Ayurveda Fundamentals Training & Retreat

Immerse yourself into Ayurveda - The Science of Life

Varazdin, Croatia
September 11 - 17, 2022 

Tuition $750 / 640€

Packages $1150-$1300

 DEPOSIT: $199 / 170€
Early bird $100 off by 60 days before

Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda”) is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems, originating in India thousands of years ago. Ayur stands for ‘life’, and Veda means ‘knowledge’, therefore Ayurveda translates to “Science of Life”.

In the Ayurveda fundamentals seminar, you will learn the foundations of Ayurveda and become an Ayurvedic Health Coach. Receive a certificate from Hari OM School of Yoga and Ayurveda. Available: 45h continuing education credits from Yoga Alliance.

Your package includes:

  • 7 day/6 night accommodation

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes

  • Daily Ayurvedic & plant-based breakfast and lunch

  • Sound bath with reiki and essential oils

  • Daily educational workshops

  • Ayurveda cooking class and dinner

  • Walking tour of the town

  • Tour of a historic Castle and lake hike

Seminar & Workshop topics:​​

  • Benefits of Ayurveda healing methods and lifestyle

  • Five elements

  • Three doshas (body-mind composition)

  • Ayurveda anatomy: Seven chakras

  • Ayurveda anatomy: Five koshas (Bodies): Physical, Energy, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual

  • Ayurvedic nutrition

  • Ayurveda and Yoga

  • Mindful lifestyle

  • Dosha test and evaluation

Join us!


Combine retreat experience with an educational course. Enjoy stunning Croatia, practice yoga, and take daily educational workshops on Ayurveda, healing science and counterpart to yoga practice. 

This is an immersion-style seminar, offering intensive study over the course of a week. The retreat includes morning yoga classes and afternoon theory and practice hours. You will have free time to explore the area and enjoy Croatia, therefore the course also resembles an educational retreat.


  • 8am Yoga class

  • 9:30am Breakfast

  • 10:30 am Study/Free time

  • 12:30pm Lunch

  • 2pm Ayurveda seminar time (theory and practice)

  • 5 pm Meditation



Tuition $750 / 685€ / 5188kn

Deposit to reserve your spot $199 / 175€ (non-refundable)

Packages (Tuition + accommodation)

Shared room $999 / 850€

Private room $1300 / 1110€

Interest-free payment plan available. After paying your deposit, divide the rest into 3 interest-free payments. You need to pay 50% of the total 30 days before the retreat begins, and 100% on 1st day of training. 


About Varazdin and Zen Garden Guesthouse


Varaždin is a city on the Drava River, in northern Croatia. It’s known for its baroque and rococo architecture, including the 17th-century Sermage Palace, displaying Croatian and international old masters and modern paintings. Old town castle is located right in the center and is a popular tourist attraction. 

Explore baroque Croatia, practice yoga and meditation, immerse yourself in Ayurveda, learn valuable tools to aid your own life and grow in a wellness career, make meaningful connections with like-minded individuals from all over the world, and leave feeling re-connected and ready to share your love for yoga and Ayurveda with the world.


Cozy private guesthouse with a garden yard, yoga terrace deck, in a quiet neighborhood, walking distance to the center of town, popular tourist sites and landmarks. Amenities like Free Wifi and daily tea available.

Matea Zajec began her yoga journey at a young age, practicing bhakti-yoga, meditation, and asana. When she was a child, she suffered from various illnesses, until her mother found Ayurveda and she was quickly cured. That turned Matea, and her mother Adriana, towards a new path, and her mother became an Ayurvedic specialist, and later a doctor. Matea assisted her mother in her healing center from a young age.

In college, Matea lived in an ashram, rising early for meditation and practicing Seva, or selfless service, while studying ancient yogic texts and theology books. She graduated with a degree in Eastern Religions and Philosophy, and has been teaching yoga history, Bhagavad-Gita and Yoga Sutras in teacher trainings for years.

Matea is an E-RTY 500, and holds a 200hr certification in Vinyasa yoga, a 200hr certification in Anusara Yoga (both from prominent US-based Yoga schools), 300hr certification in Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda (from Rishikesh, India yoga school). She is also an Aerial and SUP yoga teacher, Tibetan singing bowl sound healer, Ayurvedic practitioner, Jyotish Vedic astrologer, Meditation teacher and Reiki master.

Matea is the founder of Hari OM Yoga & Wellness; Founder of Namaste Diet; and Co-founder of Namaste Community.