8 Days Vegetarian Cooking Classes And Yoga Retreat On Vis Island, Croatia

Retreat organizer: „The Estate under the Paintbrush“, Rukavac, Širokovac 17, 21480 Vis, Croatia, 3 October–10 October 2020

“Enrich your life with an unforgettable holistic retreat”


This extraordinary retreat presenting very special 8 days on the magical island of Vis is ideal for anyone who wants a relaxing break from the daily grind of urban life. If you are a vegetarian or a yogi or just curious and happy to learn new things, this is your program to unwind in relaxing surroundings and be close to the sea in the beautiful Estate under the Paintbrush. This extraordinary place is so much more than a retreat place: it is a home where you feel welcome.

During this exceptional retreat, you will experience the joy of a yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises and healthy vegetarian cooking classes, a fusion of Mediterranean flavors and culinary delights.  You will also join in hiking trips and excursion on the island of Vis. Take your chance to refresh your being, get new recipes for food and for life. This fusion of activities will boost your spirituality and creativity. Guided by outstanding instructors, you will immerse yourself in the magical world of the island of Vis, considered one of the last 10 paradise islands in the Mediterranean.

This is a personalized, individual, and creative yoga and cooking holiday for you traveling alone or together with your partner or a friend and your family away from home awaits you on beautiful Vis Island. Being able to walk on the island and have a wonderful boat excursion while taking pictures of the island’s beauties and the lives of the people on the island will be an extraordinary creative process. It will also be an opportunity to immerse yourself in a whole new world and the opportunity to bring a personal vision of that world with you.

The Estate under the Paintbrush is a hidden treasure in the heart of Vis Island with the eco-friendly apartments in House Camellia and House Jana, a very beautifully decorated, exceptional Mediterranean garden, warm and cozy with many different eating areas and lounges, making you feel at home.


  • 7 nights’ accommodation in eco-friendly apartments
  • 7 homemade organic breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 6 day the Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisine cooking class
  • 7-day two-hour yoga and meditation sessions
  • Hiking trips in the island of Vis
  • Boat excursion: Blue Cave, Biševo Island with the visit of the Town of Komiža
  • Guided tour of the Town of Vis
  • Olive oil, cheese and wine tasting in the wine cave
  • Transfer

Meet the instructors

Cooking classes:  Sanjica Laušin

My name is Sanjica and I’m cooking on this beautiful Estate Under the Paintbrush.The first thing I want to say about me is that  I’m not a professional. I’m a self-taught cook with 5 years of cooking experience on yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings on this Estate. I also would like to mention that cooking is my passion and I cook with lot of love and positive energy. I also believe that cooking should be fun and recipes flexible.

What we do on the Estate is cooking Mediterranean-vegetarian-vegan-food. Real food that delights the senses and nourishes the mind, body and soul. I’m thankful to have the privilege that all wedges and fruits in my kitchen mostly come from local gardens and also from Estate garden. All other groceries are from healthy food shops. If there are special dietary requirements or food allergies I’ll do my best to accommodate such needs too. In the end I really enjoy my reward…happy people with happy faces…in our Happy kitchen

The maximum participants in the group are: 15

Package includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 homemade organic breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 6 day the Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisine cooking class
  • 7-day two-hour yoga and meditation sessions
  • Hiking trips in the island of Vis
  • A trip to the town of Komiža + Blue Cave, Biševo Island
  • Guided tour of the town of Vis
  • Pick up from the port of Vis on day of arrival and transfer to Estate under the Paintbrush
  • Drop off to the ferry port of Vis on day of departure
  • Olive oil, cheese and wine tasting in the wine cave
  • Tourist tax

Pricing ( 1 Person)

Select your package:

  • 1 person

Private Studio Apartment  /whole place to yourself/                                

1.250,00 EUR                                                                                 

  • 1 person

Single room  /two-bedroom apartment: max 2 people /

1.050,00 EUR

  • 1 person

Shared twin room

 /two-bedroom apartment, max 4 people in the apartment/

900,00 EUR                                           

Get a special discount of 5% per person! To benefit, sign up before August 15th 2020.

Payment of 30% /non-refundable/ confirms your reservation.The remaining amount to be paid upon arrival.

Retreat location: Island of Vis

 Retreat accommodation:

  • Check-in Time:15:00
  • Check-out Time:12:00


  • „Happy Kitchen“ in the garden for Culinary Classes
  • Bio Garden with vegetable and herbs
  • Dining area / 3 terraces/
  • Yoga Shala
  • Garden
  • 2 Barbecue
  • 2 Outdoor shower
  • Utility room shared with washing machine
  • Fully equipped kitchen in the apartment
  • Air-conditioned apartment
  • Bedding and towels high-quality cotton
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV-SAT
  • Free parking


You will be enjoying 3 daily healthy, seasonal, organic vegetarian, vegan, raw food meals along with freshly prepared healthy, detox juices, and herbal tea. Our chef Sanja will be spoiling you with delicious, nutritious meals, with a Mediterranean touch. Food will be eco and locally sourced adapted to personal needs. The type of food will depend on the initial request. Fruit and vegetables served during your stay will be seasonal, organic foods from the Bio garden of Estate under the Paintbrush and small local ecological gardens.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Raw food
  • Lactose-Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation.


  • Trip to the city of Komiža and the Blue Cave on the island of Biševo. The Blue Cave is one of Croatia’s natural wonders. The sunset-facing town of Komiža is the jewel of Dalmatian architecture, beautiful beaches, and interesting people: a true sensation for all senses and a visual experience.
  • The guided tour- fascinating Vis town is the administrative and cultural capital of Vis Island yet retains a homey, small-town atmosphere. At the foot of the wide Bay of St George, Vis welcomes regular ferries from Split into its long harbor. From the harbor, a seaside promenade takes you to the highlights of Vis town which include Greek and Roman ruins, Renaissance churches and palaces and an archaeological museum with artifacts from ancient Vis.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 Yoga session-Morning practice
  • 08:30 Buffet style Breakfast
  • 10:00 Cooking workshop
  • 14:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Free time

Different daily activity

  • 18:00 Yoga and Meditation/ Sunset/Bili Bok
  • 20:00 Four-course wholesome Mediterranean Dinner


We created a program that for a whole week, in order to offer our guests enough time to find the perfect balance between the yoga sessions, the creative and cultural activities in the island and the cooking session in our big open kitchen/ HAPPY KITCHEN/, using a fresh local and organic product.

This is the ideal place to discover, or rediscover, the pleasure and the joy of cooking together and bringing more mindfulness to nourish both our physical body and our mind.

Vegetarian cookery classes

This vacation specializes in organic, healthy vegetarian cooking; a fusion of Mediterranean flavors, and culinary delights. Local cheeses, fruits, and vegetables are bought directly from the farmer’s markets, taking only the freshest ingredients into the large and spacious kitchen. The Estate under the Paintbrush is a hidden treasure in the heart of Vis Island.

This fun hands-on cooking adventure is all about learning simple, healthy, and colorful dishes that can be easily replicated back in your own kitchen. Your cookery teacher, Sanjica, will guide you through hands-on experience including how to choose the best quality ingredients including spices, vegetables, etc. At the end of the class, you will sit down together and enjoy the results of your cooking endeavors.

At Sanjica’s workshop, you will be collecting herbs from the garden, vegetables from the estate’s garden or the surrounding organic gardens and preparing meals for a joint lunch. It will be a great joy to cook and share life’s energy.

Yoga session

Jelena  is an experienced and passionate yoga teacher. Yoga helps to improve health and happiness. It is also a fabulous way to keep bodies supple and strong. Each morning, your yoga teacher Jelena will facilitate an optional pre-breakfast yoga session.

In the afternoon, before dinner, you will have the special pleasure of practicing yoga on the seafront. A special place called Bili Bok will be your open yoga shala: by the sea, under the sky, with the scents of sea, lavender and rosemary. An exceptional experience that can only be here on the island of Vis

What’s not included

-International  flights

  • Travel or medical insurances
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and snacks between meals
  • Tips for local staff
  • Massage session
  • SUP yoga on the beach

How to get there       

For registration and more information please send us an email to: katjaklimt@gmail.com.

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