Writers’ self-retreat period
Thursday 25 July (6pm) – Sunday 28 July 2019 (2pm)
We invite writers as well as others who would like to use the space for their own quiet practice. There’ll be no guided writing practice, rather we offer a space to facilitate creativity through:
– 3 vegetarian meals a day
– morning and evening meditation sessions
– guided walks
– silence from after dinner until after breakfast
Amidst the wild silence, lalela offers the perfect environment for resting, settling and getting deeper into your work.
R1860 per person in a single room (R620 a night) or R1560 per person in a sharing room (R520 a night). This includes 3 nights accommodation and all meals. Although the retreat starts Thursday, we also welcome guests who would like to arrive on Friday and pay for one night less.
*If you are keen to join the retreat but this is beyond your means, we do offer discounts and accept other kinds contributions in the form of work, stuff, or a combination of things.
Sisters Exchange: A Retreat for Healers, Facilitators & Teachers
Friday 16 August (6pm) – Sunday 18 August (2pm)
Join the OYA: Mind-Body-Spirit Retreats team for a weekend away serving Black women and women of colour healers, facilitators and teachers in South Africa. The retreat will include Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, workshops, meals as well as leisure for exploring, resting and relaxing.
Check the OYA website for more details
Kindling calm and aliveness: a meditation and yoga retreat
Friday 6 September (6pm) – Sunday 8 September (2pm)
During this weekend retreat we will engage in meditation and yoga practices that help to bring deep calm into the body and mind, while also increasing our energy and vigour for life. We practice to energise and to relax, for peacefulness and for aliveness.
We will offer mindfulness/kindfulness meditation practice and Surya Kriya (inner-energy) yoga. Beginners of all levels are most welcome.
What to expect:
– 3 vegetarian meals a day
– guided meditation and yoga sessions
– free time to relax/walk/practice/write
– noble silence from Friday night until Sunday morning
Amidst the wild silence, lalela offers the perfect environment for kindling calm and aliveness.
This retreat is a co-offering by Niel van Zyl and Michelle Banda (“Black yogi from Jozi”).
R1300 per person in a single room (R650 a night) or R1100 per person in a shared room (R550 a night). This includes 2 nights accommodation and all meals.
All teaching on this retreat is offered freely in the spirit of dana (gift or generousity). We welcome dana for our teachers and can suggest a contribution.
*If you are keen to join the retreat but this is beyond your means, we do offer limited discounts and accept other kinds contributions in the form of work, stuff, or a combination of things.
If you would like to reserve a place email email@example.com
Shri Michelle Banda (“Black Yogi From Jozi”) is a travelling Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher. She studied in India at the Isha Foundation school of Yoga under the guidance of Sadghuru, and completed the 1750 hour training course in India over 6 months.
Her work has made it possible to bring the first Yoga festival to Soweto in 2018, and she is part of the yoga community that is creating inclusive Yoga spaces in and around Johannesburg.
Niel is a co-creator of Lalela, and has maintained an intensive meditation practice over the past 11 years. He practised as an aspirant monk at the Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in the UK for a year in 2013-14, and his teachers include Ajahn Sucitto, Kittisaro and Thanissara, and Anthony Osler