OUR RETREATS ARE ABOUT CONNECTING TO NATURE, TO EACH OTHER AND TO YOURSELF.
Join us for a week long program this December 14th-20th 2019, in the beautiful Tulbagh valley- to prepare for a once in a lifetime experience as we come together and reclaim our Wildness! Connect in a community of powerful heart-centered women and feel nurtured, supported and acknowledged just as you are.

This retreat is a magical opening to experience a greater sense of belonging and relationship with the wild world around us. We aim to focus on slowing down and finding respite from our busy lives. This is a space to feed the wild woman within, to be held by the Earth and replenish your body, mind and soul with the simple things in life. Held on a private boutique farm, this magical space is sure to nourish you from the inside out. If slow peaceful mornings, coffee over the fire, waterfall swims, star gazing, daily yoga, soaking in a wood fired hot tub, and deep connections are what make your heart sing, this experience is for you.
Celebrate the beauty of life and womanhood by breathing, resting, and connecting to your inner wise woman.

The earth skills will be taught by a guest facilitator (TBA). We will be crafting baskets, primitive pottery, plant dyes and much more.

Our retreats are about connecting to nature, to each other, and to yourself. Women have been gathering in circles since the beginning of time to share in sacred ceremony, empower each other and have fun. This retreat is for anyone who wants to get their power back. Be sure to participate in this retreat and give yourself the gift of a life-changing experience that you will treasure forever.

We welcome all women to join us on this adventure, be inspired by, and make lifelong connections with awesome, like-minded women.

Included in your experience

  • 7 nights accommodation at the beautiful Guinevere Guest Farm

  • 2 sweat lodge ceremonies

  • All organic meals and spring water, coffee, tea

  • Daily yoga and movement

  • 2 Earth skills classes

  • Fabric alchemy workshop

  • Folk medicine and plant immersion workshop

  • 2 self-development workshops

  • 1 Moon ceremony

  • 1 cacao ceremony

  • profesional photographs

  • Transfer to and from the venue (at a scheduled time)



On this 8 day adventure…

  • Connect to your body, mind and spirit in our elemental yoga and dance classes

  • Feel supported and held as you rewild your mind and are given the tools for authentic communication in our self-development workshops

  • Tap into your “inner nature” to ignite curiosity, passion and a joyfulness, as you reclaim your birthright in our rituals and ceremonies.

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Nourish your body and discover your inner healer as we learn about wild foraged foods and traditional folk medicine


Prepare for your retreat

Fitness Level: all levels welcome

Pack: sunblock, good vibes, hat, swimsuit, your truth, water bottle, comfortable clothes, your sense of adventure, walking shoes

Tech: We invite you to leave your phone, ipad and laptop turned off and in your bag to give yourself a chance to fully explore and integrate this experience. This is not a rule, just an invitation (bring a book)

 Special offer: Because we want this experience to be inclusive to all, we have 1 spot available at a 50% discount
If you would like to participate but cannot afford this please send us an email with your motivation.

If you would like to participate but cannot afford this please send us an email with your motivation:

Full work trade opportunities for wild women: Retreat cook - Do you have a passion for healthy foods and experience with outdoor cooking? If you love preparing delicious vegetarian meals for a group of 8-14 women this may be the trade for you. You will need to come prepared to prioritize food preparation and cooking and expect to miss some of the retreat. You will be responsible for the menu planning, food shopping/gathering and cooking/cleaning. You will have support in the kitchen, Emily our wonderful staff member will be there to help with prep and clean up. Primitive Cooking skills are necessary. Trade is to the value of the retreat ticket price as well as a small daily rate. But please understand this is a work trade and not a high paid job.

** We value the incredible skills you are bringing and deeply appreciate your support of the flourishing of this new program. Thank you! **


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Earth skills offered

* Primitive pottery class
* Ancestral cooking over open fire
* Fire by friction
* Basket weaving class

You will take home everything you make during the retreat
** Skills workshops subject to change


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Traditional herbalism, folklore and plant magic…

Learn about the benefits of making your own herbal remedies and creations by:
* Sustainably wild-harvesting plants
* Making smoke wands and loose incense
*Creating tinctures and teas with the wild plants and herbs from the garden
* Making hydrosols and flower essences
* Making flower crowns and sipping on botanical cocktails
* Get a better understanding of the medicinal properties of local flora


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Ancestral Rituals and Ceremonies…

2 Sweat lodge ceremonies:
A sacred tradition of the Native American people, the sweat lodge is a unique healing ritual with deep detoxifying benefits to the body, mind and soul. It is a spiritual experience that delivers a journey of physical and spiritual purification.

1 Cacao ceremony
Drinking the medicine of ixcacao, shamanic drumming, breathwork and dance

1 Moon Goddess ceremony
Finding the divine feminine within yourself, connecting to heart, using the powerful force of the moon


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Mindful yoga…

We will be moving our bodies in various different ways. Whether in our yoga studio or playing with the elements outside, moving in wild and wonderful ways.

Embodied and primal movement is an integral part of this experience as it is through this that we open our hearts, release tension and let energy flow, creating space for us to go deeper.
Some of the types of movement we will play with:
* vinyasa and hatha yoga
* dancing through the elements
* primal movement
* barefoot walking


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Relax in nature…

Whether you choose to join us for silent barefoot walks or have a wood fired bath amongst the fynbos and palm trees, we got you covered

Wood-fired outdoor tubs
Naked waterfall swimming
Swim in the beautiful lake
Star gazing
Bird watching


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Self-development workshops

Embrace your self and reclaim your power with the tools shared during our empowerment workshops.

Speak your truth and bare witness to others doing the same, acknowledging and befriending your deepest desires, fears and joys in a safe lovingly held space.

The tools shared in these workshops is sure to release your inner wild woman, bringing you into alignment with the meaningful life you are here to live.


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Wild food foraging…

Discover the world of wild foods and how to sustainably and responsibly forage.
Learn how to identify certain weeds and how to prepare them properly.
Wild plant food is one of the most vibrational raising ways to reconnect with nature. Intuitively foraging for wild foods can help foster a much more sustainable way of life. Wild foods require no packaging; cause no pollution and they don’t require the harmful, man made chemicals that are found in commercial farming. Most, if not all, wild edible foods are packed full of vitamins and minerals that far surpass any cultivated varieties of fruit and vegetables.

Enjoy the day foraging, prepping and creating a wildly delicious meal together as we gather in circle and cook over an open fire, and feast until our hearts content as dusk turns into night.


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Sister circles

On retreat we make sure to make time for sharing circles. Checking in with the group to see what has come up for anyone, who would like to speak their truth and bare witness to others doing the same. Our circles might be held in the studio, outside by the lake or around a fire, where we will connect, sing and share myths to feed the wild woman within.

 


YOUR FACILITATORS

Carly will be your host, resident plant guide and facilitating the yoga and self-development classes. Her approaches range from using well-established modern herbalism practices to personal skills she's learned and adapted to while living out on the farm for the past 8 years. Sharing her love and knowledge of edible and medicinal plants with other women is what she is most passionate about. She will also be meeting you on the mat each day to guide you through elemental yoga and dance, always looking to nature to guide and inspire.

Simone Beckerling, our magnificent wonder-woman server and healer will be facilitating the Sweat Lodge ceremonies. A Sweat lodge is a physical and mental cleansing practice originating from most native traditions and the sweat lodge ceremony is practiced in some form by every culture in the world in order to facilitate healing, purification and relaxation.
Simone ''Songweaver'' Beckerling has been walking the Red Path for over a decade. Simone has completed her 4,7, 9 and 13 day Red Path vision quests and given the blessing to ''pour'' for the SweatLodge by her elders. Simone is an experienced Sweat Lodge facilitator who understands the subtlety of holding space, bringing people back to Mother Earth and back to their hearts.

Earth Skills facilitator: These classes will be taught by a guest facilitator (TBA). We will either be crafting baskets, primitive pottery, plant dyes, fire by friction and other fun bush craft. The exact classes will be confirmed closer to the time.


We welcome all women to join us on this adventure, be inspired by, and make lifelong connections with awesome, like-minded women.


14-21 DEC

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Accommodation & Location

Held at Guinevere Guest Farm situated just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. 

The accommodation is surrounded, almost cradled, by majestic mountains in the Tulbagh valley on a nature-full farm. Whether you stay in a private room with en-suite bathroom and a balcony or whether you share a room with one or two others, there are many places to relax and reflect in this large retreat farmhouse that you have all to yourself for the duration of the week.

All rooms are beautiful, large, and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms, seating areas, and balconies overlooking the Tulbagh Basin. The private rooms are equipped with seating areas and en-suite bathrooms with private balconies. Meanwhile, shared rooms are facilitated with double beds and en-suite bathrooms.

 

PRIVATE ROOM - KING BEDS W/ PRIVATE BATH  Features: En-suite Master Bathroom, Private Balcony, Kingsize Bed

PRIVATE ROOM - KING BEDS W/ PRIVATE BATH
Features: En-suite Master Bathroom, Private Balcony, Kingsize Bed

Early bird: R13 500 - until 1 August
R16 000

SHARED ROOM - DOUBLE BEDS W/ PRIVATE BATH  Features: Ensuite Bathroom, 3 Double Beds

SHARED ROOM - DOUBLE BEDS W/ PRIVATE BATH
Features: Ensuite Bathroom, 3 Double Beds

Early bird: R12 500 - until 1 August
R14 000