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Bliss & Stars Retreat

self-compassion RETREAT

re-empower the feminine

AWAKEN SOFT STRENGTH & INNER BEAUTY​

Self-compassion retreat for the female-identified will guide us to tune into our bodies, ask ourselves what we need, and give that to ourselves.

4 days journey of self-discovery and self-kindness. We’ll explore how to turn toward challenges with kindness and understanding rather than judgment.
We’ll discover how to motivate ourselves with kindness rather than self-criticism. And we’ll befriend our bodies.

Your experience includes a 3 nights stay in the minimalistic yet luxurious chalets or safari tents, daily mindfulness and relaxation practices, nature immersion, and stargazing.

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

THE DATES

28 - 31 OCT 2021 (WAITING LIST) | 13 - 16 JAN 2022 (WAITING LIST)

PRICES & ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

The entire experience is included in the stated prices. We never have extra “hidden” charges.
Eagles Nest Interior
CHALET DOUBLE | 2 PERSONS

R22,000 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R31,500
| REST OF THE WORLD

067 General Blissandstars Teagancunniffe

CHALET SINGLE | 1 PERSON

R14,500 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R21,000 | REST OF THE WORLD

Dassies Spot

TENTED CHALET DOUBLE | 2 PERSONS

R19,500 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R24,500 | REST OF THE WORLD

Dassies Spot Tented Chalet

TENTED CHALET SINGLE | 1 PERSON

R12,500 | SA & AFRICA RESIDENTS
R17,000 | REST OF THE WORLD

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

Daily meditation, mindful movement, and yoga Nidra practices

Daily mindful walks

1:1 guidance | Mindful Conversations

Cacao Ceremony

Guided stargazing sessions

Snacks & beverages served throughout the day

3 balanced and nutritious meals a day

Clean & biodegradable skincare products

Free access to 1,350 ha of wild & pristine nature
Meditation At Bliss And Stars

MEET your GUIDE

As soon as we create space for self-care and self-love, creativity and courage will flourish.
Daria Rasmussen
Mindful Living
Woman Facing The Waterfall

SELF-COMPASSION RETREAT IS FOR YOU IF:

You would like to connect more with the qualities of the heart, such as compassion, kindness, and gratitude

You find yourself criticising or judging yourself harshly

You want to learn wiser and more helpful ways to relate to difficulties

You want to awake your soft strength

You want to re-empower your feminine

You want to connect with other women and share stories & experiences
"I cannot express enough my gratitude for the bliss you have gifted me in my time in your anointed space with anointed people. You and Heine and your incredible team will remain entrenched in my heart. Every time I think of this time, warmth and joy infuse my body and a smile comes to my face. Thank you. Thank you."
Mapule Testimonial
Mapule M.
DAily flow
The days are designed to give you plenty of time to nourish yourself

There are guided meditations, relaxation sessions, and periods of silence and quiet contemplation

Mindful movement, nature immersion and stargazing

Cacao Ceremony

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

Build Resilience
Boost happiness, alleviate anxiety and depression.

Life Satisfaction

Maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.

Meet Yourself as You are

 Reconnect with your core, your heart, and your wisdom.

Flowery Salad

CUISINE

Our serene days are complemented by nutritious and delicious plant-based food prepared by our chef Arabella.

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.
04 Mountain

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

Upon reservation confirmation, 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.

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’s not possible to stay on at Bliss & Stars. We ask that you leave by 5pm on the closing day. 

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.

"It was an absolute privilege and honour to share in your dream - you have brought so much beauty, dignity and honor to the cederberg and you will continue to be rewarded for the integrity that you are holding in this space. I enjoyed receiving the fruits of your labour and love - I felt at home and extremely guided, guarded and held by you both. You are both beautiful, remarkable beings. Thank you for everything and for allowing me to re-member to self so that I can be of service to the world. "
Kele Testimonial
Kele M.

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