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Join Lucy Draper-Clarke and Steven Heyman for a long weekend of yin and yang yoga and mindfulness in the Groot Marico District, 250km from Johannesburg.

We will stay at the Tara Rokpa Centre, a retreat 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.


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 practice, and on the final evening we can sit around an open fire, telling Bosman tales, traditional to the area.


Steven Heyman from Yoga Works will teach two yoga sessions each day, covering vinyasa flow (yang) as well as partner yoga, balances and an inversions workshop. Lucy Draper-Clarke from Heart-Mind will focus on Yin and Mindful yoga, alongside mindful activism training. The final 3-hour session on Sunday will combine the elements from both teachers into a full yang/yin yoga, pranayama and mindfulness practice.


Friday 22nd September, 6pm until Monday 25th September, 1pm


Yoga & mindfulness (3 sessions daily), trip to die Oog, hike to the waterfall, campfire. The yoga is accessible for all levels, and there will the choice of two workshops – inversions or compassion practices, to suit all participants. All activities are optional.

Cost of Retreat

R3400 per person sharing (includes all meals and drinks, three nights accommodation, environmental levy to support the Tikologo permaculture site on the property and guided walks).
R2000 for accompanying partners or children who do not wish to take part in the yoga sessions. There may be mountain bike rides available at an extra cost.

A 50% deposit secures your place. This is non-refundable, but is transferable to another TRC retreat.


Ovo-lacto vegetarian. Vegan/gluten free options available (please mention any food preferences when booking)


This is in farmhouses with twin/double rooms and shared bathroom. There is also a dormitory/family room, and a campsite. For camping, bring you own tent and deduct R500 from the price.


The Centre is 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.


Please use our online booking form: https://goo.gl/forms/LGPPgRQ8tp2C5fmt1

For more general information about retreats, please follow this link.