Start Afresh Retreat
Time & Location
About the Event
The last two years have been a roller coaster ride, with the ground disappearing beneath us. When there’s no ground... head for the ocean!
During this Start Afresh Retreat, we’ll explore how to meet each moment of our lives with a clear intention, not just at the beginning of the year, but every day. Through practices of yoga and meditation, and daily workshops, we will take the opportunity to become receptive and open, to rebalance and align, and to resource ourselves for whatever lies ahead.
Steven Heyman will facilitate uplifting yoga classes taught with humour and compassion and a wish to make yoga accessible to everyone. Lucy will guide you through four steps for mental balance, in preparation for a year of inner well-being, whatever the external circumstances. Our intentions are dynamic and evolve with our deepening practice, awareness and insight. We will learn to create the conditions for clarity to arise, enhancing the ability to tap into our innate wisdom and compassion. Times of silence and solitude, as well as moments of deep connection with others, will help us make the subtle adjustments required to live in greater alignment and joy.
Steven Heyman quit his corporate job as managing director to become a full-time yoga instructor and has since experienced a series of radical and transformational shifts: from balance sheets to life balance, from increasing turnover and profits to increasing wellbeing, from business development to self development, from rushing around in cities and airports to maximising time in nature. He likes to combine inspirational themes, skilful movements, mobility, mindfulness and anatomy and serve these with a good dose of fun and compassion. Steven and his wife Adelline are the hosts at Kumba Lodge, where they love to welcome other conscious adventurers.
Lucy Draper-Clarke has a doctorate in mindfulness and teacher education and loves to run retreats as well as support yoga teacher training schools. She has practised yoga for 20 years and taught yoga and mindfulness in Southern Africa since 2006, while also offering embodied practices 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.
Venue and Accommodation
You will be staying at Kumba Lodge (the name means: the place of transformation), a lodge and yoga retreat centre situated right on the magnificent beach of Tofo (Inhambane). The restaurant, yoga studio and some of the bungalows have incredible sea views, and the other rooms are built in a tropical garden behind the dune.
- Zen Rooms: 16 sqm rooms with own bathroom, fan, garden view.
- Bungalows: 25 sqm bungalow with own bathroom, aircon, ocean or sunset view.
All rooms can have two single beds or one king size bed.
Prices vary from R8850 - R10500, depending on room choice. Single supplment applies.