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BLOOM:

South African Adventure,
Safari + Wellness Retreat






SEPTEMBER 1 - 9,  2024

WHITE RIVER, MPUMALANGA

DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION
$2575 per person

Early bird $2325

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Do you feel that wild space within you, calling you back to the beginning?

 

We are honored to invite you to our 9-Day Retreat, a complete immersion of heart and soul, taking place in South Africa.

 

Together, we'll dive into powerful workshops and mindfulness practices, such as journaling, movement and meditation. We will experience the wonder of safari, vast skies, rich landscapes, majestic animals, and so much more. These deeply personal and close encounters within the wilderness help us remember that we ourselves are connected to this very nature.

 

As you journey through the magical and wild world of Africa, you will reconnect with your soul, reprogram your mind, reveal your limitations, and ultimately, return to joy, nature and home... to yourself.

 

If you’re here, this means you’re ready to BLOOM.

 

BENEFITS OF RETREAT

  • traveling to magical destinations

  • choosing yourself

  • opening your heart

  • saying yes to life

  • making new friends + family

  • stepping out of your comfort zone

  • hiring a team devoted to bringing you the best experience

IT IS OUR HONOR TO BE YOUR GUIDES

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 8 Nights at Tinkers Lakeside Lodge

  • 2 Gourmet Meals Per Day + Private Chef

  • Sacred Facilitation Team

  • Opening + Closing Ceremonies

  • Journaling, Meditation + Yoga Practices

  • Kruger National Park Full-Day Safari

  • Chimp Eden Tour at Jane Goodall Institute

  • Half-Day Adventure with Elephants at Elephant Whispers

  • Panorama Route Full-Day Tour: Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, God's Window

  • Beauty in Belonging Workshop Series

  • Floating Meditation + Water Workshop

  • Active Meditation Experience

  • Ecstatic Dance Experience

  • 1 Yoga Nidra Sound Journey

  • 2 Sound Journeys

  • 1 Pontoon Boat Adventure

 

 

NOT INCLUDED

Shuttle Costs, Round Trip Flights, Extra Accommodations or Activities, Shopping or Tipping Costs, Travel Insurance

Experience
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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK FULL-DAY SAFARI TOUR
WITH AFRICAN SPEAR SAFARIS

Explore the legendary Kruger National Park for the experience of a lifetime. As you enjoy a full-day tour, guides will share their passion and knowledge of the surrounding birds, trees and plants. Modified for your comfort and to allow for exceptional game viewing and photographic opportunities, Open Safari Vehicles are among the best in the park. African Spear Safaris also receives real-time park updates to improve your chances of seeing incredible animals such as lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and more on your safari adventure.

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 CHIMP EDEN TOUR
AT JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE

Within the Umhloti Nature Reserve, is a home to chimpanzees that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Central Africa. The Jane Goodall Institute has brought the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education and tourism. This tranquil space is committed to the rescue and care of chimpanzees in need of refuge. Join for a beautiful one-hour tour to meet our closest relative, see their unique personalities and learn how we can work together.

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HALF-DAY ADVENTURE WITH ELEPHANTS
AT ELEPHANT WHISPERS

After introductions and offering elephant treats, we enjoy the privilege of brushing the elephants and experiencing their morning exercises. Learn how to gently interact with them, and enjoy a walk down shady paths with regular stops for breakfast feasting.

 

After a snack and refreshments on the deck overlooking the Sabie valley, join in elephant activities until midday, then end your experience with a picnic lunch on the deck, while the elephants enjoy their swim and mud bath.

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PANORAMA ROUTE FULL-DAY TOUR
WITH E. COACHES + TOURS

Panorama Route is a fantastic day tour that allows visitors to experience the awe-inspiring waterfalls, valleys, mountains and rivers of the magnificent Mpumalanga region that border the Kruger National Park. This tour includes stops at various waterfalls as well as the following scenic viewpoints: God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondavels​​.

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FLOATING MEDITATION
+ WATER WORKSHOP

This workshop focuses on the magic and science of water, while offering a transformative meditation group exercise, that focuses on sense withdrawal and trusting others. Experience serenity and surrender as you enter a state of deep breathing, while gracefully float in water, cradled by peers and loved ones.

BEAUTY IN BELONGING
WORKSHOP SERIES

Diving into one of our greatest human strengths, we remember our truest sense of belonging. This two-part workshop, involving group discussions and partner exercises, is a transformative heart-opener designed to help us overcome obstacles on our paths and discover the art of being seen.

ACTIVE MEDITATION EXPERIENCE

This is a powerful shaking and dancing meditation. We begin in a state of shaking, transition to dance, then to seated meditation and finally, laying in meditation. Delivering beautiful results, this workshop helps us to release and awaken our temples.

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ECSTATIC DANCE EXPERIENCE

During this soulful experience, we are invited to open our hearts we dive into the art of expressive movement. Everyone is encouraged to be authentic and to move (or not move) their body how they feel most organically pulled.

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YOGA NIDRA
SOUND JOURNEY

Yoga Nidra is the practice and art of Yogic Sleep that guides the body, mind and breath into a state of relaxation. Guided through a loving and intentional space where all senses are drawn to gentle awareness, we invite the body to heal and the heart to expand. Join Jeremy + Nancy in a soundscape of beautiful instruments. 

JOURNALING, MEDITATION
+ YOGA PRACTICES

Enjoy nourishing moments to connect with your body, as you claim the opportunity to begin or dive deeper into your yoga and movement practices. Welcome new pathways for change and deeper transformations of Self, while exploring your inner world through writing and practice meditation.

ACCOMMODATION
ACCOMMODATIONS
 TINKERS LAKESIDE LODGE
 

Tinkers Lakeside Lodge is a magical, completely unique African-style refuge which blends with its stunning environment. It is a sculptural masterpiece with overwhelming attention to detail. The rooms open onto the most beautiful lake, echoing the serenity of pristine water and forests. Tinkers is a sanctuary with a private chef, natural lighting, awe-inspiring views and the rich, artistic, earthy interiors compliment all its surroundings. The garden stretches to the waters edge where a pontoon boat is docked for our enjoyment.

 

This private retreat is the ultimate destination for nature lovers.

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FACILITATOR
SACRED FACILITATION TEAM
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ADAM  BOETTGER

RETREAT DESIGNER + LEAD FACILITATOR

 

An emerging thought leader of his generation, Adam is committed to bringing positive change to the world. He leads an international events company, designs and facilitates transformative experiences worldwide, that concentrate on the art and soul of sacred living. Some of his favorite things include nature, laughing, kayaking, and traveling. His other work includes founding the successful production company, Anahata Productions as well as writing / publishing the auto-biographical story, I Love.

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JEREMY ARNDT + NANCY GRZESZAK

RETREAT FACILITATORS + SACRED SOUND MUSICIANS

 

Jeremy and Nancy met in 2011 and began traveling around the world together, sharing their passions of yoga and music through Sound Journey events.

 

Together, they founded Settle Into Stillness, which unites the healing power of deep relaxation with sacred sound. Settle Into Stillness combines different world music instrumentation such as the handpan and didgeridoo with elements of gong baths and crystal singing bowls, creating an offering that remains entirely unique amongst today’s mindfulness-based musical offerings.

 

In addition to their Sound Journeys, they lead their Conscious Living Retreats worldwide. Jeremy and Nancy are both dedicated yoga students and teachers, living in service of inspiring others to live from their hearts and follow their dreams. 

TESTIMONIAL
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TESTIMONIALS
 

WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS?

"I’m blessed to have been a part of this amazing retreat and I can’t wait for the next one! Thank you to everyone who shared the experience. This reminded me humans are beautiful and everyone has something divine inside." 

- Matt C.

"The scared space that was shared and honored was beyond belief. It was an absolute honor to be a part of this retreat... Through the workshops, yoga and our outings I was able to rest, heal, reset and light a fire within me that I did not know I had. I’m eternally grateful for my time and experience."

- Tanya I.

 

"It was by far the most healing, loving, comfortable week ever. I feel rejuvenated, relaxed, & emotionally incredible. I just want to say thank you for the opportunity to release and to gain this motivation I have now that I am back home."

- Alex T.

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REGISTRATION + PRICING
 

Remember there are limited spots for this offering, as this keeps our container sacred and safe. To complete our registration process, you must submit this form and will be asked to sign a contract. Regarding payment options, you may submit payment in full or submit a deposit, then enroll in a payment plan.  

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $875 IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT 

you may submit a half-deposit today + the other half within 30 days

Payment Plan Dates: 

October 1, 2023 / January 1, 2024 / April 1, 2024 / July 1, 2024

 

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SOLD OUT

1 SPOT REMAINING

DORM STYLE
SUITE OCCUPANCY

$3075 per person

DOUBLE / MATRIMONIAL
SUITE OCCUPANCY

$3475 per person

Cancellation Policy: With the exception of the non-refundable deposit, you are eligible for a refund until 180 days before our event start date (March 5, 2024). No one books with an intention to cancel or postpone, so please consider travel insurance.

 

Payment Plan Policy: It is important that all payments are on time. If a payment is 3 days late with no contact or approved payment postponement, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. ​No refunds or credits will become available.

If you would like to know more about our pricing and why we charge what we do, please visit here.

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FAQs

WHERE DO WE FLY?

You will need to book 2 FLIGHTS (separate bookings will be more affordable) to get to our destination.

  • Arrival #1: O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Arrival #2: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

WHEN DO WE ARRIVE?

Guests are invited to arrive from 12pm - 2:30pm on September 1, 2024.

 

It is recommended to arrive in South Africa before your retreat begins to best prepare for your retreat. We provide recommendations for accommodations outside of your retreat experience.

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

A shuttle will be organized from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. 

 

It is a 45 minute shuttle ride to Tinkers Lakeside Lodge. Shuttles will vary from $10-25 USD one-way, depending on the number of passengers. This is not included in your overall retreat price. ​

 

WHAT DO WE BRING?

All important information including weather, cultural considerations, plus a detailed packing list are delivered to you, six months before your retreat begins.​

WHAT DO WE NOT BRING?

Children, pets, alcohol or illegal substances, weapons of any kind, bad vibes or drama, glass (water bottles ok)

DO PEOPLE ATTEND / TRAVEL ALONE?

We always invite and encourage others to embrace the magic and mystery of a solo-travel experience. At times, it can be safer and more aligned to travel with a friend or companion. If you are attending this retreat alone, but do not wish to travel alone, we can connect and coordinate you with other retreat guests. Everyone is very welcoming here!

 

WHAT IS THE PROSPERITY PROGRAM?

We believe in supporting each other! We pay you a gratitude fee of $100 for every person you successfully recruit to an event, regardless if you attend or not.

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