The Joy of Simplicity Retreat

The Joy of Simplicity

A winter retreat to rediscover the simple things in life through nature, meditation, self-care and yoga

Come home to yourself on this cosy, restorative winter retreat as you rediscover the joy of a simple, uncluttered and uncomplicated life.

This is a small, intimate three night & three day getaway, designed to cultivate community without crowds and to allow for focused practice and individual attention.

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.” — Richard Halloway

If you’re looking for more energy, mental clarity and peace of mind and heart, then we’d love for you to join us on this long weekend away to explore how you can find more joy in your life through simplicity.

Our modern lives have become increasingly cluttered with things to do and things to get as a result of western culture underpinning society with the narrative that success = more, and more = a happier, more fulfilled life.

“More”, however, invariably leads to greater stress, overwhelm, a sense of lack, and less time for the things that are really meaningful to us. We find the more we fill our days and time with busy-ness, clutter and the stuff we feel we are expected to be doing and acquiring, the more we are pulled away from ourselves – who we are in our essence.

When we are connected to our essence, though, we naturally feel more grounded, spacious and peaceful, and we can more easily connect with what we need and want in our lives to bring more joy to ourselves, to others, and to our environment. 

The quiet gentleness of our essence is always there and always accessible, but is often drowned out by the noisiness and busy-ness of our lives. Nurturing it requires awareness and space in order to be brought forward as our most natural way of being. 

This retreat will help you to explore and integrate simple but transformative tools into your life to bring you back to your essence so that you can find more energy, spaciousness, calm and peace, and less noise, clutter and stress – no matter what is going on in your daily life or the world at large.

What’s included:

~ 3 x night’s rustic-luxe farm style accommodation on a guest farm in historic Tulbagh, nestled amongst indigenous fynbos and offering wide open spaces for exploration

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

~ A tailored self-enquiry coaching workshop aimed at uncovering beliefs, bringing awareness to blocks and mapping out an aligned way forward through awareness and presence 

~ A nourishing, delicious daily vegetarian menu of brunch, healthy snacks and dinner (meals can be tailored to suit an individual’s dietary requirements) 

~ A healing sound journey – to stimulate the energy meridians, blood vessels, lymph and nerves on a cellular level

You will also have free time to spend doing whatever your heart desires: relaxing, exploring the beautiful nature surrounding our venue, or tucking up next to the fireplace with a good book.


Share with a partner / friend / stranger in a spacious double or triple room – R5,900 per person EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Book & pay by 28 February – R5,000 per person 

Enjoy a double/twin room by yourself: R7,500 per person EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Book & pay by 28 February – R6,900 per person 

Please note: Cost does not include transport to and from the venue.


We’ve teamed up with Cape Town’s premium activewear brand OTG Active who are gifting each of our retreat guests a pair of their gorgeous premium printed leggings (and if you’re a guy, a set of OTG yoga essential props for a more supported practice!)

To book:

Contact Leigh at


Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.” — Riccardo Muti


About your hosts:

Leigh is a 500hr qualified yoga teacher and the proud founder of House of Yoga in Cape Town – an urban sanctuary where people from all walks of life come to reconnect with themselves. Leigh finds joy in sharing how conscious movement, breath work and other mindful practices can re-establish a connection to the physical body and self, and encourage greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and, ultimately, liberation. She firmly believes that the more you can step into your true sense of self, the more ease, calm and peace you can find in everyday life. Drawing on her own yoga practice spanning 17 years and a background in dance, and by focusing on a subtle balance between technique, alignment and letting go, she aspires to help her students feel more embodied, grounded and energised. 

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 damaging 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. 


Jun 03 - 06 2022


Tulbagh, Western Cape

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