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25 - 27 Jan 2019 | The Self Compassion Break Retreat at Temenos with Karen Nebe

“Awaken your spirit to adventure; hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; soon you will be home in a new rhythm - for your soul senses the world that awaits you.” ~ John O’ Donohue

In the tranquil gardens of Temenos in McGregor fully immerse yourself in quiet, meditation, gentle movement and creative processes that allow for deep enquiry. Become clear on what is truly important to you and how you would like to BE in this New Year.

Benefits: ● Be in the moment and stillness. ● Get clear on what matters to you most. ● Become more aware of your way of being in the world. ● Awaken an inner wisdom which brings intuitive answers to unresolved questions. ● Build resilience and capacity for change. ● Share and connect with like-minded individuals. ● Use symbols and colours to explore that which is difficult to voice. ● Cultivate a practice of self compassion and begin to silence your inner critic.


More about the package: the package includes 2 nights accommodation, healthy meals, art materials, guided meditations, mindful movement and creative guiding AND a follow up coaching session after the retreat. Yoga is optional.Sunday night accommodation is free and optional. (Dinner on Sunday evening is not included.)Beverages from the restaurant are not included. (Coffees, teas, bottled water & sodas.)The cottages are set up for self-catering with fridges.ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE RETREAT.

Personal Investment: R4500 per single cottage R3900 pp sharing cottage with a friend

Bookings: +27 82 828 2028

Karen Nebe

Karen’s strength lies in connecting with people. She gently nudges and facilitates a space for them to observe differently, explore possibilities, learn and grow ~ and re-connect with the best version of themselves.

Karen Nebe is an Ontological Coach, Creative Guide and a Leadership Embodiment Coach with 19 years of Corporate Retail, Marketing and Eventing experience. She has a proven and successful career in strategic big picture thinking, designing, directing and producing and has recruited,managed & coached diverse teams within challenging environments.She now partners with clients to re-connect with their innate wisdom and cultivate a more resilient and resourceful way of being so that they may navigate constant change with more ease. In addition to individual coaching Karen designs bespoke workshops and retreats for private clients and leadership teams and has a special interest in loss and trauma. Karen brings a presence to her coaching that is both compassionate and encouraging. This in conjunction with her sensitivity to all in a group creates an environment for all to explore and discover. Through conversations, guided art processes and mindful body practices Karen encourages her clients to lead with curiosity, courage, compassion and creativity. Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognise ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and re-connecting to ourselves and others.

Moira Burmeister

Charmaine Horsburgh is a Yoga practitioner who met her teacher,Swami Venkatesananda of Rishikesh, India in the early 1970’s and began a lifelong journey of yoga study, practice and investigation. The culture of learning which Swamiji encouraged has led her to constantly be looking for ways to deepen and inform her own practice and teaching skills. Charmaine now incorporates the cutting edge postural alignment techniques of the Bowspring into the yoga classes that she offers. It has been her great good fortune to learn from, and keep on learning from, the co-founders of this beneficial system, Desi Springer and John Friend.

Feedback from previous retreats:

“The retreat/ Karen has the ability to help you see the good in life and expect more of that by being yourown true self.” - Tilla

“What an incredible healing journey. I had no idea the art processes could touch me so deeply and openup completely new perspectives in my life.” - Laetitia

“Soul-soothing. Gently awakening and inspiring. Art and me - and life-affirming. Thank you.” - Michelle


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

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