What is your body and soul yearning for? When was the last time you gave yourself a week to simply enjoy this beautiful life and reconnect with yourself?
This retreat is for those who are seeking to find (or re-connect) their purpose, to soak in their own self-love, and heal any past experiences that have been holding you back from discovering your divine purpose in the magical lands of South Africa! You don’t have to have any previous experience to join, just come as you are, because as you are, is perfect.
We will re-connect to ourselves through yoga, meditation, journaling and Thai Yoga Massage. Be surrounded by the majestic animals of Africa as we sleep on a game reserve. Hike the Mdedelo Wilderness Area in the Drakensberg mountains, explore bat caves, famous bushman rock art and relax on the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Alexzandra Peters is a spiritual leader, Reiki & Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and a 200hr certified Yoga instructor who dives into the depths of self-freedom and soul awakening through her teachings.
Filled with anxiety, depression, and turning to substance abuse, Alexzandra found Yoga at a perfect time in her life. Through her practice she found her way back to herself and picked up the broken pieces. Immediately she knew that she wanted to help guide others home to themselves and help create a space for her students to honor who they are. Alexzandra’s teachings are emotional with emphasis on bringing your sh!t to the mat and working through it in your body and breath, rather than leaving it all at the door, as well as having fun. Her style is unique, fun, and challenging. In her classes, expect to work, sweat, play, laugh and grow and leave with a deeper understanding, connection and love for your Self.
Arrival - Airport pick up from Durban King Shaka Int’l Airport and transfer to Drakensberg mountains
Drakensberg mountains - Hikes in the Mdedelo Wilderness Area, as well as a guided walk to the Battle Cave, famous for its bushman rock art or the Marble bath path.
Transfer to Ndaka Safari Lodge in Nambiti Game Reserve - Afternoon Game Drive.
Nambiti Game Reserve. Morning + Afternoon Game Drives.
Morning game drive and transfer to Pumula Retreat Centre
Pumula Retreat - Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve Guided Walk (zip lining optional)
Pumula Retreat - Beach day
Departure - transfer to Durban King Shaka Int’l Airport
LOCATION #1 - Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal and part of the uKahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage site.
LOCATION #2 - Nambiti Private Game Reserve is set in KwaZulu-Natal on 22 000 magnificent acres near the town of Ladysmith, conveniently close to Johannesburg/Pretoria (3.5-4 hours) and Durban (2.5 hours). Nambiti is also close to the renowned KZN battlefields, a major attraction of this region. One of its major drawcards is that Nambiti is situated in a malaria-free area, meaning that guests don’t have to take medication before visiting. This reserve boasts the attractions of the Big 5, the only one in the area to do so, and Nambiti’s biodiversity (it encompasses grasslands, riverine bush, savannah and thornveld) ensures a thrilling and unprecedented diversity of game (there are 40 other game species besides the big 5) and birding sightings.
LOCATION #3 - Pumula Retreat is situated on the subtropical East Coast of South Africa, 120km south of Durban, in the Umzumbe area. The large property boasts breath-taking sea views, has direct access to the forest, and is only 1km away from the beach. The attraction of the location is the quiet environment, the privacy and the spectacular natural surroundings. The South Coast boasts sunny weather all year around and the warm Indian Ocean allowing outdoor activities to be carry out such as surfing, scuba diving, horse riding, hiking, paragliding, etc. The large well wooded garden – 18700m2 enables guests to reconnect with nature and spot the local wildlife such as duiker, bushbuck (local antelope) and birdlife, as well as finding peace and tranquillity amongst the trees. The glass yoga studio at the bottom of the garden surrounded by the trees provides a unique yogic experience with nature.
If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.
A $500 USD Non Refundable deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due August 10, 2019 (a reminder will be sent two weeks prior to the due date). Monthly payment plans are also available, please refer to FAQ for more information. Please note, failure to make payment by August 10, 2019 will forfeit your spot on the retreat.
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. When it is time to book your flight, you will be provided with instructions on when to arrive along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
All deposits & payments are non refundable. Payments will only be refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrolment.
1. Who can attend this retreat?
Our retreats are for everyone! It doesn't matter what your age, gender, race, weight, height, flexibility and level of experience is - the practice of yoga is for every single being. New to yoga? We all have to start somewhere and retreats are the perfect space to start and/or grow your practice. Don't worry about how advanced others may be and remember this journey is yours, take all the time and be patient with yourself. If you're new, let us know so we can make sure our teachers are prepped to assist you.
2. I've never travelled before and I don't have anyone to go with. Can I come alone?
Yes!! Before you go, we are here to guide you and get you prepared as much as possible for this retreat and travel experience. With us, you're never alone! We set up a group chat to communicate with one week prior to the retreat to check in and update each other as you start your travel from where ever you may be. We'll pair you up with a roommate, who will most likely end up being a lifelong friend. You may come alone, but you'll end up leaving with a community of like minded people who will forever be connected through this experience.
3. What do I need to pack?
30 days before your retreat, we'll send you a guide of what to pack and bring.
4. Why is travel insurance mandatory?
This is to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
5. Do you offer monthly payment plans?
Yes! Once you've paid the deposit amount, the remainder of your balance can be split and paid by the remaining months left until the full balance is due. For example, if the total retreat is $2,999 USD and you pay your $500 deposit in November - starting from December to August (9 months) you will pay a monthly fee of $278 USD. If you would like this option, once you've paid your deposit please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a payment plan for you.
Journey to Handstands: A two hour handstand introduction workshop working on drills to prepare and strengthen your handstand; working on how to enter handstands, fall safely and away from walls
Bend & Split: A two hour workshop focused on targeting and building strength for flexibility in the spine, shoulders and front body to achieve deeper backbends, as well hips, hamstrings and quadriceps to target and deepen your split practice.
Thai Yoga Massage: Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient full body treatment that works on the energy pathways throughout the entire body with massage work, acupressure points, and gentle yoga stretches. It helps to relieve muscular tension, improve circulation, boost the energy system, and bring the body back to alignment and its natural state of balance. During this workshop, you will work with a partner taking turns to massage each other and apply all of the exercises learned during our two hours together. *No massage experience needed.*