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Updated: Mar 30, 2021

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

- Carl Jung -

A nourishing and restorative retreat with Heidi and Barbara to reconnect to your true self. The retreat includes guided creative mindfulness exercises, evening and morning meditations, as well as gentle vinyasa and yin yoga. All activities are optional and you will have ample free time to explore the beautiful gardens, enjoy quiet time in various meditation spaces, and peruse the library and all that Temenos has to offer.

An investment of R 3700 pp shared accommodation or R 4300 single accommodation includes two nights’ accommodation at Temenos in fully equipped cottages, plus the option to stay over for Sunday night at no extra cost. Included as well: all retreat activities and materials used, healthy vegetarian brunch and dinner daily, snacks and tea available throughout the day.

Check-in time will be from 14:00 on Friday 26 March and we will gather at 17:00 for the start of the retreat. The retreat will end at around 12:00 after brunch on Sunday 28 March.

About your facilitators


Heidi is an ecology researcher and made her first contact with clay in 2018. Since then, she has been highly fascinated by this beautiful gift from the soil and everything related to working with clay. Shortly after taking ceramics classes at The Crafter's Corner in Stellenbosch, Heidi started to help in the studio to learn more. Since beginning of 2019 year, she took over the management of the studio and is running ceramics sessions within a community project as well as for private students. Heidi has a strong interest in mindfulness practices, including yoga and meditation, and how these can be combined with art activities to facilitate stress reduction, personal growth and healing. Together with her friend Barbara, Heidi developed these interests further into several retreats and workshops that the two of them hosted together.


Whilst studying conservation ecology, Barbara completed her first yoga training in 2011, under the guidance of The Sacred School of Arts. Since then she has explored and shared yoga in various locations around South Africa and now runs a small studio from her home in the Lynedoch Ecovillage, Stellenbosch. Barbara’s interest in the link between yoga, creativity, and emotional well-being has led her to connect with Heidi, her friend, teacher, and colleague, and together they have hosted a number of retreats and developed various creativity and mindfulness programs and workshops. Barbara believes that each person has their own inner healing centre, the body’s draw to equilibrium and creativity, and at the core of her yoga teaching lies a deep reverence for our connection to Nature, our greatest teacher.

Please book soon as spaces are limited.

For more information and bookings, contact Barbara at or 082 951 8415.



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