Health & wellbeing comes from within!
Istria’s breathtaking landscapes serve as a canvas for your spiritual exploration. This diverse region offers lush forests, rolling hills, azure seas, and picturesque medieval towns. Nature’s beauty here is an invitation to slow down, breathe deeply, and immerse yourself in the serenity of the moment.
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…
Spiritual Seekers: Individuals who are on a journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and spiritual exploration.
Nature Enthusiasts: People who appreciate the healing and rejuvenating aspects of spending time in nature and are drawn to environments that offer tranquility.
Yoga and Meditation Practitioners: Those who practice yoga and meditation and are looking for a serene environment to deepen their practice and enhance mindfulness.
Individuals Seeking Stress Relief: People looking for a break from the stresses of daily life, seeking solace, and desiring to recharge in a peaceful natural setting.
Mindfulness Practitioners: Individuals interested in cultivating mindfulness and being present in the moment, often through guided activities and practices.
Those in Transition: Individuals going through life transitions, seeking clarity, purpose, or a fresh perspective.
Groups and Solo Travelers: Both individuals and groups who are open to communal experiences and sharing the retreat journey with like-minded individuals.
Our spiritual nature retreat provides a unique opportunity to achieve overall well-being. We aim to balance not just your physical health but also emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness with following key benefits:
Stress Reduction: Spending time in a natural environment combined with spiritual practices can help reduce stress levels, promoting relaxation and a sense of calm.
Mindfulness and Presence: Retreats often encourage mindfulness practices, helping participants cultivate a greater sense of presence and awareness in the current moment.
Improved Mental Health: Exposure to nature has been linked to improved mental health outcomes, such as reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Spiritual Exploration: Retreats offer an opportunity for individuals to explore and deepen their spiritual beliefs, connect with their inner selves, and gain a better understanding of their purpose.
Physical Well-being: Many spiritual and nature retreats incorporate physical activities such as yoga, hiking, or other mindful exercises, contributing to improved physical health.
Renewed Energy and Vitality: Immersing oneself in nature can reinvigorate the body and mind, providing a boost of energy and vitality.
Enhanced Creativity: Being in natural surroundings and engaging in spiritual practices can stimulate creativity and inspire new perspectives and ideas.
Life Transformation: For some individuals, a spiritual and nature retreat can be a transformative experience, catalyzing positive changes in their perspectives, priorities, and overall life path.
Greater Self-Awareness: Retreats encourage self-reflection and introspection, leading to a greater understanding of oneself, personal values, and life goals.
Our Retreat Activities and our Hotel the Relais & Chateaux Meneghetti 5*
Encounter our team of experts with extensive education and experience right here.
Embark on a transformative journey at our spiritual and nature retreat, where our expert team is dedicated to nurturing your holistic well-being. Our highly educated and experienced staff includes spiritual guides well-versed in diverse traditions, certified yoga and meditation instructors, and nature experts who lead immersive experiences. Licensed therapists and counselors offer emotional and psychological support, complemented by holistic healers providing alternative therapies. Nutritionists and culinary experts ensure nourishment aligning with the retreat’s goals, while workshop facilitators guide sessions on self-discovery and personal growth. Administrative staff handles logistics, and safety personnel are on hand for any health concerns. Together, this diverse team creates an environment for participants to rejuvenate, connect with nature, and explore their spiritual and emotional landscapes.
Danijela Andrić Casson
With 12 years of practice, Danijela is an experienced practitioner who began in Zurich, continued in Dubai, and has now opened a new practice in Croatia. Holding a Master’s Degree in AP-Kinesiology and Psychology, along with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition, Danijela is a certified Prana & Chakra Healer and Sound Healer. Running her practice in Dubai, Croatia, and soon in London, she is fluent in English, German, and Croatian.
Yoga & Breath-work Teacher
Ana, with 20 years of specialization in Ashtanga, Hatha, and Kundalini Yoga, has achieved first place in free-diving in Croatia in 2001. Her expertise extends to various meditation techniques and integrative breath therapy. Ana’s teachings not only calm the mind but also effectively release physical blockages and cleanse the body. Proficient in English, Croatian, and German, her wealth of experience and accomplishments instills trust and confidence in those seeking her guidance.
Leo Byron Rossi
Meditation & Mind Coach
With over 18 years of experience, Leo is a skilled Leadership Educator, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. A recipient of the Kelly Award for Outstanding Workshop Facilitation from Royal Roads University in 2016, Leo is proficient in English, Italian, and German, delivering impactful and practical learning experiences for individuals, leaders, and organizations.
Head of Meneghetti SPA & Senior Massage Therapist
Meet Marica Welsch, a highly skilled spa massage therapist with a global footprint. With a rich background in prestigious wellness destinations spanning the UK, USA, Bali, Thailand, and Dubai, Marica infuses her international expertise into enhancing the spa experience at Menegehtti Hotel.
Chef de cuisine at Meneghetti
Experience the culinary magic of the chef at Meneghetti, who, in collaboration with Danijela, has crafted a menu tailored to the blood group diet. The result is a dining experience that leaves you feeling light, nourished, and satiated for an extended period. Enjoy a delightful fusion of flavor and well-being like walking on clouds after every meal.
Tour Guide on location
Dušan has years of experience rooted in a deep connection to nature, he seamlessly combines ecological expertise with spiritual insights. Allow Dušan to lead you through a grounded exploration, where the beauty of the natural world intertwines with spiritual wisdom. He helps forge a profound connection between your inner self and the earth beneath your feet.
Spiritual Nature Retreat Programme 25.-30. May 2024
Heal & Rejuvenate your Body, Mind & Soul at our Spiritual-Nature Retreat in Istra, Croatia
Day 1 – 25.05.2024
Arrival and Grounding
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
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner – Indulge in the Culinary Delights of Istria, crafted with organic flair.
21:15 – 21:45 Guided meditation to set intentions for the retreat.
Day 2 – 26.05.2024
07:30 – 09:00 Yoga & Breath-work Energizing yoga session to connect with the elements.
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 – 12:00 Embark on a grounding hike through the untouched landscapes of Istra, enriched with awareness exercises.
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch-Picknick in Nature
14:00 – 15:00 Continuation of the hike to the sea, where a refreshing break awaits us. For those who wish to stay, the option is available, as our hotel offers a shuttle back to the hotel at any time.
15:30-19:00 Free time at your disposal. Optional: Individual sessions in Chakra Energy Balancing and massages are offered at cost contribution. Pls book in advance.
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner – Indulge in the Culinary Delights of Istria, crafted with organic flair.
21:15 – 22:00 Evening Fire Ritual: Communal gathering around a bonfire for reflection and unity, Moon Meditation.
Day 3 – 27.05.2024
Harmony Within and Without
07:30 – 09:00 Morning Yoga and Meditation: Cultivating inner harmony in the embrace of nature.
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 – 12:30 Workshop: Elemental Wisdom – Understanding the healing power of nature’s elements. Workshop is taking place in Nature, outside.
12:30 – 14:00 Refresh & Lunch
14:15 – 16:00 Workshop: Mindful Living – Practical tools for integrating mindfulness into daily life. Workshop will take place in Nature, outside.
16:00 – 17:00 Optional: Forest walk
17:00 – 19:00 Personal reflection time in nature – leisure time.
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner
21:00 – 22:00 Evening Sound Healing: Harmonizing with the sounds of nature.
Day 4 – 28.05.2024
06:00 – 06:30 Sunrise Meditation: Embracing the serenity of the morning for spiritual reflection.
06:30 – 08:00 Yoga & Breath-Work
08:00 – 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 – 10:00 Transfer to Buzet – Buzet in Istria, known as the “City of Truffles,” offers a delightful mix of medieval charm, panoramic views, and gastronomic experiences, making it a must-visit destination, both for nature enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs.
10:00 – 12:30 Forest walk, Workshop in Nature: Spiritual Practices – Exploring diverse spiritual traditions.
12:30 – 14:00 Truffle – Lunch in a picturesque Restaurant close to Buzet
14:00 – 14:45 Transfer back to the hotel & leisure time. Optional: Afternoon Nature Art: Creative expression using natural materials, or Single-Sessions in Chakra-Healing-Balance or Massages.
19:00 – 20:30 Transfer to beautiful and unique Rovinj – Dinner
20:30 – 22:00 Campfire on the beach with Evening Sacred Circle: Sharing insights and experiences and transfer back to the hotel.
Day 5 – 29.05.2024
Dolphin Discovery Catamaran Day
07:30 – 08:30 Morning Yoga: Gentle session to invigorate body and spirit.
09:00 – 10:30 Breakfast
10:30 Full-day Catamaran Excursion: Explore the Brijuni Islands, witness the beauty of the Adriatic, and possibly encounter dolphins.
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
16:00 back in the hotel & leisure time
19:00 – 19:45 Yoga or Sound-Healing Session
20:00 – 22:00 Evening Integration: Reflection on the day’s marine adventure. Closing Ceremony
Day 6 – 30.05.2024
Rejuvenation and Departure
07:00 – 08:00 Morning Yoga: Gentle session to invigorate body and spirit.
08:00 – 09:15 Breakfast & saying good-bye, Closing Ceremony: Gratitude circle and a farewell blessing.
09:30-12:15 VIP Transfer to the Venice airport
15:35 – 23:20 Take off VCE – DXB with EK 136
Investment for your well-being & 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 € 6.875.– | double-use € 5.080.- includes:
- VIP-Transfer from/to Venice airport
- All excursions, which include invigorating hikes, serene forest and beach walks, an exclusive private sailing tour to the unique Brioni Islands, and a guided sightseeing tour in Rovinj, all complemented by 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.
Embark on a transformative journey with me in the heart of Istria, Croatia, this May.
Join our Spiritual & Nature Retreat for a soul-nourishing experience surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Istra. Immerse yourself in guided meditations, rejuvenating yoga, and connect with nature on grounding hikes. Discover inner harmony, explore diverse spiritual practices, and forge meaningful connections. Unplug, unwind, and embrace the serenity – your journey to self-discovery awaits in the enchanting embrace of Istria’s natural beauty.
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.
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.