experience

experience

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.
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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music & performance

Music is the heartbeat in the village and there is no shortage of artists & performers keeping you entertained during our time together. Feel free to enjoy the resident jazz band at the Restaurant, disco DJ’s spinning records at the Roller Rink, live performances at the Forest Stage, ecstatic concious dance at the Yoasis and a little more of a boogie at the Secret Dancefloor. There truly is something for everyone.

Music isn’t all that’s on offer though – the Late Night Comedy is one of the festival highlights and has become a Friday evening tradition at Retreat Yourself.

food & drink

Fresh, inventive and tasty treats will be available throughout the weekend. From an assortment of food vendors in the Market to a more festive dining experience at the Champagne Brunch or Banquet Dinner, your options are plentiful when it comes to filling your belly and delighting your senses.

You could also learn some tricks of the trade in one of the curated Masterclasses, where top local chefs guide you through a live cooking demonstration.

After that, you may choose to explore the streets and pop into one of the experiential bars. From wine tastings to concious cocktails, you will be sure to find something delicious to quench your thirst.

Learning, Culture & Wellness

A wealth of new information lies in wait for you. Learn from a range of facilitators as they give talks and present workshops on a variety of topics from dream interpretation to the cornerstones of physical health, and everything in between.

Join us in the Talk Circle and Soul Centre as we unravel the mysteries of Tantra, dive into the depths of healing with a sound journey or connect with our breathe during a meditation.

For those wanting to expand their minds and explore their inner landscape, there are a number of ceremonies on offer. There is something to cater to everyone’s line interest.

Yoga & Movement

Movement is the medicine of change and is at the core of the RY experience. Over 5 days, you can expect to be guided by a variety of yogis, pilates instructors, HIIT coaches and movement teachers from across South Africa. Step away from the distraction of the mind and back into your bodies, as you get encapsulated by the moving meditation.

From beginner classes to advanced workshops, you will be sure to find something that suits your needs. Getting grounded in nature’s playground never felt so good.