A BOUTIQUE AFRICAN YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT

A LUXURY BOUTIQUE AFRICAN YOGA & WELLNESS RETREAT

In a nutshell...

A traditional 4 day Yoga & Meditation safari in big 5 and malaria free Dinokeng North game reserve in South Africa ! Step into the healing power of nature with Banesa & Anesu from The Nest Space Yoga studio. Ground yourself in the present moment through breathing, yoga and meditation experiences. Weaved together with game drives, beautiful bush walks and lavishing fresh vegetarian food, embrace this special “me time” to indulge yourself and reflect on your path to growth and transformation.

Overview

This retreat is an invitation to fully unplug from the digital world and (re)align with your true self, while being awed by the African wilderness. The lodge is booked in exclusivity for your stay. You’ll appreciate the sounds and smells of the bush as well as ecstatic moments of silence and plenitude among the animals. Group meditations each day and night under the starts will allow for moments of introspection, sharing stories, caring, joy and gratitude.

Wake up each day to the multitude of bird songs, grab a coffee, a rusk and your trusty mat for your yoga session ! You will be driven to different areas each day to start lovely silent bush walks or game drives, yoga sessions, meditations among grounding landscapes. You will find how being in the quiet will increasingly bring you in tune and aligned with the rhythm of Nature and yourself… 

Dates

24 – 27 March 2023

 4 days / 3 nights 

Key information

  • Maximum group size : 8 persons
  • Starting point and ending point : Dinokeng North
  • English speaking facilitator

Fitness Level

Yoga: no previous skills is required to attend the retreat. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Bush walks: the terrain is flat and easy. Those walk in the wilderness are more a leisure and an opportunity to learn a myriads of interesting facts about the smaller things.

In a nutshell...

A traditional 4 day Yoga & Meditation safari in big 5 and malaria free Dinokeng North game reserve in South Africa ! Step into the healing power of nature with Banesa & Anesu from The Nest Space Yoga studio. Ground yourself in the present moment through breathing, yoga and meditation experiences. Weaved together with game drives, beautiful bush walks and lavishing fresh vegetarian food, embrace this special “me time” to indulge yourself and reflect on your path to growth and transformation.

Overview

This retreat is an invitation to fully unplug from the digital world and (re)align with your true self, while being awed by the African wilderness. The lodge is booked in exclusivity for your stay. You’ll appreciate the sounds and smells of the bush as well as ecstatic moments of silence and plenitude among the animals. A campfire each night under the starts will allow for moments of introspection, sharing stories, caring, joy and gratitude.

Wake up each day to the multitude of bird songs, grab a coffee, a rusk and your trusty mat for your yoga session ! You will be driven to different areas each day to start lovely silent bush walks or game drives, yoga sessions, meditations among grounding landscapes. You will find how being in the quiet will increasingly bring you in tune and aligned with the rhythm of Nature and yourself… 

Dates

24 – 27 March 2023

 4 days / 3 nights 

Key information

  • Maximum group size : 8 persons
  • Starting point and ending point : Dinokeng North
  • English speaking facilitator

Fitness level

Yoga: no previous skills is required to attend the retreat. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Bush walks: the terrain is flat and easy. Those walks in the wilderness are more a leisure and the occasion to learn a myriads of interesting facts about the
smaller things.

Limited spaces available…

What awaits...

  • 2 immersive morning bush walks (optional).
  • 2 game drives per day in open 4×4 vehicles indulging yourself in the renown Dinokeng North game reserve.
  • Daily yoga sessions in stunning locations.
  • Daily meditations.
  • Delicious fresh vegetarian food prepared by a Chef each day.
Limited spaces available…

What awaits...

  • 2 immersive morning bush walks (optional).
  • 2 game drives per day in open 4×4 vehicles indulging yourself in Dinokeng game reserve.
  • Daily yoga sessions in stunning locations.
  • Daily meditations.
  • Delicious fresh vegetarian food prepared by your Chef each day.

Your Facilitators

Anesu & Banesa are the co-owners of the Nest Space Yoga studio & Wellness Centre in Johannesburg, which is built around the ethos of inclusivity – showing her community that yoga is for all bodies regardless of colour, ability, size, age, gender or sexual orientation. With the most contagious positive energy and gentle personalities, they accumulate together thousands of hours of experience.

Anesu Mbizvo – Anesu is a 700 hour qualified Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, restorative Yoga instructor. She’s also a medical doctor and obtained a class medal for best overall achievement in Family Medicine : a discipline focused on seeing the patient holistically and paying homage to the importance of all spheres of health – physical, mental, spiritual and social. She speaks English and Shona.

Anesu teaches yoga as a journey back towards the Self and a learning that the real purpose of life is to rediscover one’s true being and the fact that we are all connected.

Banesa Tseki  – Banesa is co-owner at The Nest Space Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre and head Yoga Coach at Nike South Africa (Shapa Soweto).

Banesa is driven by an innate purpose to serve others which has been encapsulated in her entrepreneurial journey thus far. She is teaching Kundalini Yoga to People Living with HIV and is also an Addiction Yoga therapist. In African culture, a child is said to inherit the characteristics of her name. Banesa in Sesotho means “Turn on the Light”, a divine purpose that guides her spiritual journey today. She speaks English, Sesotho and French.

 

Your Facilitators

Anesu & Banesa are the co-owners of the Nest Space Yoga studio & Wellness Centre in Johannesburg. It is  which is built around the ethos of inclusivity – showing her community that yoga is for all bodies regardless of colour, ability, size, age, gender or sexual orientation. With the most contagious positive energy and gentle personalities, they accumulate together thousands of hours of experience.

Anesu Mbizvo : Anesu is a 700 hour qualified Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, restorative Yoga instructor.

She’s also a medical doctor and obtained a class medal for best overall achievement in Family Medicine : a discipline focused on seeing the patient holistically and paying homage to the importance of all spheres of health – physical, mental, spiritual and social. She speaks English and Shona.

Anesu teaches yoga as a journey back towards the Self and a learning that the real purpose of life is to rediscover one’s true being and the fact that we are all connected.

Banesa Tseki : Banesa is co-owner at The Nest Space Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre and head Yoga Coach at Nike South Africa (Shapa Soweto). Banesa is driven by an innate purpose to serve others which has been encapsulated in her entrepreneurial journey thus far. She is teaching Kundalini Yoga to People Living with HIV and is also an Addiction Yoga therapist. In African culture, a child is said to inherit the characteristics of her name. Banesa in Sesotho means “Turn on the Light”, a divine purpose that guides her spiritual journey today. She speaks English, Sesotho and French.

 

Where ?

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Situated a mere hour from Pretoria, North Dinokeng Game Reserve has infinite scenic beauty with a great diversity and abundance of wildlife. Dinokeng lies in the catchment area of two rivers that flow into the Olifants and Limpopo rivers and on to the Indian Ocean.

The reserve has the potential to become a model for future conservation where people and wild animals live in harmony. And it is on the way to prove itself as an example for successful transformation with so far more than 800 permanent jobs created for people living in the adjoining communities. With a focus in Conservation, the project started through strategic initiatives of Gauteng Provincial Government and the efforts of enthusiastic more than 170 landowners. Together they developed the concept that eco-tourism could become the source for upliftment of rural communities through sustainable employment.

Ngala Lodge

Your Yoga safari will take place in the modern & beautifully decorated Ngala lodge. Ngala delivers a bespoke safari experience that speaks to your preferences and priorities. It will be your home base while you explore the natural landscape, encounter the reserve’s abundant wildlife inhabitants, and gain a renewed sense of appreciation for the bush.

Where ?

Dinokeng Game Reserve

Situated a mere hour from Pretoria, North Dinokeng Game Reserve has infinite scenic beauty with a great diversity and abundance of wildlife. Dinokeng lies in the catchment area of two rivers that flow into the Olifants and Limpopo rivers and on to the Indian Ocean.

The reserve has the potential to become a model for future conservation where people and wild animals live in harmony. And it is on the way to prove itself as an example for successful transformation with so far more than 800 permanent jobs created for people living in the adjoining communities. With a focus in Conservation, the project started through strategic initiatives of Gauteng Provincial Government and the efforts of enthusiastic more than 170 landowners. Together they developed the concept that eco-tourism could become the source for upliftment of rural communities through sustainable employment.

Ngala Lodge

Your Yoga safari will take place in the modern & beautifully decorated Ngala lodge. Ngala delivers a bespoke safari experience that speaks to your preferences and priorities. It will be your home base while you explore the natural landscape, encounter the reserve’s abundant wildlife inhabitants, and gain a renewed sense of appreciation for the bush.

Indulge Yourself With :

  • Professional game drives & bush walks (optional) with a very experienced safari guide, allowing very close encounters with all kinds of wild animals.
  • Yoga and meditation sessions in the middle of the savanna, breathing exercises and other modalities…
  • Glamorous sundowners that will leave you dreamy, while admiring a carmine African sun in fire.
  • Night drives with a spotlight in search of nocturnal creatures, marvelled by the myriads of stars flickering above you.
  • Daily home-made vegetarian meals prepared by your private Chef.

Price

What's included ?​

  • Pre-trip discussions (zoom call) : get to know Anesa and Banesu, your experienced Yoga teachers as well as Natacha your organiser : ask them any logistical questions you might have. The occasion to also meet up with other participants and start creating bonds.
  • All accommodations on safari.
  • All mentioned activities in our itinerary (game drives, bush walks, sundowners).
  • Two yoga session per day.
  • Meditations breaks and Guided self-reflective time throughout the trip.
  • Guides & private Chef.
  • Food, Water and soft beverages.
  • Tips.
  • Relevant taxes (VAT – value added tax).
  • Post-trip follow through after your retreat.

What's excluded ?

  • International or domestic airfare – Nature Connexion can assist you with your flight bookings.
  • Travel and medical insurance – compulsory.
  • Additional activities not described in the package (spa treatment, etc).
  • Laundry. 
  • Any new taxes, fees, levies, fuel or industry increases beyond our control (all taxes that may be subject to change without prior notice).
  • Conservation levies of R80 per person and vehicle entrance (R50).

Food

  • The retreat is a 100% vegetarian and freshly cooked by a local Chef.
  • Fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs are sourced from local farmers and are organic when possible.
  • We shall provide you with a metallic water bottle, as we encourage you to practise self-consciousness about the use of plastic; drinking water will be provided during your retreat.

PRICE
Price per person sharing (exc. flight) :
Early Bird until December 15th 2022 :
R17.300 
Price after December 15th 2022 :
R18.300

50% deposit required to secure your booking

Rates are subject to change without prior warning in case of any increases in third-party services, park entrance, gate fees, conservation or  tourism levies, fuel, taxes, currency fluctuations beyond our control. 

Has this retreat caught your interest ? 
Do you have any more questions ?

Price

What's included ?​

  • Pre-trip discussions (zoom call) : get to know Anesa and Banesu, your experienced Yoga teachers as well as Natacha your organiser : ask them any logistical questions you might have. The occasion to also meet up with other participants and start creating bonds.
  • All accommodations on safari.
  • All mentioned activities in our itinerary (game drives, bush walks, sundowners).
  • Two yoga session per day.
  • Meditations breaks and Guided self-reflective time throughout the trip.
  • Guide & private Chef.
  • Food, Water and soft beverages.
  • Tips.
  • Relevant taxes (VAT – value added tax)
  • Post-trip follow through after your retreat

What's excluded ?

  • International or domestic airfare – Nature Connexion can assist you with your flight booking.
  • Travel and medical insurance – compulsory.
  • Additional activities not described in the package (iex: spa treatment, community visits).
  • Laundry. 
  • Any new taxes, fees, levies, fuel or industry increases beyond our control (all taxes that may be subject to change without prior notice).
  • Conservation levies (R80 per person) and vehicle entrance fee (R50).

Food

  • The retreat is a 100% vegetarian and freshly cooked by a local Chef.
  • Fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs are sourced from local farmers and are organic when possible.
  • We shall provide you with a metallic water bottle, as we encourage you to practise self-consciousness about the use of plastic; drinking water will be provided during
    your retreat.

PRICE
Price per person sharing (exc. flight) :
Early Bird until December 15th 2022 :
R17.300 
Price after December 15th 2022 :
R18.300
50% deposit required to secure your booking

Rates are subject to change without prior warning in case of any increases in third-party services, park / entrance / gate fees, conservation / bed / tourism levies, fuel, taxes, currency fluctuations beyond our control. 

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