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.
Friday, 22 October 2021
Registration and light afternoon tea at Maradadi at 15:00
Introductions and programme overview
Walk in the Maradadi Forest
Dinner at Maradadi
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Dinner at Maradadi
Included in the trip cost of R5200
Personal Organic scorecard report (including map of current awareness, strengths and development areas)
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
NOT INCLUDED IN THE INVESTMENT
Travel from and to Knysna • Visa costs • Accommodation • Breakfasts • Restaurant dinner • Spending money • Additional sightseeing costs
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."
“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 see herself as a student for life and have experienced the personal growth facilitating by travelling to other countries. She also had a passion for creating safe spaces for others to learn and grow.
With this in mind she has been offering mindful travel experiences, which she has been running since 2015.
Read more about Monene’s professional background here
Register your interest for the
October 2021 retreat
by entering your details below
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE ONLY 8 PLACES AVAILABLE
For any enquiries, contact Monene at
firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 82 570 2917
Trip information will be emailed to you on successful registration
Should this trip be cancelled, due to unforeseen reasons, the all money paid will be refunded