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6 – 9 Aug 2018 | YIN/YANG Harmonising the Masculine and Feminine

Focusing on wholeness - A retreat for men and women

Regardless of gender, we all contain both masculine and feminine energy. As in nature, we function optimally when these energies are in harmony and a state of flow.

Through teaching, facilitated discussions, awareness, mindfulness and breathing exercises, and practical examples we will explore the integration of your masculine and feminine energies in an empowered, harmonious lifestyle, in flow with your natural rhythms and purpose.

Retreat focus and intent:

• Harmonizing your masculinity and femininity to be empowering, not destructive

• Archetypes as a way of understanding yourself (and others)

• Being in flow with the natural elements

• You and relationships: empowering, domineering, victimised?

• Outdated “rules” - how condition and tradition lead to collision

• The vital role of subtle energies and how they flow

• Understand and welcome our natural cycles (men and women)

• Self-love and compassion, and dipping into our shadow-side

• Invoke /deepen your spiritually

• Reflect upon your journey of strength, vulnerability and lessons

• Develop and practice mindfulness at a deep level

• Empower, support and inspire others, and make new friends

• Become true to who you are and live a purposeful life

• Rest, refresh and revitalise

Although the retreat is focused on the wholeness of the individual, and favoured by guests attending solo, we also welcome couples wanting to understand, harmonise and perhaps challenge the expression of these aspects in their relationship.

Facilitated by Celeste Du Toit, Transformational NLP Coach, Holistic Therapist, Speaker and seasoned retreat leader.

“Having been in a corporate and management environment for years, my strong, action-orientated, goal-driven and focused masculine nature was very evident and served me well. Up to a point. Embarking on a personal soul-searching journey, focused on finding meaning and purpose, instilling peace and the desire to help and heal others tapped into my feminine energies. I had to develop these, without losing the drive, focus and passion that is part of me. I had to balance yin and yang. Learning how to harmonise these energies helped me - in my business, my relationships, and my life in general - to become empowered yet flowing, strong yet gentle, confident yet supportive, inspiring yet helpful, passionate yet calming.”

Held at TEMENOS Retreat Centre, McGregor W Cape, 6-9 August 2018


R5,750 includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, all retreat activities. Thursday evening accommodation FREE (meals for own expense). Discounts offered to past retreat attendees and Early Birds (50% deposit before 1 June 2018). Please enquire.

Reservations: Contact Temenos at +27 23 625 1871 or For more info: Contact Celeste on 082 741 9578 or

Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony ~ Thomas Merton ~

What previous retreat participants say:

This is the best thing I could ever have done for myself! I feel like a new person who can do anything! Thank you Celeste. This experience has been wonderful. You in particular, have such an easily accessible nature and communication skills per excellence. I value the journey Words cannot describe the profound change I feel in my soul.” The most empowering and freeing journey ever! I felt so safe… Temenos really creeps into your heart and the food was delicious! This has been an amazing week! An unforgettable journey of self-discovery I have been on a journey for years. Thank you with deep respect and gratitude for taking me deep within to an even deeper self-discovery.


Starting time: Monday 6 August 2018 at 16h00.

Official retreat ends Thursday 9 August on the public holiday (International Women’s Day) after a late breakfast. However, you are encouraged to make use of the extra night (included at no extra charge) to relax, let your discoveries settle and perhaps supplement it with an individual healing session or treatment. Note – this is highly recommended from previous retreats.

Daily morning walks, awakening and mindfulness practice in the lovely surrounds of McGregor. Bring comfortable shoes and warm clothing.

Morning and afternoon workshops, with lunch breaks and early afternoon rest and reflection. The retreat includes mindfulness, awareness and meditation practices.

Use of all facilities, meditation and spiritual practices at Temenos.

Use of Temenos and area therapists at own cost – (please enquire for best times to book for minimal impact on retreat activities).

Optional additional coaching and energy balancing sessions available with Celeste at retreat at a reduced rate – Thursday, and as time allows for remainder.


At Temenos we're always happy to host Retreats and Workshops, for more details contact Margaret

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