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Bliss & Stars Retreat

rest & thrive

Time to unwind

SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE

Unplug from your busy daily life and rejuvenate the mind and body through our immersive 4-day long retreat.

4 days of conscious rest & movement in the pristine wilderness of Cederberg at the banks of the Doring River.

The four days of mindfulness practices, conscious movement in nature, delicious food, and self-immersion will allow your mind and body to slow down and recuperate from the stresses of daily life.

All fitness levels are welcome. Meditation & yoga experience is not required.

THE DATES

23 - 26 JUNE 2022 (WAITING LIST) | 1 - 4 SEP 2022 (WAITING LIST)
3-6 NOV 2022 | 8 - 11 DEC 2022

PRICES & ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

The entire experience is included in the stated prices. We never have extra “hidden” charges.
Eagles Nest Interior
CHALET DOUBLE

R25,000 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R35,000 | REST OF THE WORLD

Leopards Cave Chalet At Bliss Amp Stars Retreat In Cederberg

CHALET SINGLE

R16,500 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R23,500 | REST OF THE WORLD

Dassies Spot

TENTED CHALET DOUBLE

R19,500 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R27,500 | REST OF THE WORLD

Dassies Spot Tented Chalet

TENTED CHALET SINGLE

R12,500 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R17,500 | REST OF THE WORLD

THE PRICE INCLUDES

4 days | 3 nights private accommodation in our chalets or tented chalets



Daily meditation, mindful movement, and relaxation practices



Daily mindful walks



1:1 guidance | Mindful Conversations



Guided stargazing sessions



Snacks & beverages served throughout the day



3 balanced and nutritious meals a day



Clean & biodegradable skin care products



Free access to 1,350 ha of wild & pristine nature

Sunset At Bliss And Stars South Africa

MEET your GUIDES

We’ve been there. Working long hours, rarely making time for ourselves, and not listening enough to our inner voice.

Mindfulness and nature were two things that allowed us to see our life from a more balanced perspective. We opened our eyes for the first time and realized that we postponed our true dreams for too long.

As soon as we created space for self-care and learned how to keep stress at healthy levels, creativity and courage flourished.

We created Bliss & Stars to share our passions, our long-life learnings, and the experience of self-discovery by living with no fear.

Daria & Heine Rasmussen

Daria And Heine Rasmussen Bliss Andstars Founders
Mindfulness At Bliss And Stars

REST & THRIVE RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF:

You need time and space to relax

You want to slow down

You want to learn how to deal with stress

You yearn for a deeper connection with nature
"I have no words to thank you both and your beautiful staff for the best 4 days in a very long time. Your beautiful energy and home have filled my heart with so much love and gratitude. Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us. It really felt like going to see my best friends. Your knowledge and wisdom are just amazing and I promise I will practice all the meditations we did."
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Cami
Daily flow
The days are designed to give you plenty of time to slow down.

There is morning and evening meditation and breathing & relaxation techniques.

You’ll be counting shooting stars and looking deep into the night sky through one of our telescopes.

There will also be plenty of time to relax by the pool or the river, listen to the birds sing, and watch the water flow.
BENEFITS
Rest
Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been.
Thrive
Let go off the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience the transformative power of nature and the night sky.
Grounding Food At Bliss Amp Stars

CUISINE

Our serene days are complemented by nutritious and delicious vegetarian/plant-based food.

The food is a highlight for guests and a key component of balancing the nervous system, it heightens your senses, grounds you in your body, and connects you to the Earth.

We use ingredients sourced from our onsite organic garden or nearby local farms. Our menus are full of vegetables, grains, legumes, and seeds while excluding alcohol, caffeine, processed sugars to aid the rejuvenation process.

Meals are enjoyed in a communal setting with magnificent views either at the dining table or out in nature.

We accommodate most allergies and cater to most dietary requirements.

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Come as you areWe take care of the rest

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

FAQ

Bliss & Stars about a 4.5-hour drive from Cape Town to the Bliss & Stars meeting point. Bliss & Stars is 60km north of Clanwilliam. From Clanwilliam, it is a 45-minute drive on a gravel road to the meeting point. At the meeting point, you can safely park your car and we take you the last bit of the way in our vehicle.

You are welcome to drive all the way to Bliss & Stars. Please note that after the meeting point the road is sandy and rocky at points and you will need a vehicle with high clearance as well as confident driving skills.

If you need a transfer from the airport / Cape town, let us know.

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

If you fly back home, we recommend booking your flight after 4 pm alternatively you can break your travel and stay in Clanwilliam before you head back. We recommend the Yellow Aloe guesthouse in Clanwilliam.

Upon reservation confirmation, you’ll be sent a welcome letter giving lots of useful information about the retreat & this includes a helpful guide on what to pack.

These experiences are designed to be a more intimate experience. We limit the size to 6 -10 people. In this way we ensure you receive a 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.

We don’t have any check-in or check-out times as soon as you arrange with us your arrival and departure times. Please arrive no later than 2 pm and plan to leave no earlier than 12 pm.

We can provide specific nutritional, dietary requirements, food allergies, food intolerance’s etc. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free options are always available.

Everyone is welcome at all of our experiences 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 is not currently possible to stay for any extra days before or after a group retreat.

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 nature of the terrain doesn’t allow for wheelchair access.

For the benefit of everyone, we ask that all participants commit to attending the entire retreat, arriving for the beginning of the retreat and staying until the end. Your wholehearted commitment supports your fellow retreatants and expresses respect for the retreat staff.

We offer personalized payment plans for all our retreats up to 2 month 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, therefore we have a bursary programme. Learn more here.

No, there is neither mobile coverage or WIFI available. There is a computer with guest access available in case of emergency. And you will be provided a phone number, you can be reached while staying at Bliss & Stars.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

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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