It’s time to find the perfect balance of effort and ease during this Heritage Day yoga retreat. Join Steven Heyman and Lucy Draper-Clarke for a long weekend of yoga, mindfulness and outdoor adventure in the Groot Marico District.
The Tara Rokpa Centre is 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.
Yoga Retreat Programme
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 as well as as partner yoga, balances and inversions. Lucy Draper-Clarke from Heart-Mind will focus on yin yoga, alongside mindfulness and compassion training. The final 3-hour yoga session on Sunday will combine the elements from both teachers into a yoga, breath and mindfulness practice where we will fully experience both Effort and Ease.
The accommodation for this yoga retreat will be in simple farmhouses with twin/double rooms and shared bathroom. There is also a dormitory/family room, and a campsite.
Twin/double rooms with shared bathroom: R3500 per person.
This covers accommodation, meals and snacks. For a single room, add R500. For camping, bring you own tent and deduct R500.
A 50% deposit secures your place. This is non-refundable, but is transferable to another TRC retreat.
The food is ovo-lacto vegetarian. Vegan/gluten free options available (please mention any food preferences when booking).
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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.