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The Vuka Institute
Expressive Movement in Eagle Valley: Gifts of the Circle
Fri November 30 – Sun December 2 2018

“Soon all was ready for the celebration. People and creatures arrived. They feasted, they danced, they sang, and the Earth was a celebration all night long… And then they quietly slept the remainder of the night and dreamed the dream they most needed to follow.”
excerpt from The Sacred Gift of Song, Dance and Festivity, an Inuit legend


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Dance is communal celebration and communication, an ancient practice of bringing joy and rejuvenation to ourselves, each other and the natural world. As 2018 draws to a close, we look to the Expressive Movement form to guide us in coming together in ritual circle, allowing us the opportunity to integrate the gifts and let go of the residue of the year gone by. It is a time for restoring breath, laughter and wellbeing to our systems, and for opening up the circle so that gratitude and vitality can flow.

Join us in the foothills of the Maluti mountains, in a sacred valley in the eastern Free State, as we follow the rhythm of the dance into shamanic fire ritual, Temazcal sweat lodge, mindfulness mountain walks, fresh water swimming, rest in nature… and back again to dance. From Friday night through to Sunday afternoon, we will remain in ceremony to honour, praise and release the individual and collective learnings of 2018.

A special feature of the weekend is the Temazcal sweat, a spiritual ceremony where we reconnect with our essence through the four elements of nature—fire, water, wind, earth—as channeled by meditation, singing and prayer. This sacred medicine is administered under the guidance of the original wisdom holders, and strict protocols are followed. The physical benefits of the vapour as it rises from the stones include cleansing and stimulation of the lungs, the digestive system, and the circulatory system.

FACILITATORS

Sian Palmer (MA University of London)
Sian Palmer is the Founder of Expressive Movement South Africa, a registered Drama and Movement Therapist (MA University of London) and a trained Family Constellations Facilitator. Sian has been practicing for 9 years in organizations, communities and private settings with both groups and individuals. Sian’s background in embodied drama and movement psychotherapy, movement meditation and Family Constellations enables her to engage with a holistic approach to healing, integrating mindfulness, psychology and African indigenous knowledge systems. With her area of expertise firmly established in embodied practice, Sian is passionate about dance as an accessible holistic healing and meditation practice.

www.expressivemovement.co.za

RETREAT HOSTS:

The Vuka Institute is a workshop and retreat centre that marries the inspirations of Mind to the demands of Matter in an African context. Rooted in a sacred valley in the Maluti foothills, in a place that’s been revered by healers and seers for millennia, the institute looks beyond dogma to where indigenous wisdom and progressive science meet. Our purpose is to explore and understand what it means to be human, and to seek alternative solutions to our shared environmental, economic and social crises.

Kevin Bloom
Kevin Bloom (Vuka Institute; programme director) is a writer and journalist. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey into Africa’s Changing Fortunes. His first book, Ways of Staying, won the 2010 South African Literary Award for literary journalism. Kevin’s writing has taken him to many of the world’s conflict zones, where he has witnessed the devastation caused by rent-seeking politicians, callous multinationals, desperate warlords and misguided NGOs. As co-founder of the Vuka Institute and a sangoma-in-training, he brings this experience to bear on the search for inward-focused responses to our most urgent collective crises.

VENUE

The institute is located at Eagle Valley Farm in the Eastern Free State, on the R26 between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg.

28°43'17.3"S
28°01'29.1"E

Eagle Valley Farm

Visit www.earthrisemountainlodge.co.za for accommodation information.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Friday, 30 November
16:00 - 18:00 Arrival
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Opening of ceremony; sacred fire, drumming and dancing

Saturday, 01 December
07:00 Mountain walk - drum & dance ceremony at Valley of the Ancestors
09:15 Light breakfast
11:00 Expressive Movement morning session
13:30 Lunch
14:00 Free time (swim or relax)
15:30 Temazcal sweat lodge & drum circle at the healing center
19:00 Dinner

Sunday, 02 December
07:00 Expressive Movement morning session
08:30 Light breakfast
10:00 Expressive Movement - integration sound journey
12:30 Lunch & closing ceremony

Disclaimer: This programme may change to accommodate inner and outer weather.

COST AND BOOKINGS

Cost includes two nights’ accommodation and vegetarian meals from Friday night dinner to Sunday lunch, as well as all activities for the weekend.

Cozy

  • 4 standard rooms with double-beds
  • 2 standard rooms with 2 single beds
  • En-suite shower
  • R5 000 per person single
  • R4 500 per person sharing

Mountainview and Velvet Comfort

  • 6 x Spacious rooms with double beds
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • R6 000 per person single
  • R5 500 per person sharing

Tree House
This is ideal accommodation for a family or a group of friends who wish to share. It has two rooms with en suite bathrooms, two loft rooms, and another separate bathroom.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Double beds
  • 4 Single beds
  • R4 500 per person sharing

Twin Peaks - 2 Units
Three rooms, a kitchenette, a dining area, a lounge and outstanding views of the valley. A perfect choice for a large family or a group.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • R4 500 per person sharing

The Hive
8 beds per room with a shower and toilet. Depending on the number of bookings, please take this as a sharing basis.

  • R3 500 per person sharing

Camping

  • R1 750 per person, maximum 20 people

Contact Marj Murray to book: marjmurray.mm@gmail.com or 082 561 3637



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Institute for Mindfulness South Africa
A Taste of Mindfulness: Engaging the Self, Engaging the World
Fri October 5 – Sun October 7 2018

Mindfulness is a practice and a way of being that can be cultivated in any and every moment, refining our deepest human resource for wakefulness in service of insight and compassion. Whilst steeped in the Wisdom Traditions for millennia, this simple and transformative capacity is being taught in the modern idiom in a variety of contexts. Its simplicity, accessibility and embodied qualities make it an ideal vehicle for turning towards suffering in its many forms and guises, infused with the quality of kindness towards ourselves, each other and the planet.

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This retreat will offer an opportunity to explore a variety of formal mindfulness practices (such as meditation and body scanning), integrate the practice into daily living, and enquire together into this experience in the crucible of shared learning. The pristine natural environment of the Maluti foothills will provide the appropriate setting and backdrop for such profound engagements with Self.

FACILITATORS

Dr Simon Whitesman
Dr Simon Whitesman is a medical psychotherapist in Cape Town and has been teaching mindfulness-based programmes for the last 20 years. He is the Chairperson of the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa and the programme director of the post-graduate training in mindfulness-based interventions at Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

RETREAT HOSTS:

The retreat will be held at Earthrise Mountain Lodge on Eagle Valley Farm, close to Ficksburg in the Eastern Free State. The Vuka Institute is a workshop and retreat centre that marries the inspirations of Mind to the demands of Matter in an African context. Rooted in a sacred valley in the Maluti foothills, in a place that’s been revered by healers and seers for millennia, the institute looks beyond dogma to where indigenous wisdom and progressive science meet. Our purpose is to explore and understand what it means to be human, and to seek alternative solutions to our shared environmental, economic and social crises.

Kevin Bloom
Kevin Bloom (Vuka Institute; programme director) is a writer and journalist. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey into Africa’s Changing Fortunes. His first book, Ways of Staying, won the 2010 South African Literary Award for literary journalism. Kevin’s writing has taken him to many of the world’s conflict zones, where he has witnessed the devastation caused by rent-seeking politicians, callous multinationals, desperate warlords and misguided NGOs. As co-founder of the Vuka Institute, he brings this experience to bear on the search for inward-focused responses to our most urgent collective crises.

Jay Naidoo
Jay Naidoo (Vuka Institute; patron) was the founding general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, and coordinated the Reconstruction and Development Programme as a minister in President Nelson Mandela’s cabinet. He is a trustee of the Earthrise Trust, a rural development initiative in Eagle Valley in the eastern Free State. According to Jay: “The central questions that humanity has to grapple with in the face of multiple crises threatening the birthrights of future generations are, what does it mean to be human, and, what is our purpose?

The institute is located at Eagle Valley Farm in the Eastern Free State, on the R26 between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg.

28°43'17.3"S
28°01'29.1"E

Eagle Valley Farm

Visit www.earthrisemountainlodge.co.za for accommodation information.

SCHEDULE

Friday, 05 October
16:00 Arrival at Eagle Valley
19:30 Dinner
20:15 Check-in & contextualization

Saturday, 06 October
07:00 Mindfulness mountain walk
09:30 Breakfast
10:30 Introduction to mindfulness practice
11:15 Enquiry
12:00 The mindful brain—resonance, attunement and relationality
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Reflection time (free)
16:00 Mindfulness of the ‘Whole’
17:15 Dropping deeper into practice (in silence)
18:00 Enquiry
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Fireside conversation (Jay and Kevin)
21:00 Yoga nidra

Sunday, 07 October
07:00 Mindfulness mountain walk
08:30 Breakfast
09:15 Loving-kindness practice
10:00 Enquiry
10:30 Insight dialogue (on identity)
11:15 Mindfulness in daily life
12:00 Lunch & closing

COST AND BOOKINGS

Cost includes two nights’ accommodation and vegan meals from Friday night dinner to Sunday lunch, as well as all activities for the weekend.

Cozy

  • 4 standard rooms with double-beds
  • 2 standard rooms with 2 single beds
  • En-suite shower
  • R5 000 per person single
  • R4 500 per person sharing

Mountainview and Velvet Comfort

  • 6 x Spacious rooms with double beds
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • R6 000 per person single
  • R5 500 per person sharing

Tree House
This is ideal accommodation for a family or a group of friends who wish to share. It has two rooms with en suite bathrooms, two loft rooms, and another separate bathroom.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Double beds
  • 4 Single beds
  • R4 500 per person sharing

Twin Peaks - 2 Units
Three rooms, a kitchenette, a dining area, a lounge and outstanding views of the valley. A perfect choice for a large family or a group.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • R4 500 per person sharing

The Hive
4 beds per room with a shower and toilet. Depending on the number of bookings, please take this as a sharing basis.

  • R3 500 per person sharing

Contact Marj Murray to book: marjmurray.mm@gmail.com or 082 561 3637



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Breathwork Africa
Diving Deep, Flying High: Breathwork Retreat at Eagle Valley
Fri May 25 – Sun May 27 2018

Breathwork Africa and the Vuka Institute are delighted to welcome Dan Brulé, international breathwork teacher, as he facilitates a series of experiential engagements to strengthen your own “breath practice”, enabling you to discover how the breath can shift the trajectory of self, community and world.

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WORKSHOP COMPONENTS

The weekend is an exploration of breath, nature, and community. There will be conscious connected breathing, mindfulness mountain walks, African indigenous practice, community development engagement and fireside conversations.

FACILITATORS

Dan Brulé

Dan Brulé
Dan Brulé is a modern-day teacher and healer. Dan is one of the originators of Breath Therapy and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers. He is a leading member of Inspiration University, the International Rebirthers Association and the International Breathwork Foundation. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises).

Few people in the world have more hands-on experience in Breathwork. More than 100 000 people in over 50 countries now apply Dan’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. Among them are Olympic champions and elite martial artists, leading psychotherapists and medical experts; monks, meditators, hospice workers and yoga teachers, performing artists, personal trainers, substance abuse and pastoral counselors, health practitioners, life coaches, and business executives, and peak performers like Tony Robbins.

Dan is a co-founder of Baja Bio Sana ( www.bajabiosana.org), an intentional community, a teaching and Learning Center, a Permaculture Demonstrations Site, and “eco chic” Resort Retreat. It is the home of the worldwide Breathwork Training Movement. Dan is the author of Shut Up and Breathe, and Just Breathe.

Dr Ela Manga, Jay Naidoo and Kevin Bloom.

Dr Ela Manga
Dr Ela Manga is an integrated medical doctor committed to bringing heart back into the art of medicine. Her background in western medicine, study of wisdom traditions and deep curiosity has informed her unique approach to health and wellbeing. In her first book, BREATHE: Strategising Energy in the Age of Burnout, Ela discusses her approach to mental, physical and emotional health through real-life case studies. Ela is the founder of Breathwork Africa, an organisation which advocates the use of breathwork for transformation on all levels and in all communities. Breathwork Africa offers training and support to practitioners who want to integrate breathwork into their daily life and take the message of breath further afield.

Kevin Bloom
Kevin Bloom is a writer and journalist. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey into Africa’s Changing Fortunes. His first book, Ways of Staying, won the 2010 South African Literary Award for literary journalism. Kevin’s writing has taken him to many of the world’s conflict zones, where he has witnessed the devastation caused by rent-seeking politicians, callous multinationals, desperate warlords and misguided NGOs. As co-founder of the Vuka Institute, he brings this experience to bear on the search for inward-focused responses to our most urgent collective crises. He is currently training as an advanced breathwork practitioner with Dr Ela Manga.

Guest Speaker
Jay Naidoo, former general secretary of COSATU and minister in President Nelson Mandela’s cabinet, will host a fireside conversation in the main lodge as well as spend time discussing what it means to be human.

VENUE

The retreat will be held at Earthrise Mountain Lodge on Eagle Valley Farm, close to Ficksburg in the Eastern Free State. The Vuka Institute is a workshop and retreat centre that marries the inspirations of Mind to the demands of Matter in an African context. Rooted in a sacred valley in the Maluti foothills, in a place that’s been revered by healers and seers for millennia, the institute looks beyond dogma to where indigenous wisdom and progressive science meet. Our purpose is to explore and understand what it means to be human, and to seek alternative solutions to our shared environmental, economic and social crises.

Eagle Valley Farm is located in the Eastern Free State, on the R26 between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg.

28°43'17.3"S
28°01'29.1"E

Eagle Valley Farm

COST AND BOOKINGS

Cost includes two nights’ accommodation and vegan meals from Friday night dinner to Sunday lunch, as well as all activities for the weekend.

Cozy

  • 4 standard rooms with double-beds
  • 2 standard rooms with 2 single beds
  • En-suite shower
  • R5 000 per person single
  • R4 500 per person sharing

Mountainview and Velvet Comfort

  • 6 x Spacious rooms with double beds
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • R6 000 per person single
  • R5 500 per person sharing

Tree House
This is ideal accommodation for a family or a group of friends who wish to share. It has two rooms with en suite bathrooms, two loft rooms, and another separate bathroom.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Double beds
  • 4 Single beds
  • R4 500 per person sharing

Twin Peaks - 2 Units
Three rooms, a kitchenette, a dining area, a lounge and outstanding views of the valley. A perfect choice for a large family or a group.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • R4 500 per person sharing

The Hive
4 beds per room with a shower and toilet. Depending on the number of bookings, please take this as a sharing basis.

  • R3 500 per person sharing

Contact Marj Murray to book: marjmurray.mm@gmail.com or 082 561 3637



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Bhakti Marga
Atma Kriya Yoga: The Power To Transform
Mar 23 - Mar 25 2018

Swami Vishwachakradharananda, a Sri Vaisnava, is a direct initiate of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda, an enlightened Master and founder of the Bhakti Marga movement. His travels globally bring him into contact with many spiritual seekers with whom he shares insights and wisdom gleaned from his Satguru. In this three-day retreat focused on the powerfully transformative techniques of Kriya Yoga, the Swami introduces the various Sadhanas of Bhakti Marga for the overall benefit of society

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A Spiritual Retreat with Swami Vishwachakradharananda at Eagle Valley Farm

Hosted by the Vuka Institute at Earthrise Mountain Lodge, Eastern Free State, on the R26 between Ficksburg & Fouriesburg.

28°43'17.3"S
28°01'29.1"E

Programme

MAHA OM CHANTING
23 March Friday 19:00 OM Chanting, the powerful group healing technique introduced by Sri Swami Vishwananda for the modern age. Through the primordial sound of creation - OM, you can find peace and joy in life. Bring back harmony to yourself, nature and to the whole world.
ATMA KRIYA YOGA COURSE
24 March Saturday 09:00 - 16:00 Atma Kriya Yoga is a powerful meditative and physical yoga practice that opens the heart to the transformational power of love. Burn karma and purify the mind and body, build a personal relationship with the Divine, connect with the source of life within your own being & awaken the Divine Qualities of love, peace, patience, wisdom, intuition, compassion, joy and more.
NARASIMHA YAGNA
24 March Saturday 18:00 Yagna or Fire Ceremony is a purification ritual that benefits nature & animals, divinity, ancestors and fellow human beings. This will be a Narasimha Yagna, which is particularly powerful in dispelling negativity and evil forces.
ATMA KRIYA YOGA COURSE
25 March Sunday 09:00 - 13:00 Atma Kriya Yoga is a powerful meditative and physical yoga practice that opens the heart to the transformational power of love. Burn karma and purify the mind and body, build a personal relationship with the Divine, connect with the source of life within your own being & awaken the Divine Qualities of love, peace, patience, wisdom, intuition, compassion, joy and more.

The above itinerary includes a mountain walk and engagement with the Naledi Village community.

Rates

Accommodation rates for two nights, inclusive of course fee and six vegan meals:

Luxury option - R4500pp (single), R4100pp (sharing)

Basic option - R3250pp (sharing)

Registration & Info

Kevin Bloom
kevinbloom@mac.com (email);
+27 83 254 2616

Sandhia
info@bhaktimarga.co.za (email);
+27 71 352 6981

Bhakti Marga offers several meditative and physical yoga practices to support different needs, interests and lifestyles. Visit www.bhaktimarga.co.za or
www.sadhana.bhaktimarga.org

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Breathwork Africa
Breathing for Change: Techniques for Critical Times
Mar 02 – Mar 04 2018

The revolution begins in the breath. That’s because the breath is synonymous with life itself - we can choose to skim the surface, or we can consciously plumb the depths. In this three-day breathwork retreat, Breathwork Africa and the Vuka Institute invite you into the transformative power of humanity’s most intimate (and available) regenerative techniques. A series of experiential engagements will provide you with the tools to strengthen your own “breath practice”, enabling you to discover how the breath can shift the trajectory of self, community and world.

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FACILITATORS

Dr Ela Manga, Jay Naidoo and Kevin Bloom.

Dr Ela Manga is a medical practitioner who is committed to bringing heart back into medicine. Her holistic approach combines the principles of eastern philosophy, yoga, breathwork practices, mindfulness and western medicine. Ela’s book The Energy Code explores how mindfulness and breathing can be used as tools for energy management, self-regulation and personal transformation. She is the founder of Breathwork Africa, the first school of breathwork on the continent. Ela also consults in the business environment as a coach, speaker and facilitator of workshops and retreats.

Kevin Bloom is a writer and journalist. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey into Africa’s Changing Fortunes. His first book, Ways of Staying , won the 2010 South African Literary Award for literary journalism. Kevin’s writing has taken him to many of the world’s conflict zones, where he has witnessed the devastation caused by rent-seeking politicians, callous multinationals, desperate warlords and misguided NGOs. As co-founder of the Vuka Institute, he brings this experience to bear on the search for inward-focused responses to our most urgent collective crises.

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Vedanta
Vedanta Philosophy In Times Of Planetary Crisis
Feb 23 - Feb 25 2018

Vedanta is translated as “the culmination of knowledge”. It is the ancient Indian philosophy that answers the fundamental questions of life. In this three-day retreat, the Vedanta Institute offers an immersion in the philosophy as it pertains to a planet in the throes of acute political, social and environmental crisis.

Lectures include:
  • Manage yourself, you manage the world
  • Ideal leadership
  • Ego management
  • Renunciation and success
The retreat will include mountain walks in a pristine natural setting. Time will be set aside for contemplation and solitary reflection.


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RETREAT FACILITATORS:

The work of the Vedanta Institute is inspired by Swami Parthasarathy, the internationally eminent philosopher widely regarded as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta. Over the past fifty years, Parthasarathy’s outstanding contribution to humanity has been the translation of subtle philosophical themes into practical techniques of living. The institute is dedicated to the study, research and dissemination of Vedanta through public lectures, classes, retreats, youth programmes and corporate workshops. Graduates are based in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town to facilitate education in Vedanta.

RETREAT HOSTS:

The Vuka Institute is a workshop and retreat centre that marries the inspirations of Mind to the demands of Matter in an African context. Rooted in a sacred valley in the Maluti foothills, in a place that’s been revered by healers and seers for millennia, the institute looks beyond dogma to where indigenous wisdom and progressive science meet. Our purpose is to explore and understand what it means to be human, and to seek alternative solutions to our shared environmental, economic and social crises.

The institute is located at Eagle Valley Farm in the Eastern Free State, on the R26 between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg.

28°43'17.3"S
28°01'29.1"E


Visit www.earthrisemountainlodge.co.za for accommodation information.

SCHEDULE

Friday, 23 February
15:00 17:00 Arrival at Eagle Valley
16:00 17:20 Arrival Tea and Snacks
17:20 17:30 Introduction & Orientation
17:30 18:45 Lecture 1: Manage yourself, you manage the world
19:00 19:30 Devotional Singing (Bhajans)
19:30 20:30 Dinner
21:00 Retire

Saturday, 24 February
04:15 Rise
04:25 Morning Prayer
04:30 05:45 Self-study
05:45 06:15 Tea
06:20 06:55 Yoga
06:55 07:00 Gayatri Mantra
07:00 08:00 Mountain Walk
08:00 08:30 Shower
08:30 09:30 Breakfast
09:45 11:00 Lecture 2: Ideal leadership
11:00 11:25 Break
11:30 12:45 Small Group Discussion
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:25 Read/Rest/Other
14:00 15:25 Read/Rest/Other
15:30 16:45 Lecture 3: Ego management
16:45 17:30 Tea and snacks
17:35 17:55 Ted X Talk – The New Science of Man by Prof. B.M.Hegde
18:00 18:10 Break
18:15 19:15 Big Group Discussion
19:20 19:50 Devotional Singing
20:00 20:50 Dinner
21:00 Retire

Sunday, 25 February
04:15 Rise
04:25 Morning Prayer
04:30 05:45 Self-study
05:45 06:15 Tea
06:20 06:55 Yoga
06:55 07:00 Gayatri Mantra
07:00 08:00 Mountain Walk
08:00 08:30 Shower
08:30 09:30 Breakfast
09:45 11:00 Lecture 4: Renunciation & Success
11:00 11:15 Break
11:20 12:00 Practical Exercise & Reflection
12:00 13:00 General Q&A Session
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Depart
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Breathwork Africa
Breathing for Change: Techniques for Critical Times
Sep 22 – Sep 24 2017

The revolution begins in the breath. That’s because the breath is synonymous with life itself - we can choose to skim the surface, or we can consciously plumb the depths. In this three-day breathwork retreat, Breathwork Africa and the Vuka Institute invite you into the transformative power of humanity’s most intimate (and available) regenerative techniques. A series of experiential engagements will provide you with the tools to strengthen your own “breath practice”, enabling you to discover how the breath can shift the trajectory of self, community and world.

READ MORE

FACILITATORS

Dr Ela Manga, Jay Naidoo and Kevin Bloom.

Dr Ela Manga is a medical practitioner who is committed to bringing heart back into medicine. Her holistic approach combines the principles of eastern philosophy, yoga, breathwork practices, mindfulness and western medicine. Ela’s book The Energy Code explores how mindfulness and breathing can be used as tools for energy management, self-regulation and personal transformation. She is the founder of Breathwork Africa, the first school of breathwork on the continent. Ela also consults in the business environment as a coach, speaker and facilitator of workshops and retreats.

Kevin Bloom is a writer and journalist. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey into Africa’s Changing Fortunes. His first book, Ways of Staying , won the 2010 South African Literary Award for literary journalism. Kevin’s writing has taken him to many of the world’s conflict zones, where he has witnessed the devastation caused by rent-seeking politicians, callous multinationals, desperate warlords and misguided NGOs. As co-founder of the Vuka Institute, he brings this experience to bear on the search for inward-focused responses to our most urgent collective crises.

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