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24 - 26 Sept 2021 | #TheSelfCompassionBreak

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Feel the sunshine pull you up and out, like the plants and animals. Watch the buds rush into leaf, often doubling their size in a day. Feel the life within you, like that in nature, thrust up out of darkness into new possibilities. In Spring when nature reinvents itself, we too can see relationships and situations with new eyes. The energy of Spring brings new vision, new creativity, new hope.

Self-Compassion - makes it possible for us to be with ourselves just as we are - in all our messiness. Fierce, fearless compassion - with courage, curiosity and trust in basic goodness helps us to see possibilities we might not have otherwise imagined or ever thought possible and invites us to take action.

Creative Guiding centres on the creative process and journey of making art rather than the finished product. Karen Nebe gently nudges and guides art-making in a supportive environment. She draws on inspiration from nature and its elements, stories, poetry and other stimuli.

The Emphasis is on the experience of creating, developing and reflecting. There is a deepening of self-awareness in which one's thinking does not override the process of spontaneity and creativity. It’s about an inward exploration, being in the present moment, letting go of expectations and being curious about whatever emerges.

No art experience is required.

Join Karen Nebe for a long weekend of creativity, gentle movement, meditation and self-compassion. Pause, breathe, reflect and connect.

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The Package Includes

3 nights accommodation, all fresh, healthy vegetarian meals, art materials, guided meditations, mindful movement and Creative Guiding PLUS one follow up coaching session after the retreat.

Friday is a Public Holiday, Heritage Day.

Dinner on Sunday evening and breakfast on Monday is not included.

The cottages are set up for self-catering with fridges and takeaways are available from the restaurant.

Beverages from the restaurant are not included. (Coffees, teas, bottled water & sodas.)


Personal Investment

R4900 per single cottage Or R3900 per person sharing a cottage with a friend daughter or partner.

Covid-19 protocol applies.

Book +27 82 828 2028

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Feedback From Some Previous Participants :

“A powerful & insightful experience that allows one to get back in touch with their true-self.” ~NR

“Karen’s retreat is a soul-nourishing experience on many levels. It is beautifully held, allows one to go deep & become quiet & meet oneself afresh.“ ~ TL

“A beautiful balance of creativity & spirituality with a focus on self-compassion & gentleness.” ~ MB

“Everyone should do this retreat. It’s a great investment in your physical, spiritual & mental well-being”. ~AH

“A time to open to your creativity - be nourished -all in a safe space. Worth every penny - just go!”~ JT

“A retreat that enhances your sense of well-being, in a compassionate and comforting environment” ~SOB

“Karen, you are a generous, thoughtful person who led with humour, creativity, care and warmth. You gave us the freedom to explore and encouraged us onward. Thank you for an

opportunity not easily forgotten” ~ PT

“This was a gentle compassionate experience that I really have benefited from. I’ve realised how much my self words and judgement hurt my soul and how much kinder I can be to myself”. ~ SD

About Your Hosts

Karen Nebe

Karen Nebe is a Well-being Coach, Creative Guide and a Leadership Embodiment Coach & Professional Associate with 19 years of Corporate Retail, Marketing and Eventing experience.

Karen 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 compassionate & courageous leadership, health & wellness. 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, mindful body practices and guided art processes Karen encourages her clients to lead with curiosity, courage, compassion and creativity.

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.

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


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