New Year Intentions and Yoga Retreat

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“Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of our intentions.”
Sharon Salzberg

New Year Intentions

This will be the 9th New Year Intentions Retreat with Lucy at the Tara Rokpa Centre. Participants take the opportunity to reflect on the year gone by, and set intentions for the future. Intention-setting does not need to be difficult. We can simply connect with what brings us joy, makes us feel energetic and alive, and commit to focusing on these activities over the year ahead.

This year, the retreat is inspired by the idea of Joyful Activism, where we continue to engage with the world around us, even when the going gets tough. We will explore what it means to lead a joyful and meaningful life, based on our interests and talents.


We will integrate our body, heart and mind in a gentle, unfolding process of yoga and mindfulness, providing the opportunity to reflect on what inspires and energises us. By trusting our ability to tap into our own talents, we can lead our lives in a way that also brings benefit to others. Yoga and mindfulness  practices will tune us into both our supportive and sabotaging patterns, while compassion practices will provide us with skilful ways to accept ourselves just as we are, in order to create the conditions for transformation to take place.

Please bring a yoga mat, a journal and pen or pencil, as well as stretchy, comfortable clothes for both yin and yang yoga practices.

Lucy Draper-Clarke Intentions Retreat

Lucy Draper-Clarke, PhD

About the Facilitator

Lucy Draper-Clarke has a doctorate in mindfulness and teacher education. She has practised yoga for 20 years and taught yoga and mindfulness in Botswana and South Africa since 2006. She has been lucky enough to study with inspiring Buddhist mindfulness, and Vinyasa yoga teachers, and offers both yin and yang styles of yoga.

Her light-hearted approach to teaching allows yoga students to learn through a joyful, yet transformative practice. For a personal reflection on previous New Year Intentions retreats, please follow this link.


For the online booking form, please click on this link.


Accommodation is priced to cater for everyone, but even so, please do not let your inability to pay prevent you from attending. Contact us for volunteer trades or payment plans. Partners are welcome to attend and pay for accommodation only. TRC members, SAGA/SWIFT members and past participants receive 10% discount.

3-night retreat
Single shared bathroom – R3325
Twin/double en suite – R3100
Twin/double shared bathroom – R2800
Dormitory – R2500
Camping – R2275

2-night retreat
Single shared bathroom – R2610
Twin/double en suite – R2460
Twin/double shared bathroom – R2260
Dormitory – R2060
Camping – R1910

Prices are per person, and include accommodation, meals, tea/coffee, facilitation and environmental levy.

For more information about retreats at TRC, please follow this link.