Restorative AWAKE Yoga Retreat

6 Days

Wilderness | Garden Route | South Africa

“I fascinate  on our potential to heal, on our subtleties of being and how we can deeply connect with ourselves, with each other and with our surroundings”

Jeannie Holmes, AWAKE Yoga

Bringing like-minded individuals together to embrace and foster a culture of Healthy and Happy living.

This intimate ‘Restorative’ Health & Wellness Retreat aligned with the Full Moon Cycle focuses on integrating all aspects of ‘the self’ to elevate physical and mental wellbeing along with conscious awareness to uncover latent potential within.

An integrated experience incorporating vinyasa-inspired restorative yoga practice, breath work, meditation, one-on-one yoga therapy, conscious eating, community, conservation and adventure. No ‘previous yoga experience’ is required, only an open-mind and curious soul.

The days are packed with self-learning, both indoors and outdoors. Experience the beauty of the Wilderness, find YOUR flow and propagate inner peace. How you choose to engage will determine the benefit gained.

Location:

The Wilderness | Garden Route | South Africa | 33.9940°S, 22.5748° E

Accommodation:

Villa Sol is a plush and spacious place of breathtaking views, warmth and light, and idyllic tranquillity. Wilderness beach, the Touws River and Wilderness village are within easy strolling distance. The residence is fully-serviced

Getting There:

4hrs ride from Cape Town, 2,5hrs from PE. 2hrs Flight from JHB & DBN, 45min Flight from CT, 1hr flight from PE. Free Transfers to and from Airport

Our Yogi:

Jeannie Holmes is a blessing, an extremely talented and knowledgable devote to the ancient ’traditional’ practice of Yoga. With an established practice in Cape Town and more than a decade of yoga running through her being, Jeannie remains grounded by her resolve to heal – integrating the science, philosophy and art of yoga, along with detailed alignment and the intricacies of anatomy and physiology. 

Yoga Props:

Quality Yoga mats and various props to assist are provided. No previous Yoga experience required.

Activity Level:

All, Average to Advanced. Yoga, Breath, Meditation, Hiking, Cycling, Surfing, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Swimming, Kloofing, Being Still.

Meals:

All Inclusive | 3 Meals Per Day + Snacks | Vegan | Vegetarian | Gluten-Friendly

Beverage:

Inclusive | Water, Tea & Coffee | Cash Bar Available

Group Size:

Min 5 Pax, Max 10 Pax | Intimate Experience | Couples, Singles or Sharing

Duration:

6 Days, 5 Nights

Scheduled Retreat Dates:

Retreat dates are customised around a groups travel plans and Villa availability.

Enquire Now to secure dates that suite your groups needs. Further preferential ‘retreat stay longer’ rate options also available. ‘Lets plan your groups retreat together’

Cost:

R15,000.00 pp (single)
R14,000.00 pp (sharing)
*60% Deposit Required
*subject to exchange controls at time of payment.

Quick Summary

What’s Included In This Package
  • 75min – 90min Daily Vinyasa Inspired Yoga Class
  • 60min Daily Meditation
  • Daily Workshop
  • Daily Adventure Activity (Ocean, Land, River)
  • Full Moon Rockpool Adventure
  • 3 Wholesome Meals Per Day + Selection of Snacks, Fruits and Treats
  • 5 Night’s Accommodation at Villa Sol | Rooms Serviced Daily
  • Free Transfers to and from Airport

Unpacking My Restorative Retreat

Time to connect to ‘The Self’

DAY 1:

ARRIVE IN WILDERNESS AND CHECKIN AT VILLA SOL

Welcome to Villa Sol, our coastal retreat graced by the iconic long white sands of The Wilderness, a Garden Route seaside village set amongst indigenous forests, intertwining rivers and tree-fringed lakes. 

Checkin is between 2-5pm.

Meet your hosts, register, unpack your bags, familiarise yourself with your surroundings and then relax for the remainder of the afternoon.

60min Vinyasa Restorative Stretch Class will be offered on Sunset (on premise)

Dinner –  your hosts will present the planned itinerary for the coming days.

21:00 – Day 1 Complete, Rest well.

DAY 2:

YOUR DAY STARTS AND ENDS WITH THE SUN

  • 30min after sunrise, enjoy a 90min Vinyasa Class (on premise)
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 10:30 Daily Workshop
  • 11:15 Free Time
  • 12:30 Lunch Time
  • 14:30 Daily Adventure Activity (Ocean, Land or River)
  • 17:15 Sunset Group Meditation (off premise)
  • 18:00 Free Time
  • 19:00 Dinner Time
  • 21:00 Day 3 Complete, Rest Well
DAY 3:

THE FULL MOON MEANDER

  • 5:30 Full Moon Beach Walk & Ocean Cleanse
  • 7:00 60min Vinyasa Sunrise Class
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 9:30 Free Time
  • 11:45 Daily Workshop
  • 12:30 Lunchtime
  • 14:30 75min Restorative Yoga and Breath Work
  • 15:45 Free Time
  • 17:15 Sunset Group Meditation (on premise)
  • 18:30 Early Dinner
  • 20:00 Full Moon Rockpool Adventure
  • 11:00 Day 3 Complete, Rest Well
DAY 4:

EXPLORE YOUR BOUNDARIES

  • 30min after sunrise, enjoy a 90min Vinyasa ‘FLOW’ Class
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 9:00 Daily Adventure Activity (Ocean, Land or River)
  • 12:30Lunch Time
  • 14:00 Free Time
  • 16:30 Daily Workshop
  • 17:15 Sunset Group Meditation (on premise)
  • 18:00 Free Time
  • 19:00 Dinner Time
  • 21:00 Day 4 Complete, Rest Well
DAY 5:

LIVE FOR TODAY

  • Awake 6am
  • On sunrise, enjoy a 90min Vinyasa Strength & Balance Class
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 9:00-12:00pm Daily Adventure Activity (Ocean, Land or River)
  • 12:30 Lunch Time
  • 14:00 Free Time
  • 16:30 Daily Workshop
  • 17:15 Sunset Group Meditation (off premise/Hoekwil Heights)
  • 18:00 Free Time
  • 19:00 Dinner Time
  • 21:00 Day 5 Complete, Rest Well
DAY 6:

YOUR JOURNEY CONTINUES

  • 30min after sunrise, enjoy a 75min Restorative Vinyasa Class
  • Breakfast served 30min after the sunrise yoga class
  • 9:00-12:00pm Daily Adventure Activity (Ocean, Land or River)
  • 12:30 Lunch Time
  • 14:00 Time to say good-bye
  • 14:30 Restorative Retreat Complete | Departure

Scheduled Times

Indicated times are for guidance purposes only. We acknowledge that individual/group needs and wants might differ and as such each retreat will be customized to suite.

The Daily Workshop

Here we dive into topics related to mind, body, soul and our natural environment. We look at practical ways and solutions to becoming better versions of ourselves as well as ways to protect the resources that sustain life on this planet. 

Daily Adventure Activity

The Wilderness presents an abundance of outdoor adventure activities accessible and suitable to all levels of expertise & skill. Depending on the weather and a groups specific preference it will be decided which activities a group will do during the retreat. Activities include, but are not limited to: Hiking along the pristine coastline, along the river estuaries into rich indigenous forest and/or up into the Outenique Mountains. Swimming in the Ocean, Rockpools, River and/or exploring a variety of waterfalls. Mountain Biking, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Canoeing, Kite-Surfing and / or Surfing are all accessible or you may prefer to go Tandem Paragliding available from 3 unique view points in the area. Fishing, Diving… the list goes on.

Full Moon Rockpool Adventure

Experience our coastal marine diversity under the watchful glow of the full moon. Equipped with a headtorch, this beautiful evening beach walk in a Marine Protected Conservation Area takes you meandering through a myriad of rockpools during the spring low tide, along the way, uncovering a vast array of living sea organisms. 

Meditation

Following the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, you will be transitioned into a state of ‘dynamic sleep’ enabling the body to deeply relax while the mind remains fully lucid. Also referred to as a ‘hypnagogic state’ – its the threshold between alpha and theta waves, that fine line between where the body sleeps while the mind remains acutely aware. The world of epiphanies.

Conservation

Happy, healthy living requires awareness. Awareness of the mind, body and environment. You cannot be healthy in an unhealthy environment. In partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) we explore practical ways to integrate conservation into everyday life to promote the preservation of our wildlife and natural resources to secure a better future for all. The responsibility lies with us, now.

Let the healing begin…

“I believe in empowering individuals with the tools on how to best manage and cultivate equilibrium to ease through all experiences, and have the sense of freedom through taking responsibility for our own energetic systems.”

Our Yogi, Jeannie Holmes

Enquiries/Contact Us:

Telelphone:
+27 (0)82 338 9227
Email:
stay@villasol.co.za

Address:
437 Southside Street
Wilderness
6560

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