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Rediscover your authentic self

Discover the  transformative power of natural plant medicine, blending ancient wisdom with science in a unique retreat experience. We welcome you into our safe space as you look forward to a profound and meaningful experience.

 

If you feel ready to experience fresh perspectives and to take a transformational journey towards personal growth, don’t hesitate! It will be our privilege to guide you through this path and we would love to extend an invitation to join us on this journey.

 

Our retreat is crafted to encourage deep introspection, enabling transitions from mind-focused to heart-centred awareness. This will deepen your understanding of both yourself, your relationships and the world around you. 

 

To enrich this exploration our ceremonies include spending time on guided forest bathing walks to enhance meditative practices and breathwork as well as setting intentions and facilitating the integration of the journey. The ceremony itself is accompanied with carefully selected live music. This along with our compassionate and caring guidance will provide support throughout, ensuring a nurturing and comprehensive experience from beginning until the end.

 

Please continue reading if you want to uncover what makes this an experience a significant leap into personal transformation.

What you can expect. We are a team of experienced guides, specialists and a therapist who act solely in the service of your well-being and care. We facilitate a safe space with carefully curated activities to enhance and integrate your experience before, during and after the retreat. The retreat is limited to only 5 couples to ensure maximum care and attention.

Forest Bathing - How trees help you to find health and happiness - We will take you on a journey of creating remarkable changes in your life through nature. You will be guided on awe inspiring walks that will tap into nature's healing powers.Through these carefully curated forest bathing invitations you will discover priceless ways of cultivating a calm mind, healthy body and nourished relationships. For thousands of years our ancestors lived and thrived in nature. Nature was an integral part of the place we called home. But, in today's world we are bombarded by urban structures, crowded spaces, technology and a polluted environment. This rapid change has put enormous unwanted pressure on our body, mind and spirit. As a result we witness that anxiety, stress, depression, burnout and chronic illness are on the rise. And as a society, there is an increase in anger, addiction, intolerance, apathy and loneliness. Living in a hyper-connected era is disconnecting us from what is truly important. Countries around the world are uncovering scientific proof about nature's healing effects. Japan and South Korea have established many healing forests where they practise forest bathing and this is rapidly spreading around Europe, UK and the United States. For our overloaded minds, overworked bodies and wounded souls nature yields unsurprising results.

Stargazing The southern parts of South Africa have some of the best stargazing. The benefits of this particular type of nature therapy are also backed up across all of the scientific fields from medicine, chemistry, biology and physics to neurology, immunology and psychiatry. It seems there is a deep-rooted and multi-faceted symbiotic relationship between the stars above us and the foundations of what it is that makes us human. We are intrinsically and inseparably connected to these perceived tiny specs of light. Our celestial neighbours. There is nothing quite comparable to looking up at the vast and beautiful universe. Connecting with the innate power of the dark and unfathomably deep sky above us invigorates us and helps us to remember that there is a vast universe and we are a fundamental part of it - we are it! Stargazing reminds us of where we came from and where we are going. We can get truly lost and humbled in the wonder of it all. Remembering our connection induces profound feelings of peace and a simple joy and awe of being alive.

Sound Bathing. A sound bath is a fully immersive form of healing that is primarily aimed to soothe your nervous system, manage your anxieties, temporarily quiet the constant flow of thoughts, and facilitate deep relaxation. Sound baths aim to balance the energy in your body to promote specific brain waves and encourage a restorative state that triggers your body’s self-healing. Sound baths, also called sound meditation or sound therapy, are a meditative experience where participants are “bathed” in sound waves. These sound waves can be in the form of a variety of instruments, often high-frequency instruments, like chimes, drums, gongs, percussions, rattles, singing bowls, tuning forks, or the human voice. In sound baths, the sounds or musical instruments are carefully chosen to include a voice that has a prominent timbre and overtones. For example, a crystal bowl is tuned specifically to the notes of the seven chakras, while a gong is the preferred instrument to release body tension and calm your nervous system. It is considered to be a spiritual meditative practice and is a passive form of therapy where the participant is not required to do anything. Music also plays an essential part in our optional microdosing ceremonies. In fact we consider it to be one of the most important ingredients as it has an immensely powerful influence on both our set and setting. For this reason we are grateful to have Shomon as part of our team. Her unique and intuitive musical talent guides you into a deep experience.

gorge-view-lounge-bath. Retreat accomodation
Greenbeard-view-Retreat accomodation
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“I was left full of love, joy and connection. It was an awesome outpouring of love. It really struck me vividly that love is home, it is natural and present when obstacles are removed” 

Philsophers-Perch-from-below-Retreat accomodation

$4 600 per couple 
Private suite
All inclusive

Starazing on the retreat
Gorge Retreat
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