ARE YOU READY FOR A DEEP TRANSFORMATION?
A JOURNEY INTO SILENCE
22-25 APR 2021(SOLD OUT) | 13-16 MAY 2021 (WAITING LIST) | 24-27 JUN 2021 (WAITING LIST) | 29 JUL-1 AUG 2021 | 2-5 SEP 2021 | 11-14 NOV 2021 | 16-19 DEC 2021
SILENT RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF:
MEET THE FOUNDERS & YOUR GUIDES
Our days & evenings will be filled with movement in nature, guided meditations, mindful movement, Yoga Nidra, and stargazing, with plenty of time to rest and reflect throughout the day.
Nights are dedicated to restorative sleep.
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with and ask questions of your retreat guide.
Recharge & Restore
Do Less. Be More.
Meet Yourself as You Are
We offer a balanced, plant-based, wholesome cuisine inspired by Ayurvedic medicine and designed to nourish your body and delight your senses.
Our cuisine is simple, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic garden or local farmers. Food is part of the retreat experience, including daily breakfast, light lunch, and dinners.
The food will ground you in your body, and connect you to Mother Earth.
We cater to all dietary needs.
YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS & PRICES
The entire experience is included in the stated prices. We never have extra “hidden” charges.
Chalet Single | 1 Adult | 3 nights
R12 500 | SA Residents
R17 000 | Rest of the world
Chalet Shared | 1 Adult | 3 nights
R10 000 | SA Residents
R13 000 | Rest of the world
Safari Tent Single | 1 Adult | 3 nights
R9 500 | SA Residents
R13 000 | Rest of the world
THE PRICE INCLUDES
BLISS & STARS EXPERIENCE
Rest assured with COVID-19 safe protocols
Rest in spacious chalets that seamlessly mesh with nature
Be amazed by nature and observe the night sky through our state-of-the-art telescopes
Saunter in secluded mountainous areas
Relax & breath deeply with mindfulness practices
Discover Bushmen cave paintings
Build bonds with others in small groups of a maximum of 10 people
Share the living space with elands, baboons, Cape leopards and many more beautiful animals
Travel light with daily laundry service
ARE YOU READY FOR A DEEP TRANSFORMATION
Silence starts with not talking but it’s so much more. We ask there to be no communication between guests, including not making eye contact and not touching others. Silence also means there are no books, no phones , no music, or other distractions. This might feel strict but the point is to not get distracted from what you’re really experiencing in the present moment. We do encourage journaling though.
We have a place for one volunteer per retreat to help with the work in the kitchen and with cleaning. In order to apply to be a volunteer, you need to have sat at least one silent retreat at Bliss & Stars before. You should have the flexibility to work a variety of different tasks. Volunteers are required to do 6 hours of work per day in exchange for the full cost of the retreat.
A few weeks before the retreat start, you’ll be sent a welcome letter giving lots of useful information about the retreat & this includes a guide on how to get here. If you need a transfer from the airport / Cape town, provide the details in the reservation form.
Everyone is welcome at all of our retreats regardless of the meditation, yoga experience or fitness levels. We cater for different levels, so that you will be supported, challenged & encouraged to learn.
You don’t need to participate in everything; you can pace yourself to find the perfect amount of activity for you. We support you in doing as much or as little as is right for you, depending on how you are feeling. Personally, we wouldn’t want to miss a thing.
It’s not possible to stay on at Bliss & Stars, unless you are attending the next retreat. We ask that you leave by 5pm on the closing day. Lunch is the last meal which you are welcome to stay for.
Please answer questions below so we can tailor the experience to meet your needs.
The intention setting is totally optional. If you would like to just come and enjoy some nature, meditation, and stargazing that is a brilliant intention on its own and we fully support you.
We require 50% deposit to confirm the reservation.
If you are not committed to making a booking yet, and you still have more questions, contact us here.