7-day Women Rewilding Retreat, 20-26 September, Tulbagh
Our retreats are about connecting to nature, building community and empowering ourselves through traditional earth skills.
Join us for a week long program this September 20-26th 2019, in the beautiful Tulbagh valley- to refine and grow your ancestral skills and connect in a community of powerful heart-centered women. This retreat is a magical opening to experience a greater sense of belonging and relationship with the wild world around us. This is a place to feed the wild woman within, to be held by the Earth and replenish your body, mind and soul with ancestral skills and ceremonial arts.
Celebrate the beauty of life and womanhood by learning Earth-based skills such as primitive pottery, camouflage, fire by friction, and herbal medicine making. Sleep under the stars and connect to your inner wise women in our sweat lodge and moon ceremonies.
Tribal people all over the world rely on primitive bushcraft skills to provide in their everyday needs and you will learn how to use natural resources to provide in your survival needs. On this 7 day intensive we will focus on learning and mastering bushcraft skills that will open up a whole new wild and wonderful world.
Sink your roots deep within the ground, call on your ancestors, the flowers and the animals and allow your spiritual imagination to deepen and expand as we take you on this powerful rewilding journey.
6 nights accommodation
2 sweat lodge ceremonies
All organic meals and spring water
Wild food forage and cooking class
6 yoga classes
2 days bushcraft course
Fabric alchemy workshop
1 night sleeping under the stars
Herbal Folk medicine workshop
2 self-development workshops
Wellness gift pack and Professional photographs
Transfer to and from the venue (Cape Town CBD only)
About Guinevere Guest Farm
Guinevere Guest Farm is the ideal place to host yoga and other wellness retreats. The farmhouse is situated on 95ha of private land nestled amongst indigenous fynbos and lends itself to the ideal space for rest and relaxation in which one can immerse in nature and the tranquility of the abundant fynbos and bird life. This allows a space for meditation, yoga, movement and the slow pace of farm life where healing is found. The spacious bedrooms combined with the beautiful studio space and the various nature trails amongst the fynbos will suit all types of events. We aim to provide a nurturing space where self-discovery, empowerment and deep healing can be explored.
We welcome all women to join us on this adventure, be inspired by, and make lifelong connections with awesome, like-minded women.
About your facilitators
Carly will be your host and resident plant guide, sharing her love and knowledge of edible and medicinal plants. We will be learning about herbalism in magical folklore, basket weaving using grasses found on the farm and batik dyeing with natural plant dyes. Her approaches range from using well-established modern herbalism practices to personal skills she's learned and adapted to while living out on the farm for the past 6 years. She will also be guiding you through wild yoga and elemental movement classes, always looking to nature to guide and inspire.
Simone, our special wonder-women healer will be facilitating the Sweat Lodge ceremonies. A Sweat lodge is a physical and mental cleansing practice originating from most native traditions and the sweat lodge ceremony is practiced in some form by every culture in the world in order to facilitate healing, purification and relaxation. Simone ''Songweaver'' Beckerling has been walking the Red Path for over a decade. Simone has completed her 4,7, 9 and 13 day Red Path vision quests and given the blessing to ''pour'' for the SweatLodge by her elders. Simone is an experienced Sweat Lodge facilitator who understands the subtlety of holding space, bringing people back to Mother Earth and back to their hearts.
Herman of Boswa survival skills school will be your bushcraft guide, teaching us the ways of our ancestors through re-wilding skills. Discover the ancient art of primitive survival skills and become competent in relying only on your knowledge and skill to be able to provide what you need in the outdoors.