Silent Retreat

SILENCE RETREAT

Are you ready for deep transformation?

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A JOURNEY INTO SILENCE

The 4-day Silent Retreat is a truly unique encounter with oneself. It’s a meeting where inner peace and deeper insight can be unfolded. It’s a unique opportunity to take time away from your busy lifestyle and spend a few days in absolute stillness and reflection.

The four days of silence, meditation, mindful movement in nature, and self-immersion will allow your mind and body to slow down and recuperate from the stresses of daily life.

A silent retreat is for anyone who needs time to themselves for an inner transformation and guidance on how to “let go”.

Silence retreat is for you if:

You want to destress, slow down and deeply relax

You need to gain clarity about certain things in your life

You need to be more while doing less

You are ready for a transformation but something is holding you back

You yearn for a deeper connection with yourself and nature

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Meet Daria
Your Guide

My first 48-hours silent retreat was a profound and transformative experience. It changed my life and kicked off my incredible journey. I not only quit my corporate job, but I also began to see why I wasn’t thriving.

The silence magnified the repetitive habits and thought patterns that caused my depression and alcohol abuse, and noticing these patterns and habits led to significant changes in my everyday life.

The silence taught me to accept and value myself as I am.

That’s why I’m so thrilled to share this experience with you. I want to help you discover the same clarity that I was so fortunate to experience.

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DAILY FLOW

Our days 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.

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THE BENEFITS

Recharge & Restore

Lower your stress, calm your mind, and relax your body. Regenerate your nervous system.

Do Less. Be More.

Be present, make meaning out of your experiences, find clarity, and boost your intuition.

Meet Yourself as You Are

Realize that you are not your thoughts. Reconnect with your core, your heart, and your wisdom.
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cuisine

We offer a balanced, wholesome cuisine based in Ayurvedic medicine designed to nourish your body and delight your senses.

The cuisine is simple, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic garden or local farmers. Food is part of the retreat experience, including daily brunch, light lunch, and dinners.

We also cater to all dietary needs.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

The entire experience is included in the stated prices. We never have extra “hidden” charges.

Chalet | 1 Adult

R10.500  | SA Residents

R12.750  | Rest of the world

Tented Chalet | 1 Adult

R7.500   | SA Residents

R9.000 | Rest of the world

the package includes

4 days | 3 nights accommodation

Daily mindfulness meditation and yoga Nidra practices

Mindful movement and walks in nature

Stargazing meditations

1:1 guidance and group support

Snacks & beverages served throughout the day

3 balanced and nutritious meals a day

Luxury amenities (biodegradable skincare)

Free access to 1.300 ha of wild & pristine nature

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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

Discover Bushmen cave paintings

Travel light with daily laundry service

Relax with Yoga Nidra

Grow resilience with meditation

Strengthen with mindful movement

Forage for your own dinner

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

MEET YOURSELF
AS YOU ARE

FAQ

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.

 

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 retreats are designed to be a more intimate experience. Our retreats limit the size to 6 -10 people. In this way we ensure you receive a full attention from the team. 

Unfortunately, the silent retreat is not suitable for couples. 

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

Check in time is anytime after 10AM, and check-out time is by 5PM. Should you desire an early check-in or late check-out, please contact us, and we will do all we can to accommodate you.

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 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.

We offer personalized payment plans for all our retreats up to 2 month before the start date of the retreat.

Please read our terms & conditions for our cancelation policy

We always strive to make our retreats available to everyone therefore we have a bursary programme. Please contact us for  more information.

No, there is neither mobile coverage or WIFI available. There is a computer with guest access available in case of emergency.

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REQUEST RESERVATION

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 meditation, nature, yoga, and stargazing that is a brilliant intention on its own and we fully support you.