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Thu, 11 May


Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat

Companions on the Path Retreat

Join me on the Sacred Mountain as we experience both moving and sitting meditation practices.

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Companions on the Path Retreat
Companions on the Path Retreat

Time & Location

11 May 2023, 18:00 – 14 May 2023, 13:00

Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat, Dharmagiri, PO Box 270, Underberg 3257, 3257, South Africa

About the Event

There is only one journey: going inside yourself. 

Rainer Maria Rilke

Spiritual teachers invite us to go inside and find true happiness through stillness, silence and solitude. Yet many people feel anxious to begin a meditation practice. Perhaps each ’S’ state needs a friend; a companion on the path. Stillness enjoys dancing with movement; silence is happily accompanied by sound; and solitude feels safest within community. Companions and allies walk beside us, not leading, not following. Once we get to our destination, we can wave them goodbye, appreciative of their support. (See blog post here)

On this retreat, we will integrate different ways of being and learning; combining yoga, qi gong and dance with silent mindfulness and compassion practices; blending times of solitude with relational practices and connection to the natural world. We will practice together: sometimes alone, but not lonely, silent but not silenced, still but still moved by breath, by life and by love.

Lucy Draper-Clarke, author of ’The Compassionate Activist’, has a doctorate in mindfulness and teacher education. She loves to run retreats as well as support yoga teacher training schools. Lucy has practised yoga for 20 years and taught yoga and mindfulness in Southern Africa since 2006, while also offering embodied practices and compassion-based courses at the University of the Witwatersrand. While doing so, she has been lucky enough to study with inspiring Buddhist mindfulness, Vinyasa yoga teachers, and Expressive Movement dance therapists. Her light-hearted and compassionate approach to teaching allows participants to explore their inner worlds through a joyful, yet transformative practice.


The retreat fee includes accommodation for 3 nights, all meals, tea and snacks and facilitated sessions. The food is ovo-lacto vegetarian, with vegan/gluten free options available on request. Cost is dependent on your choice of accommodation.

  • Shared rooms: R4550
  • Single en suite rooms: R4850

Limited rooms are available. A deposit of R2000 will secure your place. While the deposit is not refundable, it is transferable to other retreats at Dharmagiri, or courses with Lucy. Final payment for the retreat is due by the 4th May 2023. Payment plans or discounts are available on request, so please be in touch with Lucy directly. You can pay by EFT, credit card (use the Yoco option) or with Paypal (US$120). Click Manual payment for EFT or Paypal.

Photo by Etienne Swanepoel on Unsplash


  • Retreat Deposit

    This can be paid by credit card (using Yoco) or with PayPal or EFT (select Manual Payment).

    R 2 000,00


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