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PEOPLE IN CONTACT
What is it about?
Co-living residency project
in a mountain retreat in Western Georgia.

Home for creative people from all over the world.

Safe space for people in contact.

Embodiment exploration

The project explores a new human identity based on embodiment and mindfulness. We explore the possibilities of the human body in order to develop a holistic, ecological and healthy life.
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.
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.
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, 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:

- 07:00 - Qi Gong

- 08:00 - Yoga

- 09:00 - Breakfast

- 11:00 - Class slot

- 14:00 - Lunch

- 16:30 - Class slot 2

- 19:00 - Dinner

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

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.

Accommodation

- We have 5 wooden cottages, each has 4 double rooms
- All rooms are located on the second floor of the cottage

Each room has a balcony, a wardrobe, a private bathroom with towels and toiletries.
Ground floor has a fireplace and panorama windows.
Restaurant, meditation, yoga & dance halls are located close to the cottages.

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 and European cuisine

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


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
Cost
One month:

Dorm place - 450 euro
Double room - 850 euro


Including accommodation and access to the studio and practices organised by Dao Space

60 resident spots only


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We understand the importance of safe spaces and self-regulation practices appropriate to the times in which we live.

We intend to hold one free week-long retreat each month for Ukrainian activists and volunteers standing up for the values of all humanity. Your support will make this possible.

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