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21 Days Private Detox and Yoga Retreat in Western Cape, South Africa

Stanford Village, Near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Marvelous Detox and Yoga Retreat South Africa

The Whole Truth Retreat can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle as you join in this spiritual retreat. They will support and guide you through your times of transformation, healing, and awakening. The days will be spent on physical cleansing, meditation and yoga, creative process, herbal and plant medicine treatments, nature immersion, and the exploration of expanded states of consciousness which will form a strong container in which your awareness will grow.

Meet the instructors

Tasha
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Highlights

  • 90 minutes yoga session daily
  • 30 minutes meditation session daily
  • 30 minutes pre-retreat Skype consultation with Tasha
  • 2 hour daily self study session with solo practices given
  • 2 hour daily workshop session with Tasha
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • All meals and juice

Yoga styles


20 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer available:
Cape Town International Airport (US$100 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
14:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library

Stanford Village Retreat is one of the original dwellings in the sleepy village; it is warm and welcoming, with wooden floors and shutters. A beautiful closed combustion fireplace in the lounge forms the warm heart of the house, the space for morning yoga and evening meditation. High ceilings, wooden beams, and original wooden floors lend a traditional coziness that’ll have you putting your feet up, country style, in no time.

Accommodation includes a comfortable single or double room with private bathroom facilities, or the vast loft suite with its spacious en-suite bathroom with claw foot tub and power shower. As you relax into the gentle village rhythms here, time slows down and loses its insistence. Undisturbed hours can be whiled away in the lush garden; a private and secure haven to picnic among the fruit trees, veggie patch, and prolific lavender bushes.

Morning sun greets the back verandah, making this a delightful spot in which to start the day. In the late afternoons, the front ‘stoep’ is a perfect spot for tea. The view spills onto quiet roads and dusty lanes, affording a glimpse of authentic Stanford life passing by; a restful joy to savor.

Program

Upon booking, the specifics of your retreat will be planned via a Skype call according to your personal needs, interests, preferences, and Tasha's recommendations. Each day incorporates either a morning or afternoon session with Tasha, engaged in one of the following:

  • Yogic teachings (yoga philosophy / energetic anatomy)
  • Yogic practice (breathwork / cleansing practices / pranic practices)
  • Meditation instruction and practice (traditional Buddhist meditation and mindfulness)
  • Conscious breathing (using the breath to access visionary states of consciousness for healing and transformation)
  • Making ceremony (empowering intention, awareness, and release of outworn ways of being)
  • Yoga Nidra (deep guided relaxation)
  • Nature immersion (cleansing or meditative practices in wild nature: mountains, beaches, waterfall pools)
  • Land art (creating in nature with found natural materials)
  • Intuitive art (process art to access the sub-conscious and super-conscious)
  • Intuitive movement / free dance (spontaneous expression and embodiment)
  • Natural health talk (guidance on natural living, natural eating, and natural medicine)
  • Herbal medicine (individual guidance on appropriate treatment and herbal medicine making)
  • Vibrational medicine (individual guidance on appropriate treatment and vibrational medicine making)
  • Bio energy treatment (supporting free flow in pranic pathways and energy centers for healing, insight, and release)
  • Bio energy practices (learning techniques for self-care to release, regulate, and energize pranic flow)
  • Plant medicine and micro-dosing talk (information and guidance around working with teacher plants)

The other morning or afternoon session will be devoted to self study. You will be given practices to complete alone; allowing for valuable time in silence and solitude, fostering awareness and intimacy with yourself. This encourages self support and confidence; building the resources needed to carry healthy attitudes and practices home with you on departure.

Practices include:

  • Guided journaling
  • Contemplation
  • Silent meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Grounding in nature / sun bathing
  • Yogic practice (breathwork / cleansing practices / pranic practices)
  • Gratitude practice
  • Ceremony and intention
  • Karma yoga (selfless service)

Sample schedule: Juice cleanse

  • 07:00 Rise and have a cleansing drink
  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:30 Juice and supplements
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Morning session with Tasha / self study
  • 12:30 Juice and Supplements
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Afternoon session with Tasha / self study
  • 15:30 Juice and supplements
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Therapies
  • 18:30 Broth
  • 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:30 Movie / recorded talk
  • 21:00 Retire

Program highlights

  • Uncover your body’s vibrant state of being through a program of physical cleansing and natural nutrition
  • Enliven your everyday experience with simple tools to support optimum nourishment, breathing, movement, and healing; forming a strong foundation for holistic well-being
  • Honor creative expression; inherent and vital to the human experience
  • Make contact with your natural confidence, wisdom, and compassion through meditative practice and true presence
  • Experience the transformative power of ceremony, intention, and gratitude
  • Realign with the deep intelligence of your own life force, the natural world, and universal consciousness

Instructors

Tasha Saha

Retreat location

Stanford Village Retreat is ideally positioned for a quiet stay in Stanford Village, just a two-minute stroll from the main street, with its galleries and antique shops. Situated two hours from Cape Town, Stanford Village Retreat is a tranquil setting for your stay.

The Klein River offers wonderful river walks, bird watching, and swimming and is just five minutes away on foot. Pristine, wild beaches, which in season offer the some of the best land based whale watching in the world, are just 10 minutes drive away at Walker Bay and De Kelders.

Distances

  • Walker Bay and De Kelders - 10 minutes
  • Cape Town - 2 hours

Unique features

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library

Food

As far as possible, the fruit, vegetables, and herbs used are sourced locally and organically, and much of it is grown, chemical-free on site in the garden. The quality, freshness, and life force in the produce used makes a vast difference to the depth and power of the cleansing / healing processes.

All programs offer excellent, highly accessible nutrition and rest the often overloaded digestive system, allowing the body to shift into healing and repair mode. Depending on the length of your stay, you may experience a reduction in inflammation (the precursor to all disease), increased energy, natural weight loss, the eradication of minor health complaints (eg. mucus conditions, skin complaints, joint stiffness), and a noticeable improvement in more major ones.

Probiotic and fermented foods restore gut health, often a factor in chronic illness or fatigue. Light, easily digested meals may also support quietness and clarity of mind making this the ideal nourishment for the retreat space. Meals are made with great skill, care, mindfulness and love, under the guidance of a qualified nutritionist.

If you would like to receive instruction on food preparation in order to support the continuation of healthy eating and cleansing practices on your return home, this is possible. Water fasting or dry fasting support is available on request.

Several options are available for your retreat, usually used in combination:

JUICE CLEANSE

This option is excellent for detox, radical physical reset; treating chronic illness and inflammation. This includes three cold pressed juices at intervals throughout the day, as well as herbal, food, and vitamin supplements tailored to your nutritional / health and healing needs.

wheat grass, aloe, and rejuvelac are grown / wild harvested / self made by Tasha, your facilitator. Post juice cleanse raw food is served for a time for the transition out of a juice cleanse can be challenging, and its an important part of the process to move through gently and with awareness.

RAW FOOD

This option is high in life force and rich in enzymes for better digestion and absorption. Meals are served three times a day, using large amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, and activated seeds, nuts, and grains.

Also offered are special creations such as pro-biotic nut cheeses and whole seed crackers dehydrated at a low heat to keep digestive enzymes intact. Healthy desserts are made with natural unrefined sweeteners such as dates and raw honey, which have wonderful health benefits.

PLANT BASED MEALS

This option will be supporting acid / alkaline balance of your body, your digestive health, and your hormonal balance on an ongoing basis. This meal program offers light cooked food with a large raw food component, a wonderful introduction to a healing cleansing diet if a juice cleanse is not appropriate for you at this time.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Hallal
  • Lactose Free
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • An optional colon cleanse program (including two coffee, herbal, or oil enemas daily) is offered in conjunction with the juice cleanse, and is highly recommended for those dealing with existing health challenges
  • A team of highly skilled therapists is on hand to offer treatments (subject to availability) during the 4 to 6 p.m. slot. Therapies include: massage / reflexology / Reiki/ bio-energy balance / TRE / tantric touchwork / EFT
  • Plant medicine ceremony may be incorporated in your retreat (on request)
  • Extended nature immersion: Overnighting at a private conservancy may be incorporated in your retreat (on request)

What's included

  • 30 minutes pre-retreat Skype consultation with Tasha
  • 90 minutes yoga session daily
  • 30 minutes meditation session daily
  • 2 hour daily workshop session with Tasha
  • 2 hour daily self study session with solo practices given
  • Nutritional food supplements (if opting for juice cleanse)
  • Herbal treatments
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • All meals and juice
  • Organic herbal teas

What's not included

  • Extra activities and programs
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Transfer from this airport is available for 100 USD one-way and 200 USD return.

Airport: Cape Town International Airport Airport transfer available: Cape Town International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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 14 days before arrival.

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