Women's Yoga, Nature Immersion & Embodiment Retreat
With Deborah Bagg
Swellendam, South Africa
On vast and sacred land we will gather together among ancient stone mountains, trees, and creatures. This retreat offering is a true testimony of reciprocity. As we take in the wonder and power of the earth around us, we too will feel and experience the wonder and power within us.
Supported by embodiment practices and the transformational nature of women in community, you will receive a space to come home to yourself in your body. Deborah is honored to be your guide on this journey and to offer a space of exploration and expansion.
The weather will be warm and the lakes and waterfalls will be cool.
We will have deep night skies to receive the stars above our crowns with no light pollution. Nervous and heart will reset as we walk our way through the forest.
This breathtakingly beautiful farm is situated just outside the historical town of Swellendam (the third oldest town in South Africa) in a lush green valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain. The setting is simply idyllic, with stunning views of the mountain, green pastures where cattle and horses graze, a serene spring-fed lake, and the lovely Buffeljags River which runs the length of the farm. The farm has ownership rights to a few thousand hectares of pristine mountain ground with trails through indigenous forest and fynbos to magical mountain valleys, waterfalls, and rock pools.
Included in this retreat are:
Yoga, Embodiment, and Meditation classes.
2 classes a day, with space and time in between to reflect, hike, swim and chill. The retreat will be an experience through relationship and body. This is not your typical yoga class. We will go into a deep process to emerge with more clarity and spaciousness. There will be fires, rituals, and ceremony.
There will be group-led hikes through the mountain to waterfalls and rock pools.
Meals are Organic, free-range, and delicious. This is south african food, so it’s full of flavor. There will be both vege and meat options. All farm food. All allergies and food specificity will be accommodated.
I will organize a van to the Retreat space for everyone to meet together and go to the center as a group. I might be at the retreat center already, but you will be well looked after and no one will be stranded. You are also welcome to hire a car and drive yourself its about 2 and a half hours from Cape Town. It's an absolutely gorgeous and scenic drive.
I absolutely recommend you all arrive at least a day or two earlier and stay in Cape Town to deal with the jet lag and get oriented before we leave for the retreat.
The retreat begins at 5pm on November 12th and ends after brunch on the 17th
All lodging is simple, rustic and farm-style. The focus is on the environment you will be in and your bed will just be for sleeping and your porch for contemplation.
There are various lodging options below. Each cottage has its own outdoor hot tub to sit under the stars at night and keep warm.
A shared bedroom with one other woman with a shared bathroom is $1250
Single bedroom with en suite bathroom and/or shared bathroom $1550 (first come first served)
To reserve your spot please email me for the contract and more details