WELL-BEING

UPCOMING RETREATS AND WORKSHOPS

NURU NEW MOON RETREAT
29 - 30 October 2022

Our last #nurumoonretreat for the year will be taking place 29-30 October. Join us under this new moon as we reflect on the year that has been and set intentions for the remainder of the year. Experience a weekend of rest, ease and tranquility in the cradle of humankind.

One of @nuru_house [1] passion points is exploring African and modern cosmology. We believe in the energetic impact moon cycles have on us as humans and understand the importance of tapping and harnessing that potent energy.

nuru moon retreats are gatherings for people to get together and set intentions, clear energy, gain clarity and connect with themselves through communal energy.

Rediscover well-being and enjoy a weekend of release and ease with us in the cradle of humankind.

Inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner for 2

WHEN : SATURDAY 29 – SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER

WHERE : Farmhouse 58, Cradle Of Humankind ( 40 min from JHB) a place of
serenity, comfort and harmony with organic gardens, waterfall, nature
walks, yoga shall , fireplaces – a serene and safe spiritual retreat

RETREAT ITINERARY

Friday

2pm – 4pm Arrival & Check in

4pm – 4:45pm Orientation and Tour

4:45pm – 5:15pm Tea

5:15pm – 5:30pm Introduction to Vedanta

5:30pm – 6:30pm Lecture: Art of Being Well

6:30pm – 7:45pm Small group discussion

7:45pm – 8pm Break

8pm – 9:30pm Dinner

Saturday

4:15am – 4:25am Wake Up (optional)

4:25am – 4:30am Morning Chant (optional)

4:30am – 5:45am Personal Study

5:45am – 6:20am Tea

6:20am – 7:05am Yoga

7:05am – 8am Walk

8am – 8:30am Refresh

8:30am – 9:45am Breakfast

9:45am – 11am Lecture: Stress-free Living

11am – 12pm NIROX Tour

12pm – 1pm Poetry Session

1:15pm – 2:15pm Lunch

2:15pm – 4pm Rest and Reflection

4pm – 5pm Small group discussion

5pm – 5:45pm Tea

5:45pm – 6:15pm Classical Music & Chant

6:15pm – 6:30pm Break

6:30pm – 7:30pm Big Group Discussion

7:30pm – 9pm Dinner

Sunday

4:15am – 4:25am Wake Up (optional)

4:25am – 4:30am Morning Chant (optional)

4:30am – 5:45am Personal Study

5:45am – 6:20am Tea

6:20am – 7:05am Yoga

7:05am – 8am Walk

8am – 8:30am Refresh

8:30am – 9:45am Breakfast

9:45am – 10:50am Lecture: Self-development Practices

10:50am – 11:45am Q&A

12pm Depart

Standard: Single – R4,500 / Double – R6,500

Deluxe: Single – R4,950 / Double – R6,950

Premium: Single – R5,500 / Double – R7,500

FULL MOON HIKE
8 November 2022

…A celestial immersion….

A gentle hike through 58 guided by the Piscean full moon and Lesego Mapeka. This is always an opportunity to reflect, set intentions and be entirely present in the moment, surrounded by nature in The Cradle of Humankind.

A safe place to release and return to self… Pisces is a profoundly intuitive and creative water sign; on this walk, we will explore these attributes of ourselves.

To close off our experience and seal our mindful practice, we will convene on the lawns for an open-air sound bath with Tubatsi Moloi. Yoga mats and light blankets will be provided.

Following this restorative experience, we will enjoy dinner under the stars, in The Lapa.

Bring a torch Wear a comfy backpack and keep your hands free
Bring your jacket in case of chilly weather

EXPERIENCE ITINERARY

4pm – 5pm Arrival

5pm – 6:30pm Walk with Lesego

6:30pm – 7:30pm Soundbath with Tubatsi

7:30pm – 9pm Dinner under the stars

 

R950 for guests joining the experience for the evening: Hike, sound bath and dinner. (3-course a la carte)

DIGITAL DETOX RETREAT
16 - 18 November 2022

Disconnect, to reconnect in nature.

Improve sleep, the quality of relationships, well-being and mood.

Just a few mindful days in nature provide an opportunity to reset, reduce stress and focus more on interaction with others, learn tools to prevent
addiction to tech devices through simple experiences in nature, physical exercise, and mindfulness practice.

David McCullough – Digital Detox Facilitator at FARMHOUSE58 (Tula Consulting)

When a user gets a like, a retweet, or a notification, the brain receives a flood of dopamine and sends it along reward pathways.

This ultimately vicious cycle, coupled with excessive screen time, can lead to obesity, sleep problems, chronic neck and back problems, depression and
anxiety, to name a few. Our fixation on technology devices also causes a decrease in attention span – especially when multitasking on multiple devices.

Then, there is the psychology of Comparison. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of Joy” – Constantly seeing others post their “best
lives” makes us feel deficient and not good enough. Social media creates more depression than joy. It fuels our need to head to the shops for retail therapy, so we can buy some short-term joy in new clothes, a burger, perfume, jewellery etc. this is a perpetual cycle of unhappiness, not joy.

Digital detox also helps restore attention span on individual tasks or activities, which can help improve memory. This will help your relationships with loved ones as you focus more on your undivided attention to them. The relief of stress, managing screen addiction and mindful practices learned at a Digital Detox in nature will provide tools to implement in our busy everyday lives.

“A digital detox retreat will provide fun analogue activities in nature to reset your reliance on your devices. It will provide exercises to use daily to reduce
your need for these dopamine highs. This will help bring more balance to your life.”

Answering the call to return to nature….

After settling in at FARMHOUSE58, we arrive in breath and acknowledgement,
setting our intentions for the time we have put aside for ourselves.

Through hiking and choral bird awakening (simply listening to birdsong), we will
reconnect with our senses and arrive in our bodies.

We will explore forest bathing and gratitude journaling, an exercise to help us explore our dependency on our devices, as well as remember how simple and effortless the enjoyment of nature can be.

A “The Wheel of Balance” Workshop will unfold and provide a safe space to
assess the 5 elements of wellbeing and how we can improve all aspects of our
longevity, health and stress.

Other activities include nature walks, garden immersions, farm-to-fork dining
and most importantly, lots of time to rest, reset, sleep and recover from elements of burnout and exhaustion.

What is a Safe Digital Detox?
You will still have access to your devices, we will simply teach you how to interact with them mindfully. Should you have any emergencies (work or family related), you will still be able to “check in” when needed. We are focused on the
consciousness of being in the present moment and immersion in nature – we do
not aim to create more anxiety associated with tech interactions. The approach
is gentle and not militant.

Connecting with the presence of yourself in nature may begin to grant you a
greater sense of reward than a notification, blue tick or like.

Slow eating, connecting with food at FARMHOUSE58.

The endless checking of emails, social media and texts leads to an increase in the stress hormone, Cortisol, which inevitably leads to much higher stress levels. Cortisol creates a surge of energy, essential for survival by stimulating your fat and carbohydrate metabolism. However, this increases your appetite for sweet, fatty and salty foods, increasing weight gain.

During the Digital Detox retreat, we will forage for fresh produce, learn about the garden that provides much of the fresh produce on our plates, enjoy slow social eating.

How to join a Digital Detox

Dave Mc will host Digital Detox retreats at FARMHOUSE58 on 19 – 21 October 2022 and 16 – 18 November 2022.

Take a timeout, with 2 nights in nature, just 40 Minutes from Joburg: The retreat is all-inclusive of all activities, meals and the facilitated Wheel of Life workshop.

Return to daily life feeling reset, with tools and awareness you can use (and share with others!) daily to lead a healthier and more balanced life.
Reframe and restructure your relationship with your devices and tech.

David McCullough
A wellness business owner at TULA Consulting.
A chartered accountant and business consultant. SANParks Honorary Ranger.

RETREAT ITINERARY

Friday

2pm – 4pm Arrival & Check in

4pm – 4:45pm Orientation and Tour

4:45pm – 5:15pm Tea

5:15pm – 5:30pm Introduction to Vedanta

5:30pm – 6:30pm Lecture: Art of Being Well

6:30pm – 7:45pm Small group discussion

7:45pm – 8pm Break

8pm – 9:30pm Dinner

Saturday

4:15am – 4:25am Wake Up (optional)

4:25am – 4:30am Morning Chant (optional)

4:30am – 5:45am Personal Study

5:45am – 6:20am Tea

6:20am – 7:05am Yoga

7:05am – 8am Walk

8am – 8:30am Refresh

8:30am – 9:45am Breakfast

9:45am – 11am Lecture: Stress-free Living

11am – 12pm NIROX Tour

12pm – 1pm Poetry Session

1:15pm – 2:15pm Lunch

2:15pm – 4pm Rest and Reflection

4pm – 5pm Small group discussion

5pm – 5:45pm Tea

5:45pm – 6:15pm Classical Music & Chant

6:15pm – 6:30pm Break

6:30pm – 7:30pm Big Group Discussion

7:30pm – 9pm Dinner

Sunday

4:15am – 4:25am Wake Up (optional)

4:25am – 4:30am Morning Chant (optional)

4:30am – 5:45am Personal Study

5:45am – 6:20am Tea

6:20am – 7:05am Yoga

7:05am – 8am Walk

8am – 8:30am Refresh

8:30am – 9:45am Breakfast

9:45am – 10:50am Lecture: Self-development Practices

10:50am – 11:45am Q&A

12pm Depart

Standard: Single – R6,800 / Double – R10,050

Deluxe: Single – R6,950 / Double – R10,850

Premium: Single – R8,190 / Double – R11,800

EPIC CYCLING RETREAT
9 - 11 December, 2022

If the Epic, the odyssey, the Monomyth or the hero’s journey culminates with some great test, like a big race, then this workshop/cycle retreat is part of the preparation phase needed.

You will discover the concept of ‘light energy’: awaking with early morning enlightenment workshops (yoga, breathing, stretching ), through afternoons of body nourishments (sport massages and nutritional explorations, open air yoga & movement activities), closing with sunset rides. After cycling you are encouraged to walk the land, be a part of it – shoes are optional.

WELCOME
We welcome you to take sanctuary from the bustle of the city, in a place where you can disconnect to reconnect, a place for unlearning bad habits and restoration, a place to learn how to be ONE with yourself and your mountain bike.
We will challenge the status quo of outdated mountain bike training methods to assist every rider to discover their untapped potential, and to achieve your own individual best through excellence.

A sanctuary of 22 intentionally minimalist suites and rooms for our athletes privately placed amongst the kopjes of the Highveld.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

  • Being one with your bicycles Breathing – (the value of air)
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Technical riding concepts
  • Off road terminology (theory)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Endurance training
  • Yoga and other movements

NUTRITION

What we eat, what we drink, and how we do so is at the center of the cycle retreat.
Our aim is to choose foods which are nutritious and delectable, causing the least harm to the environment, the lightest interventions on the land and natural resources; which regenerate and restore.
A SHOT BAR with healthy invigorating shots (ginger, turmeric, beetroot etc.), everyday for guests to indulge.
Be part of the Farm to Table journey with our farmers and chef -experience where most of our food comes from.

RETREAT ITINERARY

DAY 1

16:00 – 17;00 Arrival and check in (Afternoon ride optional)

18:30 introduction and camp breakdown

19:00 Dinner

 

DAY 2

7.00 Breakfast

8:15 Breathe

8:30 Ride – Technical riding (60km)

12:00 Return

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Recovery,Physiotherapy/Ice bath/Massage

17:00 Nutrition- fuel for a stage race 19:00 Dinner

DAY 3

6:00 Breakfast

7:00 ride – 135km – endurance

13 :00 return

14:00 Lunch

15:30 Departure

 

PRICES

Standard: Single – R6,000

Deluxe: Single – R7,900 / Double – R6,500 p/p sharing

Premium: Single – R10,500 / Double – R8,500 p/p sharing

GRATITUDE RETREAT
6 - 8 January ,2023

We gather on this ancient land, deep in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, for a weekend to remember — with our bodies, minds and spirits — all that we have to be grateful for.

Amidst all of the turmoil, we come together in the community to remember that we are enough as we are. Through yoga, meditation, reflection, and walking on 58’s healing land we will return to our hearts.

Whether you come alone or with loved ones, you are sure to return to your daily rhythm with a newfound sense of ease,
inspiration and deep gratitude for the life you are living.

Facilitators: Sally & Dimitri Gutjahr
Sally is a passionate and enthusiastic Yoga Teacher and owner of Johannesburg’s most successful Yoga studio – Yoga Experience, now situated inside the Bull ring at the Wanderers Stadium. Sally has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past twenty two years. Her intention in staring yoga was to recover from an eating disorder and to empower herself to live an authentic and joyful life.

She has successfully achieved her goal and continues to life in her Truth and power by sharing her experience and gifts of healing with her students. Sally’s yoga classes are technically sound and inspiring. She incorporate pranayama and deep relaxation into the mix and uses the benefits of the yoga practice as tools to take off the mat and into the world. She loves holding space for people and enjoys the retreat environment where magic happens.

After 13 years of meditation, breath work, nutrition and fasting, Dimitri settled in South Africa and became a family man and business owner. Through life’s journey, he realised how cunningly the mind can sabotage one’s state of wellbeing and how the whirlwind inner story of mind easily carries us to suffering, fear, stress and even depression. His practice now revolves around his earlier work of mediation, yoga and breath work but has also moved towards managing the moment as a constant practice and a sure path to happiness.

RETREAT ITINERARY

Friday

2pm-3pm Arrival

3pm-4pm Welcome by Facilitators

4pm-6pm Rest/Settle in

6pm-7pm Sunset Yoga

7pm-8:30pm Dinner

8:30pm-9:30pm Fireside Drumming with Paul

 

Saturday

7am-9am Morning Yoga

9am-10am Breakfast

11am-12:30pm Mindful Writing

1pm-2pm Lunch

2pm-4pm Rest

4pm-6pm Meditation & Nature Walk

7pm-8:30pm Dinner

8:30pm-9pm After Dinner Satsang Screening

 

Sunday

7am-9am Morning Yoga

9am-10am Breakfast

11am-12pm Closing Conversation and short meditation

12pm Checkout

 

Standard: Single – R7,097 / Double – R9,420

Deluxe: Single – R7,709 / Double – R10,020

Premium: Single – R8,245 / Double – R10,614

EPIC CYCLING RETREAT JANUARY 2023
14 - 17 January, 2023

If the Epic, the odyssey, the Monomyth or the hero’s journey culminates with some great test, like a big race, then this workshop/cycle retreat is part of the preparation phase needed.

You will discover the concept of ‘light energy’: awaking with early morning enlightenment workshops (yoga, breathing, stretching ), through afternoons of body nourishments (sport massages and nutritional explorations, open air yoga & movement activities), closing with sunset rides. After cycling you are encouraged to walk the land, be a part of it – shoes are optional.

WELCOME
We welcome you to take sanctuary from the bustle of the city, in a place where you can disconnect to reconnect, a place for unlearning bad habits and restoration, a place to learn how to be ONE with yourself and your mountain bike.
We will challenge the status quo of outdated mountain bike training methods to assist every rider to discover their untapped potential, and to achieve your own individual best through excellence.

A sanctuary of 22 intentionally minimalist suites and rooms for our athletes privately placed amongst the kopjes of the Highveld.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

  • Being one with your bicycles Breathing – (the value of air)
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Technical riding concepts
  • Off road terminology (theory)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Endurance training
  • Yoga and other movements

NUTRITION

What we eat, what we drink, and how we do so is at the center of the cycle retreat.
Our aim is to choose foods which are nutritious and delectable, causing the least harm to the environment, the lightest interventions on the land and natural resources; which regenerate and restore.
A SHOT BAR with healthy invigorating shots (ginger, turmeric, beetroot etc.), everyday for guests to indulge.
Be part of the Farm to Table journey with our farmers and chef -experience where most of our food comes from.

RETREAT ITINERARY

DAY 1

7:00 Breakfast (how to fuel yourself for the ride)

8:00 Breath

8:30 Ride – Technical riding

10:30 Retire

13:00 Lunch

14:00 CC – conditioning and coordination

17:00 Evening yoga

19:00 Dinner

DAY 2

7.00 Breakfast

8:15 Breathe

8:30 Ride – Endurance

12:00 Retire

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Recovery Physiotherapy

17:00 Nutrition- fuel for a stage race

18:00 Q & A with 1RACE (young riders)

19:00 Dinner

DAY 3

7:00 Breakfast

8:00 Reflecting on the last two days –meditation

9:00 Ride

13:00 Retire

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Packing and departure

PRICES

Standard: Single – R6,000

Deluxe: Single – R7,900 / Double – R6,500 p/p sharing

Premium: Single – R10,500 / Double – R8,500 p/p sharing