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Join Dani for the trip of your lifetime and celebrate the start of spring! This yoga retreat will challenge you to experience everything there is to offer between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It is a place where you can celebrate new beginnings, build confidence, develop your self-knowledge and awareness, take charge over your life, go with the flow, restore, rejuvenate, and reconnect. It is a place where you can live in the moment and enjoy life to its fullest. This is a retreat that combines the healing powers of yoga with adventure and everything that entails a good time.
Chartfield Guesthouse evokes the spirit of a time when everything was done with a little more style and a lot more attention to detail. Lovingly restored, Chartfield Guesthouse is nestled in this quaint seaside village, where the pace and charm is reminiscent of a bygone era while every modern convenience is provided for.
Most of the rooms have unrivalled sea views and are decorated in a comfortable and contemporary style. All the rooms are named after the boats in the Kalk Bay harbor and the cool ocean breeze whispers through the open windows, bringing with it the faint sounds of the sea and maritime scents of the village below.
There are three different room types: the loft with its own private balcony and an amazing sea, mountain, and harbor view; stunning sea-facing deluxe rooms, and beautiful standard rooms. All the rooms are furnished with a king size bed (possible to have twin beds), a flat screen TV, safe, hairdryer, and en-suite bathroom. Internet and wifi access is available on request.
During this retreat you will practice yoga daily and you will get to experience everything the region has to offer at the crossroads of the Indian and the Atlantic oceans. You will take part in numerous excursions throughout the week such as kayaking, jazz safari, cooking class, hiking, and aerial cable ride of Table mountain.
You will also have the option to take the tour of the winelands. The retreat will end with a sunset Catamaran cruise! You will celebrate the start of spring and new beginnings while developing your own self-knowledge and awareness.
Paddle in the vicinity of this, the fairest Cape. View the dramatic Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope, as it was seen by thousands of sailors throughout history - from the sea. Depending on conditions there is also the option of transiting around Cape Point, the Cape of Storms, and the Cape of Good Hope - one of the Everests of the world's oceans. Along the route to where the Indian ocean meets the Atlantic ocean you will see African penguins, seals, dolphins, and whales all seeking protection of False Bay.
Take the aerial cable way up the mountain; you will be treated to spectacular views of the city, Devil's Peak, and Lion's Head. Table mountain is a must see while in Cape Town and will provide you with plenty of photo opportunities, especially if you are into animals: rock hyrax, porcupines, mongooses, and more live on the mountain. You will hike down the mountain and experience the Wynberg caves and sandstone tunnels, but not before having lunch at the famous Table mountain caf on top of the mountain.
Experience South African music and food on this cultural excursion. Start at a musicians house for drinks and history of jazz in South Africa. The walking tour components allow the visitor to feel, smell, and listen more closely. The emphasis is on fun, real-life inspirational stories: the musician also talks about life and culture. You will then stop for dinner and enjoy cultural food while enjoying local musicians jazz talent.
Enjoy the last night viewing Table mountain and Cape town at sunset from Table bay and the Atlantic ocean. You will set sail on a Catamaran sail boat while enjoying cocktails, and the abundant marine life that live just beyond the breakwater. A perfect way to end an adventurous week, relaxing as the sun sets with beautiful landscape as the backdrop.
You will visit the South African winelands and estates of Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek. First stop will be on a beautiful estate with stunning Cape Dutch architecture before tasting their smooth wines. Carry on to the picturesque Stellenbosch for a University and town drive before taking to the mountains for another tasting on this spectacular drive. At Paarl, we will stop briefly at the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Historical and architectural town drive in Paarl follows as you head for an estate to finish with a wine and cheese pairing - eight wines and cheeses to be tasted.
Dani began yoga as a way to exercise and cross train for her dance career. After she started to have a regular yoga practice, she realized its transformational affects not only on the body but on the mind and spirit. The challenging and empowering power Vinyasa inspired her new passion which led her to become a teacher. She received her 200 and 500-hour trainings at Sid Yoga Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She teaches to inspire growth and union while delivering a challenging flow leaving you feeling connected, open, and free.
Dani's free-spirited and creative natures are combined with a fiery passion for growth. Her classes come straight from the heart and invite you to be fearless and fluid. She challenges herself to practice yoga both on and off the mat. Her personal mantra is "Be Here Now" which she seeks to live by daily. Dani is not only active on her mat but in her community as well. She is committed to transforming the world to realize its greatness through yoga and self empowerment.
The retreat will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. This city is famous for its harbor and natural setting in the Cape Floristic region, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table mountain and Cape Point. The region is rich with history and geography, as Cape Point is where the warm Indian ocean meets with the cold current of the Atlantic ocean, creating beautiful landscapes and wildlife not seen anywhere else. You will be staying in the town of Kalk Bay, situated on the Indian Ocean side.
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The price of this retreat includes a daily organic breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will be held at the hotel every morning. Dinner will be held at the hotel or within other villages, or in Cape Town. Charterfield guesthouse is known for their breakfast, eating with an exceptional sea-view on the terrace. Freshly squeezed orange juice, free range eggs in all different forms, homemade Swiss mesli, or a delicious pancake make a wonderful start to your day.
The rich breakfast is la carte and all the products come mostly from organic farms. These are probably just some of the reasons why Chartfield Guesthouse is known for its wonderful breakfast.
Daily lunch is not included in the retreat package but there are some excursions that offer lunch as well.
Kalk Bay and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of activities. It is the perfect start for the peninsula tour including Boulders beach, Cape Point, and Chapmans Peak drive. The location is close to the Constantia winelands and it has something for everyone.
You can walk along the sea right until the surfers beach Muizenberg or hike up the mountains to watch the sun set. A 30 minute drive brings you into Cape Towns city centre and the buzzing Longstreet. You can also try shark cage diving, parachuting, or taking a helicopter ride.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Yogi Dani will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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"Dani is one of the most inspiring individuals that I have ever come in contact with. She is genuine, humble, and an overall beautiful soul. Dani has inspired me to take my 200 hour RYT training after several months of going back and forth on the subject. I have always had to be in control, and felt very anxious if I was not in control. Dani's empowerment program, Lithra (balancing the inner light and inner darkness), truly helped me see that it is time for me to let go. I am very thankful for all of the work Dani put into this retreat, and all of the love, support, and friendship she provided us with. I highly suggest putting all faith in her for her future retreats. It is truly a trip of a lifetime. I cannot wait to return!"
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"Everything about the retreat was awesome! Starting off every morning with power yoga was invigorating. The morning discussions were very informative and planted the seeds for thoughtful discussions that continued throughout the day/week. It was inspiring to witness transformations that occurred in many of us from the beginning to the end of the retreat. The excursions rocked! I honestly think the sunset catamaran cruise was one of the best days of my life! The trip was truly magical!"
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