Come explore, grow and rejuvenate
from Friday the 12th of Nov 17:00

until Sunday the 14th of Nov 15:00, 2021

Family Constellations,
Connecting with Nature,

There will also be time to socialize, relax, sing, walk, swim,and rest
Booking Details

Family Constellations

Family Constellations leads us to the realization that it is never too late for a greater, happier life. For every person there is only one right place in their family, and that is their own place. Once you have found and taken this place, a new perspective opens up, which makes you capable of taking action. Frequently, we have taken on misguided beliefs and other people's stuff, inherited from our parents and ancestors , that keep us entangled and not able to live our full magnificence.

Family Constellations can help bring these patterns and entanglements out into the light and into our consciousness, so they can be questioned, released and overwritten. The decision whether you are ready to do so is up to you personally.

Biodanza (in Nature)

"Biodanza is a radical system that awakens our potential to live life fully. It is about falling in love with life. This means deepening our love for ourselves, our connections to other, to nature and all that that is, through movement and music!"
Rolando ToroAreneda (Creator of Biodanza)

So our connection to Nature is right there in the heart of Biodanza. We will explore together and experience how nature can hold and nurture us, as we slow down, connect with, open to and rest within her magnificence.

Optional Possibilities

The venue has a wonderful fire pit. We intend to party around the fire, socializing with music, singing, joke sharing and story telling.
Rumour has it, that the not so famous "ShaunAlan Band" might make a guest appearance :)

Early morning Yoga. An opportunity to greet the dawn with some gentle stretches and breathing.

Nature walk. Gentle stroll, exploring some of the natural beauty our venue has to offer.

Free time to Unwind

This weekend is an opportunity for you to relax, rejuvenate and restore your soul.

As such, there will be free time for you to read a book, have a nap, swim in the dam/river, explore the beautiful gardens and nature.

Alan Hughes

I have been involved in various forms of Self Development and Healing, for over 20 years.

This journey took seed in Cape Town in the mid 90's. It then blossomed in the later 90's, while I was living in Ireland. After taking time to do personal spiritual retreat, I completed a 2 year training as a Professional Healer, followed by another 2 years to get my Diploma in Craniosacral Therapy. I then honed these skills, running a small practice in Ireland.

Since returning to South Africa in 2006, I have trained and graduated as a Biodanza Facilitator, a Life Coach, a Family Constellations Facilitator and as a Watsu Practitioner.

Nature has always played a hugely restorative part in my life. As well as enjoying a lot of time being and connecting with Nature, I have studied and offer Biodanza in Nature, participated in Nature Constellations, completed studies with "Spirit of the Wild", guided various hikes and shared many special nature experiences with others.

Feedback from Participants on similar Retreats held in 2020 and 2021

Cost and Booking Details

maximum of 14 participants will be accepted to attend this retreat.

Due to the depth of the Family Constellations work,
it is essential that you chat to Alan, before booking,
to ascertain whether this retreat is appropriate for you.

The following prices includes two nights accommodation,
as well as delicious vegetarian meals, tea, coffee and biscuits.

The cost PER PERSON for the weekend is
R2650 sharing a room
R2950 for a single room
R400 if you wish to set up a Constellation
Please note
that the number of Constellations will be limited
to fit comfortably into the time available and to ensure quality.

We have arranged with Hearth and Soul for the option to stay on for an extra night (Sunday the 14th).
This is a lovely way to integrate the experience, rather than rushing home to the "Real World".
The cost for the extra dinner, bed and breakfast is R460 sharing and R580 in a single room.

A deposit of R1500 will reserve your place, with the balance due by the 1st of November 2021.
Banking details will be shared upon application.
Rooms will be allocated as deposits are received, so if you have a preferredroom, please mention this when booking.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
More than a month before the event - 90% refund
More than two weeks before the event - 75% refund
Less than two weeks before the event - no refund

There may be approved people on a waiting list, wanting to attend the weekend.
So if you do need to cancel, it might be possible for you to make arrangements to transfer your place
to someone on the waiting list.

Please contact Alan if you are interested in attending this retreat,
if you have any questions, or if you need more information

076 26 49127

Hearth and Soul - Our home for the weekend

"Hearth and Soul" is a beautiful farm, set in a stunning location, looking out over river and mountains.

It lies on the Sandy's Glen Road, between Stanford (28km away) and Napier (23km away) and about 2 hours drive from Cape Town

Please click here or on the image above to visit the Hearth and Soul website

What to Bring along with you

The venue will cater for us, with wholesome, delicious vegetarian meals. They can also do vegan meals, if you arrange it with Alan when booking. Their food is generally outstanding, with much of it grown on the farm.

There will be fresh rain water, coffee, tea, biscuits and some fruit available. Please bring along any special teas, juices or sweeteners you might require. Likewise, if you want additional snacks, supplements, superfoods etc. please do bring them along.

We are choosing to hold this event without the influences of alcohol, recreational drugs, or any other mind altering substances, so please leave these at home. If this is unclear, or there is a substance that you need for your well being, please discuss this with Alan before booking.

Bring clothing for all weather, layers work well. For walking, a water bottle, daypack, sun hat, sun screen, sun glasses, decent walking shoes and water proofs.

Any little creature comforts to help you feel more at home, such as a blankey, yoga mat and cushion. A book to read and a notebook to capture your Magic in.

Please bring a sense of Curiosity, Playfulness and a Willingness to Explore and Grow.

Covid Sensibility

All participants will be required to sign a "Health Declaration" on arrival, confirming that they have not been in direct contact with anyone who has Covid and that they are not displaying any symptoms. If you have any doubt please rather stay home and take good care of yourself.

Hearth and Soul is spacious and well ventilated with plenty of doors and windows that open, to let in the fresh mountain air.

While the venue can comfortably accommodate 27 guests, but we are only allowing a maximum of 15participants.
This will ensure that everyone has plenty of space to move around and breath freely.

Please do bring a mask along. While we will have plenty of space and the option of holding some of the sessions outdoors, there may still be times when we might be close enough that some people may feel safer with us wearing masks. Plenty of Hand sanitizer will be available and you are also welcome to bring your own.

As different people have different views around Covid, please do chat to Alan if you have concerns around this.
When we all arrive, we will discuss what each of us need to feel safe. We will do our best to come to a place where everyone can relax and feel safe in the space.

Anyone attending this Magic Making weekend does so at their own risk and accepts full responsibility for their health and wellbeing.
By attending, you agree to indemnify the venue, their staff and the facilitators from any consequences of such attendance, particularly regarding Covid.