Ocean Spirit Retreat

This Retreat offers:

12th - 14th July 

Winter is the Season of the the most powerful element - Water

It can move around any obstacle in its path without losing its essential nature. Water can, in time, dissolve the hardest mountains.

This retreat’s focus is letting go of what no longer serves us, and welcoming in the flow of new energy into our lives.

A time to restore and recharge

The ocean is incredibly grounding, lowers stress and anxiety, and can inspire your creativity and sense of joy. It is also therapeutic and can assist with healing, especially cold ocean water is known for its health benefits and for boosting immunity.

Join us for a transformational weekend in Simon's Town along Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula. Immersed in pristine landscape, with panoramic mountain and ocean views, we embrace this opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and nature.

The retreat is to be held at Bonne Esperance Guest, the historic Seaforth hotel that has been recently renovated and the revived. All of the lovely rooms are furnished with king-size beds and have en-suite bathrooms.

The rooms have Oregon pine floors, cosy seating nook to admire the views, tea-and-coffee-making facilities and private bathrooms with showers. For added comfort, each of the rooms has a Victorian fireplace.




Sound Bath with Chris Roland - Sound Therapy restoring balance and natural resonance

Wim Hof Method workshop including breath work and optional ice bath

Gentle yoga sessions will support relaxation, whilst also engaging flexibility and strength. Priority is given to the special needs of each individual.

Evening relaxation & meditation helps to draw you into a state of rest, calm healing and inner connection.

Cacao circle - Ceremonial grade cacao, warm and nourishing drink consumed with the intention of self-transformation.

Setting intentions gives you the opportunity to recognise, explore and define some changes you would like to make during your cleanse.

Rest periods are scheduled despite a full program! Although you are encouraged to partake in activities, there is no pressure. Listen to your body, and rest when you need to

Luxury 5-Star Rated Accommodation with an outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

Nutritious meals with fresh fruit and nourishing plant-based salads, stir fries, soups and desserts.

Guided nature walks are offered each day - either in the mountain or along Scarborough’s pristine coast; includes seaweed and wild greens and herbs foraging guidance.

Ocean Immersion - Early morning swims and snorkelling 


Our Retreat is facilitated by experienced yoga instructor and massage therapist, Elaine Hackner.

Elaine shares her wisdom and experience in body work and yoga which spans over 25 years of practice and exploration. Her individualised approach gives priority to your special needs. Elaine will take you on a journey of self discovery and reconnection.


Yoga helps us to become more in touch with deeper aspects of ourselves and better resourced to face daily challenges. Coordination of posture (asana) and breathing (pranayama) helps to anchor us in the present moment.


Elaine integrates different modalities: deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy oils and reflexology, into a unique therapeutic treatment. She also draws on tools from Meridian therapy, Kinesiology and Psych-K to provide insight into unconscious beliefs, emotions and recurring patterns which often accompany physical problems.


The weekend rate for accommodation, activities and meals (excluding treatments).

R 6, 500 pp single

R 5, 500 sharing 

A minimum of a 48-hour notice cancellation notice for a 50% refund.

A minimum of 1-week cancellation notices receive a full refund.