Finding belonging and calm within is the biggest gift you can give yourself… because wherever you go, there you are.
When we connect to a deep inner serenity & open to it with a trusting heart it gives us an inner sanctuary of rest… no matter what is going on around us. We look for many ways to belong. To our homes, families, friends & community. We search for causes, missions and vocations to find a sense of purpose. We can long to be truly seen, loved & nurtured. Yet this cannot be sustained until we truly come home to our self, setting up residence within.
From the moment you arrive, there is a feeling of coming home.
Designed in the local vernacular style and built to give the impression that it’s always been there, the farmhouse has those
deep stoeps that face onto unimaginably distant views. The walls are washed a bone colour, shuttered sash windows are a
contrasting mahogany, and the roofs are tin.
We will come together family-style for three nourishing, home cooked meals per day
With jeep track paths for mountain-biking, hiking routes for those who want to head down into the kloof, and a running path of 12 km. There is a swimming pool, dedicated yoga space, infrared sauna and small gym. The farm has it’s own soccer or touch-rugby field too. If you are feeling contemplative, there are botanical gardens to savour, a nursery abundant with succulents, and endless viewpoints on which to linger.
MA (Psychology), MSc (Holistic Ecology). I have been a Psychologist for 28 years, diversifying to group facilitation & Conscious parent coaching for 16 years. I have worked with women & mothers all over the world. I am the author of “How to Raise a man- a mother’s guide to parenting a teenage son.” I am a curious and creative older woman yet essentially a mother of now grown up men- James and Jonathan.
I have diverse training over and above my degrees. Training as an Ashtanga yoga teacher, an Eco-facilitator promoting nature connection; an in-depth hypnosis
therapist, with years of breath-work and meditation practice. I also have extensive nature conservation knowledge. My interest in consciousness has led me to study non-dual philosophies and attend many wellness retreats around the world. My teacher is the Zen Buddhist Master, Adyashanti.
Gabi Lowe is a Certified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Author of the best seller: “Get Me To 21”, Speaker and Facilitator who specialises in teaching the practices of Authentic Resilience and overcoming trauma. She runs The Coaching Nest, is co -founder
of The Resilience Factory and Director of the NPO The Jenna Lowe Trust for patient advocacy.
Megan and Gabi have known each other for many decades but this is the first time they will facilitate together… something they have wanted to do for many years. Both have an absolute passion for open hearted courage and belonging and for guiding women to come home to themselves.
Who is this for?
It is for you… you who needs to drop into the art of self-nourishment.
It is a retreat that will restore you to your own soul sanctuary.
What will I experience?
In this retreat we explore ways to access a deeper belonging and connectedness – sensing through ideas of who and what we are with gentleness and questioning. Exploring ways of sensing our place in the world and in our own hearts. We will also discover the sacred in ourselves and in nature… a retreat for women who long to connect in truth with others through mind, body, heart & soul practices.
The sacred, ancient landscapes of Bobbejaanskloof Nature Reserve will be our home for this immersion retreat, located on the edge of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, hidden amongst the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. This charming farmhouse sits amongst dramatic private wilderness featuring indigenous fynbos, old forests and sweeping plains.
The day will include yoga nidra, meditation practices and a talk with Megan de Beyer, workshop with Gabi Lowe, and nature immersions. Yoga, meditation, journaling, nature walk, healthy juices, teas and a vegetarian ‘farm to table’ lunch. A few energetic bodywork treatments are optional at the end of the program if pre-booked. The deeper purpose is to re-connect to true nature, in nature to nourish life without and within.
(R1750 for the day)