Finding inner peace: 7 days of Nature, Yoga and Meditation

Prodolina 864 - 21405 Milna - Croatia
25th May-1st June and 24th-31st August. Escape from your busy life and join us at our beautiful eco island retreat camp. Practice yoga and meditation in nature and start the journey back to yourself.

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 tranquillity, 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 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 life changing 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.

We offer three choices of accommodation:
1.) A glamping tent with canvas rooms and camping beds (one single 'room', two twins) (bed linen, blankets and sleeping bags provided)
2.) Camping in your own tent. We also provide tents and equipment for hire.
3.) Camping in own camper van. (2 spaces)

Showers and toilets are shared.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS
• 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.

YOGA TEACHER
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.

MASSAGE THERAPIST
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 centred as well as present and attentive to the client's needs, Mladen creates an atmosphere of freedom, clarity and peace.

LANGUAGE
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.

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.

PRICE INCLUDES
o five morning and three evening Asana classes
o five guided meditations
o vegetarian breakfast, light lunch and dinner, jointly prepared
o 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)
o hike to a wild beach
o trip to the highest moutain of the island including an evening Asana class there
o your private 45 - minute massage

BOOKING
To secure your place on the course, please pay the deposit of 150 Euros at the time of your registration. The deadline for registrations is two weeks before 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.

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 frequent).

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.

7 nights accommodation, vegetarian meals and teaching 525 Euros in glamping tent, own camper van or hire tent 495 Euros in own tent

7 nights accommodation, vegetarian food and teaching:
525 Euros in glamping tent, own camper van or hire tent
495 Euros in own tent

7 nights accommodation, vegetarian meals and teaching 525 Euros in glamping tent, own camper van or hire tent 495 Euros in own tent

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Gea Viva Eco Island Retreat

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