Emoyeni – Cultivating Wisdom & Compassion

How to make a booking?

ONLINE MEDITATION SESSIONS

Our online meditation sessions are a great way to keep your practice alive.  We offer two online sessions a week. For a monthly cost of R200 you can join any or all sessions during the month.

We are often asked  how  to go about keeping up your meditation practice  after a retreat. Our Online mediation sessions — one of the good things to come out of the Covid pandemic– is a great way to do this.  Emoyeni offers  4 half-hour meditation sessions each week using Zoom. To try and accommodate the differing lifestyles we offer a mix of morning and evening sessions:

Monday evening:  19.30 – 20.00
Wednesday evening:  19.30 – 20.30  (extra 30 mins for questions/discussion)

WELCOMING THE UNWELCOME

Embracing uncertainty and change with creativity, nature and meditation

(to be announced)

Weekend ~ October 7 -9

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Our tendency when faced with life’s unpredictability, losses and challenges is to resist the ways things are: to shut down, turn away or numb out-(in the countless ways we humans do!).

This retreat offers another, radical path – informed by Buddhism and Jungian psychology – to ‘welcome the unwelcome’, to turn toward and open to what is painful and difficult in ourselves, others and life…

STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT

The way of Tai Chi

Erika Theron

Weekend ~ October 14 – 16

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
 R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

This is a beginners’ Tai Chi workshop intertwined with chi kung exercises. Tai Chi Ch’uan is an ancient Chinese system of exercise that helps to bring the mind and body into harmony…

OPEN THE HEART AND STILL THE MIND

Embracing Life with Courageous, Heartfelt Presence

Sue Cooper

Weekend ~ October 28-30

Standard rate: R2400 – R2800 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2900 – R3400(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R850 – R3000

On this weekend silent Open the Heart and Still the Mind Compassion retreat we will explore ways in which meditation and silence can provide emotional containment when we find a quiet resting place within ourselves…

This retreat includes guided sitting and walking meditations, short individual sessions with Sue…

WORK RETREAT

November 4 – 6

Work Retreats are a great way to see the reciprocal nature of service and Dana in practice…

WELL-BEING IN STRESSFUL TIMES

How may we be at peace with a sense of belonging

Mandaza Kandemwa  and Moyra Keane

Weekend ~ November 11-13

Standard rate: R2400 – R2800 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2900 – R3400 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Since time immemorial, traditional healers have served as bridges between humanity and the truths of the natural world.

In this retreat we will explore our connections with nature and with ourselves…

BEFRIENDING OURSELVES

Three days of Self-Compassion practice

RJ Chippindall

3 -days ~ December 15 – 18

Standard rate: R3150 – R3750 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R3900 – R4650 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Many of us are familiar with the concept of compassion when directed at others…Few of us know how to show compassion to ourselves… This retreat is an opportunity to bring our full and patient attention to the present moment, whatever it is, to learn to gently meet and befriend the confused parts of us that stumble in the dark waging war with each other… 

NEW YEAR RETREAT

Taking time to reflect 

Mervyn Croft 

5 -days ~ Dec 29 – 3 Jan 2023

Standard rate: R5100 – R6100 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R6350 – R7600 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

The New Year is a powerful symbol of impermanence, of the cycles in nature and in our own lives.  It is a time to reflect on the past, to open to the present and to question what it is that we are doing with our lives… 

WONDERS OF THE WORLD & THE OIL IN THE SPOON 

 Rebalancing outer and inner worlds of climate stability

Johan van den Berg and Mervyn Croft

Weekend ~Jan 13 – 15                

Standard rate: R2200 – R2600 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2700 – R3200(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

…This retreat will be exploring what we can do in our external world to promote the world we need to create, as well as what can be done internally… It is our practice, externally and internally…, that will help us to remain joyful, inspired and compassionate to ourselves and our planet and to avoid the pit of over-engagement or over-detachment.

BIODANZA

Dancing with life

Gabriel Mizan

Weekend ~ January  27 – 29

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

Biodanza (commonly translated as “dance of life”), is a unique type of conscious dance that involves music, movement and emotion…  There are no steps but it is not just free dancing. Every dance has purpose… and  can be practiced at any age and at any level of fitness.

LIVING AS LOVE: A YOGA JOURNEY

Come and share the love of yoga…

Mari-Louise vd Walt and Yageshree Moodley

Weekend ~ February 17 – 19

Standard rate: R2400 – R2800 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2900 – R3400 (en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

… During this ‘month of love’, come share the love of yoga. Our movement practices will draw on hatha vinyasa, yin and qigong styles (prior experience is not necessary)… 

EXPLORING YIN & YANG - TAI CHI AND BAGUAZHANG

From inner harmony to self-defence

Nayashen Naidoo

Weekend ~ February24-26

Standard rate: R2150 – R2550 (en-suite);
Generous Rate:
R2650 – R3150(en-suite);
plus suggested
Teachers Dana: R400 – R2000

On this retreat we explore and combine two of the three Internal Martial Arts of China, specifically the Yang Family style of Tai Chi, and the internal art of Yin Style Baguazhang…

No prior Tai Chi or martial arts experience necessary.

How to make a booking?

Find Us

Google Earth: 25 deg 47′ 41.90″ S; 27 deg 33′ 22.21″ E
GPS decimal: lat -25.794800 long: 27.556224.

Emoyeni is reached by a dirt road, please drive slowly over the last 2 km.

Office Hours

Office hours for bookings:
Weekdays 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Please email, rather than call, us over the weekends.
We run retreats over weekends (sometimes in silence) so phone calls can be problematic.

Contact Details

Emoyeni Retreat Centre, A65 Buffelshoek Farm,
Mooinooi, North-West, 0325

Email: retreat@emoyeni.org.za

Telephone: +27 (0)82 308 1533

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