Retreats south africa

Group Retreats 2024

Unfolding Like a River
Barrydale, South Africa 26-29 September

This retreat will be held in Kamala Karoo Sanctuary in Barrydale, in the Western Cape. We came across Terry’s beautiful new place on a recent trip to the magical Karoo area. 

Our practice and our lives can be seen to unfold just like a river. The river flows from source to mouth, unfolding naturally during its meandering path to the sea. It goes through many twists and turns, eddies, and falls. It slows down and speeds up at different intervals, just like our lives. During the course of our lives we also experience all sorts of circumstances – it is sometimes free-flowing, sometimes we experience our own blockages such as health, old-age, sickness or pain. The currents are sometimes rough, sometimes smooth.


In this retreat, we will practice the concept of unfolding as our meditation practice. We unfold like a river. We will compare this unfolding with some of the key attitudes that we need to bring to our practice. Beginner’s mind, letting go, non-striving, and acceptance, as examples.

We will just allow ourselves to unfold, with no aims, expectations and goals – letting go into the flow of our practice and the full flow of our lives in openness and allowance, with mindful meditation, yoga and sound practices.

Shared room price: ZAR11,500 per person.                                               Single occupancy ZAR12,950 per person.

This includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in the luxurious Kamala Karoo Sanctuary
  • 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 2 daily guided meditations
  • Water, tea, coffee served throughout the day
  • Nature hikes with a trusted guide
  • Course Manual

A luxury secluded cottage for two people, with an outdoor bath, is available for R25,000