Water Dance

Greeting the sun

Sabine Engelhardt

Vestal Virgins

Dragon's cave


Women's retreat - the wise self 4th-11th August 2018

This 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.

Explore a new way of being through dance, meditation, gathering in a sacred circle, ceremony, art and connecting with the hidden layers of nature. Connect to your authentic self and unleash your wild, wise inner woman. Our process will be supported by mysterious and powerful places in the landscape, its create energies and the Dragon’s cave. This cove's energies feel to be linked with Hestia/Vesta, the ancient Greek/Roman goddess of the hearth, fire and the state. Resting firmly within herself, Hestia createsthe magic that brings people together.

Retreat Structure
This retreat will run every day from 9.00 - 13.00, with occasional evening sessions. We will enjoy sacred circles, dance, meditate, be creative, celebrate and he long lunch breaks allow a rest, time for oneself or hours on the beach. The retreat starts on 4th July at 18.00 hrs and will finish on 10th July with an evening celebration. 11th July is the leaving day.

The Venue
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 €350 per person for teaching and vegetarian food, which we prepare jointly.
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.) Glamping in our accommodation tent with single and twin canvas rooms, camp beds, blankets, pillows and bed linen is 84 Euros/630 Kunas.
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 single room for 175 Euros or an apartment for two for 245 Euros for you in the village.

We have a fully equipped kitchen on site, and will prepare vegetarian meals jointly. Please note that alcohol and drugs are not allowed on site.

Getting there
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).
Detailed directions

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.

Registration and questions
Iff you have questions, please contact Sabine Engelhardt, sabine@geaviva.net , tel + 385 99 749 3711.