Treasures of Trogir : An Ashtanga Retreat

with Alexia Bauer

7 days

Croatia

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Meet Your Hosts

Alexia

Alexia’s first encounter with yoga was a playful one. As a five-year-old she would walk around the house on her knees in lotus posture, mimicking the photos she found in a yoga book in her grandfather’s library. The book disappeared but the inspiration remained in the back of her mind. Seventeen years later, Alexia realized that she couldn’t deny her hunger to learn the practice of yoga: she left her home country or Guatemala and moved to Chicago to start her teacher training. Alexia’s greatest influence was Kino MacGregor, one of the few certified Ashtanga teachers in the country. Kino’s inspiration helped Alexia discover that her heart is in the Ashtanga yoga practice. Alexia practiced for six years under the guidance of Todd Boman, who supported her practice and taught her faith and dedication with his own shining example. She apprenticed with Todd in the mysore classes and learned how to teach the method. In July 2012, Alexia went to Mysore, India for the first time and studied for six weeks under the guidance of Sharath Jois at the Jois Institute where Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was first codified. In 2013, she received a 200-hour certification from Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.

Alexia teaches the mysore program at Yogaview, Chicago, caters for corporate and private classes and volunteers with the teacher training program at Salt & Light Coalition. She has found daily practice to be profoundly transformative, calming, and empowering. As a teacher, Alexia inspires students to persevere with enthusiasm and share in these benefits.


Bridgett

Over 20 years ago, Bridgett signed up for a Hatha Yoga class with her best friend at her Chicago neighborhood park district so they could hang once a week. Having spent her entire childhood in dance and movement education, she yearned to fill the void that had been left. Attending yoga class once a week, quickly evolved into two classes a day! She was ‘hooked’ – not only physically, but more importantly mentally as well.  As a professed ‘type A’ personality, she had stumbled onto a yoga mat and into something much richer and transformative.

Recognizing her passion and having read about the Ashtanga Vinyasa Method, she went in search of an Ashtanga studio and found Suddha Weixler, the founder of Chicago Yoga Center. She stayed with Suddha for several years and quickly developed a Mysore practice under his guidance. Later on in 2022, she completed a Teacher Training Course in 2002 and began teaching Ashtanga.  

Eventually, Bridgett and her husband, Neil, made the move ‘up north’ of the city which brought her to Sharyn Galindo and North Shore Yoga. Shortly thereafter, she became pregnant and gave birth to her son, Rocco. She continued her daily Ashtanga practice of Primary and Intermediate Series up until the day she delivered! And, three and a half years later, her baby girl Prima arrived. 

Now, Bridgett has been practicing and teaching for over 20 years. She has attended workshops with Sharath Jois, Manju Jois, Dena Kingsburg, Richard Freeman, Tim Miller, David Keil, Petri Raisanen, Kino McGregor and has studied with Lino Miele, Paul Dallaghan, and Tim Feldmann.  She currently is co-director of the Yogaview Chicago Mysore program with Alexia Bauer + Megan Drozd. In addition, she runs an Evanston Mysore program. She honors anyone who makes the time to step on a mat to take practice. Her spirit and teaching are colored with a sense of humor, discipline and patience. She is forever a student of this practice.

Trip highlights

Beach in Croatia

Croatian getaway

Embrace Croatia’s perfect blend of historic charm and stunning natural beauty, with picturesque seaside towns and crystal-clear waters just waiting to be explored.

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Visit Blue Lagoon and Hvar, Brac and Pakerni Island

Embark on an adventure to visit the breathtaking Blue Lagoon and explore the enchanting islands of Hvar, Brac, and Pakleni.

 

Yoga Poses

Daily practices with Alexia and Bridgett

Deepen your self-connection and yoga practice through grounding asanas, soothing pranayama, and reflective yogic practices led by Alexia and Bridgett.


Accommodation

Beach House Ashtanga

Brown Beach House

Located on the picturesque Adriatic coast, in the charming historic town of Trogir only 5 Km from Split airport, Brown Beach House offers an unrivaled Mediterranean experience. Housed within a former tobacco shipping station (“Duhanka”), the hotel’s majestic facade exudes a sense of eternal style.

Room options

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Single Superior Room

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The rooms’ elegant décor perfectly fits those traveling alone or in a pair. Enjoy the finest style and comfort in 22-23m² size room with a king size bed for true relaxation.

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Double Loft Room

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These spacious rooms are light, airy and breezy. Coziness and a soft touch prevail in the 25m² loft rooms that can accommodate up to 2 guests.


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Inclusions

What's Included

  • 6 nights accommodation at Brown Beach hotel
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Boat Tour to Hvar, Brac and Pakerni Island
  • Boat tour to Blue Lagoon
  • Yoga classes with Alexia and Bridgett
  • Transfers to activities as listed in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • Lunches are not included
  • Anything not listed in What’s Included
  • Arrival/departure transportation (planes, trains, or automobiles)
  • Airport transfers or transfers not noted in the itinerary Tours, events and activities outside those noted in the itinerary
  • Any food and drinks outside except where specified / detailed
  • Personal items and expenses
  • Any additional services at the hotel (room service, phone calls, additional nights, etc.)
  • Travel insurance

Treasures of Trogir : An Ashtanga Retreat

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11 - 17 May, 2024

7 days

Croatia

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