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4 - 6 April 2017 - The Heroine’s Journey:  Retreat into the heart of the labyrinth with Zarine Roodt

The Heroine’s Journey …

If you are weary of the sameness of your life, and you have grown tired of your old patterns of thinking and behaviour.

If you seek a new challenge or path in life, but you have no idea where to begin or how to go about it, then this retreat might well provide the impetus you need to get you going.

What can you expect during the retreat?

I will describe how The Heroine’s Journey is an archetypal pattern that plays out in the lives of women to this day.

Together we will determine where you stand in terms of your own journey and we will explore ways in which you can connect to your inner wisdom where the answers lie to set you on your own path to individuation.

There will be substantial content as well as some structure to our programme, but mostly I would prefer for us to shift from chronos to kairos time and honour the feminine way, also allowing ample opportunity for you to retreat into yourself or to one of the many spiritual spaces at Temenos.

All of this will take place in a gentle and non-invasive manner, allowing plenty of time for self- and group reflection in the tranquil haven that is Temenos. You will come to understand the value of your own dreams, and how to work with them. You will become acquainted with the labyrinth at Temenos and experience the benefit of labyrinth walking as a form of moving meditation. You will be given the opportunity to explore journalling and other forms of writing therapy as ways of providing sustenance and support to yourself. And, throughout, we will seek out the varied sacred spaces at Temenos, some of which – like the labyrinth – are powerful symbols of the feminine.

The retreat will be facilitated by Zarine Roodt – writer, counsellor and retreat leader.

Visit : ‘About Me’.

Cost: R3 450 – which includes single accommodation, the retreat programme, and breakfast & dinner daily. Options for shared accommodation and non-residential participation are available on enquiry. Also, retreatants may stay over on Thursday 6 April at a 50% discount.

To make a reservation please contact Temenos at +27 23 625 1871 or For more information you are most welcome to contact me directly, either on or by calling me on 083 251 5847. (I have found that prospective participants get a better ‘feel’ of what to expect when we discuss the retreat telephonically or via Skype.)

The retreat will commence at 17h30 on Tuesday 4 April (you can check in from 14h00) and end just before lunch on Thursday 6 April. Check out is at 11h00 on the 7th if you choose to stay over for an extra night at the discounted rate.

No prior knowledge of Jungian psychology or other aspects contained in this retreat is required. Kindly note that this retreat requires a minimum number of 6 participants.

I am inspired by the prospect of meeting new travellers on our collective Heroine’s Journey!

I stand in awe of how passionately and authentically you've been committed to your journey – Dominique Forbes-Rose

I am most appreciative of the programme that exposed me to meaningful new experiences … but, more important, for allowing ample personal time for quiet reflection (so much needed in our over-scheduled lives). Well done! – Dr Annette Weyers (Retreat @ The Edge Mountain Retreat, Hogsback – November 2015)

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