Rest & Renew Yoga Retreat

Rest & Renew – An Autumn Retreat

An autumn weekend retreat for rest, renewal, yoga and you

In ancient yogic teachings death and rebirth are intertwined – and endings are always welcomed as giving way to new beginnings. The yoga pose Savasana, otherwise known as “corpse pose,” mostly practiced at the end of a session is, in fact, a practice of allowing things to end. It’s an opportunity to release everything that you have moved through in your practice and return to presence, to once again be reborn.

In our modern world of busyness and rushing, it’s never been more important to return to this space of stillness in order to connect with your true nature, and to allow endings to occur naturally in order to make space for fresh energy and opportunities in your life.

The season of autumn is also a call to rest, to let go and find stillness ahead of rebirth. This weekend retreat offers you a nurturing space to tune into your authentic feelings and intuition around what needs to be released in your life, so that new space can be created for joy. You can use this time to gently let go of anything that needs to be put to rest, and in so doing create space for more of the things that bring you peace and fulfillment as you move forward.

Through connection with the heart and inner voice, we rest and renew, find stillness and connect with the inner world – embracing new seasons both without and within.

What’s included:

~ 2 x night’s accommodation (sharing or private) at the beautiful Wild Pod retreat centre within Bodhi Khaya in Stanford. There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from, to suit your preferences and budget, as well as delightful communal spaces to be used for connection, as well as relaxation and peaceful solitude.

~ A specially-designed schedule of mindful practises (accessible to all levels of practitioner) – including daily yoga, breath work, kriya, yoga nidra, meditation and interactive discussion

~ A nourishing, delicious daily vegetarian menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner (meals can be tailored to suit an individual’s dietary requirements). Bodhi Khaya is renowned for its wholesome nourishing food prepared by its own in-house chef team. Throughout our retreat we’ll enjoy mouth-watering plant-based dishes using fresh, organic vegetables sourced directly from their garden, and home-made fermented remedies like kombucha, kimchi, and sauerkraut to support gut health and overall wellness.

You will also have plenty of free time to do whatever your heart desires. The Wild Pod is a newly opened retreat centre, which harmoniously blends the wild beauty of the forest with the modern comforts of luxurious amenities. Nestled in a remote corner of Bodhi Khaya, the sanctuary boasts awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding landscape, teeming with vibrant birdlife and wildlife.

Cost & Accommodation Options:


Option 1:
Share with a partner in a King room with shared bathroom – FLASH SALE: R5,900 per person (was R6,500 per person) 1 available

Option 2:
Book your own private King room with a shared bathroom – FLASH SALE: R6,900 (was R 7 500) 1 available

Option 3
For the budget conscious, nestle into a cosy A-frame podlet or Glamping bell tent with shared bathroom with a partner / friend / stranger – R4,000 per person sharing 2 available


Book your own private A-frame podlet or Glamping bell tent – R5,000 2 available


Share with a partner / friend / stranger in a double/twin en suite roomFLASH SALE: R5,900 per person (was R6,500 per person) 1 available


Enjoy a double/twin en suite room by yourself – FLASH SALE: R6,900 per person (was R7,500) 1 available

Cost does not include transport to and from the venue.

To book:
Contact Vicky at or 082 460 6935.

About your hosts:

Leigh is a 500hr qualified yoga teacher and the proud founder of House of Yoga in Cape Town, which she opened after 13 years in the corporate world. She has practiced yoga for 18 years and has explored various styles of yoga (including Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Scaravelli and Ashtanga) and is privileged to be able to share with others what conscious movement, breath work, meditation and yoga nidra have gifted her: being comfortable and at home in the body and with oneself; to re-access the intelligence centres of the body to balance out overstimulation of the mind and incessant thought; and to take responsibility for one’s overall well being. For Leigh, every time we step onto our mats, we begin a journey – a journey home to ourselves. Yoga is about celebrating the adventure of life, being human, our uniqueness, but also our connection to all things.

Vicky is the founder of The Inner Alchemist – a community for people to restore their self esteem and find flow within their daily lives. She is a certified life coach focused on helping people to rediscover slowing down and self-care, to make more aligned choices for their lives. Vicky will guide you gently to boost and protect your mental health, to move away from burn out culture and to restore balance into your life. After a decade in the demanding world of advertising, Vicky understands the effects that stress and striving can have on mental health. Her philosophies are founded on the principle that all solutions lie within, and through redirecting your awareness back to yourself, you are able to restore well-being into your body, heart and mind.

What some of our previous guests have said about our retreats:

“This is the second House of Yoga retreat I have attended and both of them exceeded all my expectations. Deeply relaxing atmosphere in which to explore your self and deepen awareness, ultimately for a better understanding of how to approach my journey in life.”

“A relaxing experience to reconnect with my true self and connect with like-minded people.”

“Vicky and Leigh facilitated a spiritual breakthrough for me. The after effects are allowing me to lay some very big ghosts to rest.”

“Replenishing and restful weekend with like minded people, so needed to re-energize for the rest of the year.”

“Leigh and Vicky created the perfect space to connect to other like minded individuals, and to myself, in the most profound way. I’m immensely grateful to have been able to invest in my own well-being by attending this retreat, and I’d recommend anyone do the same!”

“Een van my memories wat ek vir altyd sal koester.”

Terms & Conditions:


In order for your booking to be considered definite, a 50% deposit is due from you.

The balance of payment is due by the last day of the month preceding the month in which the retreat takes place.

To benefit from the Early Bird Special, payment must be made in full by the expiry date of the special.


You may cancel your booking at any time, provided that the cancellation is notified to us in writing. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us.

If such cancellation is made within 30 days before the start of the retreat, we will retain the deposit of the retreat. However, if another person can be found to take your place, then we may offer you a refund at our discretion.

Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat.



May 10 - 12 2024


Check in on Friday at 2pm; Check out on Sunday at 12pm
All Day


Bodhi Khaya
Bodhi Khaya, Stanford, Western Cape


House of Yoga

Other Organizers

The Inner Alchemist

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