Retreats

Day Retreats

Mind is the essence of everything.

Due to mind's purity, all becomes pure.

Due to mind's clarity, all becomes clear.

The essence of everything is one's own mind.

                              The 12th Tai Situpa 


Floating Teachers Cottage Available to Rent
Ideal for self retreat or couples retreat (self catering)

No pets permitted on the property - All bookings can be made via air bnb

Book the Teachers Cottage or alternatively contact the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book and receive a discount.

R1200 per night (2 night minimum stay)


Winter Mindfulness Based Living: The 8 Week Course

With Mindfulness Africa, Carey Abercrombie

“Although assumed to be subject to our conscious control, most of the time our minds shuttle endlessly between the past and the future. Little time is actually spent living in the present. Yet, our capacity to effectively handle stress, to make informed decisions, and to access previously untapped resources and apply them in challenging, fast-paced business situations all rely on our capacity to be present. Quite literally, only when we are in the present can we optimise our capacity to consciously respond to situations rather than simply react, bring greater concentration and focus to work, and to monitor our level of stress and take effective steps to address it.”Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts

1) Starting Where We Are

2) The Body as a Place to Stay Present

3) Introducing Mindfulness Support

4) Working with Distraction

5) Exploring the Undercurrent

6) Attitude of the Observer

7) Self-Acceptance

8) A Mindfulness Based Life – Day Retreat

For the full course information, dates and costs please email the office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mindfulness & Music

A Live Classical Piano Evening with Lara Kirstenbaum

Saturday 20th May

From 18h30 - 21h00

Cost: R250 with light supper afterwards

More details coming soon


Evening Talk with Drupon Samten Rinpoche 

Drupon Samten Rinpoche is a deeply respected teacher of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and founder of the Drikung Kagyu Centre in California

Thursday EveningTalk: 25th May

6.30pm -7.30pm with supper afterwards (Please bring and share)
By Donation


Mindfulness & Everyday Life

Applying our practices to the joys and hardships of day to day life

Full Day Retreat with Tania Potter and suported by Kerri

Saturday 27th May 2017

9am - 4pm

Cost: R600 plus teachers dana

Problems! We all have them and we all have regrets and things we wish we did differently. Changing Habits takes work, it takes effort to channel less wholesome urges in a healthier direction. Join Life Coach Tania Potter and Mindfulness facilitator Kerri Martinaglia for a day retreat packed with simple, effective, and sustainable tools and techniques to make your everyday be a mindful day.

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for bookings


Sumie Art & Meditation Retreat: 'Making the Brush Dance and The Ink Sing'

A weekend retreat course of Japanese brush painting and meditation with Louis van Loon

Saturday 17th June & Sunday 18th June

9am - 4pm each day

Cost: R1000 plus teachers dana

Japanese brush painting draws its inspiration from Taoist nature mysticism and Zen Buddhism. It employs simple but exquisite tools: a bamboo-stemmed wolf’s hair brush, a hollowed slate in which to liquefy the solid pine-soot ink and absorbent mulberry paper. The brush is wielded with sensitivity and boldness to produce strokes that catch the characteristic nature of the shapes and textures we see around us. We will practise the classical Japanese brush strokes and their application to traditional subjects, from rock ledges and mountain formations to bamboo and flower studies.

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Akong Rinpoche: A Remarkable Life Movie KwaZulu Natal Premiere

Movie Screening with Elizabeth Gaywood & Tibet Society

25th June at 6pm

R25

With teas and cakes after, donations to the Akong Rinpoche Memorial Fund welcome.

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Creating Space Day Retreat

A Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat with Carey Would and Kerri

Saturday 1st July 2017

10am - 3pm

Cost: R600

In daily life we tend to over identify with particular aspects and disregard others. This creates stress and can deny us the potential for joyful living and personal growth. This nurturing day retreat is designed to create space. There will be an introductory talk, gentle stretching movements and Yoga Nidra (a withdrawal of the senses leading to deep relaxation and conscious sleep) The morning yoga sessions consist of Pawanmuktasana (a series of gentle movements), Pranayama (yogic breathing) and Mindfulness practices. The afternoon yoga session will include, a silent nature walk, restorative yoga and healing relaxation.

Note: This retreat is open to everyone. The posture work is slow and gentle and therefore suitable for complete beginners and those with conditions for which strenuous exercise is not advised. Please bring comfortable layers of clothing so that you can move freely yet remain warm. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to book


Mindful Parenting Day Retreat

With Paul Bushell

A retreat workshop looking at the practice of Mindfulness in the journey of parenting.

9am - 4pm

Saturday 15th July

Cost: R600 per person plus Teachers Dana/Donation

Participants will be introduced to practical techniques to help guide their parenting journey, both as a way of coping with its inevitable stress and savouring its joys. It will also introduce participants to practical techniques for introducing Mindfulness into the home, and as something that can be taught to children as a valuable life skill and practice. Participants will need to wear comfortable clothes. 

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Basic Meditation for People with Busy Lives

with International Teachers Ken and Katia Holmes

28th & 29th October 2017

9am - 4pm each day

Cost: R700 per day including teas and vegetarian lunch


The Teachers 

Please see the teachers page of the website for more info on each teacher.


Booking Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend an event, please consider offering your registration as a donation to the environmental work done by The Waterfall Retreat Centre in the Nkutu Valley. If you would prefer a credit toward a future event, contact us by 5pm at least two business days prior to the event by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Credits can be transferred once towards another event and must be used within 6 months of their date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel after the deadline. 

To use your credit, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book for a future retreat. We are unable to process credits online.


Retreat Pictures

If you would like to see recent pictures of the several retreats we hold per year, please visit us on facebook

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What to bring to a retreat?

  • A hat and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Yoga mat
  • Warm blanket/shawl for meditations
  • Layered clothing for winter
  • Good walking shoes
  • Chairs and cushions are available; but if you have a favourite cushion, please bring it.
  • You will be asked to remove your shoes prior to entering the studio; you may want to wear or bring warm socks.
  • Please wear layered clothing as the studio temperature can vary from cool to cold.