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Fri, 02 Feb


Tara Rokpa Centre

Weaving Intentions in the Marico

Start the year by connecting deeply with how you long to live...

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Weaving Intentions in the Marico
Weaving Intentions in the Marico

Time & Location

02 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 04 Feb 2024, 12:30

Tara Rokpa Centre, Kuilfontein, Groot Marico District, 2865, South Africa

About the Event

Instead of setting goals, making New Year’s resolutions and creating long to-do lists, how would it feel to start the year simply connecting deeply with how you long to live?

During this retreat, we will explore how to meet each moment of our lives with clarity and care, not just at the start of the year, but each and every day. I will guide you through practices of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and expressive movement to awaken the senses and imaginations. We will use embodiment practices to become receptive and open, to attune and align, and from this grounded place, to touch into the qualities we wish to cultivate in the year ahead.

During our time together, we will explore how to weave these wishes into a community of support. We’ll learn how to recommit to these intentions each morning, through simple rituals and practices. By planting these seeds of intention in community, we can generate the momentum to support ourselves, by staying close to these intentions in the midst of daily life.

This is my gentle invitation. If it calls you, please join me for a weekend of nourishing practice.

About the Facilitator:

Lucy Draper-Clarke

I am a retreat facilitator, mindfulness mentor and researcher-practitioner in the fields of awareness, compassion, and social engagement and recently authored The  Compassionate Activist. After obtaining a doctorate in mindfulness and teacher education, I am now an Associate Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. With a focus on compassionate activism and somatic meditation, I work with those engaged in social transformation and healing, to alleviate stress, increase resilience and cultivate wise, compassionate action. Nothing gives me more joy than supporting others to develop their own, life-enhancing, contemplative practices.


We will gather in the beauty of the Marico at the Tara Rokpa Centre.


There are 2-night, 4-night and 9-night options.  Retreats run from 2nd - 4th, or 2nd - 6th February or from 7th - 11th February. The 9-night options runs from 2nd - 11th February, including both weekend retreats. Please book directly with the retreat centre via this link:

You will be able to choose your exact dates, and preferred accommodation.


The cost includes accommodation, 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.

While the deposit is not refundable, it is transferable to other retreats at the Tara Rokpa Centre.

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