UPCOMING EVENT 28TH FEB – 9TH MARCH 2019
10 Day South African Yoga Adventure Retreat in the Garden Route
Imagine flying to South Africa to an off the grid farm to indulge all your senses in a ten day retreat of a celebration of life. This opportunity exists for eight people only to immerse themselves in yoga, meditation, adventures, and laughter with a deep appreciation of the natural surroundings.
From when you are picked up at the airport your exclusive tailored journey begins. Start your day with a morning dedicated to your yoga practice followed by an afternoon enjoying the delights of the garden route with exciting, fun-filled activities.
Imagine ending your day around a fire under the stars chatting with new friends having enjoyed freshly cooked and picked scrumptious vegetarian meals, a true journey from seed to table.
Come join us and be part of this African Yoga Adventure an experience not to be missed.
- Return home at peace, feeling refreshed in your body having released any tension.
- Restore your mind, body, and soul through meditation, yoga and fun filled activities.
- Take some time to focus on you, your Yoga practice and appreciate nature.
- Explore, play and deepen your awareness in a safe, supported space
There are three options based on the type of accommodation you choose. Access to WIFI from the main house only.
Option 1 R18,899pps Protea 2 Twins En-Suite
Protea our largest cottage offering two spacious bedrooms both of which are en-suite. Each room is tastefully furnished and sleeps a maximum of two persons.
There are two single beds in each room. A central open-plan kitchen and lounge area open up onto a sunny wooden deck overlooking the dam.
Option 2 R17,099pps Dragonfly 3 Sharing
Dragonfly Cottage is open, planned in an L shape with two singles at one end and a single cabin bed around the corner.
Shared bathroom facilities, separate room with shower and toilet in addition to a dressing area with a bath tucked up against a picture window looking into the fynbos. There is also an outdoor-shower with hot water.
The living/kitchen area comes fully equipped with a wood-burning stove for colder nights all opening onto a covered verandah overlooking the dam.
Option 3 R17,099pps Ladybird 1 Person
Ladybird is nestled in the trees adjacent to Dragonfly. This cozy room with its own balcony is also perched overlooking the dam.
A double bed makes it perfect for a single person. Ablution facilities are however shared with Dragonfly Cottage using a separate entrance.
You can also avail of the outdoor-shower with hot water.
- 9 nights accommodation in cozy cottages situated around a pretty dam
- 3 daily vegetarian meals, a true food safari made with lots of love
- 8 days of rejuvenating Hatha Yoga Sessions 2-3 hours mostly in the mornings
- 8 excursions including Safari, Hikes, Craft Market, Feeding Elephants, Largest Bird Amphitheater
- Entrance fees to all activities
- Transport to all activities
- Airport pickup and drop-off
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
- Flights to George our closest airport
- Travel Insurance
- Reiki sessions with Koereina your Yoga instructor optional extra
WHAT MAKES THIS RETREAT UNIQUE
This retreat offers the best of both worlds, to practice yoga on a daily basis whilst enjoying a program of handpicked activities that will give you a taste of South Africa.
It allows you to really engross yourself in a journey that will reconnect your body, mind and spirit during a joyful, heart-centered spiritual experience in the Knysna forest.
TreeSpirit is an off the grid small holding where we grow our own food, capture our water and harvest the sun to provide our energy. To stay at Tree Spirit is an opportunity to experience this way of living, being conscious of water usage, where food comes from and working with the elements.
This all-inclusive retreat is about finding the joy through practice and play whilst at the same time immersing yourself in the beauty of the natural surroundings.
If all this resonates with you then this charming, peaceful, secluded piece of paradise awaits you.
The daily routine for your time at TreeSpirit will be set to a certain extent in that on all days you will have yoga and the option to join in the daily excursion.
All excursions are included in the package however they are not mandatory. There may be a time where you want to sit one out and that is absolutely fine. Koereina will also be available for Reiki sessions which are an optional extra.
Yoga will mostly be in the mornings however on certain days such as the craft market and the guided safari, yoga will then move to the afternoon.
There is a lot to see and do with hikes both in the forest and coastal with stunning flowers and views. Birds of Eden is amazing being the largest amphitheater in the world and to be up and close to the elephants and feed them is an experience you will never forget.
We have chosen the activities based on what people have enjoyed the most in the past and it offers a varied time here in South Africa.
Koeriena is a yoga teacher, Reiki master and artist based in Gouna where she draws her inspiration from nature. Her style is Hatha Yoga inspired by Vanda Scaraveilli, a gentle yet powerful approach focused on awakening the spine through breath and gravity.
Having dedicated 30 years to her practice and experienced the amazing benefits first hand she completed her 200 and 300 level YAI at Karen Ingman School of Scaravelli Yoga. She teaches from her studio in the Gouna forest and is also connected to Lotus Studio in Knysna. Her teaching is open to all levels of practitioners young or old.
Koeriena believes the breath is the essence of yoga which allows deep surrender with the benefits of lightness and ease to the body and mind. Our physical, mental and emotional blocks begin to dissolve and we can move into our yoga practice with freedom. Yoga is truly a journey of discovery.
WELCOME TO YOUR HOME FROM HOME
The Hive is the newest addition at Tree Spirit and we hope for this space to a hive of activity. This covered rustic, organic area positioned between the cottages and the dining area will be where your daily Yoga practice takes place. A space that can be fully open offering stunning views and a sense of being one with nature.
The Barn is the hub of the farm where all the cooking is done and home to Ant & Fi. A large covered deck with blinds to provide protection and create a cozy experience during inclement weather. This is an excellent communal space for groups to meet and enjoy freshly produced and prepared food. In addition there is also a fire pit to indulge in alfresco dining under the stars.
A detailed description of accommodation available for groups is outlined in the Cottage Rental section of this site. There are different options available from queen en-suite, twin en-suite, open planned shared sleeping and bathroom (max 3) and a separate free standing room with shared bathroom facilities.
All meals are prepared by Fiona who trained at Tante Marie Cookery School in the UK and escaped the restaurant scene to settle in Knysna. The result: delicious organic vegetarian meals created from home grown produce cooked on a wood-burning stove.
It is a passion to prepare meals that are both pleasing to the eye and pallet using lots of fresh herbs and spices. I am also happy to assist and accommodate with any allergies you may have.
Previous guests have said that they felt they were on a food safari and it was also a highlight of their time here.
Lastly, please note as the farm is powered completely by solar we ask that electrical items are kept to a minimum. Phones and laptops are not a problem however items with an element such as a hairdryer can only be used in daylight hours and coordinated with us. When we have groups designated shower times in the day are required to alleviate the use of pumps out of daylight hours and should there be inclement weather conditions. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
To book simply complete and return the booking form below specifying the type of accommodation you require. As we only have limited en-suite rooms available booking will be on a first come basis. Once you are happy with the details a 50% deposit will be required to secure your place, with the outstanding balance of payment due 30 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment can be made via the Paypal button below or alternatively an EFT payment, details also below. Please note we have no credit card facilities on the farm.
- 100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
- 50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
- 0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
- The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due 30 days before the retreat start date.
- The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
To make an EFT payment