Bring with you your positivity, good thoughts and open hart. Bring your beloved ones. Think about things that make you feel cosy and warm. Do not forget your tent, mat, sleeping bag, natural repellents and a torch :) Bring some small lovely things you think you might need.
Thanks to the community, we already have a water well! You can fill your containers with clean, drinking water.
There will be a few chaishops, where you can try delicious and well balanced healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes, home made sweets and bread. All food will be prepared with the greatest love and from the best quality available or organic ingredients. There will be a raw food selection, where you can refresh yourself with the greenies, fresh made juice and fruit cocktails. You have to nourish your mind. Also you have to nourish your body. Be good to yourself :)
No more disposables at the gathering, so bring your bowls, cups and utensils! There will be washing facilities.
Children are very welcome at the gathering!
- There is a shallow, children friendly river bay at the site!
- Free entrance for children 0-12 year old!
- Lots of activities, see the program.
- We love animals, but if you come with your pet, you are responsible for ensuring that it does not pose a threat to others, does no damage or pollute the event spaces.
- Please keep dogs on a leash throughout the event (although we, like you probably, don't like to restrict the freedom of pets, but loose dogs, especially in groups, become difficult to control and scare children who we really have a lot).
- Persons who do not take care of their pets may be asked to leave.
Eco issues are very important. Please be responsible for your behaviour. Be conscious about every step you do. Be thankful. Let the Earth feel the touch of your love :)
CARE ABOUT THE DANCE RITUAL SPACE AS IT WOULD BE YOUR HOME, YOUR SACRED PLACE. Pick up the rubish, if you see one. Your contribution is very important.
DANCEFLOOR IS A SMOKE FREE SPACE – intentionally to keep clariness for the energy to flow. This is a sacret place and needs You with Your open heart and mind. Be thankful and feel the vibrations of the Mother Earth and Father Sky. Just let it happen.
Respect the Fire. She is powerful, clean and purifying. The ritual Fire will start at the opening and will be maintained during the festival till the very end. You never throw any rubbish or fag into the fireplace!
Think about the alternative way of packaging – use paper boxes, baskets etc.
LESS PLASTIC BAGS! MAKE SOME EFFORT!
Pick up the plastic rubish from the ground, in case you see one. Do not ignore. It is time to take care about yourself and the Nature. Some day you'll get an award for this.
Food will be served in deposit coconut containers, drinks will be poured into reusable cups, and we will use organic straws. All containers are environmentally friendly.
There will be the recycling points and the special place for the rubish at the site. There will be separate containers for the plastic and for the cans. Concern this very seriously. Respect the Nature, leave no industry traces behind you.
If you bring glass containers take extreme care: glass shards may cause forest fire and injury.
In case you smoke, please use the pocket ashtray you will get one on the entrance.
NEVER THROW A BUD ON THE GROUND!
The ground is sacret. It carries you through all your life :)
Try to avoid synthetic soaps and shampoos. Especially, never use them in lakes, rivers or other ground waters. If there is a necessity during those few days, use the cosmetics mother Earth provides us, that are made from natural ingredients. The soft ground water is the best treatment for your body.
Thereare many natural ways to scare away the unpleasant insects. Use the fresh lemon, natural insense, fire smoke, natural essential oils. Citronella and clove smells are very good. Or just try to ignore these creatures – it really helps :)
Be extremely careful!!! The woods are so dry at the summer time. NO FIREPLACES ANYWHERE IN THE FOREST OR ON THE MOSS! Moss is a soft living carpet. You never make a fire at home :) Do this just in the designated areas.
CARS & CAMPERS
Fill up your car with the passangers :)
You must leave your car in the parking area.
Camper permits can be bought to park in the designated area near the forest.
Parking on the forest floor is strictly forbidden!
ALKOHOL AND DRUGS
ALCOHOL and DRUGS are not desirable in the Gaia Gathering.
Alcohol is suppressing your consciousness, shadowing the deeper feeling of reality, weakening your intuition, telepathy and other natural abilities. This is why it is incompatible with the concept of the gathering.
The intoxicants you take do not only affect you, but through your vibes and your behaviour also affect others. Please avoid them.
HOW TO GET THERE?
GAIA 2017 takes place on the beautiful riverside of Šalčia, Nevienionių forest, Dzūkija region, about 50km from Vilnius.
GPS Coordinates: 54.324056, 24.996944
From Vilnius take the A4 road towards Druskininkai then at Pirčiupiai turn towards Eisiskės (road 105). Cross the bridge over the river Šalčia, and between 6 and 7 km markers turn left into the forest road marked with wooden sign "Nevainionių miškas". Follow the signs.
From Kaunas take A1 to Vilnius and then turn right towards Druskininkai (road A4). Then follow the instructions for going from Vilnius.
By bus from Vilnius coach station:
- take a bus Vilnius-Varėna through Eišiškės to Žygmantiškės;
- walk forward about 800m;
- turn left into the forest road marked with wooden sign "Nevainionių miškas";
- follow the signs (or GPS navigation).
Buses from Vilnius coach station leaves at:
- Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 09:10, 14:40;
- Tuesday: 09:10;
- Sunday: 14:40;
The bus ride takes about 1 hour, and then its ~3 km walk on a forest road (~40 min.)
Buses from Vilnius to Pirciupiai depart quite often, but in this case there is still ~10 km left for you to overcome..