Cold Water Warrior Retreats
These cold water warrior retreats offer a supportive and nurturing environment for brave people to come together and awaken their bodies and minds. Over 7-days / 6-nights, we will learn the tools to connect with our inner-self and control our thoughts and responses. We will learn breathing techniques, learn to relax into the moment, and rejuvenate.
ABOUT COLD WATER SWIMMING
Cold water swimming is the term given to submerging your body in water that has a temperature of less than 18 degrees Celsius (64 F). The winter months in Montenegro generally see the water temperature ranging from 12.6-15.1 degrees with an average around 14 degrees. However, there have been many occasions when we have measured the temperature in late February at 10 degrees, so considerably lower than the published temperature. This is the joy of becoming a cold water warrior - you never know exactly what the conditions will be until the day! Will it be cold? Yes. Will it be windy? Maybe. Will it be challenging? Most likely. Fun? Absolutely!
As you enter the water you may experience some level of anxiety. This is normal as your body is experiencing a level of shock. We will address this in our meditation session to give you strategies and tools to help with the process. You may choose to simply dip in the water, or you may wish to swim. This is your unique experience and whilst we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone, we want you to feel safe and supported in the process. This is about gradually building your inner-warrior, not throwing you in the deep end and telling you not to drown.
BENEFITS OF BECOMING A COLD WATER WARRIOR
The benefits of cold water swimming have been widely researched and documented. A quick google search will provide you with loads of interesting facts. Research shows cold water swimming helps to...
build your immune system
activate endorphins and create a deeper sense of wellbeing
reduce stress and anxiety
reduce muscle soreness
Maybe you're already an experienced Cold Water Warrior and wish to elevate to the next level of Ice Berg Warrior (0-5 degrees Celsius)? If so, we're excited to advise new Ice Berg Warrior Retreats are being researched and will be announced in the future! To be kept in the know, become a subscriber here!
7 Day / 6 Night 5-star luxury accommodation on a twin-share basis
Daily buffet breakfast
Daily lunch on full days
Daily yoga on full days
Daily meditation on full days
Daily Cold Water Therapy Guidance
Daily Wellness Area - Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and pool
1 x 50 minute massage
Airport Transfers from Dubrovnik
Daily Tourist Tax
What's Not Included
Our Cold Water Warrior Itinerary...
For the duration of the retreat we will start each morning with a 45-minute yoga session to invigorate our bodies. Then, after breakfast, we will guide you through breathing and thought meditation exercises to help you prepare for the upcoming extremities. We will then leave the comforts of our hotel and wander along the boardwalk to the seaside where we will submerge ourselves into the invigorating water.
Safety is foremost, and each physical body is different, we therefore assess the length of time spent in the water according to each individual. Our aim is for each person to receive maximum benefit and to feel empowered, exhilarated, and revived. Once we have reached our limit, we will raise our core temperature by relaxing in the wellness centre. You may choose to warm up in the indoor pool, jacuzzi, or one of the many steam rooms or saunas. We are spoilt for choice with 7 different options!
After a group lunch you may choose to spend the afternoon/evening as you wish. Stroll the waterfront promenade, explore the Old Town, or visit some of the famous villages in Montenegro such as Perast or Kotor (note, all additional activities and sightseeing are at your own expense). This time can be spent either as a group or individually.
Deluxe Garden Suite
Historical Building - Deluxe Rooms
Deluxe Rooms are designed in a combination of modern and rustic styles to emphasize the 18th century Lazaret building features by contemporary details. All rooms are equipped with two TWIN ZIP & LINK beds (100 x 200 cm) or one KING size bed (200 x 200 cm)
Room size: 22- 39 sq. m.
Executive Sea View Suite
Historical Building - Executive Suites Sea View
All Executive Suites are designed in a combination of modern and rustic styles to emphasize the 18th century Lazaret building features by contemporary details. Sea View Suites are very spacious and full of daylight, overlooking the beautiful Boka Bay and they consist of living room and one bedroom with KING size bed (200 x 200 cm).
Room size: 48 - 51 sq. m
Be guided by our experienced
cold water warrior
Susan found a love for cold water swimming back in 2016 after she found peace in the open water. Along with her faithful tribe, Susan swam at sunrise each morning. During her first winter she wore a wetsuit, but the following year she trained her body and her mind to acclimatise to the cold water temperatures. In Melbourne, the sea temperature gets as low as 8 degrees.
Susan has experienced all the elements that go hand in hand with these conditions including brain freeze, burning skin, loss of breath, and a frozen jaw. She has also experienced the exhilaration and feelings of joy as her body bursts with endorphins. Susan will guide you in a safe and supported manner to get the most out of your cold water warrior experience.