Join us for daily Somatic Classes, arrive in your body through movement, bodywork, and embodied research.

Meet Our Team
You will have the opportunity to be taught by Christine Cole, director of SomaticBODY Trainings, and 3 of her advanced students, studying for the Teacher Training.

These folks are master teachers in their own right:

Artem Markov, Contact Improvisation, Dance, IBMT
Anna Titova, IBMT, Fascia specialis,
Nitzan Lederman, Axis Sylabus, Choreography

There will also be SomaticBODY clinics, where the candidates offer personal sessions in a group setting.

Christine Cole
RSMT, SomaticBody director
Artem Markov
Contact Improvisation, IBMT
Anna Titova
IBMT, Fascia specialis
Nitzan Lederman
Axis Syllabus, Choreography

All other resources at Gomarduli Zen Center

are available to you:

- Morning practices, such as Yoga, CDP, Taichi and meditation

- Other resident teacher classes, like contemporary dance, CI, singing, etc

- The great outdoors: Mountains, fields, hikes, cows

- Evening events like Contact Jams, Ecstatic Dance, Dj’s or movies, games or conversations

For more information please visit
Gomarduli Zen Garden
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.

Getting into the country
From March Georgia allows to enter people from the EU, Israel, USA, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey
with 72-hours PCR test.

Rest of the world:

Can come having the document about vaccination (any kind of vaccine)

Gomarduli is a Covid-free place. It is a mountain resort, the village is about 1 km away, about 40 families live there. We are about 30-40 people living here, those who arrive, are coming with the test or vaccine.

For questions, please contact us:

+38 050 287 86 10

We are located on the mountain, about 1 km from the village.
Place is workable, there is 25 mbit/s Wi Fi in each house + in the restaurant.
We have laundry, bar, coffee machine and sauna.
There is no store in the village, bring your tobacco and chocolates with you.
We have a cat, a dog, 3 horses, 50 cows and 840 frogs in the pond.


We have about 20 beds in rooms and 16 in dorms.
This time we don't make a difference in price. Book first - get a place in a room.

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.


Vegan rustic food, fresh local vegetables and fruits.
Nutritious and delicious.
Guilty pleasures like cheese and fish are also around :)

As for the drinks, we are offering fresh coffee, blackberry tea, wild strawberries tea, chinese teas, cacao and more.

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


299 euro

Including accommodation, food and all of the program!

15 spots only


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Also see the details of our upcoming event, the May Jam. It will be an International Gathering of Contact Improvisation where we'll dance for a week have laboratories, performances, scores, dancing dates, sunsets and stars! Time for the dance reunion and celebrating approaching summer.

And there's a discount for early registration so hurry if you are already excited :) Go to event page for more info.

Be with us. Dance with us!


If you wish to participate in both events in May, you might like to stay for the whole month and join our community in residency, including accomodation, 3 healthy meals a day and all the daily classes of Yoga, CDP, Contact Impro, Contemporary Dance and more.

We love having new members co-living with us in our Ark. You can book for up till 3 months and spend the summer dancing in the mountains with us. See the residency page for more info.

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