Category: Wellbeing Dates: Monday, 13 August 2012 to Wednesday, 15 August 2012 Yoga Retreat - with Jim Harrington Bushmans Kloof, hidden away in the magical Cederberg Mountains, was revered by the Bushmen from the beginning of time, offering a place where they could connect with the rhythms of nature and communicate with the world of spirits. This extraordinary environment is therapy in itself – the sacred energy and the awe inspiring surroundings will calm your mind, cleanse your body and renew your spirit while Jim Harrington, internationally recognised IYA (Yoga Alliance) Teacher Trainer with 19 years’ experience, leads you through yoga classes.This is a weekend for you – a retreat where you spend time away from your usual way of being. This means that you do not have to feel obliged to chat or interact with the rest of the group. If you want quiet time to walk, read or sleep or do whatever you feel like, then go for it. The weekend is all yours. We only request that guests be on time for the morning walk, meditation and yoga sessions so that we do not miss the beautiful sunrise. In the interests of fully experiencing the natural serenity within you and around you, it is suggested the group practice being silent for part of the weekend. The wide open spaces of the Cederberg have a way of making one feel very comfortable in silence. Our suggested lodge programme is devised to ensure maximum benefit and relaxation, please ensure that you have booked your spa treatments at time of accommodation reservation. Click here to book Day One 14:00 Arrive at Bushmans Kloof 15:30 High Tea at Makana, a full spread of delicious home-baked treats such as scones and fresh cream, filled sandwiches, chocolate éclairs, muffins and more, followed by afternoon nature drive. 18:00 Return to your room to prepare for yoga class. 18:30 Welcome talk from Jim Harrington with introduction to the yoga retreat and explanation of what awaits. 19:30 Group discussion led by Jim on yoga, nature and meditation. 20:00 Dinner, served at a weather dependent venue to be advised by your Field Guide, created by Chef Floris Smith using fresh, local ingredients. Day Two 07:00 Morning walking in the relaxing surrounds of Bushmans Kloof, complete with meditation session to kick off the day. 08:00–09:30 Yoga and breath work session. 09:45 Healthy brunch, served at Makana, with freshly-squeezed fruit juices, herbal teas, health bread, homemade muesli, fruit, yoghurts and a selection of cold meats. 10:45 Time to unwind on your own - choose from spa treatments, a guided walk, mountain bike ride, a rock art tour or just relax by the pool. 13:00 Lunch, served at a venue to be advised by your Field Guide, followed by time to take a dip in a rock pool, fly fish, take a walk in the reserve or simply doze on a pool lounger with a book. 17:00–18:30 Yoga practice, led by Jim. 19:00 A wholesome dinner is served, made with vegetables and herbs from the Bushmans Kloof gardens. Day Three 07:00 Take a guided hike to the location of the outdoor morning meditation session. 08:30–10:00 Yoga and breath work session, led by Jim. 10:15 Healthy brunch, served at Makana, with freshly-squeezed fruit juices, herbal teas, health bread, homemade muesli, fruit, yoghurts and a selection of cold meats. 12:00 Meet at the main lodge for check-out. Depart feeling renewed, refreshed and uplifted. Note: The itinerary is merely a guideline with suggestions. Activities do change according to the weather conditions.