21-24 OCTOBER 2022



This retreat will allow you will slow down, reflect to rejuvenate and repurpose in the magical Knysna forest.

This weekend is filled with various reflective practices at the tranquil Maradadi house and  mindful explorations of Knysna forest and lagoon. For your safety, the Retreat will be held according to COVID safe practices.

Trip Itinerary

Friday, 21 October 2022

Registration and light afternoon tea at Maradadi at 15:00

Introductions  and programme overview

Group exercise

Walk in the Maradadi Forest

Dinner at Maradadi

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Group exercise


Nature Art 

Dinner at Maradadi


Included in the trip cost of R5800

Personal Organic scorecard report (including map of current awareness, strengths and development areas)  

Personal introduction session before the trip


Facilitated group work in the beautiful Maradadi House guesthouse  


Personal action plan

Nature art session

Forest walks and forest bathing

Mindful swimming session in the Knysna Lagoon

Afternoon cruise on the Knysna Lagoon

Healthy lunches and dinners

All activities are based on voluntary participation
Programme might be adjusted according to weather


Travel from and to Knysna • Visa costs • Accommodation • Breakfasts • Restaurant dinner • Spending money • Additional sightseeing costs

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What guests have said about previous Knysna Resonate Experiences


 “Thank you so much for the unique blend of insight, reflection, sensorial stimuli, nature and relaxation. Monene, Ceri and Alix blend their unique skills with a generous spirit into something truly special”

 “Monene, thank you very much for a wonderful weekend. It was life changing in every way. From worried, depressed and discouraged, I moved to calm, courageous and optimistic. A weekend where one only experienced the wonderful nature and swimming in the lagoon would be relaxing and enjoyable. The Organic scorecard mesmerized me and added so much to the weekend. Many thanks also to Alix for her wonderful food and Ceri who was so willing to share her paradise with us”

 "Thank you so much for the weekend, it was incredible! All the aspects of the weekend were amazing that is difficult to identify the highlights. Something that made me calm and that I appreciate was the adult principles of the weekend that allowed everyone to be themselves and gave everyone the freedom within the structure of the weekend."


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"I've known Monene on a personal level for more than 20 years. This was the first time I experienced her as a facilitator and coach. She is so gifted! She is super professional and handles everyone in the group the same. The group dynamics were fantastic and she is very skilled in handling any situation, taking different personalities and needs into consideration.

I enjoyed the daily check in and check out, as this was a way to bring everyone to the present and set the tone for the day.

I will be able to use the knowledge gained on the Organic Scorecard in my future career and personal life. It is an excellent tool measuring current awareness and not just personality type as so many other tools.
Ceri and Alix (and Monene) were perfect hosts! The house and venue is definitely instrumental to the success of the retreat. The house is Afro-chic and reminded me of a safari lodge.  In fact, sometimes it felt like a 5-star lodge to me!

The homemade food, made by Alix, is to die for. At every teatime and meal we asked for the recipes!
Attention to detail in every aspect of the weekend is one of the success factors.

I also loved spending so much time in nature. The forest and lagoon are both magical!

Thank you for putting so much time and effort into making this such a special memory for me."

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“A ‘teacher’ affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

"I do believe that the ripple effect of teachings, experiences, insight and   knowledge gained at the retreat, will broaden, ground and flourish into a wider circle of wisdom for myself, as I walk my journey of life. Seeds of awareness and understanding my uniqueness, has been sowed. During this retreat one’s own roots are nurtured, fertilized and enriched. The retreat-journey is encircled with respect, acceptance and empowerment. 

My thoughts are that  “teacher” in Henry Adams words can be replaced by this “retreat” …."

Meet your hosts


Monene Murray

Monene is a coach, consultant and avid open water swimmer. 


She sees herself as a student for life and experiences the benefit of personal growth through various reflective practices and travelling locally and abroad. She also has a passion for creating safe spaces for others to learn and grow. 

Read more about Monene’s professional background here


Register your interest for the 2022 retreat by entering your details below


For any enquiries, contact Monene at or +27 82 570 2917

Trip information will be emailed to you on successful registration

Thank you for registering your interest! We will be in touch once we have 8 interested parties.

Should this trip be cancelled, due to unforeseen reasons, the all money paid will be refunded