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5 Days Chakra and Yoga Retreat in South Africa
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Yoga and Chakra Retreat South Africa

You are invited to join Alida Haarhoff and Janet Farquharson for this special and nurturing retreat. Escape into the mountains and learn to balance, heal, explore, and awaken your Chakras - the 7 energy centers in the body. Each day, you will focus on 2 chakras, working with yoga, meditations, creative and intuitive workshops chanting, and singing, silent nature walks, sound healing, drumming, family constellation therapy and more! Healing Retreats will offer delicious vegetarian feasts, and provide a safe space for laughter, healing, and transformation.

Meet the instructors

Janet & Alida
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  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation practices
  • 7 Chakra workshops (interactive discussion and activity included)
  • All homemade vegetarian meals, drinks, and snacks
  • Intention setting and closing ceremony
  • 4 nights shared accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 18 participants
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The Blue Butterfly is a beautifully restored, thatched barn with thick walls, wooden floors and valley and mountain views from every window. The space is surrounded by lush gardens, low stone walls and many thriving trees all supporting an area that feels both peaceful and held.

The facilities include:

  • The studio / workshop space

Making up most of the ground floor, this space has wooden floors, bathrooms, plenty of cushions, double doors opening onto a covered veranda and a big fire place with a stock of wood for the cooler nights.

  • The kitchen

Connected to the studio via the veranda is the large farm-style kitchen which is fully equipped and can seat up to 18 persons.

  • The gardens

There is a fire pit, gazebo and fishpond in the garden as well as many secluded and restful sitting spots. A gate at the far end of the gardens leads directly into the Reserve.

  • The loft bedrooms

There are 2 loft bedrooms in the thatched upstairs section of the Centre and each one has a separate entrance, 4 single beds and a bathroom en suite.

  • The garden rooms

The 2 garden rooms are alongside the Centre and each one has a sitting room, 2 single beds and a bathroom en suite.

  • The cabins

The 3 cabins are free standing units situated in the gardens. They have a pitched roof and stone exterior walls. Each unit has 2 single beds and a bathroom en suite.


Please note that this is a rough outline of the program, and the instructors may adjust and change the schedule here and there, to simply go with the flow, according to the weather, mood of the group etc. They are super excited to share this special and sacred retreat with you!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

  • 15:00 Arrival from 15:00 onwards (settling in)
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Sunset yoga
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Supper
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Intention setting / welcome chat; test / check the chakra auras; meditation

Friday, 24 April, 2020

  • 07:30 - 08:45 Yoga / grounding meditation
  • 09:15 - 10:30 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Root Chakra workshop
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and free time
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Sacral Chakra workshop
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Drumming circle
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Gentle yoga practice / meditation

Saturday, 25 April, 2020

  • 07:30 - 08:45 Heart opening yoga practice
  • 09:15 - 10:30 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Solar Plexus workshop
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Heart Chakra workshop
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Chanting / pranayama (breathwork)

Sunday, 26 April, 2020

  • 07:30 - 08:45 Yoga practice
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Smoothies and free time
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Brunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Throat chakra workshop
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Tea
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Third eye Chakra workshop
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Crown Chakra workshop and sound journey

Monday, 27 April, 2020

  • 07:00 - 08:45 Walking meditation / yoga
  • 09:15 - 10:30 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Chakra balancing / checking chakra’s
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Fire ceremony / drumming; closing circle


Janet Farquharson

Alida Haarhoff

Retreat location

The magical Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre is located in the Welbedacht nature reserve in the Tulbagh Valley, Western Cape.

Surrounded by magestic mountains and tucked away amongst tall trees, fynbos and wild flowers, the Blue Butterfly offers cosy and comfortable accommodation in the most peaceful setting. There is a large fully equipped farmstyle kitchen and a beautifully restored thatch barn provides the perfect space for yoga practise and workshops.

In your free time, enjoy game viewing, nature trails, bird watching, swimming in the dam, exploring the labyrinth or a visit from our free roaming horses. There are many peaceful and quiet space to sit, reflect and absorb the stunning views.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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All wholesome vegetarian meals are included in the price. Janet will consciously prepare the food with love. Please let Healing Retreats know if you have any allergies and your dietary preferences so that they can allow for that. Please note the emphasis is on healthy body and mind - the food will be wholesome and vegetarian to aid to the healing energy of the weekend - no alcohol please.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights shared accommodation at Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre
  • All homemade vegetarian meals, drinks, and snacks
  • 7 Chakra workshops (includes an interactive discussion and activity relevant to each chakra)
  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Intention setting ceremony
  • Closing ceremony
  • Nature walks
  • Reflection time

What's not included

  • Transportation

How to get there

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Driving directions from Cape Town

Take the N1, exit 47 to Wellington

Turn left onto the R44 just before Wellington (Direction Ceres)

Continue straight on for 60 kilometers and then through the Nuwe Kloof Pass

After the pass, 2 kilometers, turn left towards Tulbagh

After about 2 kilometers, arrive at the stop-street, turn left into Tulbagh town on Main Street

Go through the main street of town, past the shops, straight at the 4 way stop and past the church on your right

Drive for 4 kilometers until you get to a ‘Y’ in the road – keep left

Drive a further 4 kilometers and turn left onto a dirt road just past 'Vrolikheid' Horse Farm which is on your right

Go over the small bridge, and around a large bend

The turn off to the reserve is just after this bend. There is a sign at the entrance with a Blue Butterfly on it and thatsays 'Welbedacht Nature Reserve’

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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