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Instead of setting goals, making New Year’s resolutions, and creating long to-do lists, how would it feel to start the year simply connecting deeply with how you long to live?

During this retreat, we will explore how to meet each moment of our lives with clarity and care, not just at the start of the year, but each and every day. Lucy will guide you through practices of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga and expressive movement to awaken the senses and imaginations. We will use embodiment practices to become receptive and open, to attune and align, and from this grounded place, to touch into the qualities we wish to cultivate in the year ahead.

During our time together, we will explore how to weave these wishes into a community of support. We’ll learn how to recommit to these intentions each morning, through simple rituals and practices. By planting these seeds of intention in community, we can generate the momentum to support ourselves, by staying close to these intentions in the midst of daily life.

This is Lucy’s gentle invitation. If it calls you, please join her for a weekend of nourishing practice.

Are you needing more time to refocus and reconnect? Retreat options available include extending your retreat to a 4-night break or incorporating the Speak with Clarity, Listen with Compassion Retreat for a 9-night deep dive.


Your Facilitator:

Lucy Draper-Clarke is a retreat facilitator, mindfulness mentor, and researcher-practitioner in the fields of awareness, compassion, and social engagement and recently authored The  Compassionate Activist. After obtaining a doctorate in mindfulness and teacher education, Lucy is now an Associate Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. With a focus on compassionate activism and somatic meditation, she works with those engaged in social transformation and healing, to alleviate stress, increase resilience and cultivate wise, compassionate action. Nothing gives her more joy than supporting others to develop their own, life-enhancing, contemplative practices.



Includes accommodation, all meals, tea and snacks, and facilitated sessions. The food is ovo-lacto vegetarian, with vegan/gluten-free options available on request. Cost is dependent on your choice of accommodation.

  Accommodation   2 nights   4 nights   9 nights
  Camping (own tent)   R2900   R3900   R7700
  Dormitory   R3100   R4300   R8500
  Twin/double room with shared bathroom (sharing, per   person)   R3300   R4500   R8700
  Twin/double room with en suite bathroom (sharing, per   person)   R3500   R4700   R8900
  Single room with shared bathroom (only 3 available)   R3700   R4900   R9100
  Single ensuite room   R3900   R5100   R9300


To Book:

Please fill in the online booking form. A 50% deposit will confirm your booking.

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