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Wild Fermentation and Wellness Retreat


JLR - March 28, 2018 - 0 comments

Goodwill Mountain Farm lies on the slope of the Kleinriviersberg just outside the heritage village of Stanford. Cradled by the mountains and caressed by the wind rustling in the pine trees, this working permaculture farm is a place of silence, vast spaces and communion with nature.

The owners, Bodhi and Rishi, believe in walking gently on the earth and therefore large parts of the farm are left untouched to preserve the natural fynbos. Meander along the slopes of the mountain and experience rare species of vegetation, buck, caracal and bountiful birdlife. The main crop grown is the indigenous and medicinal herb buchu, which you will be able to sample during the retreat.
Accommodation will be in a resplendent house overlooking a dam with heart-stirring views of the mountains. The twitter of birds will gently wake you to the dawning day and a chorus of frogs will serenade you to sleep. The spacious and bright rooms can accommodate one to two people.

Plentiful Vegetarian fare will delight your senses and fill your tummy and titbits of cultured and fermented foods will entice you for the upcoming workshops.

Start your day with an invigorating swim in the dam. You will then be spoilt with choice; yoga, meditation, mountain walks, trail running and full body workouts await you.

Wild Fermentation – The environment on the farm is teeming with wild yeasts and beneficial bacteria which are ideal for wild fermentation. Learn how to make milk kefir, water kefir, buchu flavoured jun and ginger beer. Honey ferments, fermented veggies, kefir cheese and sourdough bread.
A box full of cultures and comprehensive notes on fermentation and gut health will be going home with you.

Yoga – Our yoga practice will be a blend of Hatha and Ashtanga, focusing on flowing with the breath and relaxing into awareness. During our time together you will experience the fundamental principles of Yoga so you may take these with you in your daily life. The sessions are tailored to all levels of experience.

Meditation – Our meditation will focus on breath awareness. Using the breath as an anchor, we deepen our ability to stay present. In this way we make space for the ever-expanding peace, wisdom and love that you are.

Workouts and Trail Running – Functional strength training targeting your entire body no matter what your fitness level will set you up for a productive day. Traverse the mountain paths at a comfortable pace while you take in the nature around you.

End your day under a plethora of stars with the subtle bouquet of fynbos and the quietude of Goodwill Mountain Farm!

Join us –
Jeanne – Courageously vulnerable maverick. Endeavouring to balance a holistic, active lifestyle with a passion for food, wine and chocolate. My kitchen is not only for dancing but also for producing an array of mouth-watering cultured and fermented foods. Driven by a passion to live an all-round wholesome life and from a health and wellness background, I would like to guide you onto a path where you relish the ease of a healthful lifestyle.
#getbusyfermenting #happyguthappyme
Diploma Exercise Science (HFPA) / Cert. Rebalancing Massage (OSHO School for Creative Touch)
Cert. Sports Massage (HFPA) / Nutrition short course (SSISA)

Bodhi – My life has been one of inner exploration. Having learnt meditation from my guru and trained as a yoga teacher in India, I have been practicing for eight years now. From months of solitude in the forests of Sweden to construction sites in London, my journey has been about integrating these spiritual practices into everyday life. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
Certified RYS 200 Yoga Teacher from Ashtanga Yoga Mysore, India.
Certified Advanced Level 2 Reiki practitioner

Rishi – Neo-hippie with a passion for permaculture and the well-being of my fellow beings. Originating from Denmark and having travelled most of the world, I have now landed firmly in South Africa and have co-founded Goodwill Mountain Farm with the mission to live responsibly in all aspects of life – from growing my own food to ceasing fear and judgements.

Date: 18-20 May 2018
Time: Friday 16.00 to Sunday 15.00
Venue: Goodwill Mountain Farm. Stanford.
Cost: R3650 per person sharing, or R5800 for a private room. Bookings close at 8 people.
50% non refundable deposit on booking. Balance due 10 days prior to the Retreat.
Accommodation: Rooms are given on a first come, first serve basis. One bedroom is ensuite while the others have adjacent shared bathrooms.

Email Rishi – info@goodwillmountain.com for more information and to book

 

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