Creativity Weekends

YOGA & ARTS 4 Days 3 Nights

Release the inner child and reconnect your body, mind and spirit during a joyful, heart-centered weekend of creativity, exercise, fresh air and lots of fun in the Knysna forest!

These weekends are designed to allow you to indulge all your senses in Yoga, Pottery, Painting, Hiking and scrumptious vegetarian meals, Your evenings will be spent around a fire filled with laughter and a deep appreciation of the exquisite, tranquil, natural surroundings.

Gently drift away into a deep, healing sleep bathed in the vital rejuvenating energy of the Knysna forest, accompanied by the calls of night birds and frog song.

This is an opportunity for a group of friends to get together and experience the importance of creative arts expression through Yoga and Art. It’s aimed at being a lot of fun where you get to practice and play.  So whether its a birthday party, hens weekend or just friends getting away come join us for an experience not to be missed. 

DATES:

26th – 29th April 2019         31st May – 3rd June 2019

20th – 23rd Sept 2019         25th – 28th October 2019

NO OF PEOPLE:

Opportunity for 8 people only 

COST:

R 3,700pps open planned shared bathroom facilities all inclusive weekend

R 3,900pps twin room en-suite all inclusive weekend

INCLUDED:

3 nights accommodation at Tree Spirit Forest Retreat

3 beautiful freshly picked and prepared vegetarian meals daily

Tea/Coffee/Water and juices

4 soft and gentle Hatha Yoga Classes, restore and revitalize your inner self making it easy to let go.  Suitable for everyone.

1 Pottery Class time to get creative and enjoy the feel of clay, memories in the making. Suitable for everyone includes tuition, clay, firing & glazing

1 Art Class Eco printing with leaves, draw and paint with earthy colors using natural inks – plant magic. Suitable for everyone, all materials included.

2 Hikes to experience the beautiful indigenous forest surrounding us

Fires in the evenings following dinner to sit under the stars and enjoy friends new and old. Please note weather dependent.

NOT INCLUDED:                             

Transport to and from Tree Spirit (can be organised if required)

Postage for pottery to be sent to you after firing

Drinks outside of those specified. Welcome to bring your own beverages to enjoy with dinner and around the fire.

Reiki sessions available in the afternoons as an optional extra

ACCOMMODATION                                    

Accommodation is in our comfortable cottages all situated around a picturesque dam.  Protea Cottage will provide accommodation for four persons in two twin rooms both of which are en suite.  Three further people will be in Dragonfly and the final person in Ladybird.  For more information see cottage rental section on this site.

MEALS

Delicious, healthy, vegetarian meals, prepared with loving care by Fiona who trained at Tante Marie in the UK.  All meals are created using garden-fresh grown produce from Tree Spirit or sourced within the local community.  Meals are served on the deck at The Barn where Ant & Fi reside.

ACTIVITIES/VENUE

Your weekend will be held completely in Gouna where we all have the pleasure of living.  We are 3.5km from the first of the SANparks hikes and 15km from Knysna in the mountains, surrounded by the forest.  Yoga will be held in The Hive at Tree Spirit whilst Pottery will be at Lesley’s studio Rose Cottage.  Painting with Koerina will be in the original Gouna School which is now her studio.  Both activities can be walked to in 30mins or less or alternatively a very short drive.

 

PROGRAM

Day 1            14h00-16h00:              Arrival, settle in, tour, light refreshments

                      16h00-17h30:              Yoga with Koerina

                      18h30                          Dinner with fireside social

                                               

Day 2             07h00-08h30:             Yoga with Koerina

                       09h00-10h00:             Breakfast

                       10h30-13h00:             Pottery with Lesley

                       13h00-14h00:             Lunch at Tree Spirit

                       14h00-17h30:             Hike, optional Reiki Session or free time to relax

                       18h30                         Dinner and fireside social

 

Day 3              07h00-08h30:             Yoga with Koerina

                       09h00-10h00:             Breakfast

                       10h30-13h00:             Painting with Koerina

                       13h00-14h00:             Lunch at Tree Spirit

                       14h00- 17h30:            Hike, optional Reiki Session or free time to relax

 

Day 4              07h00-08:30               Yoga with Koerina

                        09h00-10h00:             Breakfast

SOLAR POWERED

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.

BOOKING

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. We look forward to welcoming you and enjoying this wonderful creative journey together.                      

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 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.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

To make an EFT payment

Bank Name: First National Bank

Account Name: Tree Spirit Cottages

Account Number: 62717486494

Branch Code: 210214

Or to make a payment via PayPal click below and follow instructions