Retreat - journey to yourself
The silence and beauty of nature on the Croatian island of Brac invites you to distance yourself, to relax and to feel yourself again. Through biography and inner child work, the process “journey to yourself” begins, which is supported by body work, meditation and yoga. This gives you a wide variety of impulses that support you in reflecting on your life and discovering new perspectives.
As humans (living beings), we are originally closely connected to the vital forces of the earth. This gives us security, calm balance and meaning in life. This connection is still strong for newborns, but for most of us it fades due to social and cultural influences and urban life far from nature.
We are often caught up in a busy everyday life that leaves no room for our real needs – often that pushes us to the limits of our resilience. Imagine that you could escape these many obligations and external pressures and find new ways to deal with the stress and the demands of everyday life.
You can – take a 1 – 4 week island break in Croatia!
At Gea Viva you are housed in glamping huts in an olive grove with a sea view, take a shower outdoors, cook and eat in the summer kitchen and spend most of your time outside. This simplicity can be a challenge at first, but it opens up a lot of space to experience yourself and to break new ground!
layout During this island break, we cater to your individual needs. The first week from 22-29. May includes biography, inner child, body work, yoga, meditation, self-reflection, and personal conversations.
During this time-out, the different impulses are combined into a holistic method and you come back into contact with your authentic self, your inner child (essence). This creates new opportunities to act, tackle problems and the freedom to shape your life differently. We accompany you in dealing with your life and family history and grasping your essence. You can see where you are today. To round off the process, Ina Lindauer offers a telephone call before and after the break.
Through touch and movement in nature, the body receives external impulses and traumatic experiences as well as traditional patterns that are stored in the cell memory of the body can be transformed. The inner straightening process can begin and you can discover new ways for yourself! The connection to the body and the inner child makes the very close connection to nature noticeable again.
There is a lot of free time in nature: the sea invites you to swim, our stone circle to linger, the surrounding olive groves to walk or you can just pause. The kitchen is vegetarian and we cook together. In our experience, most people can better understand and implement sustainable changes if they take a longer break. You can therefore book one, two or three more weeks as you wish. During this time, Sabine Engelhardt offers yoga classes, meditations and conversations as well as a couple of times a week the option of working in the garden for a few hours.
aims This seven-day break provides the impetus for an individual process and profound changes:
To come from being into being and to perceive your very own connection with nature again To feel your own body and what is good for you again Break through recurring patterns and transform dreams To open ways for personal and professional development We support you in actively shaping your life according to your wishes management Ina Lindauer, body and trauma therapist Practice contact point in Winterthur and Steckborn (TG) www.berührungspunkt.ch
Sabine Engelhardt, yoga teacher and founder of Gea Viva, has lived in nature for many years and deals with permaculture, meditation and perception of nature (geomancy). www.geaviva.net
place Gea Viva is located in an olive grove in Milna on the island of Brac, which is designed according to permaculture principles. We have a cozy summer kitchen, composting toilets, solar showers, a shady pavilion with hammocks, a stone circle, a geodesic dome, a huge mosaic dragon sculpture, medicinal herbs, fruit trees, a vegetable garden and we produce our own electricity. We are about a 15-minute walk from the sea and the small port of Milna, where there are cafes, restaurants, shops, a post office and ATMs. During the break, we recommend that you use mobile phones and digital media as little as possible. At Gea Viva there is no WiFi and electricity is only available in common areas.
Our kitchen is vegetarian and has a special atmosphere
Price: 485 €
Gea Viva camp
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