Bliss & Stars Retreat

Energize & evolve

free flow movement retreat

free flow into new beginnings

An immersive 4-day retreat that brings self-discovery and transformation into play. Imagine a retreat that isn’t just about rest and relaxation, but about embarking on an exciting journey where the dance floor is a canvas of endless possibilities, and your body is the brush.

This journey is designed to help you shake off old energies and habits, and welcome new beginnings. It is crafted around an exquisite blend of somatic therapy, free-flow movement, journaling, meditation, and breathwork.

Concerned about dancing? No sweat! Our free flow movement isn’t about complex choreography. It’s about enjoying the pure joy of movement, without the pressure of right or wrong steps. It’s like dancing when nobody is watching.

This retreat is designed to help you tap into your natural rhythm, fire up your creativity, and open doors to fresh starts. We hope you leave with a spring in your step, an upbeat tune in your heart, and a new way to flow through life.

All fitness levels are welcome.


25 - 28 JAN 2024

Free Flow Movement

what is free flow movement

Free flow movement is about expressing oneself through motion, often without prescribed steps or routines.

It emphasizes the importance of moving in ways that feel natural and beneficial to you while following how your body wants to move and letting the rational mind be.

"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost."
Pina Bush
Pina Busch


The entire experience is included in the stated prices. We never have extra “hidden” charges.
Eagles Nest Chalet At Bliss Amp Stars


R30,000 | 2 PERSONS

Klipspringer Chalet At Sunset


R20,000 | 1 PERSON

The Dassie Spot Tented Chalet


R25,000 | 2 PERSONS

Entrance To The Fig Tree


R17,000 | ONE PERSON


3 nights of comfortable and cozy accommodation – a nurturing space for rest and rejuvenation

Healthy plant-based meals using fresh local produce. Snacks and beverages

Somatic, mindfulness practices and breathwork, free flow movement practices, and mindful movement in nature

Journaling workshop

Coaching Circle and 1:1 sessions 

Guided moon and stargazing sessions

Opening and closing ceremonies

Clean and biodegradable skin care products

Access to 1,350 ha of wild and pristine nature

Energize And Evolve With Free Flow Movement
Daria Rasmussen Free Flowing


I used to thrive in the fast-paced world of Copenhagen’s media world but year after year: the thrill began to wear thin and a longing for something more began to surface. A longing to reconnect with my core self.

One day I ended up in a free flow movement class. The idea of a dance of pure expression without steps both intimidated and excited me.

As I stepped into the music-filled room, a switch inside me flipped. I moved, swayed, and twirled with a sense of liberation that was foreign yet deeply familiar. This wasn’t just dance; it was like finding my own language, a clear voice amidst the noise of life. I discovered a tranquility and clarity that had long been absent. This newfound clarity led me to make the daring decision to leave my job and embark on a new journey.

Daria Rasmussen

We’ll begin by creating a communal space, setting intentions, and prepping for the adventure ahead. We’ll explore the power of somatic therapy, leveraging the wisdom of our bodies to unburden ourselves of past tensions.

At the heart of our retreat is the joy of free-flow movement. As you free your spirit through movement: you’ll unlock creativity, express without words, and experience the pure joy that comes with letting loose.

Dive into the introspective world of journaling while reflecting on your experiences, thoughts and feelings. We’ll help you shape your inner journey and solidify your intentions for the future. Alongside meditation sessions, you’ll uncover a heightened sense of self-awareness.

Breathwork will guide you towards mental clarity, energy regulation, and stress reduction.

There’s also plenty of personal time to just be and watch the river flow.


Release of Tension and Stress

Let go of accumulated stress and tension.

Enhanced Mind-Body Connection

Strengthen your connection with your physical self, and get a more profound sense of presence and mindfulness.

Self-expression and Creativity

Unlock avenues for self-expression and stir your inherent creativity, giving you a fresh perspective on how to approach and solve problems in your daily life.

Boosted Energy Levels

The combination of movement, breathwork, and meditation will stimulate your energy flow, leaving you feeling more vibrant and alive.
Communal Dining At Bliss Amp Stars Retreats


Bliss & Stars is thrilled to bring you the talent and expertise of our chefs, who specialize in plant-based and nourishing food.

Together with them, we’ll explore mindful eating and we’ll nourish our bodies and minds with delicious meals, snacks, and refreshing teas and juices.

Mindful eating allows us the opportunity to get curious about our connection with food and the underlying emotions that drive our choices around nourishment on and off the plate.

Made with local produce grown on the farm, the food will be fresh and seasonal; planned with any specific dietary requirements and your ultimate well-being in mind.

Alcohol, caffeine and processed sugars are excluded to aid the rejuvenation process.

Be it at the dining table or out in nature: meals are enjoyed in a communal setting with magnificent views either.
04 Mountain

Come as you areWe take care of the rest


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 and breathe 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 eland, baboons, Cape leopards and many more beautiful animals

Travel light with daily laundry service


It is a +- 4.5 hour drive from Cape Town to the Bliss & Stars meeting point. Bliss & Stars is 60km north of Clanwilliam in the Western Cape. It is a 45-minute drive on a gravel road from Clanwilliam to the meeting point however no 4 x 4 or raised vehicle is necessary. At the meeting point, you can safely park your car and will take you the last bit of the way in our vehicle.

You are welcome to drive all the way to Bliss & Stars however: after the meeting point the road is sandy and rocky so a high clearance vehicle and confident driving skills are needed.

If you need a transfer from CPT or Cape Town International Airport then let us know.

Please aim to check in before 2pm. On the last day the retreat ends at 11 am and you will be able to check out from 12pm onwards.

If you are flying back home: we recommend booking your flight after 4pm. Alternatively break your travel and stay in Clanwilliam before you head back. We recommend the Yellow Aloe guesthouse in Clanwilliam.

Everyone is welcome at all of our experiences regardless of meditation and yoga experience or fitness levels. We cater for different levels so that you will be supported, challenged and encouraged to learn.

Once your reservation has been confirmed: you’ll be sent a welcome letter providing lots of useful information about the retreat, including a helpful guide on what to pack.

These experiences are designed to be more intimate. We limit the number of guests to 6 – 10 people to ensure you receive full attention from the team.

Yes, we are very happy to welcome couples at this retreat.

Bliss & Stars is not conducive to children. We have a minimum age requirement of 21.

Please arrive no later than 2pm and plan to leave no earlier than 12pm. Exact arrival and departure times can be arranged with us closer to the time. 

We cater to specific nutritional and dietary requirements including food allergies and food intolerances. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available.

Everyone is welcome at all of our experiences regardless of the meditation and yoga experience or fitness levels. We cater for different levels, so that you will be supported, challenged and encouraged to learn.

No. You can pace yourself to find the perfect amount of activity that suits you. We support you in doing as much or as little as you’d like, depending on how you are feeling. Personally, we wouldn’t want to miss a thing!

Unfortunately not. We ask that you leave by 5pm on the closing day.

No, we don’t have facilities to cater for disabled access and people with limited mobility. Bliss & Stars is located in the wilderness and the terrain doesn’t allow for wheelchair access.

For the benefit of everyone: we ask that all participants commit to attending the entire retreat from beginning to end. Your wholehearted commitment supports those in your group and expresses respect for the retreat staff.

We offer personalized payment plans for all our retreats up to 2 months before the start date of your stay.

Please read our terms & conditions for our cancelation policy

We always strive to make our experiences available to everyone and therefore we have a bursary program. Learn more here.

No, there is no mobile coverage or WIFI available. There is a computer with guest access available in case of emergency and you will be provided with a phone number should you need to be reached while staying at Bliss & Stars


Please answer the questions below so we can tailor the experience to meet your needs.

We require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation.

If you are not committed to making a reservation yet and have some questions, contact us here.

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