


This retreat is about the holistic regeneration of life energy on all levels. It is a combination of different techniques from yoga and Qigong elements, so that the movement sequences, in combination with breathing exercises, always alternate between tension and relaxation. This combination regulates and harmonizes body and mind, resulting in a general sense of well-being.


During Yoga Nidra with singing bowls and the sound of the sea, you will be put into a calming state for mind and body through guided meditations. The practice produces physical and mental activities that alter brain waves to relieve emotional tension, calm the nervous system, and relax muscles. Qigong leads to an improvement in posture. The natural alignment of the spine relaxes the back muscles. You learn to carry out all movements mindfully, which means that incorrect and uncoordinated movements occur less often and thus avoid back pain and injuries. The combination of yoga and Qigong has positive effects on mobility and strengthens the supporting muscles. Qigong self-massages help to leave everyday stress behind by reducing excessive heart fire and strengthening the abdominal dantian and kidney strength. They also relieve stress-related tension and stagnation in the abdominal organs.


The yoga studio in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is surrounded by pine and olive trees, which will have a unique calming and healing effect on you. For the meditation, breathing exercises and sound bath, you will be accompanied by the singing bowl therapist Mariana, who also offers further private therapy sessions.


With the help of the following techniques we will create the balance between energy and calm:

- Qi Yoga (Yoga and Qigong)

- Gentle Hatha and Yin Yoga

- Elements from Qigong massage

- Singing bowl therapy

- Breathing techniques & meditation

- Soundbath & singing bowls


Qigong massage exercises to maintain health

Qigong massage was developed by Chinese doctor and martial arts master Hu Yaozhen. It is an efficient self-massage program that helps you leave everyday stress behind. Stress-related tensions and blockages in the abdominal organs are released and a restful, calm and deep sleep occurs. The regulation of body and mind happens through attunement. Tuning in brings body and mind into a harmonious connection.


Meditation, body scan and sound bath are accompanied by Mariana, our sound therapist, and have a very positive influence on your health.


Effects of sound therapy

- Releases tension on all levels, mobilizes self-healing powers and releases creative energies

- Promotes body detoxification

- Helps reduce stress

- Supports pain therapy

- Strengthens basic trust

- Causes deep relaxation, supports and improves body awareness

- Enables access to unused resources, strengthens self-confidence, creativity, creativity and motivation


In addition to the regular program, Mariana also offers private singing bowl massages.



- Daily yoga and qigong classes

- Laban dance/physical theory

- Revitalizing Qigong massage technique

- Sound therapy with singing bowls

- Daily meditation sessions (breathing techniques)

- Body scan and sound bath with singing bowls

- Meditative walk to the chapel at Cape Punta Planka

- Accommodation and yoga practice right by the sea

- In-house yoga shala overlooking the bay, open for use 24 hours a day



Teacher: Iva Deković and Mariana Januschewski

Level: For beginners, for experts

Language of instruction: German / English



Day 1



Welcome and introduction


Day 2

 "Ground yourself"

09:00 - 11:00am

Revitalizing Qigong massage / Padabanda (foot activation)

Holistic movement in yoga flow to music - Vinyasa, Qigong, Shadow Yoga

Body scan and sound bath with singing bowls


05:30 p.m. - 07:30pm

Qigong massage


Meditation & sound bath with singing bowls


Day 3

"Qi - Unfold life energy"

09:00 - 11:00am

Energetic yoga in flow to the music

Kapalabati (breathing technique), mobilization of the upper body


Elements from Vinyasa, Qigong and Shadow Yoga

Revitalizing Qigong massage

Soundbath accompanied by singing bowls


05:30 p.m. - 07:30pm

Yoga Nidra with singing bowls


Day 4

“Feel good in your own body”

09:00 - 11:00am

Meditative walk to the chapel at Cape Punta Planka

Revitalizing Qigong massage

Body scan and sound bath with singing bowls



Farewell and departure


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Additional activities (on request)

Thai massage:

Outside of the regular retreat program, we offer Thai massages (Nuad Bo Rarn) for additional relaxation.


SUP (stand-up paddling):

SUP equipment can be rented on site.


Boat trip:

During free time, a boat tour can be taken, the price of which depends on the route chosen. The boat trip is a so-called panoramic trip that visits interesting destinations in the neighborhood and beautiful small islands. Examples are the 2300-year-old Trogir, founded by the Ancient Greeks and later under Roman and Venetian rule, since it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, as well as the Mulo lighthouse, at the entrance to the Rogoznica archipelago, one of the oldest active ones Towers in the Mediterranean, built in 1873 by the Imperial and Royal Navy. On the way there it is not uncommon to see dolphins.


City trips:

Sub-Art Yoga offers day trips to world heritage cities Split (Palace of Diocletian), Šibenik (Venetian fortification system) and Trogir (complete old town). 


Trip to Krka Waterfalls:

Sub-Art Yoga can also organize a day trip to National Park Krka Waterfalls, if you are interested, hiking trips are possible as well.


What's included

- Daily Yoga-, Qigong- & Laban-lessons

- Singing bowls meditation (Sound bath)

- Self-massages & Qigong techniques

- Breathing techniques (Pranayama)

- Meditation & relaxing techniques

- Yoga shala open for free use 24/7 incl. mats & blocks

- Meditative walk to the chapel at "Punta Planka"

- Direct access to the sea


- Private jetty

- 4 nights Accomodation

- WiFi

- Tourist tax

- Parking


What's not included

- Thai massage

- SUP equipment rental

- Boat trip

- City trips / day trips to world heritage sites Split (Palace of Diocletian),

Šibenik (Venetian fortification system) and Trogir (complete old town)

- Day trip to National Park “Krka”

- Airport transfer


Arrival airport

Split (SPU)


We gladly help planning your journey to us with you and offer private airport transfer


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