Greeting the sun
Women's retreat - the wise self 5th-12th AugustThis lovingly crafted retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find the voice that whispers the truth within. 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.
Gea Viva is an eco base and retreat camp in a tranquil olive grove, 15 minutes’ walk from the sea and the harbour village Milna on the beautiful Croatian island Brač. Giving people the opportunity to experience living in harmony with nature, it offers retreats, events and seminars around the themes of ecological construction, permaculture, geomancy, healthy living, arts and crafts. Being completely off-grid, Its design is based on permaculture principles featuring a stone circle, a beautiful pavilion which serves as a teaching space, a permaculture garden, compost toilets, solar showers, a geodesic dome, a straw bale eco cabin, a giant mosaic dragon and a cosy Summer kitchen. www.geaviva.net
An experienced workshop leader, Sabine Engelhardt is a geomancer, architect and innitiator of the Gea Viva project. She frequently hosts and facilitates events around the themes of geomancy, the Divine feminine, permaculture and eco living. Cultivating this connection with the sacred, unseen layers of the Earth over many years, Sabine has brought together many groups exploring Earth energies in creative, collaborative processes and initiated two Earth acupuncture circles. She is passionate about supporting individuals in communicating with the wisdom of nature, getting in touch with their inner guidance and finding their unique expression. A geomancer, eco architect and facilitator, Sabine carries out space clearings and researches the wisdom of Vestal priestesses.
The cost for this retreat is based on gift economy, where participants are invited to contribute what they can afford and are willing to pay. We need to raise on average €300 per person for teaching and food. However we invite you to propose how much you would like to contribute. We encourage those of you who can contribute more to do so, which should allow us to cover our costs.
To secure your place on the retreat, please pay a deposit of 150 Euros at the time of your registration. Payments are by bank transfer in Croatian Kunas (HRK) or in Euros. Please pay for your accommodation in cash on arrival.
There is a choice of accommodation and prices are for seven nights:
1.) Camping in your own tent: 65 Euros/450 Kunas.
2.) Camping dorm with fabric partions: 84 Euros/630 Kunas. Bedding provided.
3.) Strawbale eco cabin with one double bed: 210 Euros/1575 Kunas
Staying on site, gives you a deeper experience of this retreat, however, we can book a shared room for you in the village for 105 Euros for seven nights (subject to us finding a same sex room mate for you), a single room for 175 Euros or an apartment for two for 245 Euros.
We have a fully equipped kitchen on site, and will prepare vegetarian meals jointly. There are also restaurants in the village. Please note that alcohol and drugs are not allowed on site.
The nearest city is Split, which can be reached by plane, ferry, rail, coach and car. From there you can catch a passenger ferry directly to Milna on Brac or travel via Supetar with the car ferry (more requent).
What to bring
Please bring comfortable clothing, something glamourous to wear for a special ceremony, sturdy boots for walks, a notebook, a hat and sunscreen.