Ease into Spring Yoga Retreat
Time & Location
About The Event
We will stay at the Tara Rokpa Centre, a retreat centre known for its pristine environment, unpolluted air and fantastic night sky. It lies in a wooded valley, bounded by perennial streams and surrounded by rolling hills. (www.tararokpacentre.co.za)
We will wake up to a gentle yoga and mindfulness session in the Octagon meditation hall, followed by healthy breakfast in the open dining area. There will then be two varied yoga sessions before tucking into a filling vegetarian lunch. Participants can either rest in the afternoon or visit the nearby waterfall in Tara’s Valley, or die Oog – the Eye – which is the 14m deep source of the Marico river, and popular with swimmers and divers. There will be one evening yin yoga practice, and on the final evening we can sit around an open fire, telling Bosman tales, traditional to the area.
Steven Heyman from Yoga Works will teach two yoga sessions each day, covering vinyasa flow (yang) as well as partner yoga, balances and an inversions workshop. Lucy Draper-Clarke from Heart-Mind will focus on Yin and Mindful yoga, alongside mindfulness and compassion training. The final 3-hour yoga session on Sunday will combine the elements from both teachers into a full yang/yin yoga, breath and mindfulness practice.
Date: from Friday 21st September, 6pm until Monday 24th September, 1pm
Activities: Yoga (3-4 sessions daily), trip to die Oog, hike to the waterfall, campfire. The yoga is accessible for all levels, and there will the choice of two workshops – inversions or compassion practices, to suit all participants.
Price: 3500 ZAR pp sharing (includes all meals and drinks, three nights accommodation, environmental levy to support the Tikologo permaculture site on the property and guided walks).
2100 ZAR for accompanying partners or children who do not wish to take part in the yoga sessions.
A 50% deposit secures your place. This is non-refundable, but is transferable to another TRC retreat.
Food: Ovo-lacto vegetarian. Vegan/gluten free options available (please mention any food preferences when booking)
Accommodation: in farmhouses with twin/double rooms and shared bathroom. There is also a dormitory/family room, and a campsite. For camping, bring you own tent and deduct R500 from the price.
Transport: 250km (about 3 hours) from Johannesburg, with 14km of gravel road. Please consider car pooling. If you are happy to offer a ride, please mention this when booking.