Women's retreat | The wise self
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 deeper 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 creates the 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, Yoga, meditations, be creative and celebrate. The free afternoons allow time to rest, to be alone or in the company or to spend time on the beach etc. The retreat starts on the first day at 18.00 hrs and will finish on the second to last day with an evening celebration. The last day is the leaving day.
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. 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.
We offer four choices of accommodation:
1.) Camping huts with twin camping beds and a small private terrace with sea views (3 twins)
2.) A glamping tent with canvas rooms, camping beds, bedding (one single ‘room’, two twins)
3.) Camping in your own tent. We also provide tents and equipment for hire.
4.) Camping in own camper van. (2 spaces)
Showers and toilets are shared.
If you like additional days to relax here, you are welcome to arrive before or leave after the retreat. Additional nights are 33 in the camping huts, 12.50 and 9.50 in your own tent.
Facilitator | An experienced workshop leader, Sabine Engelhardt is a geomancer, architect, Yoga teacher and innitiator of the Gea Viva project. Cultivating the 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 carries out space clearings and researches the Devine feminie. Sabine is passionate about supporting individuals in communicating with the wisdom of nature, getting in touch with their inner guidance and finding their unique expression.
x One person in private glamping hut 625 Euros
x One person in glamping tent or own camper van 525 Euros
x One person in own tent 495 Euros
x vegetarian breakfast, lunch and supper, jointly prepared
x daily meditations or Yoga
x trip to the Dragon’s cave excluding entrance fee
x seven nights’ accommodation in private glamping hut, glamping tent, own camper van or own tent (camping equipment can also be hired at an extra charge)
To secure your place on the course, please pay the deposit of 150 Euros at the time of your registration. Payments are by bank transfer in Croatian Kunas (HRK) or Euros or in cash. The deadline for registrations is three days before the beginning of the event.
For cancellations up to two months in advance of the event, we will deduct a handling fee of 50 Euros, and return the remainder of the deposit to you. For cancellations later than two months before the event, the deposit is non-returnable and for cancellations later than one month before the event, the entire fee is due.
Food and practicalities We have a fully equipped kitchen on site, and will prepare vegetarian meals jointly. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know in the registration form. Please note that alcohol and drugs are not allowed on site.
The village Milna has grocery shops, restaurants, bars, cash points, a currency exchange, a doctor and a post office.
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).
What to bring | Please bring comfortable clothing, something glamorous to wear for a special ceremony, sturdy boots for walks, a notebook, a hat and sunscreen.
Registration and questions | To register, please contact Sabine Engelhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org , tel + 385 99 749 3711.
CP: Sabine Engelhardt
00 385 (0) 99 749 37 11
Price: 495 - 625€
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