To Retreat

To retreat is to take time away from the world, away from our duties and responsibilities.  To retreat is a moment in time, a moment to purify.  This is a deep cleansing retreat and is designed for you to completely detoxify your body and your mind and to recharge your mental and physical health.  The retreat home is a beautiful farmhouse in Tulbagh in the Western Cape near Cape Town and is surrounded by mountains. . 

Align

When we retreat (from the world) into ourselves, something deep within us is accessed.  We nourish ourselves in a new way.  In a way that we long for in our very active lives but in a way that perhaps we’ve glimpsed but not yet delved into.  When we retreat, our senses are sharpened, we become more in tune with our inner selves, our inner voice, our intuition and something changes. 

Daily Hikes, Yoga and Pilates

On this retreat, we will slow down and come to rest.  We will take all that is not essential out of our experience and nourish our minds and bodies at a deep level.  Our tools are accessed, channeled through our body with a juice cleanse, mindful yoga, meditation, walking in nature and through holistic bodywork (treatments). 

The daily hikes, yoga and Pilates will greatly assist your juice cleanse and will transform the way you look at your health.  The farm is the perfect environment for total relaxation and rest and you can look forward to coming away inspired towards a healthy lifestyle.  

Deep Cleansing Juice Fast

Fasting has long been practiced by so many who have come before us who have fasted as a tool to access their deeper selves, to cleanse the body and purify the mind.  This has a strong effect on us as we open to a deeper connection within and without. The result is that we start looking at our lives and where we are with a fresh and clear vision.  With this clarity it becomes easier to guide and direct our lives into the lives of our own choosing.

This is a deep level detox.  In order for you to access the emotional and mental levels it is really important for you to first detox your body.  You will lose weight, you will get strong from the physical walking in nature everyday, the yoga and the Pilates.  You do not have to have practiced yoga or Pilates before as we will teach you.  All you need is an open mind and to give yourself over to the process.  

Mental Clarity

Many people come on our retreats with the intention of becoming healthy, getting some rest and decompressing, but the effects are far reaching. They do become healthy, they do get strong and fit but mostly they find a clarity that they had not thought was possible.  One can't really know what real clarity, balance and health is while the body is full of toxins.  Once the body is clean and clear, the mind follows and you will have full knowledge of this. 

I spent a magical week with Annie and her team in the magnificent Tulbagh Valley. I couldn’t have asked for a greater birthday present. Not only did I cleanse my body with the amazing juices, almond milk and nutritious broth Annie and her team prepared freshly everyday, but I also reconnected with my own desires, ambitions and dreams. It is such a privilege in today’s charged lifestyle to be able to take time out, walk in nature, challenge body and mind and to listen to your inner voice. I can only praise Annie for her gentle approach and the absolute peace she embodies. This retreat should be a definite bucket list item for anyone who needs to realign themselves and who desires to find the beginning of their journey.
— Joe Stead, October 2017

The Retreat Includes

  • Accommodation in beautiful en-suite bedrooms with balconies
  • Nutrient dense freshly squeezed juices
  • Colon cleanse with psyllium husks
  • Daily mediation
  • Daily Pilates
  • Daily yoga
  • Vitamin rich veggie broths
  • Freshly pressed almond milk
  • Educational films sure to inspire
  • Juice recipes
  • Pool
  • Superfood boosters (delicious and nutritious)
  • Two full body holistic massages or therapies
  • Nature walks on the farm