'Fully Alive' Yoga & Safari Retreat in South Africa

'Fully Alive' Yoga & Safari Retreat in South Africa

This yoga retreat with Sonia Taylor Bach and Suze Retera offers you an opportunity to retreat and focus on your practice, in combination with the adventure of a lifetime that makes you feel fully alive!

Both on and off the mat you get to explore the different aspects of life; from actively and consciously moving towards your physical boundaries in a challenging asana sequence to finding deep relaxation and nourishment in a yoga nidra practice. From hiking and zip lining in a beautiful nature reserve to watching the sun rise over the Savannah, spotting wildlife during one of the safaris.

Sonia and Suze are two senior teachers whose guidance will allow you to truly open up to all aspects of this journey. The practices they will offer you during the retreat are complimentary. You get to enjoy creative, challenging, alignment-based Vinyasa classes, theory that transforms sustainability from a concept to something you can integrate both in your practice and daily life, and deeply relaxing practices like yoga nidra.

The retreat itinerary offers you the perfect balance between retreating and staying in one location and going on an adventure exploring the magical country of South Africa. The owners of Pumula Retreat will be your host during the 4 days you are staying at their retreat center and your guide during your stay at Nambiti and Zulu Falls. They make sure you are completely taken care of. Scott has grown up in the area and is the best person to show you around and give you all the background information you need to get the most out of your South Africa experience!

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime that transforms you on all levels allowing you to feel what it is like to be fully alive!

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English;
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Highlights

  • Yoga Style: Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Nidra

  • Stay 4 nights¬† at a beautiful retreat center close to the beach

  • Stay 2 nights at a 5-star game lodge overlooking the savannah

  • Stay 1 night at Zulu Falls

  • Enjoy daily yoga, meditation and sustainability¬†classes with two senior teachers

  • Visit a local NGO that supports sustainable development and creative education

  • Go on adventurous¬†trips like hiking and zip-lining in Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, spotting whales from the beach and hiking at Zulu Falls

  • Enjoy no less than 4 game safaris in Nambiti where you can spot the Big 5!

  • Delicious vegetarian meals

  • Relax deeply, enjoy the pure nature and feel fully alive!

Skill level

  • Beginner

Retreat Style

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Nidra Yoga
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Program

SATURDAY 3 August | Arrival at Pumula Retreat

15:00 hrs | Arrival and check in
17:00 - 18:30 | Group Welcome & Retreat Opening
19:00 DInner

SUNDAY 4 August | Pumula Retreat
7:00 - 7:30 Morning tea & Snack
7:30 - 10:00 Yoga Class with SOnia
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 - 14:00 Free time / Beach time
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30 Free time / Beach time
16:30 - 19:00  Yoga Class with Sonia
19:30 DInner

MONDAY 5 August | Pumula Retreat
7:00 - 7:30 Morning tea & Snack
7:30 - 10:00 Yoga Class with Sonia
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 - 14:00 Visit NGO Thanda with Lunch
16:30 - 19:00 Yoga Class with Suze
19:30 Dinner

TUESDAY 6 August | Pumula Retreat
7:00 - 7:30 Morning tea & Snack
7:30 - 10:00 Yoga Class with Sonia
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 - 15:30 Trip to Oribi Gorge Natural Park
16:30 - 19:00  Yoga Class with Suze
19:30 DInner
 

WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST | Pumula --> Nambiti
7:00 - 8:00 Yoga Class with Sonia
8:00 - 9:00  Breakfast
9:00 Departure to Nambiti
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
15:00 - 18:00 Safari game drive
19:30 DInner
 

THURSDAY 8 August | Nambiti
6:00 - 9:00 Morning Safari game drive
9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Free time
11:00 - 13:00 Yoga Class with Sonia
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
15:00 - 18:00 Afternoon Safari game drive
18:00 - 19:30  Restorative yoga / yoga nidra with Suze
19:30 DInner
 

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST | Nambiti --> Zulu Falls
6:00 - 9:00 Sunrise Safari game drive
9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 Yoga Class with Sonia
11:30 - 13:15 Drive to Zulu Falls
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 Hike at Zulu Falls
17:30 - 19:00  Restorative Yoga / yoga nidra with Suze
19:30 DInner
 

SATURDAY 10 AUGUST | Zulu Falls --> Durban Airport
7:00 - 7:30 Morning tea & Snack
7:30 - 10:00 Yoga Class with Sonia & Suze
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
12:00 Check out
12:00 - 15:00 Drive & Drop off Durban Airport

What is included

A day at the beach where, if we are lucky, we can spot whales as they swim in the area!

visiting the Zulu waterfalls and hike

Daily yoga sessions

All meals

All transport during the retreat

Airport pick up and drop off Durban airport 

What is not included

Flight to and from Durban

Additional Details

The Climate in South Africa is very comfortable at this of the year as it is their Winter-time. The clear skies makes this time of the year the best time for safaris and the temperatures during the day are comfortable   for outdoor activities.

 

During the retreat we will move from the coast line to the savanna and embark on a variety of activities. This means you should bring clothing for the warmer days at the beach, cool nights and early mornings during the safari trip and activities like hiking.

 

The average temperature in August goes up to 24C during the days  and can drop as low as 6C at night.

 

What to Bring:

 

Please keep the eco friendly nature friendly nature of the retreat in mind when packing your bag. We recommend you to bring the following:

 

Yoga Mat (Yoga mats are not available  on all the locations we visit)

Water bottles to refill

Swimming clothes

A scarf or long shawl  (nice to have for meditation and savasana)

Cool clothes for warmer days and warmer clothes for the morning and evenings (bring layers)       

Hat to cover your head on hot days

Walking shoes and flip flops

Notebook and a pen

Camera

Any medication you need

Passport, insurance documents, credit card

Food

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Meet The Instructors

Sonia Taylor Bach & Suze Retera

Sonia Taylor Bach is the director of movement culture at the Yogaloft cologne. With a masters degree in philosophy and a former professional jazz musician, Sonia became deeply involved in yoga & movement over 20 years ago.

Her goal is to drive you to extract more from your practice and more from your life: an honest you, built by new insights, resulting in a clear-cut representation of who you truly are.

As an authentic, poetic and persistent instructor, she guides us through an informative practice of delicate movement with fierce, grace and focus; while inspiring attention to the details, transitions and to the precious subtleties of movement culture. To the not obvious beauty of this specific elegant & liberating flow. Each session focuses on innovative combinations of poses and exercises, mind introspection, and offers new challenges, new perspectives and is composed to build momentum for the next experience to come. In these moving conversations she prioritizes transitioning and mobility; rather than being obsessed with the arrival, we are led to focus on the quality of entry and exit from one form to the other.

The metaphysics of yoga or movement may seem ‚Äėcomplicated‚Äô yet, our bodies have heroic potential, natural intelligence and in combination with quality conditioning, can brilliantly navigate us through life.

Sonia insists that we: Work. Dig Deep. Transition. Cut Clear.

SUZE RETERA

BIO: Suze is a diverse yoga teacher with a background in Psychology. Based in Amsterdam, she has been teaching since 2006. Suze is a certified TRE¬ģ (Trauma Release Exercises) provider and Yoga Nidra facilitator. As a coach, she also includes family constellations and breath work in her sessions.¬† ¬†

Her passion for travel, a conscious lifestyle, and (self) healing, inspired her to create Global Flow in 2010. Global Flow offers global yoga events, with international yoga teachers, that combine a deep yoga practice with sustainability and self-care.  

Suze believes strongly that the holistic approach of combining yoga asana with disciplines like mindfulness, breath work, Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and trauma- and stress release practices, offer all the tools we need to not only find inspiration but to gain insight and find the healing that can alter the course of our lives.

Her yoga teaching style is a combination of challenging asana sequences, focus on alignment, deep embodiment, and self-healing. The challenging parts of the practice are met with humor and clear guidance that keeps you safe and grounded. Suze's Yoga Nidra and meditation teachings offer you a relaxation that goes beyond just the physical and allows healing to take place on a deeper level.

Sonia Taylor Bach & Suze Retera

Sonia Taylor Bach is the director of movement culture at the Yogaloft cologne. With a masters degree in philosophy and a former professional jazz musician, Sonia became deeply involved in yoga & movement over 20 years ago.

Her goal is to drive you to extract more from your practice and more from your life: an honest you, built by new insights, resulting in a clear-cut representation of who you truly are.

As an authentic, poetic and persistent instructor, she guides us through an informative practice of delicate movement with fierce, grace and focus; while inspiring attention to the details, transitions and to the precious subtleties of movement culture. To the not obvious beauty of this specific elegant & liberating flow. Each session focuses on innovative combinations of poses and exercises, mind introspection, and offers new challenges, new perspectives and is composed to build momentum for the next experience to come. In these moving conversations she prioritizes transitioning and mobility; rather than being obsessed with the arrival, we are led to focus on the quality of entry and exit from one form to the other.

The metaphysics of yoga or movement may seem ‚Äėcomplicated‚Äô yet, our bodies have heroic potential, natural intelligence and in combination with quality conditioning, can brilliantly navigate us through life.

Sonia insists that we: Work. Dig Deep. Transition. Cut Clear.

SUZE RETERA

BIO: Suze is a diverse yoga teacher with a background in Psychology. Based in Amsterdam, she has been teaching since 2006. Suze is a certified TRE¬ģ (Trauma Release Exercises) provider and Yoga Nidra facilitator. As a coach, she also includes family constellations and breath work in her sessions.¬† ¬†

Her passion for travel, a conscious lifestyle, and (self) healing, inspired her to create Global Flow in 2010. Global Flow offers global yoga events, with international yoga teachers, that combine a deep yoga practice with sustainability and self-care.  

Suze believes strongly that the holistic approach of combining yoga asana with disciplines like mindfulness, breath work, Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and trauma- and stress release practices, offer all the tools we need to not only find inspiration but to gain insight and find the healing that can alter the course of our lives.

Her yoga teaching style is a combination of challenging asana sequences, focus on alignment, deep embodiment, and self-healing. The challenging parts of the practice are met with humor and clear guidance that keeps you safe and grounded. Suze's Yoga Nidra and meditation teachings offer you a relaxation that goes beyond just the physical and allows healing to take place on a deeper level.

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Location South Africa

You can fly to Durban, Durban airport is located only 2.5 hours away from the first retreat location and 1 hour from the last retreat location.

Both your pickup/drop off is included in the retreat price. Pickups will be grouped. If you arrive a (few) day(s) early but like to make use of pick up, you can meet us at the airport at the pickup time, which will communicated to the closer date.

There are good flights going from Frankfurt and Amsterdam for around GBP 700 for a round trip. We recommend you fly not later than 2 August as many flights are overnight.

Booking And Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your booking at any time and notification must be given to Global Flow Retreats in writing by sending an email to: info@globalflow.org

 

Regardless of the reason for the cancellation, the cancellation fee will be calculated  as flows:

Notification received more than 60 days before the start  of the retreat: 30% of the full fee + GBP 25 administration fee

Notification received 31-60 days the start of the retreat: 50% of the full fee + GBP 25 administration fee

Notification received less than 30 days the start of the retreat: 100% of the full fee.

Global flow retreat reserves the right to cancel the retreat if fewer than 10 participants have signed up by 15 June 2019. In such circumstances the participants will be informed promptly the registration money will be reimbursed. Any travel costs will not be reimbursed.

We recommend all participants to get coverage through their travel insurance.

When booking a double or a triple room as a solo traveler, we will do our best to find a same-gender roommate for you. In the unlikely event we are not able to do so, you will be required to upgrade to a single or double room respectively and pay the accompanying rate. When a single room is not an option to book, we will look at an appropriate solution and rate with you.

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Available From August 03, 2019 to August 10, 2019
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