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9 - 11 Feb 2024 | Valentine’s Retreat - Create | Reconnect

Spaces are limited so book early and take advantage of the early bird special price

Embrace yourself and your loved one in the tranquillity of the Temenos Retreat Centre, McGregor.

Give your partner the gift of reconnection, relaxation and romance this Valentine’s Day.

The business of everyday life often means there is no time to engage with your partner on the level you did before the stress of work and, possibly, children became your focus.

This year, forget the flowers and chocolates and join us for something lasting: a romantic, creative, memorable experience.

Enjoy a nourishing three-night, two-day stay in the beautiful Temenos gardens. Begin each day with energising yoga and movement to start your day and then spend Saturday and Sunday mornings in creative workshops designed to renew that special connection with your partner.

Saturday's workshop

An empowering, guided body mapping exercise where you will find a safe space to express yourself while working with your partner towards a greater understanding of each other.

Sunday's workshop

Explore the beautiful Temenos gardens to collect treasures to create sun prints for your partner.

Take your framed artworks home as a reminder of the magical time you spent enjoying one another, be spoilt with delicious meals from the Temenos kitchen.

During your stay, there will be free time to relax and laze beside the pool, browse the library, enjoy the gardens, or explore the village.

The Programme

Friday 9th February 2024

From 2pm Check in at Temenos Retreat and relax

6:30pm Welcome dinner at Tebaldi’s Restaurant

Saturday 10th February 2024

9am Morning yoga and movement with Lana

10 am Breakfast snack

11- pmEmpowering, guided body mapping workshop with Mary-Louise

1-2pm Lunch in the restaurant at Temenos

Afternoon free time to enjoy your partner, the beautiful grounds, and explore McGregor village.

7pm Dinner at Tebaldi’s Restaurant

Sunday 11th February 2024

9am Morning yoga and movement with Lana

10am A fun, creative workshop making artworks from the garden - with Mary-Louise

11:30pm Celebratory brunch to close our retreat and time together

We invite you to relax and stay for Sunday night – for free – to truly make the most of your time away together.

What’s included:

· 3 nights’ accommodation

· 2 dinners, 2 brunches, 1 snack

· 2 x guided yoga and movement classes

· 2x creative workshops (No art experience is needed)

Excluded: Sunday dinner, Monday breakfast (available from local establishments)


R4850 per person sharing

Early bird special

Book and pay before the end of 31 December 2023 and only pay R4650 per person sharing.

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Your creative, reconnect guides

Mary-Louise Stein is a qualified artist who sells and exhibits her work both internationally and in South Africa. She was a visual arts teacher for over 25 years and is also a specialist wellness counsellor who has held successful retreats at Temenos since she moved to McGregor village in 2019. Known for her warm and approachable style, Mary-Louise is passionate about working with couples and strengthening their connection through creative processes.

Lana Kenney is a yoga teacher and energy practitioner who aims to guide her clients towards greater authenticity and well-being on all levels. Lana trained in Rishikesh, India and teaches Sattva Integrated yoga which is a beautiful fusion of Hatha, Vinyasa and Himalayan Kundalini. It is accessible to all levels and ages. Her classes provide an opportunity to access greater stillness, presence and connection.

What people say about these couple’s retreats

“I booked this weekend for myself and a friend. We desperately needed to connect with each other without kids running around. We expected some artsy time and loads of time to “muf” (chill). Wow, how much more this weekend offered! We found a sisterhood (I am sure men would have been absorbed as deeply) with every person attending. We created visual maps of where we were at that moment. It was such a safe, calm environment where it was ok to be vulnerable. We reminded ourselves of the value of self-care and motivated each other to make changes in our lives that prevent us from being fulfilled. Do it for yourself. This is now on our annual list.”

Nadia 2019

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