Choose from the following themes to guide us through the week
Meditation and Mindfulness
Every day we will have two hours of meditation, or mindfulness. We will spend an hour in the morning and an hour at sunset, merging into our surroundings in silence. We can sit, stand, or dance — on the boat, at the beach, on a hilltop, or even on a stand-up paddle or kayak. Our surroundings will help to calm our mind and open ourselves to the universal energies. This is a week to joyfully harmonize and reconnect with your real, shining self.
Meet the Locals
We will get to know the different Croats living on the islands: artists, craftsmen, farmers, and more. Immerse yourself in a laid-back way of life, where time has a different meaning. The best way to get to know a country is to mingle with the locals. I will of course help with the language and You will be surprised how friendly most people get when they see your interest in them and their life. I will be happy if you share this interest and we will have lots of chances to meet magical and inspiring people.
Discover local plants
This is a week to get in touch with the flora and fauna of these beautiful islands. After we sail to a new island, we will walk around and collect wild healing plants like rosemary, thyme, and sage. We learn about their properties and use them for tea or as seasoning. We will also pick seasonal fruits like figs and capers, and we can visit local producers of olive oil and wine. If interest be, under professional guidance we can make our own herbal soaps, creams and remedies.
The Five Elements Tour
Each day will be dedicated to one of the five elements based on ancient Taoist knowledge: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each day we will fully immerse ourselves in one element and explore its many aspects — its sound, taste, energy type, related foods, the corresponding organs in our own bodies, and much more. After exploring each element, we will learn about their impact on each other, and harmonize all five elements within us. If you have no previous knowledge of the five elements, this is a great chance to get a feel of it. If you are familiar with the Taoist Way, this is a great chance to experience the elements in their purity, including a related ceremony at the end of each day.
Learning to Shine
A week to focus on and liberate your shining self. Sailing, swimming and whatever makes your perfect holiday – reading, sleeping, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, eating fresh local food, discussing, meditating, dancing, singing, watching the stars and enjoying being at sea: all this will help that you feel relaxed and joyful. Once we feel happy and connected we naturally shine from within. Watch yourself and remember this state so that you are able to always let the clouds pass by and let your true Self shine. We all have the potential and our world will change if everyone starts shining.
Beyond All Horizons
Welcome the symbolism of sailing into your consciousness: together we will leave the mainland with all our problems, sorrows, unclear relationships, and old behavior patterns behind. Learn to rely on the wind, on a higher power, on the divine, and on your inner voice that leads you. We will discover new horizons in ourselves with the outside world serving as mirror. Once you realize that everyone and everything is a mirror of yourself, life becomes a joyful classroom where you will feel gratitude towards All.
Writing Our Prayers
Praying is a mindset, a general openness for connecting to higher powers. (You can also call it thanksgiving, or connecting to universal energies.) Apart from sailing between the islands and enjoying a wonderful holiday, we will be writing our own prayers, putting our wishes, our understanding of the world, and our basic values into words. Prayer is a great reminder for a conscious and purposeful day, and together we will create a personalized tool to take home with you.