Qi Gong & Tea Dao Retreat

NOVEMBER 1 - 7,
GOMARDULI ZEN GARDEN, GEORGIA
A week of Qi Gong, Taijiquan, tea ceremony,
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.

Presence is the best way to be at the essence

Who
2 friends that never met in person but feeling the cosmic synergy to create deep and powerful space
Olga WuWei

Olga WuWei received direct transmission of ancient knowledge from a recognized Chinese Master, lived 6 years in China, of which 2 years on a mountain in a Zen temple as a direct student of the Master, in order to bring eastern practices and philosophy of China to the West.

She has been practicing Qigong since she was 17 years old with various Masters. When she was 27 she sold her successful business and went to China to study Buddhism, Tai Chi and Kung Fu at the Wu Wei Temple hidden from civilization. There she accepted Buddhism and became a direct student of the abbot of the temple and in the future a teacher who transfers her knowledge to foreign and Chinese students.

Yu Gen

With two very different backgrounds, law and sound engineering, Yu Gen continues to break new ground in the exploration of consciousness and life practices.

He has been practicing Zhong Yuan Qigong since 2007, contact improvisation since 2011, and in 2015 he became interested in osteopathy.

Versatile interests, combined with an extensive travel geography, create an interesting social environment in his new project - the first of the Zen Garden retreat centers.

In love with photography, kitesurfing, and Japanese poetry.

Why to come?

- Daily Taijiquan and Qigong training to improve health and calm the mind


- outdoor training in the mountains


- tea ceremonies and meditations


- tea school


- calligraphy lessons


- easy and understandable method of learning


- immersion in Chinese culture


- hiking in the mountains


- evening programs


- exercises are aimed at strengthening and strengthening tendons, muscles, stretching, general health improvement and calmness of mind

Atmosphere
Qi Gong and Tea Tao Retreat in Gomarduli is a peace event in the company of close people in Zen Garden retreat center.
Development
Philosophy and practice of Qi Gong, tai chi, tea ceremonies, contact improvisation and somatic practices
Nature
Mountain forest, bright stars, clean air and pure water
Soul Retreat
Music, Art, Meditations

Nature

Magnificent views, transparent sky full of stars, pine forest around, snowy peaks far away, fresh air and delicious water, wild horses and cows with bells on their necks, a pond with frogs and dawn birds singing - all this is waiting for you in Gomarduli!

This place is precious for its silence. We' re sure you'll have a sleep you haven't had yet this year.

Taijiquan


Taijiquan, literally meaning: "fist of the Great Frontier," was originally practiced by the warriors of ancient China. This practice is simultaneously a martial art, therapeutic gymnastics, as well as meditation in motion, does not require excessive tension, on the contrary, it teaches us relaxation and awareness, at the same time being the best means to harden the nervous system and increase the efficiency of the body.


The ancient practice of Taijiquan involves minimal requirements for physical fitness and age of the students, the exercises are harmonious and natural, so that when making a pleasant effort - everyone will have time to enjoy not only the inner invigorating effect of practice, but also carefully consider the beauty of the details around. Soft rolling steps, smooth movements of the hands - all this combined with proper breathing allows you to work not only on the physical level, but also in parallel to carry out internal practices, to develop sensitivity, to manage the universal energy Qi. The movement in Taijiquan never stops - the transition from activity (Yang) to passivity (Yin) is always felt.


Qigong


气功 - management of energy, stress, body and mind. Qigong combines movement, breathing and meditation. The practice allows you to calm your thoughts, relax your muscles and nervous system and get rid of stress, which has a positive effect on your mood, performance and body health.


Tea ceremonies, meditations, tea school


Cha Dao (茶道), or the Tea Way, learning the Self and the world around through the ancient art of the tea ceremony. Tea ceremony is an effective in every sense psycho-physical process aimed at relieving social tension, gaining mental clarity and immovable peace.

Daily Flow

Monday, November 1
Monday, November 1
14:00 - Gathering in Batumi, transfer to the retreat center in the mountains (1,5 hour)
16:00 check-in to the hotel
17:30 - acquaintance and tea ceremony
19:00 - dinner
20:30 - body work
Tuesday, November 2
Tuesday, November 2
07:00 - morning run and sunrise meeting (optional)
08:00 - Qigong
09:00 - breakfast
11:00 - studying Baduanjin form
13:00 - lunch
16:00 - Tai Chi chuan
17:30 - Tea School
19:00 - dinner
20:30 - evening program
Wednesday, November 3
Wednesday, November 3
07:00 - morning run and sunrise meeting (optional)
08:00 - Qigong
09:00 - breakfast
11:00 - Study the Baduanjin shape
13:00 - lunch
16:00 - Tai Chi chuan
17:30 - Tea School
19:00 - dinner
20:30 - evening program
Thursday, November 4
Thursday, November 4
Hike in the mountains to the Goderdzi Pass and the green lake at 2000 meters above sea level, in the evening a bath. There is an opportunity to stay in the hotel and enjoy the views of the mountains around.
Friday, November 5
Friday, November 5
07:00 - Morning run and sunrise greeting (optional)
08:00 - Qigong
09:00 - breakfast
11:00 - Study the Baduanjin shape
13:00 - lunch
16:00 - Tai Chi chuan
17:30 - Tea School
19:00 - dinner
20:30 - evening program
Saturday, November 6
Saturday, November 6
07:00 - morning run and sunrise meeting (optional)
08:00 - Qigong
09:00 - breakfast
11:00 - studying Baduanjin form
13:00 - lunch
16:00 - Tai Chi chuan
17:30 - Tea School
19:00 - dinner
20:30 - evening program
Sunday, November 7
Sunday, November 7
07:00 - morning run and sunrise meeting (optional)
08:00 - Qigong
09:00 - breakfast
12:00 - check-out from the hotel, transfer to Batumi (1,5 hour)

Training includes stretching, stands, basic techniques, joint gymnastics, form studies, standing in the pole, breathing exercises, practice of self-medication and self-massage.
Gomarduli Zen Garden
Gomarduli Zen Garden 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.

Where will you 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.
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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.
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Cost
799 euro
including retreat program, accommodation (November 1 - 7), 3 meals a day, mountain hike, transfer from Batumi and back,
sauna in the day off.
We're waiting for you
Welcome to discover the new pathways in your bodymind.

Come to Gomarduli to enjoy, relax,
find new people, explore yourself.
You will love that time!

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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