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Meditation Classes

I offer hour-long online Meditation Classes to individuals and groups. Fees for individuals and groups remain the same. The session usually starts with a silent mindfulness breath meditation. This is followed by a meditation involving either sound, music, movement, visualisation, text or mantra meditation. The session usually ends with a chakra balancing meditation. Beginners as well as existing practitioners in meditation are welcome.

I offer the following classes:
• Monday evenings online via Zoom @ 19:00
• Wednesday evenings at my home, 8 De Bron Avenue, Kenridge @ 19:00
• Thursday afternoons online via Zoom @ 16:00

Investment and Packages:
• R100 for one session
• Prepaid Package 1: R400 for 5 sessions valid for 2 months
• Prepaid Package 2: R600 for 8 sessions valid for 2 months

Season of Awakening: Soul Journey into Spring – A Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat

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, and there will be two opportunities this year to attend this retreat. Please see the details below.

Venue: Goedgedacht, Riebeek-Kasteel
Date: 17-19 September 2021
Fee: The retreat fee is R 3 500.00 inclusive of accommodation, all meals, coffee/tea as well as all retreat activities and art materials used.

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Venue: Temenos Retreat, McGregor
Date: 8-10 October 2021
Fee: The retreat fee is R 3 700.00 for shared accommodation and R 4 200.00 for single accommodation and inclusive of brunch and dinner daily, coffee/tea with snacks as well as all retreat activities and art materials used.

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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 2 & Sunday 3 October 2021.
Time: 9:30-17:00 on both days.
Investment: R 2 200 including training manual, refreshments and lunch on both days.

A 50% deposit is required by Friday 3 September and the balance by Thursday 30 September. Pay in full upon booking and pay only R 2 000.

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Restore, Restory, Rekindle: An Embodiment Retreat

John O’Donohue captures the essence of embodiment when he writes: “Your body tells you, if you attend to it, how your life is and whether you are living from your soul or from the labyrinths of your negativity. The body also has a wonderful intelligence. All of our movements, indeed everything we do, demands a most refined and detailed co-operation of each of our senses. The human body is the most complex, refined and harmonious totality. The body is your only home in the universe. It is your house of belonging here in the world. It is a very sacred temple. To spend time in silence before the mystery of your body brings you towards wisdom and holiness.” Now, more than ever, we need healing and reclaiming our sense of embodiment. It is time to restore and heal our bodies that were energetically depleted from illness, stress, trauma and grief brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time to re-story our narratives about our life situations that keep us stuck in negativity and lethargy. It is time to rekindle the creative energies needed to move forward with a sense of hope, joy and connectedness.

During this 4-day retreat in the beautiful and nurturing environment of Temenos, we will explore the following themes:

  • Neurobiology, stress and trauma: the impact on our bodies
  • The Narratives of Life-scripts: how we story our lives to make meaning
  • Embodiment: The energy body, embodied existence and the body in relation

The retreat will be structured as follows:

  • Early morning walks and/or yoga sessions
  • Morning and late afternoon guided meditations
  • Morning workshop-style sessions on the themes following breakfast
  • The afternoons will be dedicated to resting and practical sessions to honour the themes of the retreat:
  • Embodiment practices to restore and rekindle energy, including movement, walking meditations, walking the labyrinth and free-style dancing.
  • A practical session to evaluate life-scripts and to re-story problematic and self-limiting life-scripts.
  • Painting and collage to rekindle creative energy.
  • The evenings after dinner will be dedicated to feedback discussions and sound journeys.

Venue: Temenos Retreat, McGregor
Date: 22-26 November 2021
Fee: The retreat fee is R 7 950.00 single accommodation and R 6 500.00 sharing. An immediate deposit of R1 000.00 secures your booking. The balance is payable on 5th November. Discount is offered for those who want to stay on for Re-calling the Creative Muse: A Creativity Retreat during the weekend of 26-28 November at Temenos. 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: 26-28 November 2021.
Fee: The retreat fee is R 3 700.00 for shared accommodation and R 4 200.00 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 19 November. Payment options can be discussed. Discount will be offered to participants who repeat this retreat. Please book soon as space is limited.

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8 De Bron Avenue,
Kenridge,
Durbanville,
7550
Cell:  083 764 5978