26th April 11.00 hrs- 1st May 2018 16.00 hrs

Gea Viva camp
Milna, island Brac
Creating a dry-stone wall garden - making the wall

Join us to learn the fascinating technique of dry-stone walling. This time we will create a stepped retaining wall, which will become a Mediterranean bee garden.

This is our fith workshop with the renown association Dragodid, which is nationally and internationally active in preserving the skills of drystone walling.

Look forward to fun week with a great group of people. You can come and leave any day that suits you. The workshop ends on 30th April in the evening, and you are welcome to stay for 1st of May to relax or take a trip across the island.

Lunch and free camping are provided. You can either bring your own tent or stay at the dormitory with camping beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

This workshop is co-funded by the Ministry of Regional Development.

Registrations: Sabine Engelhardt info@geaviva.net +385997493711

with the association Dragodid



11th - 12th May 2018

Fri from 16.30 hrs, Sat 9.00-13.00 and 14.00- 18.00 hrs

Gea Viva camp
Milna, island Brac

Creating a dry-stone wall garden - planting

Be part of creating a Mediterranean bee garden! During this workshop we will prepare the planting beds, plant a range of herbs and add mulch. You will learn the basics of permaculture garden, a great way to ensure to increase soil fertility as well as biodiversity.

Sabine Engelhardt is a permaculture designer, who is the driving force behind the Gea Viva project.

Have a great relaxing weekend, whilst learning something new. The workshop ends on 12th May in the evening, and you are welcome to stay for 13th of May to relax.

Lunch and free camping are provided. You can either bring your own tent or stay at the dormitory with camping beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

This workshop is co-funded by the Ministry of Regional Development.

Registrations: Sabine Engelhardt info@geaviva.net +385997493711

with Sabine Engelhardt



25th-29th May 2018

Gea Viva site
Milna, island Brac



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Contact improvisation – returning to our moving being
This contact improvisation weekend combines workshops and jams that bring us in touch with the inner and outer spaces. Whilst moving together with others we attune our inner felt sense with that of our fellow dancers and the environment. We harness our senses into movement, dynamic, fluid, strong and visceral!
We have chosen the eco camp Gea Viva on the Croatian island Brač for a special contact improvisation experience. Located in a tranquil Mediterranean garden with stunning sea views, it is an ideal place to delve deeply into nature, unwind, relax, meet like-minded people and find inspiration. More...

with Katy Dymoke and Robert Anderson



30th May - 10th June 2018

Gea Viva site
Milna, island Brac



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72-hour permaculture design course

Learn sustainable living skills and earn an internationally recognised certificate for sustainability consulting! Discover how to construct natural buildings, plan organic gardens and food forests, grow your own food, revitalize ecosystems, to design renewable energy systems and much more.

This Permaculture Design Course teaches how to design and implement sustainable living systems that are in balance with natural ecosystems and make the world a greener place. Upon completion of the course graduates receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, an internationally-recognized credential for sustainability consulting. This course is classroom-based with some outdoor hands-on projects. It will be held in English.. More...

with Karmela Kis and Sabine Engelhardt


12th- 19th June 2018


Gea Viva camp
Milna, island Brac



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Creating the eco home of your dreams

This is a specially crafted course to learn about eco building at our beautiful retreat camp. It combines hands-on building experience, lectures and design exercises to help you create your own dream house! Be inspired by a multitude of techniques and projects you will see around the Gea Viva site, delve deeply into eco living while you are here and enjoy a supportive, joyful learning environment!

Eco buildings are designed to minimize their impact on the environment, by using natural, renewable or reycled materials, being well insulated and incoprorating the principles of passive solar design. By designing floor plans cleverly, it is possible to save a lot of effort, materials and money! Practicals will illustrate these principles and deepen the principles learned. These cover hands-on construction as well as design excercises that playfully explore your own dream house, taking your own project to the next level. In case you already have some skteches, a site or ideas, please bring them along.


On the Gea Viva site, you will find a range of inspiring structures: a greenwood and reed pavilion, a kitchen made from ferrocement, compost toilets and a strawbale cabin.....more.

with Sabine Engelhardt




4th- 11th August
2018


Gea Viva camp
Milna, island Brac



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Women's Retreat - the wise self

This retreat gives you the chance to slow down and connect with your needs and desires. Steeped into nature, you will connect to your authenic self and unleash your wild, wise inner woman.

The picturesque, calm surroundings of the Gea Viva retreat camp and the waters of the Adriatic sea, invite you to delve deeply into nature. Experience its mystic and creative powers. Fall asleep to the sounds of nature, enjoy delicious vegetarian food and the Summer vibes.

Explore a new way of being through dance, meditation, gathering in a sacred circle, ceremony, art and connecting with the hidden layers of nature. More...

with Sabine Engelhardt




25th August-
1st September

Gea Viva camp
Milna, island Brac


Dragon Dreaming Intensive

Dragon Dreaming is a creative method that helps you realize your ideas, alone or in a group. In this workshop you will experience how your idea (dream) is transformed into a joint vision, and attractive to others. Besides that you learn how dreams can be lead to action,  how to navigate your project, which factors determine it’s success or failure and how to recognize them.

Exploring all phases of Dragon Dreaming, we will create a joint project, based on inputs and needs of all participants. Learning by doing, you will be equipped with tools to persevere and refine your ideas when faced with dragons (challenges). To overcome blockages or win new project members and supporters, you will be able to use deep listening and charismatic communication.

After this workshop, you will brim with ideas and be versed in the magic of Dragon Dreaming for your projects and life....more.

with Ulrike Reimann and Peter Kuklis