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Fri, 26 Jan


The Blue Butterfly, Tulbagh

Weaving Intentions in Tulbagh

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

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Weaving Intentions in Tulbagh
Weaving Intentions in Tulbagh

Time & Location

26 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 28 Jan 2024, 14:00

The Blue Butterfly, Tulbagh, Winterhoek Road, Tulbagh, 6820, 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. We will guide you through practices of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, dance and art to awaken our senses and imaginations. We will use these creative 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 our gentle invitation. If it calls you, please join us for a weekend of nourishing practice.

About the Facilitators:

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.

Carly Tanur

I am an artist, an ocean lover and an Expressive Movement facilitator. I combine my love for dance and creativity with over 15 years of experience as a social worker and social process facilitator. The expressive arts (dance and art-making) have been my way of listening closely, and through this, finding freedom and joy in who I am. It is a gift to do this work of my heart and to support others to come home to themselves in this way too.


We will gather in the beauty of the Tulbagh mountains to welcome the start of 2024 together. Our hosts are the Blue Butterfly, just 1.5 hours from Cape Town.


Includes accommodation, all meals, tea and snacks, facilitated sessions and art materials. The food is ovo-lacto vegetarian, with vegan/gluten free options available on request. Cost is dependent on your choice of accommodation.

  • Single room – R4950 per person
  • Twin or loft room (for four) – R4500 per person sharing

A deposit of R2000 will secure your place, paid to Lucy Draper-Clarke, FNB 250655, Acc No.  62254693445

While the deposit is not refundable, it is transferable to other courses or events that Carly and Lucy are offering. Final payment for the retreat is due by the 17th of January 2024. Payment plans are available, so please be in touch with us directly, if this is needed.

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