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8-Day Luxury Yoga Retreat on Private Island in Indonesia

Yogamea Luxury Yoga Retreat on private island – Kura Kura Resort, Indonesia

Treat yourself to an unforgettable Yoga holiday….7 days of a super relaxing Yoga Retreat to delight your flexibility while admiring and enjoying  the whitest and most beautiful beaches in the world,

Dates and prices

From the 22nd, to the 29th of April
From the 21st, to the 28th of October 2018

€1,500 per person all inclusive:
à la carte meals
extra luxurious cottage accomodations surrounded by palm trees 15 meters from the crystal clear waters

€300 discount for the first 10 bookings

Yoga helps you develop a strong, flexible and healthy body.
It frees your mind from stress and reboots your creativity.

Yoga leads to a joyful soul and an incomparable lightness of being; there’s nothing quite like a Yoga Retreat to achieve these benefits and to help you relax.
During your stay in Yoga Retreat with us on Kura Kura island, you will be attending two daily Yoga Classes….. what you do in between Yoga Classes  is up to you.

The island is located between Java and Borneo and not yet known to mass tourism. The archipelago of Karimunjawa is a national park comprising of 27 islands that offer extraordinary natural and remote beauty.

What is included:

  • Hatha and AshtangYoga classes twice a day
  • Meditation sessions on the beach
  • Free time for local excursions and exploring
  • Refreshments, fruit and tea available
  • Transportation from and to the city of Semarang
  • 3 healthy daily meals à la carte
  • 7-night stay

Levels

  • beginner
  • intermediate
  • advanced
Style
  • Hatha and Ashtanga

7 days with an instructor in English and/or Italian

Languages spoken:

English, Italian, Hungarian

Accommodations:

SEAFRONT DELUXE SUPERIOR COTTAGE

We have 15 cottages all facing west, 15 metres from the beach, offering uninterrupted amazing views of the lagoon with its pristine waters. They have all just been newly renovated and transformed into luxury deluxe cottages (they measure 35 square metres each).
The waterfront Superior cottages are two units next to each other with independent access and privacy (33 square metres)

Each waterfront cottage is equipped with:

  • Air conditioning
  • mosquito nets/screens
  • Fan
  • Double bed
  • Shower
  • Minibar
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe

PRIVATE VILLA with SWIMMING POOL

Hidden amongst the splendid regal palms, each one of our villas with swimming pool was designed with total respect for the surrounding uncontaminated nature, embracing the traditional Indonesian architectural style. They each have an outdoor living area where you can enjoy the modern elegance.
They are all built in natural stone, local material and with modern innovation:
Each villa has its private pool, is spacious and intimate at the same time (320 Sq.mt.), fully fenced for maximum comfort and privacy.

A  4 x 8-metre pool furnished with sunbeds and a gazebo at both ends: a luxurious lounge bed to relax on in the shade on one end, and two sunbeds on the other. The outdoor living area is equipped with a mini bar and a CD player with an MP3 connection to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the villa.
The climate-controlled bedroom is elegantly furnished using natural materials; mosquito screens installed on all windows and a net covering the king size bed from floor to ceiling for a full view of the pool. The spacious bathroom follows the same theme and is positioned to give you discretion and relaxation. Every room is fully equipped to give you the maximum comfort, and includes a service phone.

Every private villa with  pool is equipped with:

  • Private 4×8 mt. pool
  • Gazebo
  • Comfortable teak sunbeds
  • CD player with MP3 connection
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Mosquito nets/screens
  • Fan
  • Shower
  • King-sized bed (double room)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe  

YOGAMEA Yoga Retreat programme

Every day, during the Yoga retreat,  there will be two Yoga classes which are a mix of Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. The morning Yoga Class is usually stronger, at a faster pace, concentrating on building strength, whereas in the afternoon the Yoga class will be a little slower and more soothing.

Yogamea Yoga Retreat
22 APRIL, 2018 / 21 OCTOBER, 2018
Arrival at Semarang Airport and transportation from airport to Crowne Plaza hotel

Yogamea Yoga Retreat
22-23 APRIL, 2018 / 21 – 22 OCTOBER, 2018
Accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel only for the night of arrival

23 APRIL, 2018 / 22 OCTOBER, 2018

06:00 | Departure from Crowne Plaza – port of Jepara. All participants must be ready in the lobby before 06:00. The departure time could be sooner based on the traffic and the ferry schedule.
08:00 | Arrival at the port of Jepara and boarding on the public ferry
11:00 | Arrival in the port of Karimunjawa
11:15 | Departure from Karimunjawa port for Kura Kura Resort by private motorboat
11:45 | Arrival at Kura Kura Resort
12:00 | Free time at Kura Kura Resort. Enjoy your first day at Kura Kura Resort.

Yogamea Yoga Retreat
24 APRIL, 2018 / 23 OCTOBER 2018

07:30 | Herbal tea
07:45 | Pranayama and chanting
08:00 | Energizing morning Yoga class
09:30 | Breakfast
11:00 | Depart from the island of Cemara Besar. (Robinson Crusoe) Near the Kura Kura Resort, this atoll is surrounded by cliffs and white sandy beaches, shaded by casuarina pine trees which cover the island.
On the north-east side, you’ll find sandy strips with turquoise water running through them. It’s the perfect environment to enjoy snorkelling and to forget about everyday life. (this service is included)
13.00 | Lunch
17:30 | Afternoon Yoga class
19:00 | Dinner
20:30 | Meditation class

Yogamea Yoga Retreat 
25 APRIL, 2018 / 24 OCTOBER, 2018

07:30 | Herbal tea
07:45 | Pranayama and chanting
08:00 | Energizing morning Yoga class
09:30 | Breakfast
11:00 | FREE TIME
Participants can sunbathe at the beach on the east side or practise in our gym, or play volleyball with other guests in our private court. The snorkelling equipment is always available and free of charge at our diving centre.
For those wanting to do scuba diving, or take the certifying diving course, a course with an Italian instructor is available at a very reasonable fee.
13.00 | Lunch
17:30 | Afternoon Yoga class
19:00 | Dinner
20:30 | Meditation class

Yogamea Yoga Retreat
26 APRIL, 2018 / 25 OCTOBER, 2018

07:30 | Herbal tea
07:45 | Pranayama and chanting
08:00 | Energizing morning Yoga class
09:30 | Breakfast
11:00 | FREE TIME. Participants can take snorkelling excursions to Fish Paradise and Cemara Kecil.
13.00 | Lunch
17:30 | Afternoon Yoga class
19:00 | Dinner
20:30 | Meditation class

Yogamea Yoga Retreat 
27 APRIL, 2018 / 26 OCTOBER, 2018

07:30 | Herbal tea
07:45 | Pranayama and chanting
08:00 | Energizing morning Yoga class
09:30 | Breakfast
11:00 | FREE TIME. On request: OPTION OF TOUR TO THE ISLAND OF KRAKAL.
17:30 | Afternoon Yoga class
19:00 | Dinner
20:30 | Meditation class

Yogamea Yoga Retreat 
28 APRIL, 2018 / 27 OCTOBER, 2018

07:30 | Herbal tea
07:45 | Pranayama and chanting
08:00 | Energizing morning Yoga class
09:30 | Breakfast
11:00 | FREE TIME. OPTION: TOUR TO MENJANGAN – UJUNG GELAM.
17:30 | Afternoon Yoga class
19:00 | Dinner
20:30 | Meditation class

Yogamea Yoga Retreat 
29 APRIL, 2018 / 28 OCTOBER, 2018

10:00 | Departure from Kura Kura Resort by private motorboat
10:30 | Arrival at port of Karimunjawa
11:00 | Departure from Karimunjawa by public ferry
13:00 | Arrival at port of Jepara. Transportation by private coach to Semarang airport
15:00 | Arrival at Semarang Airport (subject to change due to traffic conditions)

Instructors

TIMEA VITEZ

Yogamea school 2013 – 2018 Rishikesh Yog Peeth Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Timea Vitez discovered yoga after having a serious car accident many years ago.
She started studying and practising alone from an old book that a friend had given her.

Having discovered a great passion for yoga discipline, a few years later she ventured towards her first trip to India where she attended a training programme for yoga teachers at the Rishikesh Yog Peeth school. Pleased with her first experience, but anxious to go more in depth, she returned to Rishikesh several times in the following years and repeated the same experience.

She is the co-founder of YogaMea, a school with Indian origins and headquarters in Italy and Goa, India. Timea is specialized in yoga teacher training and is recognized by the Yoga Alliance of the U.S.A., the U.K., the Indian government and the Italian CSEN, C.O.N.I. sports committee. Today, she is recognized as an HR-RYT (highly recommended registered yoga teacher).

Food:

Three healthy Yoga meals à la carte will be served to our guests every day.
Refreshments, fruit and tea are also available.

The restaurant specializes in local fish and seafood dishes: freshly caught lobster, prawns and fish, bought directly from fishermen’s boats every morning.

Our chefs are at your disposal to satisfy your individual needs and to create culinary masterpieces using the best local fresh products.

The menu offers a wide variety of dishes à la carte, ranging from a refined Mediterranean cuisine to Indonesian dishes. Guests can choose to have their meals in the intimacy of the restaurant, the outdoor restaurant, the patio or the romantic area of tables surrounding the pool.

Apart from meals, you can enjoy our fantastic drinks in different locations: at the main bar around the pool, at the new Blue Bar at the end of the Eastern Beach, where you can enjoy your favourite drink in the shade of a palm tree or on the comfortable waterfront double beds, or at the splendid Sunset Lounge located on the west side, where you can sip on a cocktail while admiring the island’s spectacular sunsets.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Catering for special dietary requirements:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Hallal
  • Fruitarian
  • Ayurvedic

If you have special dietary requirements, it’s a good idea to let the organizer know when you book.

Things to do (optional)

A TRIP TO THE  ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND!

After the Yoga classes ..
Let yourself go on one of the paradisiacal islands for a day… coconut trees, white sandy beaches… put it all together with lunch, cold drinks and some snorkelling equipment.

Scuba diving and snorkelling

Every day we organise scuba diving and snorkelling at the best coral reefs around the island of Karimunjawa. The locations are suitable for all levels of diving and snorkelling. Scuba diving courses and trial dives available every day.

Island Cruise

On request, we organise cruises to paradisiacal islands, docking for lunch and snorkelling in some of the best coral reefs in the marine park. Dolphins swimming alongside cruise boats is a common sight. Private charter flights are also available.

Free activities

Kayaking, pedalo boats and snorkelling equipment are available free of charge, as are the daily trips to the splendid island of Robinson Crusoe. All the optional activities mentioned above are available at an extra cost.

What is included:

  • Transportation from Semarang Airport to the Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Accommodation for one night at the Crowne Plaza 4 star hotel
  • Private coach from the Crowne Plaza hotel to the port of Jepara (2 hours)
  • Public ferry from the port of Jepara to Karimunjawa (2 hours)
  • Private motorboat from Karimunjawa to Kura Kura Resort (20 min)
  • 6 nights all meals included in beach cottage at the Kura Kura Resort
  • Hatha Ashtanga yoga classes twice a day
  • meditation session once a day
  • Yogic philosophy, lifestyle and ethics (optional)
  • three à la carte meals per day with refreshments
  • Free time for local excursions
  • Transportation in private motorboat for departure from Kura Kura Resort to Karimunjawa (20 min)
  • Transportation by public ferry from Karimunjawa to the port of Jepara (2 hours)
  • Transportation by private coach from the port of Jepara to the airport of Semarang (2 hours)

What is not included:

  • International flight
  • Extra drinks with meals
  • Tour options

How to get here:

Arrival by flight

Please book your flight for: Ahmad Yani International Airport, serving Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
At your arrival,  you’ll find a YOGAMEA representative who will take you directly to the hotel.

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Guest book Here's what our guests say about us
  • Carolina Esmeraldo wrote:

    You must give yourself a chance to meet this family that we will never forget.

    I had such a great experience with the YOGAMEA School, teachers and the hole team.
    My boyfriend and I, we did a yoga retreat, and I really recommend this school!
    We loved the way they practice yoga, full of love, joy, truth, professionalism and most of all the way they treated the students and the people that was joining our classes everyday. We felt really special and unique, and we got to get all the postures well done. Even with 15 or more people in a class, either Bilu and Timea were always so careful and always paying attention to all our movements to make sure that with were doing the right thing. The rooms were comfortable, clean, nice and neat. The food was amazing! I felt like home…
    From the cook to the managers and teachers, the hole team, very attentive, friendly, they always received us with a smile and hug!
    You must give yourself a chance to meet this family that we will never forget.

    reviewed the 05/12/2016
  • Michael Schuller wrote:

    My Experience at Yogamea Goa was Excellent!!!

    My Experience at Yogamea Goa was Excellent!! I attended the YTTC in February and hat a great time. The goal, gaining confidence to teach beginners, was absolutely fulfilled. Giving classes back home and receiving great feedback from my first students gives me the confidence to recommend Yogamea to anyone who is looking for a YogaTeacherTraining. Davide and Timi often invited guestspeakers to give interesting talks in front of the class about yoga related topics like ayurveda and the bhagavad gita. Davide and Timi are very giving, my girlfriend who didn´t attend the course was often allowed to eat with us in the school and join the drop in classes free of charge. Bilu is an amazing yoga teacher, his classes definitely brought my asanas to the next level! Prepare yourself for intensive 4 weeks, with a lot of sweat, studying and fun.
    I can only say thank you to Yogamea and the great staff 

    reviewed the 16/03/2016
  • Marieke van Schoonhoven wrote:

    Real nice, caring and professional staff and teachers!

    Real nice, caring and professional staff + teachers. The center of Cesenatico is also very cosy and beautiful with lots of nice restaurants and is a 15 minute bike ride away and the beach is a one minute walk. You get a lot for a very friendly price. I usually never go to the same place twice for a holiday, but now I’m considering to return next year.

    reviewed the 18/08/2016
  • Jane Aston wrote:

    I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced!

    I was staying a couple of doors down from Yoga Mea in Goa for two weeks in March 2016, and decided to try out the yoga there. I’m so glad I did – I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced Prahlad Singh’s classes. I’ve been doing yoga for about 18 years, and this was some of the best teaching and the most effective adjustments I’ve encountered. It took me to a new level, and I was so sorry not to have been able to stay for longer… I’m back in the UK now and I did my regular class yesterday – I felt a new freedom and openness in my body which I am so grateful for. Thank you Yoga Mea! It’s made me think seriously about doing the YTTC in the future.

    reviewed the 04/04/2016
  • Kelly Drummond-Hay wrote:

    The staff at the accommodation were lovely!

    I just finished my yoga teacher training in Cesenatico. I cannot thank Timea and Davide for all that they did for my fellow students and I. I will admit that I did not have the greatest relationship with the guest teacher, however, the rest of the experience made up for this. With regards to the course, it is intensive, but manageable if you organise your time well. The staff at the accommodation were lovely and the school is on the beach. I intend to do more training with Yogamea school in the future. Highly recommended.

    reviewed the 20/06/2016
  • Isabella wrote:

    This course had a great impact on me …

    I have to express my sincere gratitude to:
    Narendra Singh:
    He is serious and highly professional. A very well prepared like technicaly teacher who explains patiently.
    Timea Vitez:
    She is kind, energetic and vital and encourages us to experiment and to enthuse us about our body, breath and a perception of the whole.
    Anuj Wadhwa:
    He is enthusiastic and very communicative. He is engaged and pushes us to go beyond the appearances.
    Thanks to all participants for the nice friendship.

    reviewed the 24/07/2015
  • Mathilda wrote:

    Very well organised

    I enjoyed your hospitality, the service, the personal assistance.
    The things we learned were to me very well built up, in the last week it all came together….
    The teachers:
    Narendra: very good teacher, you can hear and see he has a lot of knowledge.
    Anuj: very enthusiastic teacher anatomy and philosophy.
    Very well informed, an energetic way of teaching, with humour and patience.  I would have liked to hear something about the exams.
    Timea: Very good teacher, patient and with love for the students, very nice.
    So the course to me was really good.
    Namaste ????
    Mathilde
    reviewed the 08/07/2015
  • Giulia wrote:

    It’s been an amazing experience, a precious opportunity!

    What was given to me first of all, is the knowledge that in small steps, day after day, it’s possible to make major changes and the enthusiasm that this process brings.
    And the teaching in detail how all this can happen.
     Narendra Singh
    in a direct and clear way is been able to provide all the elements for proper training of self and of our students,
    sweeping away many doubts and uncertainties that emerge at the beginning of a journey so important and complex.
     Anuj Wadhwa has given us the knowledge and the result of his studies and his experiences with such joy and generosity to bring out the deep desire to know and learn more and more!
     And Timea Vitez is an exceptional teacher, patient and careful, that has been able to organize this event with great care and professionalism.
     I am absolutely satisfied and grateful for this training!
    reviewed the 22/06/2015
  • Francesca wrote:

    A wonderful experience …. i was realy Lucky!

    A wonderful experience …. i was realy Lucky!
     Timea Vitez:
    Shi’s a teacher full of vitality and enthusiasm, excellent for both the  execution of all the asanas and for the professionalism and availability shown during all the lessons.
     Narendra Singh:
    Great instructor precise methodical careful and clear explanations, demonstrations and corrections posture.good teacher of life
     Anuj Wadhwa:
    Very good teacher both for philosophy and anatomy.
    Great the job of involving all students in all philosophy topics.
    Interesting and always clear the exposition of anatomy, always supported by schemas and sketches for a deep understanding of all topics.
     The organization of the course was flawless.
    reviewed the 22/05/2015