GOMARDULI
DAO SPACE
RESURRECTION RETREAT FOR UKRAINE & FRIENDS
Love is born in the family.
Thinking is born in microgroups of large-scale change.
Will is born in collaborative action groups.
Faith is born in communities of transcendent practice.
Empathy is born in communities of emotional practice.

What?

Rehabilitation programs

For people suffered the war in Ukraine

Retreat and Cultural center

Art residencies, movie festivals, music concerts and way more

Mindfulness media

Science-based Dao in Ukrainian and English

Toolbox

Embodiment

Feldenkrais method
Osteopathy & Bodywork
Meditation
Contact Improvisation
Breathwork
Wim Hof Method

Culture and Social

Ukrainian Polyphony
Art therapy
Design Thinking and Dragon Dreaming
Communal Labor
Performance and theatre
Volunteering

Where?

Gomarduli Dao Space - mountain retreat in Georgia,
60 km from Batumi and Black sea coast.

We have 12,8 hectares of land, stunning views, good road and water.

5 living houses, 20 rooms, each room has a bathroom and a balcony, each house has a fireplace, big windows everywhere.
Main building with a restaurant, terrace, yoga space and chillout mezzonine.

Why?

We want to continue to do what we are already doing: reinventing the practices of embodiment and awareness in a non-esoteric, science-based way.

We want to share with Ukrainians and the world the simple techniques of presence and to spread the idea of embodiment as the basis of ecological existence in a world where wars are unthinkable.

We want to become a refuge and a source of inspiration for hundreds and thousands of Ukrainians, laying the foundations of a new culture of being and making our contribution to the formation of the subjectivity of modern Ukraine in the world.

We want to employ dozens of Ukrainian hospitality professionals who lost their jobs because of the war. We want these people to find an opportunity to apply their skills and have a perspective for development and growth.

We aim to create a new retreat model and grow to a worldwide chain of retreats after the war ends.

How?

  1. We employ 15 Ukrainian specialists to make accommodation, food and maintenance work.
  2. We open the retreat application. Currently center can accept up to 50 ppl
  3. We run the retreats.
  4. We run the storytelling and educational media projects using our website and social media.
  5. We organise a festival of Ukrainian music and arts
  6. We grow. 12 hectares of land are waiting for a future glamping.
  7. We win. Together.

Who?

Hi, my name is Yevhen Vovk, born in Kyiv, living in Georgia. I was living peaceful life, doing tea ceremonies and organising meditation and dance retreats. In 2020 I realized a dream - I opened a retreat center in the mountains and started organizing embodiment programs. During the pandemic our place hosted hundreds of people, giving them shelter, hope and energy to live.

In 2014-15, I was already at war in Ukraine, working in crisis management for Amnesty International. At that time I spent 15-20 days a month on and behind the front lines, often under rocket fire and several times in captivity. During that period, I was in dire need of something that would make me feel alive. It was then that embodiment practices came into my life, allowing me to integrate the war experience and make it a resource for growth and development in my life.

Unfortunately now the war has entered a full-scale phase, forcing most of us to defend our home with weapons in hand. The Russian plan for a swift takeover of Ukraine has failed - and at the same time it is already clear that it will take time for Ukraine to win outright.

A prolonged war is exhausting and embittering, robbing us of hope and humanity. This is why I believe it is important to create a place where Ukrainians can restore peace and humanity. A place that will be safe. A place where Ukrainians will not feel like guests. A place that will welcome hundreds and thousands - and become a symbol of a future peaceful life for millions.

Donate

UA:

Privatbank 5363 5420 1550 0524
IBAN: UA643052990000026206740779302
SWIFT/BIC: PBANUA2X

GEO:

IBAN: GE77BG0000000101471997
BIC/SWIFT: BAGAGE 22
Yevhen Vovk

BE:

IBAN: BE44 9671 9551 1445
BIC: TRWIBEB1XXX
Donors willing to support the project on a regular basis in amounts of $5,000 or more, please contact us by mail or Telegram.

somaticfest@gmail.com
+380502878610

Invest

Let's share

We have:

  • 12,8 hectares of land
  • Good road
  • Good water
  • Small lake
  • Small ski lift
  • 1,5 hours drive from the sea
  • Good climate
  • Stunning views

We plan:

  • Glamping
  • SPA center
  • Ski Resort development
  • Concert and festival venue
  • and way more
We are open for micro investment (you can buy a dome in a glamping) and macro (bigger objects or even entire resort)

+380502878610
somaticfest@gmail.com

Thank you!

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