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It’s time to shake off the winter, and replenish yourself during this Heritage Day yoga retreat. Join Steven Heyman and Lucy Draper-Clarke for a long weekend of yoga, mindfulness and outdoor adventure in the Groot Marico District.

Our first session will begin after lunch on 21st September, and end after lunch on 24th September, but you are also welcome to come a night early (20th September), or stay an extra night afterwards, for complete relaxation!

The Tara Rokpa Centre is a healing centre known for its pristine environment, unpolluted air and fantastic night sky. It lies in a wooded valley, bounded by perennial streams and surrounded by rolling hills.

Yoga Retreat Programme

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Yoga in the Octagon

We will wake up to a gentle yoga and mindfulness session in the Octagon meditation hall, followed by healthy breakfast in the open dining area. There will then be two varied yoga sessions before tucking into a filling vegetarian lunch. Participants can either rest in the afternoon or visit the nearby waterfall in Tara’s Valley, or die Oog – the Eye – which is the 14m deep source of the Marico river, and popular with swimmers and divers. There will be one evening yin yoga practice, and on the final evening we can sit around an open fire, telling Bosman tales, traditional to the area.


Steven Heyman

Steven Heyman

Lucy Draper-Clarke

Lucy Draper-Clarke

Steven Heyman from Yoga Works will teach two yoga sessions each day, covering vinyasa flow as well as as partner yoga, balances and inversions. Lucy Draper-Clarke from Heart-Mind will focus on yin yoga, alongside mindfulness and compassion training. The final 3-hour yoga session on Sunday will combine the elements from both teachers into a yoga, breath and mindfulness practice where we will fully experience both Effort and Ease.


The accommodation for this yoga retreat will be in simple farmhouses with twin/double rooms and shared bathroom. There are a few singles, as well as a dormitory/family room, and a campsite.


Accommodation inc. all meals and snacks for 3 nights
Single shared bathroom R4200
Twin/double en suite R3900
Twin/double shared R3600
Dormitory R3300
Camping (own tent) R3000


Come the night before, or stay a night after, for a reduced rate of R450 pppn.

A 50% deposit secures the accommodation of your choice. This is non-refundable, but is transferable to another TRC retreat.

The food is ovo-lacto vegetarian. Gluten free/vegan options available (please mention any food preferences when booking). Please bring extra provisions if you are vegan/GF.

Please do not let you inability to pay prevent you from attending. We offer reduced rates,  or  exchange for volunteer work.

Booking Form

Please book via this link.

For more information about retreats at TRC, click here.


250km (about 3 hours) from Johannesburg, with 14km of gravel road. Please consider car pooling. If you are happy to offer a ride, please mention this when booking.

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