Courses, Workshops & Retreats

Embodied Wisdom Course… as in the flow of a river

“There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Neitzsche

Innviting you to join myself and a group of people who are dedicated to their journey of inner transformation and embodied awakening.

I was very touched when a friend expressed interest in doing some ‘work’ with me this year and suggested that we gather as a group to make it more affordable.  Her request was in alignment with an inspiration that I was already exploring about offering an Embodied Wisdom course during the first half of this year.  The intelligence and abundance of Life – when we are open to receive – always fills me with a feeling of awe!

When we gather together in circle to practice, connect and share we generate a collective intelligence that is powerful, deeply transformative, enlightening, magical and something that is beyond what our rational minds can really understand. 

The approach for this course is to keep opening into the mystery of the present moment…. allowing something intuitive and organic to unfold and guide us.

“It is not something to be figured out.
It is being married to the moment, as opposed to a plan.”
Devaji     

Components of this course will include embodied meditation practices, self enquiry, facilitated process work (somatic & psychological), emotional intelligence, care of the nervous system, Presencing & Receiving and whatever else needs to come through…

Dates:   Tuesdays 13th & 27th February;  6th & 20th March;  3rd & 17th April 

Time:     7 – 9:30pm

Venue: The Sacred Space of my healing room, Blairgowrie

Cost:      R900 per month, therefore R2 700 for the course (payable monthly or in one payment)

To book: Email wendy@wise-living.co.za for more information and to book your place.  Space limited to 8 people.

 

Care of Self Retreat: 20th – 24th April, Thirsty Falls Guest Farm, Magaliesberg

Nourish to Flourish
self care for body, heart, mind and soul

Taking care of myself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too!”

An invitation to:
* slow down, rest and reconnect
* open into deep receptivity
* listen to how your body, heart and mind are feeling
* honour what your being needs in each moment to replenish and revitalise
* return home to embodiment, aliveness and True Self

The retreat will include:
* morning and sunset movement and meditation practices
* circle time with facilitated process, group discussion and sharing
* empowering tools and skills to support self care in daily life
* labyrinth and nature walks
* self enquiry and solitude

A weekend immersion into:
* the beauty and healing energy of nature
* like-hearted community
* spiritual practice
* stillness and aliveness

Dates:                   20th – 22nd April 2018
The retreat starts with supper on Friday at 7pm and finishes after lunch on Sunday at 3pm.  You are welcome to arrive from 3pm on Friday

Venue:                  Thirsty Falls Guest Farm, Magaliesberg   www.thirstyfalls.com

Cost:                      R2 300 all inclusive of twin shared en-suite accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals per day, drinks and snacks as well as all the facilitation.  Single room supplement of R300.  A non-refundable deposit of R1 300 secures your place

To book:              Please email jenny@thirstyfalls.com to confirm your place

We’re looking forward to sharing this deep dive into self care, wholeness and Heart with you.

With love
Wendy                                                                             Jenny 
www.wise-living.co.za                                                  www.thirstyfalls.com
072 800 4982                                                                 082 464 7376

 

Wise Cooking for Winter Living: Saturday 2nd June 

“When we improve our digestion, we improve our overall health, our immunity and mental clarity.
Health brings happiness.”

Ayurveda is a study of Nature.  Our busy, city lives have disconnected us from Nature’s wise rhythms.  By realigning to the rhythms of Nature, we access our innate state of vitality and harmony.  That is why it’s so important to adjust what we eat in accordance with the seasons.

Food preparation is an art and a science: Ayurveda acknowledges that food is medicine and teaches us how to combine foods and spices to bring healing to our unique body-mind constitution (Dosha) and balance the subtle energies of our being.

During this workshop you will learn how to cook delicious, nutritious and simple vegetarian meals that are warming and grounding in nature and strengthening to your immune system.  This helps to balance the effects of the cold and dry winter.  Acquaint yourself with the medicinal qualities of food and spices and learn more about Ayurvedic nutritional wisdom.

Learning, creating, cooking, eating and fun!

Date:         Saturday 2nd June

Time:        9:30am – 1pm

Cost:        R750 which includes all organic food and workbook with notes & recipes.  R400 non-refundable deposit secures your place 

Venue:     3A Nola Circle, Blairgowrie

To Book: Space is limited to 6 people, please email wendy@wise-living.co.za

Conscious living & sustainable wellbeing – naturally!

 

Spirituality, Wellbeing and Ecotourism in Southern India: 16th – 24th June 2018
Join Leona and myself on this journey to Incredible India and let your personal and spiritual transformation soar!

  • Rejuvenate body and mind through deep nature immersion
  • Experience transformation, a return to wholeness and to Heart
  • Daily sunrise and sunset yoga and meditation practice
  • Travel off the beaten track through the backwaters, lush mountains and hill tribes of Kerala
  • Experience rainforests, spice plantations and an ecological richness
  • A celebration of life as Love!

All inclusive price per person, for a minimum of 10 passengers, is R25 495.00.  This includes:

  • Return international airfares ex OR Tambo International including airport departure taxes
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • 7 night’s accommodation on a shared basis in twin or double rooms
  • Daily buffet breakfasts and two lunches
  • All transfers and transport services by air-conditioned coach
  • Daily excursions and entrance fees into all monuments

To secure this amazing price, a deposit of R7,650.00 is due by Sunday 25th March 2018

Travel, embraced through a spiritual lens, and combined with spiritual practice

  • teaches us how to live authentically from our trusting Heart
  • opens our channels of creativity and leads to clarity
  • sparks a sense of adventure, inspiration and inner aliveness!

Get ready to join a community that shares the same passion for yoga, wellbeing and nourishing a connection with Mother Nature and human kindness.

Email wendy@wise-living.co.za for our detailed itinerary and to book – space is limited to 10 people.

 

I have no courses or workshops planned for the second half of 2018.

 

Twists and Curls of Life

 

 

“We do not practice mindfulness in Buddhism in order to repress our feelings, but as a way of looking after our feelings, being their sponsor in an affectionate, non-violent way. When we are able to maintain mindfulness, we are not carried away by or drowned in our feelings or in the conflicts within ourselves. We nourish and maintain mindfulness through conscious breathing and try to become aware of our internal formation and conflicts as they manifest. We receive them with love as a mother takes her child in her arms.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh, Extract from ‘Transformation and Healing’