SILENT RETREAT

NOVEMBER 21 - DECEMBER 1,
GOMARDULI DAO SPACE
No words. No phones. No thing.
10 days of silent retreat
Join for the few days or the entire time.
  • Vipassana
    Bodymind awareness meditation
  • Yoga
    Flexibility and strength
  • Bodyworks
    Touch as the act of witnessing
  • Tea Ceremony
    Connecting with all the senses
  • Sound Healing
    The power of vibration
  • Chess and books
    And lots of good sleep
Why silence?
Never in human history has our brain processed as much information as it does today. Much of this information is superficial, yet we find ourselves so busy processing it that we lose our ability to think and feel.

By sacrificing depth and feeling, we are cut off from ourselves and from other people.

Taoist practices describe three types of deprivation leading to clearly described results: sexual abstinence leads to a gain in vitality, refusal to eat leads to the opening of the heart, silence leads to wisdom and the ability to see the nature of things.

We invite you to dive deep into journey through all the senses, to touch the memory of generations embedded in the body, to discover new opportunities in life and to take root in yourself, discovering in the depths of your being the source of tranquility, harmony, peace and power.

Perception and expression are inversely dependent - when you stop speaking, you start to hear (as well as see and feel). In such scenario, the brain will anyway structure the information coming in, creating an image of reality, though, if we we reduce the power of words for a while, it will start connecting alternate symbolic systems - and there will appear sounds, colors, scents - sensations and feelings of the world instead of just their textual projections.

10 days in silence

- Breathing
- Reading
- Meditating
- Yoga
- Tea ceremony
- Bodywork
- Sauna

- Chess

- Nature, stars and fire



a week you will never forget
Yoga
by Anastasia Strelkovskaya
I've been traveling non-stop, teaching yoga and organizing women's retreats all over the world for the last 8 years.

My programs are a perfect combination of active + delayed relaxation. They are about depth, freedom, ease and wildness."

Tea Ceremony
by Yu Gen
Yu Gen, a tea ceremony practitioner with over 18 years of experience.

In addition to the tea tradition, his practice includes embodiment, butoh, contact improvisation, the Feldenkrais method, osteopathy, Axis Syllabus, and his own expertise in attention and presence management.

He will invite you to the embodied journey through all the senses.
You will adjust the connection with sight, hearing, sense of smell, touch, taste, proprioception and sense of time for a more complete, healthy and happy life.
Ambient music healing session
by Oleksandr Demianenko
Sound healing therapy uses aspects of ambient music to improve physical and emotional health and well-being.

Some of the supposed benefits of ambient music therapy include:

• lowers stress
• decreases mood swings
• lowers blood pressure
• lowers cholesterol levels
• teaches pain management
• lowers risk for coronary artery disease and stroke
• improves sleep

this therapy uses different aspects of sound to improve your emotional and physical well-being. A session may involve sitting or lying down while listening to ambient music .

Pleasant state can be achieved by listening to ambient music which eventually leads to special physiological changes which eventually leads to stress reduction and immunity enhancement.

ambient Music helps us in putting back on a more productive track. A study shows that people who listened to music completed their tasks more quickly and came up with better ideas than those who did not.

Stress and anxiety are the major factors which affect sleep. ambient Music works wonders in reducing them. Research has shown that listening to music creates more restful sleep and improves sleeping patterns. In some cases it might help in treating insomnia.
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.

One silent day

08:00
Yoga/Qi Gong
09:00
Breakfast
10:00
Vipassana
11:00
Chess, books, free time
14:00
Lunch
15:30
Tea Ceremony/Hike/Craft
18:00
Dinner
20:00
Sound healing/Sauna/Bodywork

Where to live

- 4 wooden cottages, each has 2 double and 2 quad 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 halls are located close to the cottages.

Where to live

- 4 wooden cottages, each has 2 double and 2 quad 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 halls are located close to the cottages.

What to eat

Creative look on contemporary Ukrainian, Georgian and European cuisine. Vegetarian and vegan options.

As for the drinks, we are suggesting fresh coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices and best Georgian vine from 19 to 22.

What to eat

Creative look on contemporary Ukrainian, Georgian and European cuisine. Vegetarian and vegan options.

As for the drinks, we are suggesting fresh coffee, herbal teas, fresh juices and best Georgian vine from 19 to 22.

Price
(per person)

1 day



Single Room - 200 gel

Shared room for two - 150 gel

Dorm place - 110 gel


10 days


Single Room - 1750 gel

Shared room for two - 1250 gel

Dorm place - 950 gel


What is included in the price:

- accommodation
- breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- participation in all program
- morning yoga and meditation


Please, notice that the number of participants for this event is limited, so book your place now.
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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)

    Your best friend in Georgia:
    +995 591 01 77 22
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