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You can be in Croatia …


Join Lauren & Travis, two of LA’s most accomplished and influential yoga teachers, on a transforming adventure to Croatia to explore the magical city of Dubrovnik! Dubrovnik is home to history, culture, and some of the most beautiful beaches/water in the world. Hosted at the 5-Star Hotel Palace Dubrovnik– our retreat journey will focus on manifesting personal health & happiness through the practice & philosophy of holistic yoga. Enjoy seven days/six nights in this magical beach escape surrounded by breathtaking vistas, and immerse yourself in a gracious community of like-minded Bliss-Seekers. Carry what you learn on this extraordinary retreat and transform your life! Live your best life!

While on this retreat, Lauren & Travis will teach their personally-developed style of yoga, Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice. Classes will be an in-depth journey through the philosophy and practice of yoga and include guidance on how to implement this into your daily life.

After morning yoga, explore Croatia with our local guides: take a guided kayak tour, enjoy our day long boat ride exploring Dubrovnik islands, hike to the top of Imperial Fortress and ride the famous Cable Car back to Old Town, find tranquility lounging at the pool, seek serenity with a massage, or immerse yourself in Dubrovnik’s culture on your own! 

Your Retreat Leaders + Retreat Host + Retreat Producer (offsite)

Travis Eliot

Travis Eliot is one of the most talked about, hottest stars in the yoga community! LA Yoga Magazine says that, "He has a style that is dynamic, transforming and full…

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Lauren Eckstrom

Lauren Eckstrom has studied under some of the world’s most prominent yoga teachers. Her classes combine creative sequencing with a focus on safe, sound alignment. Lauren leads Holistic Yoga Flow…

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April Shunn Williams

April is committed to wellness and living a well-traveled life. In 2015 she planned and traveled around the world in 33 days, and is currently on a mission to run a half marathon…

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Erika Craciun

Erika’s passion is to connect with people and share her love of yoga and meditation with the world. As a retreat producer and founder of Blissed Yoga Retreats, Erika helps…

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Blissed’s retreat with Lauren and Travis was magical, especially with experience officer April. From the yoga to excursions, every promise and expectation was realized. Would go again in a heartbeat.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first Yoga retreat with Blissed Yoga Retreats. Everything was handled both professionally and personally. It was a terrific experience. My Yoga instructors, Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom are not only fabulous Yoga instructors, but an incredible Team that made this retreat (with their style, knowledge and generosity) an amazing life experience. The combination of Blissed Yoga Retreats, Travis and Lauren, this retreat/vacation was a trip filled with warm memories. I highly recommend Blissed Yoga Retreats as the “go-to” for any of your Yoga retreats.

Your Retreat, Your Adventure!

Included Excursions & Extras*

Join us on our Croatia adventure!

Included: Twice Daily Yoga • 6 Nights/7 days 5-Star Lodging • Daily Breakfast + 5 Dinners (1 Dinner Not Included) • Guided Dubrovnik Kayaying • Day Boat trip to Croatia Islands • Guided Hike and Ride in Dubrovnik Cable Car • Exploring Dubrovnik • On-site Host

Not Included: Airfare • Airport & Ground Transfers • Trip Insurance (required) • 1 Dinner • Lunches • Specialty Beverages

(*Exact itinerary subject to change – while every effort is made to keep to all published itineraries, we reserve the right to make changes for your convenience)

Kayak Tour with TOP RATED Adventure Dubrovnik:

From its very beginnings, Dubrovnik has been a seaport. Best seen from the sea, it’s impressive fortifications intimidated anyone set on invading the city. The Dubrovnik we know and recognize today was forged and slowly refined over 2000 years. That is why we recommend this tour.
Sea kayaking Dubrovnik will reveal amazing views of the City Walls, Lokrum Island, and the hidden caves. You will have the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling and to learn a bit about the history of Dubrovnik.
We make numerous stops on the water during the tour, including several stops near the “cursed” Island of Lokrum. The longest stop is at a beach-cave. Once we reach the cave we will step out of our kayaks and onto a beach, where we will break for a refreshing snack, and a bit of snorkeling and sunbathing.
Join the adventure in a one or two-seater kayak with all your belongings tucked safely inside a waterproof barrel. We also provide a small waterproof barrel for the safe and easy accessibility of your camera.
Guided hike to Fort Imperial and Cable Car ride with TOP RATED Adventure Dubrovnik:
We will follow the footsteps of the defenders of Dubrovnik who climbed this trail back in 1991 to fight off the Serbian and Montenegrin attacks. During the walk, the guide will speak about the siege of Dubrovnik and the hardships endured by the locals.
After around an hour of an easy uphill walk we will reach the top and visit the war memorial museum inside the Imperial fortress. The fortress was the single most important defense point of Dubrovnik. It has not been repaired from the war but is left as it was as a witness to the events. Tour of the fortress will end on its top terrace from where we will watch the amazing sunset while enjoying a glass of local wine.
We will return to the Old Town by cable car. The cable car ride is fun and exciting and saves us time and energy in getting back down.
Our hiking tours were designed so they can be completed by people of all ages and fitness levels.
Day Trip – Island Tour with top rated Dubrovnik Island Tours
The Adriatic Sea is an amazing place where the azure waves stretch for miles around. Feel the sun as it warms your skin and experience the sea breeze as it whips through your hair during this ~5-6-hour guided boat excursion. Visit Elaphfite island Lopud and enjoy free time to explore and admire the stunning nature, rich culture, and powerful history of the island. It may seem like a movie set, but it’s just another extraordinary day at sea.

Producer’s Love Letter

Dear Guest,

We can’t wait to welcome you to beautiful Dubrovnik Croatia! This is our annual Holistic Yoga Flow retreat with acclaimed teachers Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot. These retreats sell out quickly because they are, well, awesome. My name is Erika and I am your retreat producer making all the details come together and yoga retreat magic happen. Every detail is hand-crafted with care. 

Our promise  to you is that this will be the best yoga retreat (and possibly travel experience) you will ever go on. How do we do it? It’s about having:

  1. The best locations (hello Dubrovnik, Crotia!)
  2. The best resorts (aka we are going to the TOP rated resort in Dubrovnik)
  3. Amazing food 
  4. The BEST customer service 
  5. Bucket list guided excursions (Kayaking around Dubrovnik, Boat tour to islands, hike with famous Dubrovnik Cable Car ride)
  6. THE VERY BEST YOGA TEACHERS!!!! I mean Lauren and Travis – need I say more?

Planning retreats is a passion project for us. It’s so much more than a vacation – it’s a life hack. Retreats help you clarify your goals, get in touch with your spiritual and physical body, and connect you with a community of like-minded individuals (aka your yoga family). We hope you make the space in your life to retreat with us! We welcome returning guests and new friends. All levels welcome – even if you are new to yoga this is for you!

Please contact me with any questions. We want to make your entire experience as blissful as possible – from the logistics to the yoga. Come retreat with us, we will change the way you travel forever.

With bliss,


Erika Craciun, Founder/CEO Blissed Yoga Retreats

424-625-9938 (call/text anytime!), [email protected]

Sample Daily Schedule*

Sample Schedule



Free time and/or planned excursions

Afternoon Yoga


*Subject to change

Lean More about the Hotel Palace Dubrovnik • Dubrovnik, Croatia

Breathtaking Adriatic views from every room, a fresh new contemporary interior design scheme and intuitive service are all ingredients for a perfect five-star seaside escape at the multi award-winning Hotel Dubrovnik Palace.

Hotel Dubrovnik Palace nestles on the scenic seafront between a pine forest and the turquoise coastal waters of the lush Lapad peninsula. Just a few minutes’ drive north west of medieval Dubrovnik Old Town, the stunning location offers phenomenal photo opportunities of the Elafiti Islands from every direction.

Our contemporary luxury resort has direct access to a quiet and peaceful beach, two outdoor pools plus a third indoor pool. Additionally, we have a PADI diving centre, tennis court, and a leafy jogging path and walking routes through the picturesque woods that rise up Petka hill behind the hotel.

Hotel Palace Dubrovnik also boasts 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor.

Gourmet Cuisine

Hotel Palace Dubrovnik offers fresh and delicious cuisine for our yoga retreat guests. All dietary types can be accommodated.

Is This Retreat For You? Do you…

  • Enjoy yoga and cultivating holistic health & happiness?
  • Do you look for real adventures to faraway lands?
  • Seek out the guidance of intelligent & motivational leaders and a supportive community of like-minded individuals?
  • Then, YES, this retreat is for you!

Retreat Rates

Retreat Rates

  • Sea View Room – Double (rates per person): $3,299 pp
  • Sea View Room – Single: $3,799 pp

To secure your spot, simply book now and put down your deposit!

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Included/Not Included

Included: Twice Daily Yoga • 6 Nights/7 days 5-Star Lodging • Daily Breakfast + 5 Dinners (1 Dinner Not Included) • Guided Dubrovnik Kayaking • Day Boat trip to Croatia Islands • Guided Hike and Ride in Dubrovnik Cable Car • Exploring Dubrovnik • On-site Host

Not Included: Airfare • Airport & Ground Transfers • Trip Insurance (required) • 1 Dinner • Lunches • Specialty Beverages

Required Trip Insurance

We require you purchase trip insurance to protect your investment. You purchase this after you are billed in full (3-months before your retreat). Learn more about our required trip insurance policy here.

Terms + Conditions

By reserving your space with a deposit, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.

Strict Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify Blissed Yoga Retreats in writing by contacting [email protected]. Your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined in the chart in our agreement. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for ANY reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest, Zika virus, COVID-19,  health changes, personal emergencies, or otherwise. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. We require you, our guest, to purchase trip insurance to protect your investment from these unforeseen circumstances on any international retreat.

Transfer Policy

You may transfer your reservation from one Blissed Yoga Retreat to another up to 90 days before the original listed Retreat Start Date without penalty, after which time our cancellation policy applies.

Required Trip Insurance for International Retreats

Please note that Blissed Yoga Retreats will not be held responsible for any delay, additional expense or inconvenience that may be caused directly or indirectly by events outside of our control (ie: late arrival/departure of flights, civil disturbance, fire, flood, cyclones, severe weather, acts of God, and acts of government, machinery or equipment failure, or cancellations for any reason.) No refunds will be given for “no shows” or days not used resulting from the above aforementioned. Blissed Yoga Retreats requires guests to purchase trip insurance for international retreats. We recommend comparing plans at Please do not purchase trip insurance until you have received the official green light confirmation email from Blissed Yoga Retreats.

Retreat Pricing

All prices are per person and are set well in advance of the retreat start date. Prices vary depending on a variety of cost factors, with peak travel times being the most expensive. Prices include retreat costs only; they do not include airfare to and from the retreat and ground transportation (unless noted on the website). Blissed Yoga Retreats believes in fair pricing for all retreat attendees – all prices are set and non-negotiable.

Deposit & Payment Terms (per person)

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $500 deposit per person plus a booking fee. Please note the booking fee does not count toward your final balance. At three months final balances will be charged to the credit card on file. If you book within three months of the Retreat Start Date, you will be billed in full within 24 hours after putting down the initial deposit.

Still Have Questions?

Get in touch

We’re happy to answer all of your questions on the phone (424) 625-9938 or over email. Just ask!

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