Soil & Soul
retreat your senses
„The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.“– W.B. Yeats
South Africa here we come!
9 days of
movement & thinking,
treatment & training
for body, spirit and mind.
A mixture of retreat and education. Treatment and learning.
Diving deep into practice with and through the body and mind, we apply and explore the concept of a sensual body. Using the senses as portals and gateways to new or forgotten realms of sensing life. A practical approach mixed with some sprinkles of weirdness to add wonder to our physical experience and the relationships we’re having to the world, other people and ourselves.
Soil refers to grounding, nourishing and body practices meant to know, feel and handle yourself. Connecting to earth, plants and our landscape of skin. But without a soul there is no life, so we add in some philosophy, study, breathwork, metaphor and embodiment concepts to inspire our spirits, fertilise and alchemise heaven and earth in our cells and nervous system.
After working up an appetite, we will enjoy the fresh gardens of south Africa, feeding our soil vibrant foods prepared into nourishing plant based meals.
We’ll practice in a gorgeous wooden shala, with fully outfitted props and removable glass walls surrounded by the jungle, enjoy swimming in the warm Indian Ocean with its endless summer, stargazing and storytelling around the fire all week. Zip-lining will be adding some playtime and adventure.
The last 3 days will be spent in the Drakensberg mountains for breathtaking views, meditating and changing perspective and the air we breathe. Hiking up the mountains will round up the journey with some natural peace/serenity, before we say goodbye and part our ways.
- 2x yoga per day:
( Morning Sadhana with Movement & Meditation / Afternoon Yoga laboratory or Yin)
- Daily Meditation & Somatic Touch
- 6 Portals into the senses (lecture, practice, play)
- 1x Body intelligence & wyrd movement playshop
- All vegetarian meals & snacks
- Mountain hike with guides
- All transfers from airport (pick-up and drop-off)
- Airfare to Durban International Airport
- Additional activities
(surf lessons, horse riding,…)
- Massage treatments