MINDFULNESS-BASED-STRESS-REDUCTION (MBSR) These programme are well-sited for individuals seeking to cultivate mindfulness skills, effectively manage stress, consciousness expansion, and enhance their emotional and mental wellbeing. This Retreat provide a structured and supportive environment for deepening your mindfulness practice and acquiring valuable tools to navigate the challenges of daily life. The transformative experiences gained inspire participants to continue their spiritual journey long after the retreat. Danijela Andric Casson has developed its own programme based on the Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction (MBSR) approach, which was originally developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the late 1970s at the Universtiy of Massachusetts Medical School. MBSR has earned widely recognition as an evidence-based approach to stress reduction and mind awareness.


BMS-Centre (Body-Mind & Soul Centre) is a truly unique holistic clinic with a mission dedicated to offering rapid and personalized approaches to healing. This involves years of extensive study across various domains related to the body, mind, and soul. Danijela Andric Casson’s goal as a holistic practitioner has been to harmoniously blend Western and Eastern medicine, and she has achieved exceptional results since 2012. This journey has led her to the development of innovative healing methods, where she never loses sight of the three elements, no matter what she is balancing, harmonizing, or activating for self-healing.

This retreat is designed for…

Stressed Professionals & Individuals: Individuals with demanding jobs or high-pressure careers can benefit from the stress-reducing techniques taught in MBSR-based retreats. People looking for a break from the stresses of daily life, seeking solace, and desiring to recharge in a peaceful natural setting.

People Facing Chronic Health Conditions: Those dealing with chronic health issues, such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or other illnesses, may find relief and improved coping mechanisms through mindfulness practices.

Individuals facing Mental Health Issues: Like Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, PTSD (Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder), Substance Abuse Recovery or people who are struggling to say NO or set boundaries.

Students and Academics: Students facing academic pressures, exams, or intense study schedules can use mindfulness practices to enhance focus, concentration, and overall academic performance.

Those Seeking Personal Growth: Individuals interested in self-discovery, personal development, and cultivating a deeper understanding of themselves can find value in the introspective and reflective aspects of mindfulness.

Busy Parents: Parents juggling multiple responsibilities and facing the challenges of raising a family can benefit from mindfulness as a way to manage stress and promote a more balanced lifestyle.

Individuals Interested in Preventative Health: Those looking to maintain good health and prevent the negative effects of chronic stress on both physical and mental well-being can proactively engage in mindfulness practices.

People Transitioning in Life: Individuals going through life transitions, such as career changes, relationship shifts, or major life events, can find support and tools for navigating these changes with greater resilience.


Attending the Mindful Tranquility Retreat offers a multitude of advantages. The benefits often extend well beyond the retreat, making it a valuable investment in your mental and emotional wellbeing. These advantages include improved sleep, enhanced focus, reduced chronic pain, and an overall enhancement of your mental and emotional health.

Stress Reduction: MBSR is specifically designed to help individuals cope with stress. By learning mindfulness techniques, participants can better navigate daily stressors and develop resilience.

Improved Emotional Well-being: Mindfulness practices can enhance emotional regulation, promoting a more balanced and positive emotional state. Participants may experience reduced anxiety and depression.

Improved Mental Health: Exposure to nature has been linked to improved mental health outcomes, such as reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Enhanced Focus and Concentration: Mindfulness training involves cultivating present-moment awareness. This can lead to improved concentration and focus, helping participants become more attentive in their daily activities.

Better Sleep Quality: Mindfulness practices have been linked to improved sleep quality. Participants may experience better sleep patterns and find it easier to relax and unwind.

Pain Management: MBSR has been used to complement pain management strategies. Mindfulness techniques can help individuals develop a non-reactive awareness of physical sensations, potentially reducing the perception of pain.

Mind-Body Connection: The program emphasizes the connection between the mind and body. Participants may gain a deeper understanding of how their thoughts and emotions influence their physical wellbeing.

Increased Self-Awareness: Mindfulness encourages self-reflection and awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings. Participants may gain insights into their habitual patterns of thinking and reacting.

Enhanced Resilience: Through mindfulness practices, individuals can develop greater resilience in the face of life’s challenges. This resilience can contribute to a more balanced and adaptable mindset.

Improved Relationships: Mindfulness can foster better communication and empathy. Participants may find that their relationships, both personal and professional, benefit from enhanced interpersonal skills.

Our Venue, Hotel & Residences San Canzian 5* in Buje, Croatia

We are delighted to share that our retreat will be hosted at a charming San Canzian, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Istra. Get ready to unwind in a serene and comfortable setting.

Encounter our team of experts with extensive education and experience.

Experience transformation at our Mindful Tranquility Retreat, where a devoted team of experienced professionals is committed to nurturing your holistic wellbeing. Welcome to our Mindful Tranquility Retreat, where trust in your wellbeing is our priority. Our expert team includes certified MBSR instructors, yoga and breath-work teachers, meditation guides, mind coaches, sound healers, holistic practitioners, and psychotherapists. With a fusion of qigong and tai-chi expertise, our seasoned professionals are dedicated to guiding you on a transformative journey to mindfulness and stress reduction. Rest assured, you’re in capable hands as you explore the serene landscape of our Mindful Tranquility Retreat.

Danijela Andric Casson Holistic Practitioner

Danijela Andrić Casson

Holistic Practitioner

Danijela, with more than a decade of experience, is a seasoned practitioner whose journey began in Zurich, flourished in Dubai, and now extends to her newly established practice in Croatia. Holding a Master’s Degree in AP-Kinesiology and Psychology, paired with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition, Danijela is not just a certified Prana & Chakra and Sound Healer; she is a testament to the seamless integration of holistic knowledge. Operating in Dubai and Croatia and with future plans for a practice in London, her multilingual proficiency in English, German, and Croatian adds another layer to her skill set. She diverse expertise reflects a commitment to holistic wellbeing that goes beyond borders.

Yoga Teacher Ana Kalas

Diana Selnau

Yoga & Breath-work Teacher

Diana is a yoga teacher specializing in Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Yoga, distinguished for her exceptional breathwork instruction. Her classes transcend conventional boundaries, seamlessly weaving breath with movement, creating transformative and self-discovery journeys. Beyond technical proficiency, Diana’s innate ability to connect on a deeper level fosters an empowering and tranquil environment. Whether guiding beginners or seasoned practitioners, her sessions leave an indelible mark, imprinting a sense of growth and self-realization. Engaging with Diana is an invitation to explore the boundless potential of mind, body, and breath under the guidance of an extraordinary yoga and breath-work teacher.

Diana Selnau Yoga Teacher at BMS-Retreats

Leo Byron Rossi

Meditation & Mind Coach

With a wealth of 18 years’ experience, Leo stands as a highly proficient Leadership Educator, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Leo’s exceptional skills have earned recognition, including the prestigious Kelly Award for Outstanding Workshop Facilitation from Royal Roads University in 2016. Fluent in English, Italian, and German, Leo excels in delivering impactful and practical learning experiences tailored for individuals, leaders, and organizations. His emphasizing the transformative power of mindfulness coaching in fostering personal and professional growth. Leo’s commitment to excellence makes him a standout figure in the realms of mindfulness education.

Dino Sošić

Qigong & Tai-Chi Master

Meet Dino, the visionary founder and owner of Tai-Chi Chan in Rovinj. Dino stands as a revered Tai-Chi & Qigong Master, bringing his expertise to coaching the Croatian Olympic Academy. In the realm of Qigong & Tai-Chi, Dino orchestrates a symphony of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breath exercises. This holistic approach enhances concentration, harmonizes the body and mind, and regulates the flow of Qi, leading to an increase in energy levels and vitality. Experience the transformative power of Dino’s teachings, leaving you feeling not just relaxed but also wonderfully balanced.

Maya Anand

Meditation Master & Sound Healer

Maya’s sound healing fosters profound wellbeing, releasing congestion and harmonizing vibrations. Let her excellent energy healing techniques rejuvenate your mind, body & soul. With over 15 years of experience, Maya is not only a skilled sound healer but also an Ayurvedic Practitioner with a rich background in teaching meditation. Maya’s expertise in balancing the body’s constitution (prakriti) and life forces (doshas) aligns with the goals of eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, and fostering harmony in life. Maya speaks English and Hindi, ensuring a comprehensive and inclusive healing experience.

Helena MArkotic offical tour guide Istra toursims

Helena Markotić

Tour Guide on location

Discover Istria with our experienced and charming tour guide. Her wealth of knowledge brings history and culture to life, while her warm demeanor ensures an engaging and delightful exploration. Get ready for an unforgettable journey led by a guide who turns every moment into a special memory.

Mindfulness Tranquility Retreat Programme 17. – 22. Sep. 2024

Heal & Rejuvenate your Body, Mind & Soul at our Spiritual-Nature Retreat in Istra, Croatia

Holistic healing Retreat


Day 1 – 17.09.2024

Arrival and Orientation

If you are arriving from Dubai with EK 135 you will land at

13:15 in Venice Marko Polo Airport

14:00 VIP Transfer Venice Airport to the hotel

18:30 Welcome ceremony and introduction to the retreat, Orientation Session

19:30 – 20:30 Mindful Dinner – Indulge in the Culinary Delights of Istria, crafted with organic flair.

21:00 – 21:45 Evening Sound Healing: Harmonizing your body, mind & soul and improving your sleep quality.

Day 2 – 18.09.2024

Cultivating Mindfulness

07:00 – 07:30 Morning Meditation: Setting the focus to your inner being.

07:30 – 08:30 Mindful Yoga Practice: Reduce stress, increase flexibility, and enhance mind-body connection.

08:30 – 09:15 Qigong in Nature: Improve balance, flexibility, and energy flow while promoting relaxation.

07:30 – 10:00 Breakfast

10:15 – 11:30 MBSR Overview and Mindfulness Principles

11:30 – 12:30 Mindful Walking & Nature Connection: Ground yourself in the present moment through nature, promoting relaxation.

12:30 – 14:00 Mindful Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 Mindful Art Expression: Foster creative expression and enhance self-awareness.

18:30-19:00 Guided Sunset Meditation

19:30 – 21:00 Mindful Dinner – with dishes that enhance your concentration, feed your nerve-system and improve your sleep.

Day 3 – 19.09.2024

Embarking on Mindful Movement

07:00 – 08:00 Tai-Chi or Qigong Session

08:00 – 09:00 Mindful Yoga for Stress Reduction

07:30 – 10:00 Breakfast

10:30 – 12:00 Workshop on Mindful Communication: Reduce conflicts, increase empathy, effective leadership, cultivation of patience, building trust and understanding

12:30 – 14:00 Refresh & Lunch

15:00 – 19:30 Guided Truffle Hunting incl. 3-Course-Truffle-Dinner

20:15 – 21:15 Breathwork and Deep Relaxation, Manage stress, promote calmness, and improve overall wellbeing and your sleep-quality.

Day 4 – 20.09.2024

Nourishing the Body and Mind

07:00 – 08:00 Sunrise Meditation: Embracing the serenity of the morning for spiritual reflection.

07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 Nutrition Workshop & Mindful Eating

10:30 – 12:00 Forest Bathing and Mindful Nature Walk

12:30 – 13:30 Mindful Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 Mindful Self-Compassion Session

17:00 – 18:15 Yoga & Breath-work

19:00 – 21:00 Bike ride through nature to our dinner location and back (3 km away)

21:30 – 22:00 Calming Meditation

Day 5 – 21.09.2024

Integration and Reflection

07:00 – 08:00 Tai-Chi and Mindful Movement

07:30 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:30 – 10:30 Group Sharing & Mindful Reflection

10:30 – 12:00 Workshop on Mindful Integration into Daily Life

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

15:30 Guided VIP Tour to beautiful Rovinj

18:30 – 19:00 Sunset Meditation at the beach

20:00 – 22:00 Flying Dinner at the fire-pit-lounge in nature. Reflection and closing ceremony.

Day 6 – 22.09.2024


07:00 – 08:00 Optional: Yoga, Tai-Chi or Breath-work with Meditation (we will offer them all for your disposal.

08:00 – 09:15 Farewell Breakfast and Check-out

09:30-12:15 VIP Transfer to the Venice airport

15:35 – 23:20 Take off VCE – DXB with EK 136

Investment for your wellbeing & health!

To secure the pricing, min. 8 participants are required

6 Days & 5 Nights in a one bedroom residence Villa with terrace & garden, single use € 5.660.– | double-use €  4.335.- includes:

  • VIP-Transfer from/to Venice airport
  • All excursions like Truffle-Hunting, incl. Truffle Tasting Menu and guided Sightseeingtour in Rovinj incl. VIP-Transfers
  • All activities and workshops  incl. equipments
  • Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners incl. Soft-Drinks
  • 30-minute follow-up zoom-consultation within 21 days after retreat.

Additional Costs: All visa fees (Croatia is an EU member state and belongs to Schengen), travel costs to and from your home destination to Venice. Expenses outside the program and single-private-session(s) during the retreat with the requested therapist or Yogi.

Everything you’ve every wanted – is on the other side of fear.

– George Addair

Join us for a transformative retreat to nourish your body, mind, & soul in the potent energy of Istria, a true power spot.

Embark on a powerful journey at our Mindful Tranquility Retreat, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Istria. Immerse yourself in guided meditations, rejuvenating yoga to release stress, and connect with nature on grounding hikes. Rediscover inner harmony to enhance focus and concentration. Explore diverse spiritual practices that promise not only soul nourishment but also improved sleep quality and reduce anxiety. Cultivate profound connections and tap into your inner reservoirs as the journey to self-discovery gracefully unfolds.

The most beautiful insights of Istria


A pearl at the Adria

The picturesque old town rises on a peninsula and bears witness to past centuries and the diligence of local masters. The limited space has resulted in dense development with tall and narrow houses, narrow streets and small squares. A special feature of Rovinj are the numerous characteristic chimneys. In 1963 Rovinj was declared a cultural monument.


Croatian Coloseum

It is known for its multitude of ancient Roman buildings, the most famous of which is the Pula Arena, one of the best preserved Roman amphitheaters. The city has a long tradition of wine making, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Pula is the main capital of Istra and the biggest city of this rich peninsula in the north of Croatia.


Truffle Region in Istra

Motovun is known as peaceful and relaxing village Numerous beautiful hiking and cycling trails lead through the Mirna Valley through the beautiful hilly landscape of Istria. Gourmets, foodies and wine lovers will take the small town of Motovun to their hearts, as it is home to numerous winegrowers, olive oil producers & the largest truffle area in Croatia.