THE ARK

Nomadic Coliving in Georgia
January 10 - April 10 2023
What is it about?
Co-living project
in a mountain retreat in Western Georgia.

Home for creative people from all over the world.
  • Recreation and retreat

    We live surrounded by the mountain forest, eat natural food, meditate, hike, go to sauna and sometimes have parties. The place is quiet, water is soft, the air is clean and the views are stunning.
  • Embodiment practice

    We do yoga, qi gong and the wide range of contemporary bodymind practices, such as contact improvisation, somatics, instant composition and more.
    Join when you feel like.
  • International community

    The residence is home to designers, entrepreneurs, dancers, writers, architects, school teachers and even financial analysts. We are from different countries and we value the cultural exchange.
Features
Bullet points to start from
  • Costs
    From $ 250/2 weeks to 2700/3 months
  • Workability
    Table-chair-lamp in the room, Coworking, Internet 24 mBit/s, meeting room, projector, sound system. Quiet place.
  • Accommodation
    • single rooms
    • double/twin rooms
    • quad dorms
  • Food
    Contemporary Georgian, Ukrainian, Asian and European food
    Vegan, vegetarian, raw options, desserts and barbecue
    Good coffee
    Wine and tea bar
  • Community & Practice
    International nomadic creatures
    Yoga, qi gong, meditations, contact improvisation, bodywork, performance, contemporary dance and more
  • Services
    Laundry, sauna, cafe, DJ stuff, projector, snowtube, bar,
— Can I work in Dao Space?
— Yes, there is a coworking space, internet is up to 24 mBit/s (best LTE possible), 2 generators for stable electricity and private room for meetings and calls. Rooms are also workable, there are working tables in every single/twin room. And of course you can work in our cafe, with coffee, smoothies and snacks.
— Do I have to take part in all of the classes/workshops?
— No, you can take your time and choose what really resonates with you - but something will always happen and all the activities will be open for you. Find your own work/chill/fun balance.
— Is there a store around?
— The village has no store, but we have a small one in our bar with chocolates and small necessary things. Also we go to Batumi for supply twice a week, you can ask to bring you what you need.
— What's fun there?
— Bright international community, ski lift, parties, cozy bar, warm houses, fireplaces, sauna, piano, DJ stuff, projector, sea just 2 hours drive away, stunning views around, green forest, and overall it is a powerful place for inspiration and chill
The Toolbox

Main directions of our practice and research

  • Contact Improvisation
    Partnering dance practice, philosophy of togetherness and improvisational playground
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong
    Ancient practice to connect imagination, breathing and movement
  • Bodywork
    Body regulation and treatment partnering techniques
  • Aesthetic Education
    Wide range of aesthetic development practices - music, voice, art, tea/wine tasting and more
  • Tea Ceremony
    Group and solo practice of centering and getting in touch with all of the senses
  • Yoga
    Important part of our daily practice and life philosophy
Daily schedule example:

- 08:00 - Yoga/Qi Gong

- 09:00 - Breakfast

- 11:00 - Class slot/Working Time

- 14:00 - Lunch

- 16:30 - Class slot 2/Working Time

- 19:00 - Dinner

- 21:00 - Contact and music jams, ecstatic dance, parties, movies, bodyworks and more


You can join or organise any activity - or spend time with yourself, what feels better for you today.

Gomarduli Dao Space
The first and the only retreat center in Georgia. The perfect spot for meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and outdoor activities. Gomarduli is created for inner discoveries, healing, refreshing, inspiration, and finding your people.

It's a place where you can pull back, withdraw your everyday life and focus your attention on things that you truly love.

Rooms


We have rooms with the forest or mountain view.

4 rooms on a second floor of each of 5 houses.
Every room has a bathroom and a balcony.
Ground floor of the cottage is a public space, with kitchenette, fireplace and big windows.

Dorms for 4, single rooms and double rooms availavle
Spaces
We have 2 studios - 200 sq.m. indoor studio with the wooden floor and 300 sq.m. outdoor space with dancing linoleum. Also we have a tea bar, sauna, spacious terrace for dining, indoor chillout and beautiful forest around.
Food

Ukrainian, Georgian, Asian and European cuisine

Vegetarian and vegan meals, fresh coffee and juices,
herbal and Chinese teas, local wines and cheeses.
Guilty pleasures :)


Cost

2 weeks:

Dorm place - 290 $
Twin/Double place - 390 $
Single room - 590 $

1 month:

Dorm place - 490 $
Twin/Double place - 590 $
Single room - 990 $

3 months:

Dorm place - 1290 $
Twin/Double place - 1590 $
Single room - 2790 $


Including accommodation, food, internet and access to the studio and activities organised by Dao Space

40 resident spots only

We have a gastro bar,

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How to get to Gomarduli!
Gomarduli Village
60 km from Batumi
GPS 41.6639° N, 42.1968° E
(You have to pass Shuakhevi first!)

Bus website (from Kutaisi)
Train website (from Tbilisi)

Administrator:
+995 591 01 77 22
gomardulilife@gmail.com
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