Finding inner peace #1
We invite you on a journey to the origins of Yoga, which was first practiced in the midst of nature, in simple mountain monasteries. Our beautiful island retreat camp is an oasis of tranquility, where you can experience 1000 glittering stars, breathtaking sunsets, wake up to the sounds of nature and experience the beauty of our planet Earth with all your senses. This retreat will bring you deep relaxation and inner peace.
What is this retreat about?
During this lovingly created yoga retreat, our Asana practice is a flowing dynamic, linked to your breath. This quickly releases stress and aligns you with your inner thruth. We strongly believe that Yoga is for everyone, no matter which age or shape, and e will support you at whichever level you are, from beginners to intermediate practicioners. In mindful meditations, you will learn to communicate with nature, deepen your connection with supreme consciousness and access your own inner truth and deeper knowing. Complimented by swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic sea, your own personal massage and delicious vegetarian food make this an unforgettable and lifechanging holiday! The Venue
Gea Viva is an eco retreat camp in a tranquil olive grove, 15 minutes’ walk from the sea and the harbour village Milna on the beautiful Croatian island Brač. Being completely off-grid, Its design is based on permaculture principles featuring a geodesic dome, which is our Yoga space, a cosy Summer kitchen a stone circle for meditations, a shady pavilion to relax, a giant mosaic dragon, a Permaculture garden, compost toilets, solar showers and a straw-bale eco cabin. There is a choice of accommodation: a glamping tent with camping beds and single/twin canvas rooms (bed linen, blankets and sleeping bags provided), your own tent or camper van.
If you like additional days to relax here, you are welcome to arrive before or leave after the course. Additional nights are 12.50/16.50 Euros in the glamping tent/own camper van/ individual hire tent and 9.50/12 Euros in your own tent.
+ Relaxing yoga sessions that help you restore inner peace
+ Guided meditations to connect with nature
+ Swimming in the crystal-clear water of the Adriatic sea
+ Great vegetarian food (breakfast, dinner, packed lunch on two days)
+ A personal 45-minute massage
+ Being immersed in nature for an entire week
+ A trip to the highest mountain of the island and sunset Yoga there Sample day schedule
We start the day with Yoga practice (Vinyasa flow and Hatha) from 8: 00 – 10:00 hrs, then we will have breakfast together, followed by a short break. At 11.00 hrs we have one hour for guided meditations including an exchange of experiences. Then we will have a light lunch, after which you can enjoy a free afternoon. The long lunch breaks allow a rest or time to go swimming during the hot hours of the day. On one day we will take a trip to the highest mountain of the island after our morning session, and will have an evening practice there with spectacular views. You can also join a hike to a wild beach and three further Asana evening practices from 18.00-19.30 hrs. Our Vegetarian dinner will served around 20.00 hrs. This retreat begins with a gentle evening class on 18.00 hrs on the arrival day and ends on the leaving day after breakfast around 8:00 hrs to give you time to travel onwards.
Sabine Engelhardt started to practice Hatha, Asthanga and Iyengar Yoga in 1998, and trained as a Yoga teacher in India for Vinyasa flow and Hatha Yoga. Her focus in Yoga is to create an atmosphere of peace, mindfulness and appreciation, in which each participant can bring out their best.
Being the initiator of the Gea Viva project, she spends most of her time outdoors, which has given her a deep connection to the sacred unseen layers of the Earth. She meditates regularly and has been part of numerous Earth healing projects, such as creating stone circles and space clearings, which is known as geomancy. She is passionate about supporting people to find their inner strength and unique expression in life. Yoga is a great tool in this process as it helps to restore inner peace and cultivate one’s connection to supreme consciousness. Facebook | Website
Mladen Papić is massage therapist and Shiatsu practitioner who trained in Croatia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Supporting his clients to boost their body awareness and energy flow. In his treatments, he takes your body to a deep stage of relaxation which activates your mind’s and body’s ability to self heal. Working with the Chinese concept of 5 elements (earth, metal, water, wood, fire), he assists his clients in balancing their energy and emotions. By being centered as well as present and attentive to the client’s needs, Mladen creates an athmosphere of freedom, clarity and peace.
The course language is English. Do not hesitate to ask, if you do not unterstand something, we can take it slowly. If you need, we can translate into German and Croatian. Price includesfive morning and three evening Asana classes five guided meditations vegetarian breakfast, light lunch and dinner, jointly prepared seven nights’ accommodation in glamping tent, own camper van or own tent (camping equipment can also be hired at an extra charge) hike to a wild beach trip to the highest moutain of the island including an evening Asana class there your private 45 – minute massage
CP: Sabine Engelhardt
00 385 (0) 99 749 37 11
Frequently asked questions
Ok, so I got to the island. What now?
Ah, our favourite question. 🙂 Here are just some ideas!
We’ve gathered only the best of the best restaurants, taverns, farms etc. to give you the opportunity to enjoy only the best island food, made from fresh, local ingredients. Check out our selection at gastronomy section of our website.
Do as locals do – eat well, sleep well! Again, only the best of Brač accommodation awaits you on our website, gathered under Accommodation section. Feel like royalty while you’re here!
#3 HAVE FUN.
There’s so much to see and do, all around Croatia, this truly amazing country. But, there’s even more of this awesomeness on island Brač! Here you’ll find dragons, Hercules, night sailing, poetry reading, electric dancing, graffiti painting, and that doesn’t even begin to cover it! So, here’s an idea. Browse through or culture section, plan some morning activities, go swimming in some of our beautiful villages, and the check the calendar to plan your night!
#4 AND MORE FUN.
You want more? Glad to hear it, cause there’s always something else to do on Brač! Choose your adventure, book a boat, safari tour, sightseeing or something more dangerous – Brač has it all!
#5 GET BRAČ PASS.
To enjoy yourself to the fullest, get yourself a copy of Brač Pass – interactive tour guide, with lots of discounts, interesting facts and prizes you can win!
* For getting around the island, we suggest using the local transportation. Click here for online booking with a discount!
I really want to visit Brač! How do I do that?!
Brač is an island which can be reached by sea and air. Here are some basics.
BY SEA ///
There are two ferry lines connecting Brač with a land.
First is in Supetar, connecting Brač with Split, and the second is on Sumartin, connecting Brač with Makarska. There is a third port that can be reached by regular local boat lines, and that is Bol, on the south part of the island. Here, you can reach Brač from Split, or from a neighbouring island Hvar. More information about ferry lines and timetables you may find here.
Also, if you own or rent boats, you may just sail into any place on island Brač. We suggest Brač Deluxe for transfers!
BY AIR ///
Brač has its own small airport, situated in the middle of the island. More and more flights are introduced each year, and all the necessary information you may find on the airport’s website. If you need transportation from the airport to any other place on the island, may we suggest contacting some of the #bestofbrac service providers, such as Taxi Peša, Brač Deluxe, Rent a Motorino or M&B rent. Check them out!
Once you’re on the island, rent a car, use taxis or local transportation. For online booking with discount, click here.
All the emergency numbers you might need but we hope you won’t!
POLICIJSKA POSTAJA BRAČ // POLICE STATION BRAČ
Mladena Vodanovića 25 – 21 400 Supetar
+385 21 631 145 / 112
DOM ZDRAVLJA SUPETAR, HITNA POMOĆ // HOSPITAL, ER
Mladena Vodanovića 24 – 21 400 Supetar
+ 385 21 630 959
HRVATSKA GORSKA SLUŽBA SPAŠAVANJA // CROATIAN MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICES