Why choose Metta Float for your perfect summer adventure?
- 10 years of experience in guiding SUP tours.
- SUP basics teaching included in every tour or SUP rent.
- Tour guides lincensed by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service.
- SUP centers surrounded by untouched nature and preserved marine flora and fauna.
- Professional equipment from world famous manufacturers such as Fanatic, JP Australia, Boga, Surftech etc.
- Large selection of SUP boards for beginners or professionals, regardless of the height, weights or level of experience of our clients.
- In order to provide a better experience, tours are conducted in smaller groups.
- Specialized in working with children and elderly.
- Possibility for organizing team bulding events for up to 30 people.
- Large selection of tours for everyone's taste as well as custom-made / private tours / retreats according to the wishes and possibilities of our clients
- Organization of SUP clinics and seminars for all levels of experience in SUP
Who we are
We are a team of passionate sea lovers who have found a way to fully unite with it. When we decided to share the charm of SUP with other people, we opened the 1st SUP Tours & Paddleboard Yoga Center in Croatia, located in Medulin. That was 9 years ago and since then we have transferred our passion to the city of Pula, where we have two more SUP centers located on the beaches of Histria (SUP Tours) and Ambrela (SUP Yoga center).
From the very beginning, through fun, education and a healthy physical habit, our mission is to share with our clients that great love and respect we have for our sea and the desire to preserve it.
We want to provide our clients with an unforgettable, lifelong experience in a completely safe environment with a friendly and professional personal approach. To achieve this, all members of our team have more than 10 years of experience in working with people at the sea and adapting to their needs, regardless of age and abilities.
Where can you find us
Istria, a small heart-shaped peninsula in the northern Adriatiac often referred to as 'Terra Magica' (Magic Land), offers as much on its coast as in its inland. It is a region rich in history and culture, home to the finest olive oil and wine, a region of beautiful natural sights and rich gastronomic offer.
Our centers are located on the very southern tip of Istria, surrounded by beautiful nature, indented coastline with many small islands, crystal clear sea and rich marine life that will leave you breathless as you paddle along on your SUP board.
Join us in this adventure and enjoy the Istrian nature as the locals do!
Meet our team
Founder & teacher
Founder & teacher
Tihana is the founder of "Metta Float Yoga & SUP" center and the pioneer of SUP YOGA in Croatia. She is a certified conditional trainer.
In 2001 she went to India for the first time where she discovered the traditional yoga philosophy and has embraced it as her spiritual lifestyle.
Heading off to Puttaparthi and staying at the "ashram" left a major mark in her spiritual growth as did her meeting with Sathya Sai Baba who became her Guru. During all of her following visits to India she would spend at least 2 months in Sathya Sai Baba's ashram devoting herself to Karma Yoga through which she had very intense spiritual experiences and transformations that would affect her personal growth.
On her way back from India she met GianChitam who became her teacher and passed on her knowledge of integral yoga of the Satyananda Bihar School of Yoga tradition.
In 2009, on her 5th trip to India she settled at Satyananda's Ashram in Bihar to finish a 4-month "Yogic Studies" course where she received her Jignasa Diksha, her 2nd initiation from Swami Niranjananande.
Ever since she has become an insatiable seeker, thankful for discovering her new way of life which constantly reveals the endless possibilities within us, and deepens her personal development.
The very same year she started her 3-year college education and received a degree as a fitness trainer.
In 2011 she went to Dharamsala (India), where she successfully finished a 14-week course to become a certified yoga teacher in the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center under the guidance of Sharat Arora (Anand Sagar), a long-time student of B.K.S. Iyengar. Later on, her practice growth will be influenced by croatian Iyengar Yoga teacher Nataša Stršen and indian teachers Uday Bhosal and HS Arun during numerous workshops and educations.
The same year, influenced by the Buddhist philosophy she had embraced during her stay in Dharamsala, she also completed a 10-day course of Vipassana meditation in Dehradun, India.
Between her trips to India, Tihana used to spend her summer months in the Croatian coastal city of Umag where she worked in a hotel resort as a sports coach giving classes in English exclusively.
The turning point in her career happened in 2013, when she decided to open the first SUP Yoga Studio in Croatia and the region, which became her first solo project. It took only a few months from the inception of the idea to its realization. Everything just fell into place. There isn't anything better than spending time in a yoga studio created by Mother Nature itself.
Just before the beginning of the first Metta Float season she headed off to Portugal's beautiful Baleal Beach where she finished a Stand Up Paddleboard course for paddling on calm seas, rivers, and waves in accordance with ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) standards.
During 2017 Tihana underwent the pranayama education with master Sri O.P.Tiwaryji and the Jivamukti Teacher Training course 300hr in India.
In 2018 she started taking ongoing classes with praised traditional Hatha and Kundalini Yoga teacher Reinhard Gammenthaler in Bern, Switzerland.
In 2019 she organised her first SUP clinic in cooperation with one of the worlds best SUP racers, the italian Paolo Marconi. The success of the event encouraged her and Paolo to make plans again for this (ili next) season.
Besides giving SUP Yoga classes during summertime, Tihana also teaches Hatha Flow Yoga during winter.
SUP Yoga instructor
SUP Yoga instructor
EMBRACE THE NATURE
True unity with nature,
humanity, and the universe
"Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine. If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked. You are far more wonderful than you think you are. Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You’re doin’ great. So relax. And love yourself today.” ― Neale Donald Walsch
What means Metta?
Mettã is a Pali word (pali is an extinct language)... attitude of loving kindness, friendship...