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Ayurveda Massage Retreats - come home to your Self


"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."


Spend quality time with the most important person in your life.


Why retreat?

In the busy-ness of our lives, so many things seem urgent that we neglect important aspects of ourselves. Balance is a creative and dynamic juggling of work/contemplation/reflection and recreation/play.

A retreat is an opportunity to regain that balance and remember how good it feels and how necessary it is for your health and well-being. Taking time out of your usual routine and environment, while receiving nurturing touch, gives you the chance to experience deep rest and healing, to gain a new perspective.

On retreat, you consciously remove yourself from your everyday life - people, activities, noise, superfluous talking and work-related activities - in order to give time and space to the non-physical, non-material neglected aspects of your life. This physical withdrawal helps you to become more aware of your thoughts and emotions, and thus more able to release old patterns of thinking which no longer serve you.

By the end of the retreat you can expect to feel more alive in your body, have a quieter and clearer mind, and an increased sense of emotional balance. You will leave renewed, refreshed and revitalised.

Where can I retreat?

The charming and peaceful village of Greyton, surrounded by mountains with lots of fresh air and a clear sky will be where your retreat will take place.

Treatments are in walking distance from your accommodation.

We invite you to just be with yourself and nature around you, without expectations, without judgments, without any specific goal. The mind can relax, allowing you to settle down into your true Nature which is harmony, peace and joy.

Treatment time may include any of the following:

  • You will receive lots of different, deeply relaxing Ayurvedic Massages, a truly nurturing experience! You will be able to prevent stress and disease or alleviate existing imbalances through keeping your physical, emotional and mental aspect balanced. Although our massages are for well-being only, our clients often report lasting therapeutic effects.

    Deeply balancing in its nature, Ayurvedic Massage helps the body to efficiently circulate nutrients, eliminate toxins, cleanse and rejuvenate the body. It creates a connection between body, mind and spirit and can unlock the gates to the inner world of a joyful life. Massage was traditionally not considered a luxury but a necessary part of daily routine to stay well and grow old while enjoying good health.

  • Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation/Relaxation: Use of dynamic movements, breath, mantras and meditation. It is the art of awareness and the science of strength, amazingly healing for mental, emotional and psychological issues.

  • Diet and Lifestyle counselling to address your imbalances. Self-care - we will help you with ongoing support to sustain your diet and lifestyle changes to extend the effect of the retreat into your everyday life. This may include informal cooking instruction.

Half-day Retreats with two-and-a-half hours of treatment time per person per day, full-day Retreats with five hours of treatment time per person per day, Budget Retreats. We also offer Yoga and Silent Retreats.

Your retreat will also include:

  • Herbal teas and hot water therapy as well as healthy mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are provided.
  • Lots of personal care and attention.
  • Replacing stress with silence, meditation, contemplation and relaxation.
  • Contact with nature and calm, restful environment. Enjoy your tranquil garden where you can walk comfortably and relax. Be uplifted with magnificent views of the mountains and greenery surrounding Greyton.
  • You will be in close proximity to several beautiful mountain walks.

On a Retreat of 4 days or longer the “Breath - Water - Sound” course of the
Art of Living Foundation can be included at no extra charge.
Breathing techniques leading to increased well-being, clarity and joy.

At extra cost we can arrange for you:

  • Transfers from Cape Town or the airport can be arranged.
  • Professional life coaching can be arranged.
  • Gentle excursions to local natural locations are offered to bring you into nature in a way which is compatible with the retreat experience.
  • Bicycle-hire
  • Horse-riding
  • Transport within and around the village by horse cart.

Booking in advance of all available extras is necessary.


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