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Awakening the BodyMind

An unforgettable adventure into the joys of Hatha Vinyasa yoga. Dynamic movement and Meditation. a Journey into

Massage/Bodywork and Soundjourneys are offered if you are in need of extra nourishment and of course, a feast of glorious Nature is the backdrop for this experience.

Sound pretty awesome I know. Come play!


Nov 7 to
Nov 9
09:00 amto07:00 am



The amount is please payable upfront to secure your booking.

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Greetings Yogic-folk!

Retief Sevenster- teacher and owner at BodyMind Vinyasa in Observatory invites you to create a wonderful and deeply nourishing experience at a stunning, spiritually charged retreat centre on the foot of the Tulbagh mountains, only a 1.5 hr drive from cape town.

From Friday 7 November till Sunday 9 November we gather to share in the beautiful practices of Vinyasa Yoga asana, Pranayama, Dyana( Meditation) and vibrant companionship within a Sangha (spiritual community)

On the mat you will deepen your understanding of your Physical, Emotional and Mental/Spiritual states through Conscious and Dynamic movement focused on achieving a state of Calm Stillness even in the most challenging posture be it an asana or meditation position. These all merged in harmony create the BodyMind, the integrated wholeness of YOU. It is at the core of this retreats vision.

We will venture deeply into uplifting explorations of longer sequences and practices designed to challenge you in a compassionate way and train you to make wiser decisions about advancing yourself deeply into poses.

Practicing for longer can also be very healing as it creates a cleansing of toxins from the body through encouraging the functioning of the lymphatic drainage, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

The effects of Vinyasa Yoga creates shifts that can be tangibly felt within the Body and Mind, specifically we will work with movements and Asana's that encourage a release of stored emotional content from the Fascia ( Connective tissue around muscles, cells, )

We will workshop skillfull Alignment and Body Mechanics in your practice to hopefully make you feel more confident in classes and in your self-practice and the use of Pranayama methods to bring purification to the Mind and a deep relaxing into meditation.

We will discuss the science behind how yoga affects your body's systems and brain activity and how longer, deeper openings and stretches can relieve tension, trauma and rigid emotional/physical and mental behaviour patterns.

Massage and Reiki Bodywork will be available at an additional cost. These will include soundhealing using Didjiridoo and Tibetan singing Bowl.

There will be a meditation on Noble Silence held on the Sunday morning to aid the grounding into the Present Moment before, during and after the practice until after breakfast.


Retief Sevenster- will be teaching and doing the massage and Bodywork at this retreat with some possible fellow teachers and massage therapists joining to offer their skills.

There will be a great feast for your senses offered in the form of culinary delights. 3 amazing veggie meals, delicious vegan deserts and of 's famous sprouts of all shapes and sizes.

Please secure your booking with an eft or cash payment soon as possible as space is limited to 15 students.


Cost: R1800 pp.
Venue: Blue Butterfly retreat centre in Tulbagh
Date: 7-9 November 2014

All accomodation will be sharing unless you prefer a private room, please specify this when you book.

Banking Details: Standard bank Retief Sevenster
Ref: Your name + yoga retreat
Cheque account 310807565
Branch code: 025109

Please email proof of payment through to

Hope to share this journey with you!

Much love, Retief