GOMARDULI
YOGA FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 10 - 24, 2021
2 weeks of yoga
and related practices
That make us alive
It is an opportunity to study and improve the geometry of your body, to learn a lot of new things and have a great time in the company of people close to you in the privacy of mountain retreat. We will learn to control our breathing by comfortably integrating our breaths and exhalations with yoga asanas and meditate in the open air.

“When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.― Petri Räisänen

Who
The Gomarduli Yoga Festival team is united by a common vision, yet each of us is unique in our own way. We make this festival because we are in self-development and we are glad to gather the same wonderful community, united by the idea of a versatile opening of human potential.
Sergey
I've been doing yoga since 2016.

For the last few years I've been working on different projects: a business selling musical equipment, a non-profit art project in Kyoto supported by the Japanese government. And all this was extremely interesting, but too far from my mission.

Thanks to the support of a higher power, earlier this year I was determined: I had to spread knowledge. In the spring I got to Georgia, and today I am happy because life gave me the opportunity to create this festival.

Two weeks of yoga, self-development, communicating with teachers and like-minded people. In the mountains!

What could be better!?
Sasha
At first yoga came into my life as a personal practice.

In the mat sessions I discovered a temporary pleasure and peace. After a while I began to notice that this feeling could be extended to life outside the mat, and this is where the real yoga began.

After experiencing practicing and teaching in various settings, I can definitely say that nothing is as supportive and uplifting as a collective energy. Self-development in the company of friends is an excellent opportunity to overcome my doubts and achieve new and encouraging results.

Now I feel at ease and am excited about meeting like-minded people at the upcoming festival.

Teachers
We love our international teachers team
Ani Asoyan

Education: Diploma of the Russian Yoga Federation and IYF, certificates of the workshop from the leading Ashtanga yoga teachers: Eddy Stern (New York, USA), David Robson (Toronto, Canada), Tim Fieldman (Miami, USA), Jorgen (LA, USA), Saraswati Jois (India), Sharat Jois (Maysor, India), Rolf (Goa, India).

"The path to self is different for everyone. And it has to be found! There is nothing more important than hearing your individuality. I have been exploring the connection of body, breath, thought and emotion for over 10 years and will help you in your exploration as well.
My goal is to help students learn how to feel their bodies more finely and expand their understanding of how to interact with them."

Slava Gutsalyuk

Specialist in recreational physical education. Graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sport (recreation and rehabilitation). Practicing yoga for 26 years! Has been teaching for about 23 years. A certified IYF (International Yoga Federation) yoga teacher. Participant and lecturer of many international and national conferences, festivals, dedicated to yoga and healthy way of life!

"As a teacher with classical education I see the prospect not to teach as many exercises, techniques or styles as possible, but to make the student fall in love with life, with health, with doing yoga. Everything else will happen on its own, without effort."
Anna Andronovich

Professional, demanding of herself and others, attentive and sensitive yoga teacher, master of the singing bowls.
Education: International Yoga Federation IYF, international school of singing bowls Sound Yoga, yoga teacher of hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, experience of 7 years.

"My main trait is the ability to achieve goals through kindness, gentleness, femininity with love in my heart.
The meaning I put in any of my projects is Love! Let me be your guide to the world of yoga, feeling the limitless possibilities of the body.
I do everything I can to make you fall in love with Yoga and apply it to your life!"
Why to come?

- to wake up with the impressive mountain view

- do yoga and meditation on the fresh air

- participate in the traditional Chinese tea ceremony

- have a really good sleep

- become inspired and motivated

- refresh yourself with outdoor hikes

- meet new incredible people

- visit first retreat center in Georgia and fall in love with Gomarduli

Atmosphere
Yoga Retreat in Gomarduli is a peace event in the company of close people in Zen Garden retreat center.
Development
Philosophy and practice of Yoga, tea ceremonies, Ayurveda, 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.

What will you see with your own eyes


Imagine the place, which is totally green, covered with grass, flowers, and woods.
Gomarduli is surrounded with the gentle hills of Upper Adjara. The special thing about this place is its purity, where you can slow down and disconnect yourself from the modern speedy world.

Better than mountains can be only mountains, right? If you share this idea, it’s a great chance to escape the stuffy city and come to Gomarduli Zen Garden.

Daily Flow

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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We hope you will enjoy
Yoga
Yoga is a mind and body practice. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.
Bodywork
A range of body integration practices that we do with a help of partner (or few)
Tea Ceremony
Tea practice helps us to reach the connection with all the senses and integrate them in a holistic flow of embodied presence.
Arts & Crafts
We are making beeswax candles, homemade jams and other crafts. Help us, it's fun, and get yours for free :)
Price
For 2 weeks:

From July 10 to July 25 - 675 euros.
Limited offer.

From July 26 to September 30 - 750 euros.
From October 1 to October 9 - 825 euros.

If you want to join part-time:

60 euro per day.
In a hostel - 50 euro per day.

Please note that places are limited, so book your participation in advance.

What is included in the price:

- Transfer from Tbilisi and Batumi:
There - October 10, back - October 24.
- Accommodation and three meals a day.
- Participation in the whole program.

And surprises, of course.
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 with us?
If you are coming for less then 2 weeks, write here the dates
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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