We want to create and be an nurishing and powerful place where our guests, our familiy and our friends respect each other and truly support each other’s growth, creativity and highest potential from the bottom of their and our heart. We offer everyone the choice to experience life´s beauty as well as ours and yours oneness, humanity in action and a warmth stay, on all levels, both physically and spiritually. We give you our mindfull support with wholehearted dedication in our carefully sustainable treated environment. Freedom and openness, integrity and kindness, happiness and love should be our quides in our connection.

Elke & the Balaiana Team



  • Elke Svitek
    Elke SvitekCertified Anusara® Teacher & Mental and spiritual Coach & Founding Partner and Director of Balaiana Eco Retreat

    Elke is Founder of Balaiana Eco Retreats Sardinia and a certified Anusara® Yoga Teacher. She is also a certified Spiritual & Mental Coach.
    At Balaiana she teaches Retreats, Teacher Trainings, Intensive Seminars for personal Development. You could also book personal Sessions with her:Private Yoga, Coaching, Readings and Bodywork.
    After having almost 10 years a Yogastudio in Düsseldorf (Shivasloft) she made her dream come true: A place in the mystical of nature of Sardinia, where people can reconnect to their hearts. Elke invites you to discover your unique way to happiness and freedom.

  • Flora
      FloraZen Master

      She’s the living proof that happiness is an inside job

    • Valentina
        ValentinaKitchen Queen

        Together with Pierre Valentina from Rome is the heart of the kitchen! Her love for the italian kitchen follows the Nature’s rules with creative recipes and a friendly approach. Her cuisine preserves and exalts foods’ aromas and flavours merged also with regional gourmet recipes.

      • Pierre
          PierrePassionate Chef

          Pierre, half sardinian,half german has always new ideas for delicious dishes. His fusion style cooking makes your belly smile :-) When he is not visioning the menu of the day, you might see him also dancing in the kitchen!

        • Silke
            SilkeOrga, Reception

            Silke always welcomes you with an open heart and cares about you at Balaiana at the reception. You will be also in contact with her when emailing or phoning Balaiana. Ask her for her recommendations about the best beaches or excursions in the area.

          • Ivo
              IvoGuest Services, Maintenance

              Ivo takes care that our guests can enjoy the beauty of the Balaiana surrounding, takes great care of our gardens as well as organizing the property, restaurant and any other odd job we need a handy guy for.

            • Deborah

                Deborah manages the housekeeping at Balaiana. She is a real local Sardinian and knows the area like nobody else. You will see her busy around the property keeping everything beautiful and clean. When she is not working at Balaiana she is creating wonderful fashion for women- a real multilevel talent!

              Martin Svitek
              Founding Partner
              Not participating in Balaiana Eco Retreat anymore.
              Founded together with Elke Svitek Balaiana in 2017. Now living in Munich.