Meditation Group

The Meditation Group gathers on Wednesday evenings from 19:00-20:00 at my home, 8 De Bron Avenue, Kenridge. The session usually starts with mindfulness breath meditation, followed by a visualisation or sound meditation, and ends with a chakra balancing meditation. Beginners as well as existing practitioners in meditation are welcome. Online meditation classes will be offered on request.

Wisdom from the Unconscious: A Journey with Meditation, Music & Mandalas

On this silent retreat we will use the powerful methods of Guided Imagery in Music (GIM) and the Mandala Research Instrument (MARI®) to facilitate connection and integration. This process of working with GIM and MARI® engages inner wisdom, intuition and insight that transcends language in a very powerful way.

This retreat will be structured as follows:

  • Early morning movement practices
  • Morning and early evening meditations
  • Adapted group GIM sessions
  • Adapted group MARI® sessions
  • Various adapted GIM sessions
  • Evening Sound Journeys.

I will co-facilitate this retreat with Psychologist and Bonny Method Guided Imagery and Music Practitioner, Anelle Naudé-Lester. Please click the button below to find out more about what Guided Imagery in Music (GIM) and the Mandala Assessment Research Instrument (MARI®) entails.

Venue: Temenos Retreat, McGregor

Date: 29-31 July 2022

Investment: The retreat fee is R 5 000.00 single accommodation and R 4 500.00 sharing. An immediate deposit of R1 000.00 secures your booking. The balance is payable on 22nd July. Please Note: A portion of the retreat fee can be claimed back from Medical Aids. The necessary forms will be provided upon booking. Please book soon as space is limited.

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Reiki Level 1 Course

This course is for anyone who is drawn to Reiki as a personal healing and self-development tool. The curriculum for the Level 1 course includes the following:

  • What is Reiki?
  • The history of Reiki
  • Reiki and the energy system of the body
  • Reiki and Healing
  • Hand positions for self-treatment
  • Hand positions for treating others
  • Practice Sessions
  • Different uses of Reiki
  • Reiki Principles
  • Guidelines and Exercises

You will receive four Reiki 1 attunements during this course that will enable you to activate Reiki for healing. After the attunements a 21-day clearing process will follow. The course includes guided meditations, and ample time for quiet reflection is also built into the course. Remember that you will only be able to set up a practice to treat others after receiving Reiki Level 2. A date for the Level 2 Course will be negotiated with the group after the Level 1 Course.I have been trained as Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition, and therefore will teach the Level 1 Reiki Course in the same tradition. You will receive a Usui Shiki Ryoho certificate after completion of the course.

Venue: 8 De Bron Avenue, Kenridge, Durbanville.
Date: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August 2022
Time: 9:30-17:00 on both days.
Investment: R 2 400

A 50% deposit is required by Friday 29 July and the balance by Thursday 25 August.

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Season of Awakening: Soul Journey into Spring

Spring is the Season of Awakening to new possibilities and new life. For the soul a journey into spring can entail undertaking new projects, giving attention to desires and hopes that stir up after the slumber and sleep associated with winter, or even making some important life changes. A silent space to focus on awakening of the senses and spirit is especially needed as our bodies and souls are still recovering from the traumatic effects of living through a year of the COVID pandemic that affected our lives on all levels. This silent retreat will create the sacred space for solitude and deep reflection to facilitate this soul journey into spring through the practices of mindfulness, meditation, yoga and movement. I will be co-presenting this retreat with yoga teacher Glenda van den Oever, www.simplyyoga.yoga.

Venue:Temenos Retreat, McGregor Temenos Retreat, McGregor
Date: 7-9 October 2022

Investment en die bedrae R 3 900 en R 4 500.

An immediate deposit of R 1 000 secures your booking. The outstanding balance need to be paid by Friday 30th September. Please book soon as space is limited.

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Recalling the Creative Muse: A Creativity Retreat

Regardless of the career path we follow, all of us experience at some point of time a “creative block” and loss of inspiration. Whether it is due to unreasonable demands on our time, work pressure, obligations, fatigue or a combination of it all, it is a challenging and sometimes very unhappy space to be in. We might feel that we are just living a rat-race to manage deadlines and ensure that our lives stay more or less intact. And as we lived through a year of the COVID pandemic that affected our lives on all levels, our bodies and souls are still recovering from the traumatic effects of it all and our souls might remind us that we are lacking.  It is the kind of Dark Night of the Soul that brings to awareness that we have lost imagination and creative inspiration, and that it is time to retrieve it. This retreat aims to help us develop tools that we can use in our daily lives to recall the Creative Muse and keep our inspiration alive. We will engage Mindfulness Practices like Meditation and Movement, Music and spontaneous Creative Activities to assist us with this.

Venue: Temenos Retreat, McGregor.
Date: 25-27 November 2022.
Investment: The retreat fee is R 3 900.00 for shared accommodation and R 4 500.00 for single accommodation and inclusive of brunch and dinner daily, coffee/tea with snacks as well as all retreat activities and art materials used. An immediate deposit of
R 1 000.00 secures your booking. The outstanding balance must be paid by Friday 19th November. Payment options can be discussed. Discount will be offered to participants who repeat this retreat. Since this popular retreat has been fully booked on two previous occasions, early booking is recommended.

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