Sarah started her yoga journey in June 2016 due to her suffering from low self esteem and high levels of anxiety. It became apparent quite quickly the positive effects yoga was having on her life outside of the mat. After a few months I knew I wanted to share this knowledge & practice to help people the way it has helped me. I completed my yoga teacher training over a year whilst still flying full time with Emirates Airline. Sarah left the airline in september 2018 to purpose her dream of becoming a full time yoga teacher. Since then she has qualified as a personal trainer, calisthenics coach and mobility instructor.
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U-Retreat has the great pleasure to announce a very special life transformational retreat in cooperation with Sarah White. The U-Retreat concept consists in creating a suitable atmosphere to change and embrace new habits during a period of 21 days. Within this period of 3 phases, we try to put you into the alpha – Theta brain frequency to be able to transform and learn:
- Duration: 7 days
- Location : Your Home/Office/normal life
- Method: U-Retreat Change booklet
- Contents: Tips and methods and techniques worked on together with Sarah and our life transformational coach Korayem Razik about how to start the transformational experience, into a relaxed and healthy life including, yoga and meditation relaxing, tips, mental health tip, clean food tips.
- Duration: 8 days
- Location: Koločep Island – Croatia
- Method: Life transformational Retreat with Sarah
- Contents: Yoga sessions, mindfulness activities, Workshops and clean nutrition and tips about healthy relaxed life
- Duration: 7 days and more
- Location: Your Home/Office/Normal Life
- Method: U-Retreat NEXT booklet
- Contents: Tips and methods and techniques worked on together with Sarah and our life transformational coach Korayem Razik about how to sustain the transformational experience, into a relaxed and healthy life including, yoga and meditation relaxing, tips, mental health tip, clean food tips.
Koločep is a small and peaceful island, just a 20 minute boat ride to Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful and historic cities/islands in Croatia. With a population of 160 people, Koločep island is a perfect place to relax, meditate, and enjoy the untouched nature of Croatia. On the island there are no cars, just a perfect place to retreat.
The Villa we are staying is only 2 minutes away from the beach – spreads on 2 floors and has 7 bedrooms. 4 Big bedrooms, 3 twin bedrooms, and one single room. There are 3 bathrooms inside the house and one bathroom outside in the garden. The house has terraces, a balcony and stars gazing spots. Sun loungers in the garden are the perfect spot for your relaxing day on this peaceful Island.
Sarah teaches Traditional Hatha & Vinyasa classes with her signature style being her “Freedom Flows”. Here she mixes asana with movement with emphasis on moving in sync with your own breath. The addition of repetition throughout enables you to flow more easily and hopefully gain an experience of moving meditation. This whole class, the asanas and movement will be set to a theme in order to stimulate not only the body but the mind as well.
The practice is suitable for everyone from Beginners to Professionals.
All our dishes are catered by our u-retreat chefs. They are carefully designed in a way to be highly nutritious, infused with well being and inspired by passion for plant based minimalist cooking. They are nurturing all senses, elevating mind and feeding the body. We aspire to inspire all participants to reconnect with their own passion for healthy, effortless and satisfying cooking.
We believe in beauty and freshness of food, we celebrate seasonal produce and whole gluten free grains. We offer simple, light, nutritious and delicious meals to support you on your transformational journey and, in the future, on your daily activities. All our food is made by us from scratch. Starting the days with super shots, continued by delicious smoothies, plant based mylks, granolas, desserts, snacks, fermented vegetables, crackers, and ending with beautiful dinners. We aim for magical gatherings throughout the day in where to reconnect with your senses.
EXAMPLE OF YOUR DAILY MENU
M O R N I N G
MORNING SHOT: Orange, lemon, ginger, cayenne and black pepper
BREAKFAST: Scrambled chickpeas with seasonal and local vegetables
HOT BEVERAGE: Ginger beetroot latte (hot water, nut mylk, beetroot and ginger)
SMOOTHIE: Berry smoothie (banana, berries and nut mylk)
A F T E R N O O N
SNACK: Fruits and vegetables, gluten free tomato buns with spread, gluten free brownies
E V E N I N G
STARTER: Rosemary & thyme baked Polenta with asparagus, roasted cherry tomatoes and cashew cream
MAIN: Budha bowl (roasted chickpeas, black rice, sauteed spinach and kale)
DESSERT: Raw truffles with berry crumble & sauce
INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT
- 8 days / 7 nights – in a wonderful Villa
- 2 daily yoga practices
- A magical healing circle experience
- Daily different mindfulness and life transformational activities
- A plant based workshop about cooking wonderful plant based meals
- Daily plantbased breakfast – Tea and energizers (No Coffee BUT ENERGIZERS – like ginger kurkuma shots)
- Daily Snacks at noon time
- 1 complimentary Massage session
- Daily plant based Dinner
- 1 organic Farm visit
- Transportation from / to the island (exact departure & arrival of the boat to the island will be communicated)
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (EXTRA COST)
- 1 Boat trip with island hopping
- Plant based 1:1 cook lesson (more details in the pre retreat information)
- Life coaching 1:1 session (more details in the pre retreat information)
- Different massages and reiki sessions (full menu will be sent upon booking or request)
YOUR ACCOMODATION & PRICING
King size bed shared – shared bed with a friend, shared bathroom –
1.100 EUR p.p. (Early Bird 1.045 EUR)
Single bed – shared double room, shared bathroom –
1.350 EUR p.p. (Early Bird 1.282 EUR)
King size bed – single room room –
1.600 EUR p.p. (Early Bird 1.520 EUR)
Early Bird until – 15.05.2020 – 5% discount.
Early Bird: to claim 5% discount – full payment upon 15.05.2020!
Regular Booking: Down payment of 40% – due upon booking confirmation. Final payment of 60% – due 9 weeks prior the retreat.
In case of customer cancellation no later than 4 weeks before the start of the Event, 60% of the total price will be refunded. In case of later customer cancellations, a refund is no longer possible for organizational reasons. Premature terminations or non-attendance of the Event does not entitle the customer to a refund. If the customer notifies in writing, at least 4 weeks before the start of the Event, by submitting the relevant documents, that he was unable to attend the Event due to missing entry visa, even though the entry visa has been applied for in good time, he is entitled to a full refund of the total price paid. All cancellations must be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
By transferring the refund back, the bank costs will be paid by the guest and not carried by U-Retreat.
EXAMPLE OF YOUR DAY
7.00 | Wake up Energizers (No Coffee)
7.30-9.00 | Yoga
9.30-10.30 | Breakfast
10.30-12.00 | Mindfulness session
12.00-12.30 | Plant-based nutrition lifestyle intro
12.30-17.00 | Beach/Me Time
14.00 | Snacks available
17.00-18.00 | group workshop plant-based or breath work
18.00-19.30 | Yoga / Meditation
19.30 | Dinner
20.30 | A movie about mindfulness
Check In: 16:00 | Check Out: 10:00
The retreat officially starts at 17:00 with an opening circle and the first practice followed by dinner
In case your flight arrives earlier, we will let you know what you could do until the start of the retreat.
Closest Airport is Dubrovnik – we recommend taking a taxi to the port where our boat will be waiting for you to bring you to the island. All information will be sent to you before the retreat.
We advise to allow one day prior and after the retreat for travelling. We can help you with tips about where to stay. Please make sure that you are having a travel insurance covering your health and any kind of cancellation / refund issues which U-Retreat is not covering. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION WITH DETAILED INFORMATIONS.
WHAT OTHER YOGIS SAY
I started a very unexpected journey with Sarah at the age of 52. Yoga was never my preferred way of moving my body. But after knee surgery and a long recovery period I needed to find an alternative way to exercise. I started doing yoga by following videos on YouTube and then I learned about Sarah's yoga sessions on Kite beach. I attended the first session and after that I was completely hooked. Sarah helped me gain a deeper understanding about gratitude, love and grace while I was doing yoga and unwittingly my life took on a deeper meaning on so many levels. Sarah also challenged me mentally and physically and pushed me over my limiting mental borders. After Sarah's handstand workshop I am certainly rid of my " I cannot do that" attitude as Sarah's advice and encouragement made me achieve physical breakthroughs that I never thought were possible. I will keep on attending Sarah's classes. For me it was life-changing.
If I were to describe Sarah in 3 words I would say determined, passionate and true to herself. Sarah brings all of this into her flow.
Her flow is very dynamic. Every class I have done with Sarah I feel re energise, I feel like I have reconnected. This is a talent of hers that I truly love and one of the reasons why I will continue to practice yoga.
Sarah is an amazing yoga teacher, she is very grounded and approachable and really connects to everyone in the room. I love taking her classes as the flow of the class is always fun with a lot of movement around the mat to really get a sense of a moving meditation. She is a very relatable teacher who cares a lot for her students and brings a lot of inspiration and advice into her classes through having themes and new insights in every practice. She's a fantastic teacher to really bring your practice up a notch as she encourages you to leave your fears outside and creates a safe environment to practice new asanas especially inversions in which she's a master at. You Will leave her class energized yet balanced and always come out with new tips on how to improve.