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Mindfulness Weekend in Nature with Nan


with Nan Lutz

(qualified Mindfulness Africa facilitator)


Body like a mountain

Breathe like the wind

Mind like the sky


Friday 4th August (6pm) – Wednesday 9th August 2016 (1pm)  (5 nights)  

Gently nurture your body, mind and spirit during your long weekend with rest, healing relaxation massages, learning and practicing mindfulness and compassion practices and enjoying wholesome vegetarian food in the beautiful Marico bushveld surroundings – with  Nan’s guidance.

If you need some time away to renew mind, body and spirit, but you're are not prepared to juice fast or go on a radical diet, and want to include the whole family and friends, then invest in this healthy holiday which will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed – and ready to take on life’s many challenges. 

This is the family-friendly, relaxed weeekend programme:

 In the morning, optional Guided Mindfulness, Compassion, Mindful Movement and Relaxation sessions, and also a special Tree Planting Ceremony in the Food Forest.

 Afternoons spent sleeping, relaxing on the stoep, walking to the waterfall or vising the beautiful Eye or also called "Die Oog' nearby (which is a 14m artesian well and source of the Marico River)                                            or perhaps even a massage*.  

At night, fires, star-gazing, marshamallows and  Bosman stories traditional to this area.

Activities include:

  • Guided mindfulness, compassion and relaxation practices
  • Mindful movement sessions, including meditation posture instruction, tips and techniques
  • Mindful walking and Nature walks
  • Guided mountain bike ride for beginners
  • Guided walk to the waterfall
  • Swimming at the waterfall or farm pool
  • Camp fire
  • Star gazing
  • Herman Charles Bosman stories (traditional to this area)
*Healing relaxation massages with Nan extra. Bookings and payment directly with Nan please.


This is a family-friendly long weekend retreat (Friday 6pm to Tuesday 1pm) and friends and partners are welcome to attend and pay for accommodation only. Children under 10 years are eligible for half price accommodation, and less than 3 years are free. Accommodation is priced to cater for everyone, but even so, do not let your inability to pay prevent you from attending.   Contact TRC to request volunteer trades or payment plans.

You will be eating well balanced vegetarian meals, cooked with love and care by Trish and team, which focus on food in season. Complementary selection of herbal teas, all day, at tea station in dining area with home-made baked treat.

Accommodation, vegetarian meals, refreshments, snacks and bedding and towels, and Tree Planting Ceremony  for the long weekend (5 nights): 

Twin/double en suite (for two) R7 100
Twin/double shared bathroom (for two) R6 100
Single shared bathroom R4 475
Dormitory R2 725

There is an optional Environment levy. Please deduct R60 per person from your payment if you do not wish to support and contribute to the work of the Tikologo Environmental Project which is a permaculture training project on-site. 

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Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the buzz word in meditation circles and this retreat is designed to give you a broad and robust introduction to this powerful life-skill that can help you transform the way we live our lives, or to help you deepen your practice.  By training in Mindfulness, our relationship to our emotions begins to change – and this allows for other changes in our lives.

Nan explains what mindfulness is, how to start practicing it and exploring what it feels like to be mindful, what stops us resting in this state and how we can live a more mindful life. You’ll learn some of the basic mindful practices, so you have something to take home and work with. This is an experiential course, learning through practical activities, instruction, discussion and reflection.


About Nan358

Nan is a qualified Mindfulness Africa facilitator and facilitates the MIndfulness Africa 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Courses.  As owner of Shenang Wellness she also offers Mindfulness and Compassion courses, retreats and consultations for groups, corporates and individuals.  She's been studying with Rob Nairn, founder of MIndfulness Africa and Mindfulness Association UK, for the past 20 years and now co-facilitates retreats and courses with him.  She's also the facilitator for the Gauteng Insight one year course.

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