My inspiration for Soul Space Retreats came to me after I spent two weeks in India on a yoga retreat and came home feeling like a new person.

This was five years ago now and back then my kids were much smaller. Worrying about just my own needs, exploring a new country, practicing yoga and being with a beautiful group of people was absolute bliss and I was totally recharged – on all levels – when I arrived home.

The value of time spent to rest and recover became very apparent to me and I was motivated to recreate this feeling for myself and others back home in Cape Town. Taking two weeks for self care is not feasible year after year so I got creative and looked in my own back yard and designed weekend and day yoga retreats. You don’t have to travel far to unplug. A day to yourself, or a weekend ideally, is so healing and essential for overall balance and happiness.

The most recent retreat I hosted was in Swellendam a few weeks ago. It was a 3 day event and this was the second time I created a yoga weekend for this particular group of women. To say it was special is an understatement. The long weekend was filled with lots of yoga, spa treatments and amazing food & wine. Together we laughed, shed a few healing tears, had soulful chats and lots of time to unwind and relax.

Thank you to Arumvale Country House (www.arumvale.com) for hosting us. The setting is breathtaking and utterly serene….just perfect!

Thank you also to Corno at Country Catering in Swellendam (www.countrycatering.co.za) for spoiling us with your healthy and delicious food and fresh juices. What a treat!

Here are a few of my favorite memories: