A peaceful haven to take time out, to retreat, rest and renew
Abrahamskraal, a beautiful, historical farm – 33 km from Prince Albert in the Great Karoo – offers a contemplative setting in nature to support silence and inner stillness. It is surrounded by nature’s wide open, uninterrupted spaces, offering many consciously created areas where you can withdraw for quiet meditation or reflection.
The necessity of silence
Today’s hurried lifestyle has conditioned us to prefer noise to silence – we are convinced that we cannot live without TV, cell phones, Ipods, Ipads or Tablets. Noise pollution has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, every human being needs silence to function optimally and live life to the fullest – no matter what your personality type.
Constant exposure to noise has a negative influence on your thought processes – sleep disruptions, emotional disorders, poor productivity, health problems and hearing disabilities, as well as unsatisfactory communication.
Abrahamskraal Silent Retreats offer you a chance to listen to silence, to experience a quiet mind – a chance to re-energise. Here you will be able to create a personal space to refresh your thoughts, reconnect with your inner truth and contemplate a new approach to life and its challenges. Within a calm, quiet space you will enjoy the opportunity to connect with nature, attune your soul and find inner peace.
Elements of the retreat
The retreat provides optimal conditions to slow down, breathe and let go. In a structured way with guided meditations, silent inquiry, yoga, massage/Reiki and coaching we walk with you to go deeper. Or you can find your own rhythm to each day and unwind in the calmness of our farm.
Meditation: Quiet the inner chatter
- Yoga: Unite body and soul
- Massage/Reiki: Connect deeper with your body, restore your energy
- Wholesome food: Three home-cooked meals daily, offering locally sourced products (state dietary preferences)
- Coaching: Two session (not compulsory) – connect with the coach at the beginning and end of your stay, giving you a chance to integrate insights and support your next step in life
- Silence: Rejuvenate your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being
We invite you to draw aside from the busy-ness of daily demands, disconnect and give yourself the gift of silence. Just come … and simply “be”.
Our vision is to offer a calm space where you can connect with nature, attune to your soul and find the inner peace that you yearn for.
By minimizing the everyday conversations that tend to distract us from the moment and tuning your awareness within. The retreat will enable you to engage more deeply with yourself, reconnect with what is truly meaningful.
Life invites us to grow in different ways. After the retreat you will feel more refreshed, able to engage with challenges of life and offer yourself more fully to the world.
Available dates and cost:
- 25 – 27 May: R 6980.00 pp
- 24 – 26 August: R 6980.00 pp
Hestie Fourie, a Professional Educationalist and Events Organiser
Gretha Cronjé, a Certified Integral Coach, Consultant and Facilitator