29 FEB – 03 MARCH 2024

29 Feb – 3 Mar 2024



For a few short days each year, a village of endless possibilities comes alive and opens its gates to the outside world. This pop-up village invites individuals of all ages and walks of life to loosen the grip of modern society and take a leap of faith into the unknown. For it is in the unknown where we can truly find ourselves.

The village is a melting pot of interaction, introspection and inspiration. Stroll down the bustling streets and if you wish, make your way to one of the many carefully designed & uniquely activated spaces on offer.

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Discover the transformative haven known as the Soul Centre, a sacred space within our wellness festival. Step into this private and nurturing sanctuary, where you can embark on a profound journey of self-discovery, forge genuine connections with kindred spirits, and delve into exciting new practices. Prepare to immerse yourself in a captivating collage of soulful ceremonies, empowering workshops and talks, enchanting sound journeys, serene meditations, and captivating classes throughout the entire weekend. Enter the Soul Centre and unlock a world of profound exploration and growth.

The Yoasis

Welcome to the sublime Yoasis, an exquisite outdoor haven nestled beneath a breathtaking canopy, devoted to the art of yoga and movement. Here, the essence of the festival unfolds, embracing the profound power of embodied expression. The Yoasis stands as a majestic and serene temple, adorned with awe-inspiring vistas of the enchanting Helderstroom valley. Immerse yourself in this idyllic sanctuary, where you can gracefully embark on your moving meditation, allowing your body and soul to harmonize in perfect rhythm. Surrender to the transformative melodies of sound journeys, as they wash over you, caressing every fiber of your being. Step into the Yoasis and discover a sanctuary where movement becomes a divine symphony of self-discovery and serenity.
Discover the ethereal realm of the Sacred Fire, where transformative Sweat Lodge Ceremonies await you. Follow the path that leads you across a quaint bridge, guided by the guardians of the forest, until you reach the serene abode nestled near the stone cottage. Enter the realm of the Sacred Sweat Lodge, an exquisitely crafted dome-shaped structure affectionately known as the “womb” or “temple” of Pachamama. Within this sacred space, the ancient Native American purification prayer ceremony unfolds, bridging the realms of spirit, ancestry, and the sacred elements of our beloved Mother Earth. Allow this profound offering of traditional wisdom to guide you back to the sanctuary of your heart, where a timeless connection awaits. Step into the embrace of the Sacred Fire, and let its transformative flames ignite the eternal flame within you.

Roller Rink

Get ready to experience an enthralling fusion of movement and dance at the extraordinary Roller Rink, an enchanting pop-up haven at Retreat Yourself. Discover a world where exhilaration and self-expression intertwine in a truly spellbinding way. Tucked amidst the embrace of majestic oak trees, be sure to keep an eye out for the whimsical falling acorns! The Roller Rink is not only the beloved home of the vibrant Roller Disco but also a versatile space that hosts a diverse range of movement practices. Immerse yourself in the primal flow, nia, pilates, kids yoga, acro yoga, and a multitude of other captivating offerings. Step into this fully floored sanctuary, where joyous rhythms and boundless creativity come alive. Join us at the Roller Rink and let your spirit soar on wheels, as you revel in the magic of movement and the lights of the disco balls!
Perched alongside the scenic river, the Forest Stage pulses as the beating heart of the village. It is set amidst a lush canopy of natural shade and conveniently located near the bustling Market and hosts an eclectic array of offerings, catering to every taste and preference. From melodic and downtempo DJs who weave an enchanting ambiance to mesmerizing singer-songwriters, side-splitting stand-up comedians, and electrifying live bands, the Forest Stage intertwines the awe-inspiring beauty of nature to create magical moments that resonate long after the festival concludes.

Secret Dance Floor

Ignite your spirit of self-expression and surrender to the captivating allure of the nighttime stage. Under the enchanting canopy of stars, this late-night attraction beckons you to release your energy and let your body move freely. Calling out to the dance enthusiasts, it promises an irresistible invitation. With carefully curated dance music, the sonic selectors on this pulsating dancefloor cater to your auditory yearnings, offering an exhilarating soundtrack that will fuel your inner festival lover. Join as the magic of music sets you free and the night sky becomes your dance partner. Let the rhythm guide your steps under the twinkling stars.
A pop-up eatery under a canopy of trees, situated on the bank of the river – The Restaurant is a melting pot for food, drink, conversation and jazz. Book a spot at the ever-so-popular Dinner Banquet & Champagne Brunch, and make a toast to the town with friends, old and new. Or tempt your tastebuds at one of the many Masterclasses, where you can learn from top chefs at these live cooking demonstrations.

Kids Club

Home base for our younger attendees, the Kids Club offers a wide variety of activities suited to children between the ages of 1-15 years of age, keeping them engaged and entertained while you attend a workshop or ceremony, or simply enjoy date night at The Restaurant. You can feel safe leaving your children in the hands of qualified childminders with a wealth of experience. There are also a number of kid-friendly movies at the Cinema as well as daily kids yoga classes at the Roller Rink.
Whether you are planning a quiet night in or if you want to meet a loved one for a date, the Cinema has your movie-night covered. Indulge in a wide selection of films, including screenings of a variety of documentaries, classics, blockbusters and kid-friendly films.

The Village Market

At the heart of the village lies The Market, a vibrant space where villagers converge to nourish, entertain, and indulge. Explore an array of stalls offering delectable food, stylish clothing, and meticulously crafted treasures. Fuel your body, immerse yourself in Forest Stage entertainment, sip refreshing beverages, and peruse the enchanting stores. The Market awaits, brimming with delights for all.⁣⁣
This magnificent and sacred space reserved solely for divine feminine beings will be curated by the one and only Valentina Leo and will host a variety of interactive experiences designed to connect you with the ancient wisdom of sensuality and erotic pleasure held within our physical forms. The Red Tent will connect you to the golden thread of Sisterhood, and will expand your life in unimaginable ways.

Heal Yourself

Retreat Yourself and Magickal Gem have gathered some of the best healers from around the globe to share their offerings and help with insight, healing, and all things magickal. The offerings range from Pendulum Healing, Atlantean Shamanic Healing, Reiki & Energy Healing, RuHuTek Healing, Hypnotherapy, and Aromatherapy, to mention a few.
Enter the realm of Good Vibrations, a haven where the essence of sound and movement intertwines in a metamorphic journey. Encased within an enchanting dome structure, this sacred abode hosts a diverse array of mesmerizing sound journeys and invigorating movement classes guided by extraordinary practitioners. bathe in the revitalizing power of vibration as it unfolds its myriad of offerings. Join us as we embrace the profound connection between body, mind, and the captivating world of sound.

Talk Circle

Welcome to the riveting Talks Circle, the vibrant hub of learning, culture, and inspiration at our wellness festival. Nestled beneath the embracing forest canopy, this inviting space beckons participants to explore the depths of their curiosity, challenge societal norms, and embark on transformative journeys of knowledge. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions that traverse the realms of plant medicine, astrology, transformation, nutrition, neuroscience, healing, and a myriad of other captivating topics. Discover new modalities, expand your horizons, and be inspired by fresh perspectives that ignite profound growth. Join us in the Talks Circle and let the power of insightful conversations nourish your mind and spirit.

book your tickets & accommodation

Your Retreat Yourself 2024 ticket is the key that unlocks your five-day adventure! Your ticket gives you full access to yoga & movement classes, a variety of talks & workshops, sound journeys, all entertainment spaces and much more. With an abundance of offerings at your disposal, you are invited to curate your own experience.