• The venue
    The venue
  • Delicious organic meals
    Delicious organic meals
  • Daily yoga
    Daily yoga
  • Purification  ceremony
    Purification ceremony

4 day Wild Women's Nature Retreat

Find your feminine wildness with us on this 4 day Empowering Wild Women retreat. Getting back to the source freeing ourselves from the constraints of technology and the fast paced life we tend to live. To take a moment to connect to heart.
We are about authentic communication, creative expression through movement art and sacred ceremony offering a safe and gentle space for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together and share their experience, to be empowered, have fun and be free. Through the purification sweat lodge ceremonies, the nutrient dense whole foods served , daily yoga, dance and free movement classes, herbal workshops and more you will be held in a safe space for true transformation and healing to happen. The retreat venue is in Tulbagh, a 90min drive from Cape Town and the ideal space to relax and unwind in nature.

On this retreat we will be disconnecting from technology and the daily grind of our modern lives and reconnecting with;

- other women and ourselves in an open heart space
-our sense of wonder and adventure
- our creative expression
- our vulnerability
-our deepest fears and desires
-our divine feminine


Your journey of self discovery begins

Day 1

Meet and greet
  • Carly and Yanna will be ready for your arrival. Settle in and familiarize yourself with the farm
  • Set intentions
  • A gentle evening yoga class focusing on the breath
  • Dinner
  • Free time to connect and relax

Day 2

Ground. Connect. Support
  • Nature walk
  •  yoga class
  • Nourishing breakfast
  • Communication workshop with Nathan Maingard
  • Lunch
  • purification ceremony (sweat lodge)
  • Dinner

Day 3

Insight. Breathe. Empower
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • purification ceremony
  • lunch
  • Medicinal herb workshop
  • Nature walk
  • Dinner

Day 4

Create. Manifest. Reflect
  • Yoga/ecstatic dance
  • Juices
  • Manifestation painting, meditation and reflection
  • Closing ceremony
  • Brunch
  • End

Carly Esterhuizen

Retreat co-ordinator and facilitator, conscious cook and nature guide

Carly has always felt a deep connection with the earth and all the creatures living therein. After completing her studies as an interior designer, her heart guided her to another -somewhat less travelled- road entirely, as she spent months living in the South African bush and gaining her field guide certification.

Carly’s other great loves are cooking and nurturing, which inspired her to train as a patisserie chef, learn canine hydrotherapy, host a slow food retreat and gain a diploma in canine health.

It was her abiding devotion to the creatures we share this earth with which led her to return to her roots, as she taught herself to craft mouth-wateringly delicious plant-based meals at her farm guest-house.

Combining her various and varied skills, Carly brings a stylishly earthy insight into nature’s bounty: sharing her knowledge about herbal remedies, foraged food, farm to table cooking, natural healing and more. She will also be hosting the hormone vitality workshop.

Yanna Romano

Yoga instructor, Ayurvedic massage therapist and Art facilitator

am a healing arts facilitator offering mindful movement, creative processes and nourishing massage that invite inner discovery, self-transformation, and freedom to express in truth. I draw from a professional background in art facilitation, Vinyasa yoga teaching, and Ayurvedic massage, as well as my personal experience of recovery/discovery, to hold space for others. A deep reservoir of empathy fuels my commitment to this work.

I have been an avid student yoga since 2009, and completed my 200hr Teacher Certificate at The Shala in Cape Town. I offer alignment-based Vinyasa yoga that encourages breath awareness, intuition, and inner harmony within each posture, as well as within transitions. I have been a process art facilitator since 2012, running ongoing courses and workshops for groups of children, adolescents and adults from diverse communities in South Africa and abroad. I draw from ASTAR methodology to encourage creative expression that emerges from the inside out. I trained in Intuitive Massage with Shamiel Soeker in Cape Town in 2015, and in Ayurvedic massage at Hemadri Clinic in Rishikesh in 2017, and offer massage treatments for women that attune to specific physical and energetic needs.

I founded emerge–yoga art dance in 2017. It is the platform from which I create, share, and collaborate.