Going on a retreat is about escaping the strains of everyday life and taking the time to focus on yourself. When we become too used to looking outwards for our well-being, we can lose touch with our internal wisdom and innate balance. Going on a retreat encourages us to experience the aliveness of the present moment, where we can find freedom from our limited perspectives and discover that wholeness is always and already here.
Sure, you can optimize conditions in your own life to create a non-negotiable writing routine or yoga practice. But if you’re trying to squeeze time into an already full schedule, creating those conditions at home can take years. Establishing them on a retreat is easier. As opposed to having to fight through your routine to form a creative schedule you go on retreat and get encouraged by the example of others. You go back home and re-establish your life in a new way.
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EMOYENI RETREAT CENTER
Digital Detox Retreat - Come Disconnect to Reconnect!
This beautiful Retreat Centre is situated on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg mountains, bordering on the Cradle of Mankind, about 100 km northwest of Johannesburg.
Yoga Nidra and mindfulness practices.
Enjoy a day hike.
Daily Dynamic and Restorative Hatha yoga and meditation sessions.
Fresh and delicious seasonal vegetarian/ meals daily.
1-3 nights accommodation.
Groups of 6 - 10 people.
Emoyeni is a Zulu name meaning ”Place of the Spirit”
Enjoy some time for yourself and reconnect with nature, finding balance and ground with the natural rhythms of the season. A safe space where the weary can find a moment of rest and peace away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Beautiful and unique setting surrounded by trees and gardens where you can be in good company and let go and immerse yourself in yoga and mindfulness practices.
The accommodation and other facilities are simple and basic, with the emphasis on functionality rather than luxury. In order to encourage introspection and inquiry, no facilities in the form of swimming pools, games, television, wifi, etc. are provided.
The retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga practice; beginners and those with more experience.