There is nothing more rewarding than aligning your mind, body and soul to feel more connected with mother earth. The health benefits – both physical and mental – of yoga and meditation encourage a complete sense of wellbeing. In a frenetic high-stress world, we need to reconnect with the basics of life and get back to a healthier state of being. We need a calm space in nature and a quiet space that just lets us be, a place that nourishes both the mind and body; and feeds the soul. Yoga and Yoga retreats provide an ideal setting to reduce stress, nourish the body with only the healthiest of foods, and increase your overall fitness. If you can’t create the environment where you are located, then join a Yoga retreat to meet like-minded people
We’ve sourced a few Yoga retreats in Cape Town and surrounds, and trust we’ll help you in the search to reactivate your potential!
Hearth and Soul
Location : Stanford – 2.5 hours drive outside of the city
Stanford is located at the foot of the mountains along the Overberg coast. Situated just past Hermanus, Stanford’s natural environment offers both coastal and mountain tranquility. Hearth and Soul is tucked beneath a canopy of trees and is the home of transformational retreats. Hearth and Soul are facilitators of a variety of retreats, including anything from sustainable living initiatives to meditation workshops, conscious living and Yoga retreats.
The team at Hearth and soul says, “We believe that art and nature have tremendous power and can help greatly with emotional, mental and creative blocks.”
The spans 220 hectares of pristine fynbos vegetation and thick forests, and is a magical place deep within the mountain wilderness. There are 10 en-suite bedrooms with patios and balconies, all with panoramic views your surrounds. Decor is earthy, and furnished in a way that doesn’t detract from the pristine surrounds.
You would need to check the current list of events happening at Hearth and Soul. The farm does offer daily classes in Korean immune-system strengthening exercise, which are open to guests staying on the farm.
Pauze Retreat on the Atlantic Seaboard
Location : Camps Bay, Cape Town between 27th Oct – 1 Nov 2019
The Pauze Retreat offers the opportunity to enjoy absolute serenity on the coast of Cape Town in area fondly referred to as the St Tropez of Cape Town. Palm-fringed Camps Bay rests on the shores of the Atlantic Seaboard and is a pocket of paradise at the foot of Lion’s Head mountain peak. The stark turquoise ocean contrasts the emerald vegetation carpeting the backdrop of mountains. The setting for this retreat is absolutely sublime. This particular Yoga retreat is a week of reconnecting with nature and will leave you feeling balanced and in harmony. This specific retreat has 8 double bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and the maximum number of people catered for is 8.
Included in the retreat is :
- Three Vinyasa yoga classes
- Three Yin yoga classes
- Three Breathwork classes
- Two Hiit classes
- Daily light vegetarian breakfast
- Vegetarian dinner
- One sound healing meditation
- One Indian Head Massage or Reiki Treatment
- One mountain hike up Lions Head or Table Mountain
- Daily housekeeping & laundry service
Little Samadhi Karoo Retreat
Location : Barrydale in the Great Karoo, 3 hours outside of the city
Barrydale is a remote Karoo town in the midst of South Africa’s semi-desert and sits in the heart of the Tradouw Valley. It’s a unique location straddling the Overberg region and succulent Karoo area. It’s barren and beautiful, far-flung and exceptional. Just the perfect destination for a Yoga retreat. As a matter of fact, Samadhi in Sanskrit actually means “stillness of mind”. Perfectly fitting for the type retreat on offer!
The retreat offers regular Yoga classes, meditation, massages and personalised Kundalini Yoga sessions. Little Samadhi is located on the slops of a mountain, overlooking the landscape. All aspects of this retreat offer absolute serenity! Enjoy luxury accommodation in an ambient setting.
The perfect wholesome escape to the heartland of the Cape.
High Hopes Retreat
Location : Greyton, 2 hours outside of the city
Greyton is the perfect hideaway in the country, and offers a number of spectacular hikes. It’s a small country village complete with classic historical buildings that have maintained their quintessential country charm.
High Hopes Retreat offers a variety of packages that include accommodation in private, garden entrance rooms. Packages can be anything from one night to a few weeks – you choose how long you need to rest an recuperate. There are a range of holistic and unique health therapies on offer for those in-between times.
The basic weekend retreats include :
- All meals
- Kinesiology session
- Reiki balance
- Ozone treatment
- Guided mountain walk