15 – 17 July 2022 #theselfcompassionbreak: Dancing with Grief | At Temenos Retreat

Event Date:

July 15, 2022

Event Time:

4:00 pm

Event Location:

Temenos Retreat, McGregor

“Don’t run away from grief, o’ soul
Look for the remedy inside the pain because the rose came from the thorn and the ruby from a stone.” ~ Rumi.

“Each person’s grief is as unique as their fingerprint. And what everyone has in common is that no matter how they grieve, they share a need for their grief to be witnessed.”

When we adapt to loss, grief is not over. It also doesn’t mean we are sad all the time – it means “grief finds a place” in our lives. “Imagine a world in which we honour that place in ourselves and others rather than hiding it, ignoring it, or pretending it doesn’t exist.”

Only when we know our own grief intimately can we be present with the grief of others. Compassion becomes real when we acknowledge our shared humanity. This is an invitation to honour your dance with grief as Karen gently guides intuitive art-making, meditation, reflection and shares self-compassion practices that will invite more ease and acceptance.

This Package Includes:

Friday and Saturday nights accommodation at Temenos Retreat all fresh, healthy vegetarian meals created by Chef Christiaan Campbell, art materials, guided mediations, Mindful Movement and Creative Guiding, PLUS one follow up coaching session after the retreat.

Sunday nights accommodation is free and optional.

Dinner on Sunday evening and breakfast on Monday is not included.

The cottages are set up for self-catering with fridges and takeaways are available from the restaurant. Beverages from the restaurant are not included. (Coffees, teas, bottled water & sodas.)


We will start at 16:00 on Friday and finish with lunch at 14:00 on Sunday.

Personal Investment:

Single cottage: R5550
Per Person Sharing: R5250 – with a close friend, family member or partner.
Gentle Mindful Movement in the mornings is optional.

Yoga with Charmaine:

Charmaine Horsburgh is a Yoga practitioner and Conscious Movement Facilitator who met her teacher, Swami Venkatesananda of Rishikesh, India in the the early 1970’s and began a lifelong journey of yoga study, practice and investigation. The culture of learning which Swamji encouraged has led her to constantly be looking for ways to deepen and inform her own practice and teaching skills. Charmaine now incorporates the cutting edge postural alignment techniques of the Bowspring into the yoga classes that she offers. It has been her great good fortune to learn from, and keep on learning from, the co-founders of the beneficial system, Desi Springer and John Friend.

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  • Temenos Retreat, McGregor
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Event Schedule Details

  • July 15, 2022 4:00 pm   -   July 17, 2022 2:00 pm
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