Raw vegan retreat

RELAX, DETOX AND REJUVENATE AT OUR RAW VEGAN RETREAT IN SUNNY CROATIA

Summer and September is all booked
October still have spots available

Our retreat is right for you if…
* You are interested in learning the raw vegan lifestyle
* Would like to rejuvenate and cleanse your body and mind
* Ready to learn how to make yummy raw vegan food
* Upgrade your whole lifestyle
* Enjoy the most transformational vacation ever

The Whole Lifestyle retreat is one of the best raw vegan retreats in Europe. We are the only fully raw vegan retreat in Croatia.
Our retreat is the only retreat in Europe hosted by long term happy raw vegans: Jesse – 17 years and Reny – 10 years raw vegan.

The Rustic Mediterranean 400-year old town house is all yours.

It is situated on an island off the coast of Split, Croatia.

You will be staying in our traditional Croatian 2 story town house on a narrow side street leading to the beach. This is a rustic, cozy and nicely remodeled house with modern amenities.

NOTE: There is no sea view from our house, but we have 5 plus beautiful beaches to enjoy. The closest beaches are 2 minutes walk from our retreat house.

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Well combined and balanced 100% raw vegan food – 3 times a day or more if needed (you never have to be hungry).

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Before 9:00 am – Free time and self service breakfast
9:00-10:30 am – Yoga and meditation with Reny
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Free time and swimming
12:00-1:00 pm – Food preparation class and lunch with Jesse
1:00-5:00 pm – Lecture and consultation with Jesse or Dr. Ruza (usually outside)
After 5:00 pm – Free time, movie or swimming and dinner

Food preparation classes – we are preparing lunch all together, giving you raw food preparation classes in the process. We can also help you to prepare breakfast and dinner or you can enjoy these meals by yourself.

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Lifestyle coaching with Jesse – Jesse walks his talk and has many real life experiences in raw vegan nutrition and healing. From the time he was little he had to learn the truth about nutrition in order to survive. He knows that health is number one, and with raw food, passion, happiness, peace and emotional aspects you can be a whole person, one with the source, in order to heal yourself. Jesse is the founder of The Whole Lifestyle. He has over 16 years experience as a healthy and happy 100% raw vegan, and many years in coaching people all over the world in health, wellness and overall lifestyle design in a gentle, but effective way. You can talk with him about all your worries and fears freely: health, emotions, personal life, finances and so on. He will do his best to support you in resolving all your concerns. It is his true passion, knowing that we can all be abundantly healthy and happy, and he will show you how simple it is, when you are on nature’s path. You can get reflexology session from Jesse. He is using many modern and old rediscovered techniques and methods to help you change your life for the better. No matter where you are located, Jesse will be with you to continue his support. Jesse’s mission is for you to feel good!

Private consultations with Dr. Ruza  ND., Ph.D either in person or via online video meeting in the beginning of your stay, in the end of your stay and a third one when you are at home.  She is a co-founder of The Cure Is In The Cause foundation and author of many books on natural healing and health. Dr Ruza consults the whole person, physically, mentally and spiritually. She also uses iridology as  an ancient diagnostic tool which is used to see what’s going on in your body through looking at your irises. Then she gives you suggestions in adjusting your lifestyle – to improve your health naturally.

Morning yoga and meditation with Reny

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We give you a completely private, individual and adjustable to your needs experience. In our retreat we only work with one person, one couple, family or 2-3 friends at a time. This gives you the opportunity to be completely relaxed, ask all the questions you desire and have us adjust our program according to your exact needs.

Our retreat surroundings

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Dr. Ruza Bogdanovich ND., Ph.D. is a co-founder of The Cure Is In The Causefoundation and author of many books on natural healing and health. Dr Ruza consults the whole person, physically, mentally and spiritually. She also uses iridology as an ancient diagnostic tool which is used to see what’s going on in your body through looking at your irises. Then she gives you suggestions in adjusting your lifestyle – to improve your health naturally. We will take your eye pictures and then Ruza will talk to you over Skype.

 

 

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Jesse walks his talk and has many real life experiences in raw vegan nutrition and healing. From the time he was little he had to learn the truth about nutrition in order to survive. He knows that health is number one, and with raw food, passion, happiness, peace and emotional aspects you can be a whole person, one with the source, in order to heal yourself. Jesse is the founder of The Whole Lifestyle. He has over 16 years experience as a healthy and happy 100% raw vegan, and many years in coaching people all over the world in health, wellness and overall lifestyle design in a gentle, but effective way. You can talk with him about all your worries and fears freely: health, emotions, personal life, finances and so on. He will do his best to support you in resolving all your concerns. It is his true passion, knowing that we can all be abundantly healthy and happy, and he will show you how simple it is, when you are on nature’s path. You can get reflexology session from Jesse. He is using many modern and old rediscovered techniques and methods to help you change your life for the better. No matter where you are located, Jesse will be with you to continue his support. Jesse’s mission is for you to feel good!

Reny

Reny is a sparkling health and fitness enthusiast. She began her raw vegan journey in 2005 and has been 95-100% raw for 5 years and 100% raw vegan since the spring 2010. Reny will talk to you about her experiences with raw vegan nutrition, give you yoga, fitness, dance and meditation classes. If you wish, she can show you a few self-help techniques she has been using for years, like EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), different kinds of meditation, Tibetan breathing techniques and just talking through your issues and finding solutions together. You can choose the techniques that suit you the best and she will teach you to use them on your own.

Prices

  • Single guest per day
  • Two guests in one room per day
  • One to two weeks
  • 170 Euros 
  • 300 Euros
  • More than two weeks
  • 160 Euros
  • 280 Euros

Payment plans are available!
Normally, you pay 50% deposit of your stay to secure your spot. But if this is difficult for you, you can pay for your stay in 4 payments of 25% each, or talk to us about your personal payment plan. To get your payment plan, please feel free to contact us here.

Personal service: 
To make your stay more relaxed, we will arrange to have someone meet you at the Split airport and escort you all the way to our retreat if you come during the day time.

If you come late in the evening you may have to spend the night in Split and our escort will take you to a room for the night. And to the boat on the morning. We will pick you up when you get on the Island.

Prices for children:

Up to 4 years old – free

From 5 to 12 years old – 60% discount

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Our retreat cost depends on the length of your stay and if you wish to stay in the room alone or with your partner, friend or family.

You can see our prices on this same page above.

To calculate your stay, choose your option and multiply the price by the amount of days you wish to stay.

Our retreat is situated on an island in Croatia nearby the city of Split. We will give you all the information after you book your stay.
To come to our retreat you will need to fly or take a bus/train/car to Split, Croatia. From the Split airport you will need to take a 1 hour bus ride to the seaside in the center of Split and take a ride to our island by catamaran or ferry. You can take your car on the island by ferry. You can also rent a car on the island if you wish. We will give you more instructions on how to come after you book your stay.
Your stay includes:

* A little 2 story traditional Croatian house all to yourself
* Raw vegan food – 3 times a day (with snacks in between, if you need to – your room will be stocked with fresh produce and spring water)
* Raw vegan food making classes and eating together – 1 time a day
* 1 lecture per day about healthy lifestyle, ecology and happiness
* 1 personal consultation per day
* Yoga and meditation in the morning – once per day
* Iridology sessions and individual consultations with dr. Ruza either in person or over Skype
* If you stay for a week or longer, your program will include free visit to the famous Blue Cave. Available only until the middle of September.

Yes, we love children! You can bring your kids as long as you keep an eye on them and take full responsibility.
Yes, we love animals and they are welcome! The only thing is that your dog should be properly trained to go to the bathroom and free from ticks and fleas. We have a little park where you can take your dog for a walk and to the bathroom. There is also a dog beach where you and your dog are free to swim.

Please feel free to ask your questions in the comments form below.

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    1. Ciara

      I will be in Croatia May 19-25. My mother was born on Korcula and my girlfriend and I will be in Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar. Where is your retreat center located? I would love to come to one of your retreats.

      Thank you,
      Ciara

      1. The Whole Lifestyle

        Hi Ciara!

        That’s great! Sorry it took us so long to reply, we were swamped by work here :) Where are you coming from? We are not very far from Split, so you can visit us easily. Our retreat is officially closed in May, but we might be able to arrange something for you on these dates.

        Let us know!
        The Whole Lifestyle team

  1. Wendy Kent

    I love your website and I am planning to come for two weeks. Just arranging my team to cover my absence, looks like first 2 weeks of September. What weather and temperature can I expect then and have you still got space. Let me know. I might make it in late June or July, but August is looking difficult.

    1. The Whole Lifestyle

      Hi Wendy! That’s awesome, we are happy you are coming :) September is a great time to come – it’s not as hot as summer months, but still very warm (about 25-28 Celsius), and you can still swim in the sea, it’s usually quite sunny, but a few days might be cloudy and rainy. You can also come in the second part of the June or in July if you like hot and sunny weather. There are early figs, peaches, apricots, watermelons, melons and other fruit in season in July, in September there are still watermelons, melons, super-ripe peaches, grapes, early apples, etc.

      Let us know what do you decide and feel free to ask any questions.
      Have a beautiful day!
      The Whole Lifestyle crew

        1. Wendy Kent

          Hello

          I have got the staff cover I need now for the first 2 weeks of September, in fact from Wed 4th September. If possible coming mid-week to mid-week Wed 18 th. I have still to look for a flight so please let me know if those weeks are possible for me to come?

    1. The Whole Lifestyle

      Hi Jess!
      Thank you for your booking! We sent you an e-mail with all the information.
      Looking forward to meet you here :)

      Have a beautiful day!

    1. The Whole Lifestyle

      Dear Alanna, we will be happy to have you in September. The beginning of September is all booked, would you like to come little bit later? On the second week of September.

      Have a beautiful day!

  2. Herdis Elmend

    I just loved this place and hole program! This little village is so nice and local people are really friendly. Perfect place for transformation! Thank you so much for being such incredible inspiration. I Miss you both! <3

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