Tea
Dao
Retreat

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 6
GOMARDULI DAO SPACE, GEORGIA
A week of Tea ceremony,
aesthetic meditation
and other aspects of Dao
For full, free, bright and balanced life
Come for a wonderful week in the mountains of Western Georgia, balancing the energies of body and mind, enjoying nature, meeting interesting people and discovering the new pathways to live healthy and happy.
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Presence is the best way to be at the essence

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.

The workshop will develop from getting in touch with the senses to practicing in challenging circumstances which suppose to make our practice focused and ending up in surrendering to the silence and pure presence
Yu Gen workshop
Supportive Teachers
Musician, Qi Gong practitioner, Yoga teacher and Osteopath
Eleni Demiridi

Tea aesthetics
& knowledge
Oleksandr Barabash
Tea Magic & Qi Gong
Oleksandr Kumonok
Presence Tunes
Anastasia Strelkovskaya
Breathwork
& Pranayamas
Eleni Demiridi
My name is Eleni Demiridi. And Im Pontiac Ukrainian Greek)
I consider myself to be tea artist in life.

I have already changed a number professions and tasted different social rules. I have visited a number of countries and landscapes...
Tea is always with me.

Tea is my personal friend and guide to a more harmonic, aware and more beautiful world.

And no matter is it a dance radio studio, copywriting city office, world music concert in countryside, jazz for children, japanese imbroidery, sea yaght travels or windy surf spots. Tea is integrated everywhere. And making everything better. I tried it. And Im sure.
Cha - I

Oleksandr Kumonok

A founder and co-founder of the educational and health center "Paradigma", neurologist and osteopath. Has an experience working as a doctor in the department of non-traditional methods of treatment, as a military doctor. In 1990, he completed a clinical residency in folk medicine at the Peoples' Friendship University named after Patrice Lumumba and focused his professional activity in the field of osteopathy.

I have more than 50 educational seminars in my arsenal, which I have attended, practiced and implemented many osteopathic tools in my work. Based on my practical experience, theoretical knowledge and intuitive approach, I systematized everything into a training course in three directions in osteopathy.
Deconcentration
Oleksandr Barabash
The ideological mastermind of the first Tea Club of Ukraine, which he opened on Chinese New Year in 2002.
Professionally working with collectible tea for over 20 years!
Constantly organizes and travels to China on tea expeditions.
Explores tea as a tool for changing states of mind and as an aid in meditation.
He is in love with tea and believes that it changes the world for the better.

Tea Qigong. Celestials and deities

Anastasia Strelkovskaya

Hi, I'm Nastya.

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."
Morning Pranayamas

Gomarduli Dao Space

Gomarduli Dao Space is a retreat, educational center, international coliving and coworking, located among the picturesque mountains of Western Georgia, with pure water, clean air and deep silence around.

We host global cultural events and support local craft and food production. We create a model of hatchery to share inspiration and confidence for the growth of a new humanity.
The place is located on a mountain, surrounded by the forest, 60 km from the sea and the closest city.

We have wooden rooms for 1 and 2, healthy food, co-working space, sauna, yoga shala, big windows, fireplaces, piano and a good sound system for parties and movies.

Gomarduli Dao Space

Gomarduli Dao Space is a retreat, educational center, international coliving and coworking, located among the picturesque mountains of Western Georgia, with pure water, clean air and deep silence around.

We host global cultural events and support local craft and food production. We create a model of hatchery to share inspiration and confidence for the growth of a new humanity.
The place is located on a mountain, surrounded by the forest, 60 km from the sea and the closest city.

We have wooden rooms for 1 and 2, healthy food, co-working space, sauna, yoga shala, big windows, fireplaces, piano and a good sound system for parties and movies.

Daily Flow

Monday, October 31
Monday, October 31
14:00 - Gathering in Batumi, transfer to the retreat center in the mountains (2 hours)
16:00 check-in
17:30 - acquaintance and tea ceremony
19:00 - dinner
21:00 - body work
Tuesday, November 1
Tuesday, November 1
08:00 - Pranayama
09:00 - breakfast
10:00 - Cha - I
12:00 - Tea Magic & Qi Gong
14:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Presence Tunes
17:00 - Tea Dao
19:00 - dinner
21:00 - Sound Healing
Wednesday, November 2
Wednesday, November 2
08:00 - Pranayama
09:00 - breakfast
10:00 - Cha - I
12:00 - Tea Magic & Qi Gong
14:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Presence Tunes
17:00 - Tea Dao
19:00 - dinner
21:00 - Yoga Nidra
Thursday, November 3
Day off
Thursday, November 3
Day off
08:00 - Pranayama
09:00 - breakfast
10:00 - Mountain Hike/Sauna/Free time
14:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Mountain Hike/Sauna/Free time
19:00 - dinner
21:00 - Breathwork
Friday, November 4
Friday, November 4
08:00 - Pranayama
09:00 - breakfast
10:00 - Cha - I
12:00 - Tea Magic & Qi Gong
14:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Presence Tunes
17:00 - Tea Dao
19:00 - dinner
21:00 - Bonfire Jam
Saturday, November 5
Saturday, November 5
08:00 - Pranayama
09:00 - breakfast
10:00 - Cha - I
12:00 - Tea Magic & Qi Gong
14:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Presence Tunes
17:00 - Tea Dao
19:00 - dinner
21:00 - Concert and Party
Sunday, November 6
Sunday, November 6
09:00 - breakfast
10:00 - Tea Ceremony
12:00 - Farewell Circle
13:00 - depart from Gomarduli
15:00 - arriving to Batumi

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 do we eat?


We serve our guests with the vegetarian rustic food, fresh local vegetables and fruit. It's not about fancy dishes but more about delicious nutritious food. As for the drinks, we are suggesting fresh coffee, blackberry tea, wild strawberries tea.

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.
Cost
599 euro
including retreat program, accommodation (October 31 - November 6), 3 meals a day, personal tea set, transfer from Batumi and back,
sauna in the day off.

Book your place!

We are looking forward to meeting you!
Are you going to make the prepayment within 3 days after the registration?
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
gomardulilife@gmail.com
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