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 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 creates the magic that brings people together.
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.
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.) 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. 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). 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.
If you have questions, please contact Sabine Engelhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org , tel + 385 99 749 3711.
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 21 640 014 / 112
HRVATSKA GORSKA SLUŽBA SPAŠAVANJA // CROATIAN MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICES