PLAY: A Revitalizing Retreat with Dana Skoglund & Gale Claire

Vis Island, Croatia

July 21-28 2018

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Join yoga teachers Dana Skoglund and Gale Claire for a rejuvenating immersion into a world of play. Explore historical Vis Island, surrounded by its beautiful stone architecture and Mediterranean beaches. Together we will journey into the rich world of creative play through yoga, acro yoga and dance to infuse your practice with connection and joy. Then we will venture through the stone streets and water filled caves - an eastern European escape.

Each day will be themed around yoga and a play-based movement practice - Partner Yoga, Acro Yoga, Acro Fit, Dance and Thai Massage. We'll delve into these powerful practices to connect with our inner joy and foster a deeper connection with ourselves and each other. Join us for this adventure into interconnectedness through play and become inspired to infuse your fitness and relationships with more fun!


From two daily yoga practices, to nourishing meals and historical sight-seeing, this Play retreat will leave you feeling reinvigorated, revitalized and INTOUCH to the deep source of joy within you. We’ve included two tours around the Island and in-house wine tasting.


This is a unique opportunity to escape the daily grind and connect with yourself, quiet country life of island living and with other like-minded individuals. We all need time set away to put extra focus on our health and well being, to recharge and reconnect with intentions that need space to be recognized and expressed. When we do this, we come back to our day-to-day lives with a fresh, inspired and renewed perspective.


Included in your retreat is a rich, buffet breakfast every day, midday snacks and healthy, delicious sit-down dinners with a few vegetarian options. The meals include a wonderful array of healthy raw, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine. Unlimited coffee and tea available at all times.


Included in your retreat:

Transfer from/to the port of Vis to/from the Villa

7 nights in the island villa

2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner

2 yoga classes per day

Morning meditation

Tours around the island (two tours - Vis town tour and Komiza village or Stiniva beach tour)

In-house wine tasting

Stand-up paddle boards available for use

*Please note that airfare to Split (SPU), lunch and gratuities are not included


Sample of a retreat day:

7:30-9 am Flow Yoga

9-10 am Healthy Breakfast

10-11 am countryside hike

11-12 pm Swim in the Mediterranean sea

12-1 pm Lunch at a local restaurant

1-4 Stiniva Beach

4:30-6pm Acro Fit yoga practice

6-8 pm Dinner 



Each morning Dana will lead a strong, creative vinyasa flow.  The evening classes will be led by Gale and include (but not limited to) dance, Acro Yoga, and Thai massage.  Each class will include guided meditation, inquiry practices and explorations themed around play to inspire you to infuse your life with more fun, joy and connection. We are able to accommodate everyone, including those with severe injuries and/or no yoga practice whatsoever.  Classes will on average be 1.5-2 hours in length.


  • 4 x twin rooms (2 separate beds in each room) 
  • 2 x double rooms (1 double bed in each room) 
  • nearby apartment suitable for 3 guests

***Only 13 spots available - reserve your spot now!

Investment per person: $2300 USD

(A Non-Refundable Deposit of $500 USD holds your space!) contact me to register

This can be paid via cash or cheque to either Gale Edison or Dana Skoglund (address available upon request), email transfer to or via Paypal. Once we receive all of your flight itineraries we will help you organize the shuttles from the airport. 

Retreat Package:  Retreat includes 7 nights villa accommodation, 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner), midday snack, 2 classes a day with Gale Edison and Dana Skoglund, in-house wine tasting, SUP boards and wet shirts, a historic tour of Vis town, Stiniva beach excursion, and island transfers to and from the port of Vis on the day the retreat begins and ends.  Space is limited!

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Terms and liability *A $500 USD deposit is required to hold your spot in the retreat. The remaining balance is due by June 1, 2018. Prices do not include tips, alcoholic beverages, and transportation to and from Vis, Croatia. All deposits and payments are non-refundable. Please understand that your registration is not complete until this form has been submitted and your deposit or full payment has been received. I/we agree that Dana Skoglund and Gale Edison shall not be held responsible for any damage, loss or delay. I/we agree to assume all risks associated with the yoga retreat and agree that no liability attached to Dana Skoglund and Gale Edison for any personal injury, illness, delay, loss or damages to property or health. Dana Skoglund reserves the right to change the program schedule if necessary. Dana Skoglund shall not be held liable or responsible for any expenses, including but not limited to lodging, meals, and transportation incurred by delays or other uncontrollable issues outside of our program. In the event that you need to cancel because of unexpected circumstances, and as a general practice, I highly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip.