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5 Days Mindfulness Yoga Retreat in South Africa

  • I Feel Calm Retreats, 6 Fynbos crescent, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Detox Yoga Retreat South Africa

Come and learn how to embody mindfulness with I Feel Calm Retreats. This wellness retreat will help you release tension and toxins in body and mind, restore your energy, calmness, and clarity, and re-align your life. With body sensing mindfulness, you will also reduce stress and relieve pain, restore energy and vitality, reshape body and mind, learn to make wiser choices, live life with purpose, and set along the seaside in tranquil surroundings.


  • Daily yoga and meditation lessons
  • Daily body sensing and walks sessions
  • Workshops for gaining insight and share
  • Food workshops, demonstrations, and food guides
  • Whale watching and nature reserve walks
  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily alkalizing meals
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in private and semi-private accommodation.

The first session begins at 17:00, and the retreat ends after your lunch. I Feel Calm Retreats will share the simplicity of mindfulness to shift your life through body sensing yoga and mindful movement therapy, mindful mood, mindful language, mindful food, mindful body, and mindfulness in nature. Learn tools to keep you well and live with purpose and meaning while space is held for you to gain insight and reflect.

You will also experience mindful eating, mindful yoga, workshops to gain insight and discuss, cleansing energizing and alkalizing foods, food demonstrations, being in healing natural surrounds, and the opportunity to do individual sessions with wellness coaches and therapists. While feasting on clean alkalizing foods, you will have the opportunity to learn how to practice mindful movement to release pain and tension, get into a calm state instantly when stressed, uncover your purpose and meaning, and embody gratitude and what gratitude means to you.

During this retreat, you will have chances to experience the whale watching as well as walk around the nature reserve to explore the beautiful fynbos.

  • Nicholas McLean

    Nicholas is a mindful food and wellness coach who helps people to eat well, move well, and feel well. He facilitates wellness through yoga therapy, bodysensing, integrative massage, somatic coaching, and nutritional healing programs.

  • Yasmin Lambat

    Yasmin is a mindfulness coach and somatic movement therapist with a fascination for the body and mind connection. It led to her creating a simple movement therapy called bodysensing. Easier than yoga or Pilates, bodysensing influences the nervous system through movement to reduce stress, relieve pain, and restore well-being.

The retreat will take place in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

During the retreat, you will be served vegan wholefoods, alkalizing, anti-inflammatory foods, juices, and smoothies.

  • Experience olive and wine farm tours
  • Go birding
  • Practice individual sessions with wellness coaches and therapists
  • Visit town, markets, museums, and etc.

You will have the opportunity to do individual coaching sessions with Somatic wellness coaches and body therapists as well as integrative massage sessions.

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily alkalizing meals
  • Daily body sensing and walks sessions
  • Daily yoga and meditation lessons
  • Food workshops, demonstrations, and food guides
  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • Whale watching and nature reserve walks
  • Workshops for gaining insight and share
  • Airfare to Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. I Feel Calm Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 50 days before the arrival date.


  • Review by Alan Sieler

    "It has been my privilege to have collaborated with Yasmin as a workshop leader and to have experienced and benefitted from her extraordinarily elegant and effective somatic work first-hand. Her highly refined ways of observing the somatic being of others and sensitivity in how she works with them creates a wonderful context for significant learning and transformation."

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  • Review by Naseera

    "My reflux and irritable bowel has been a problem for the last 10 years and it was getting worse until I started doing the gut life program, which gave me easier ways to calm my symptoms rather than the tablets. Now from (re)learning to eat well and better ways to satisfy my sweet tooth I have now almost no symptoms after 1 month! It’s been a great lifestyle change for me and people tell me I’m glowing!"

    "I was diagnosed with lazy colon and hiatus hernia, being in complete fear every time I ate something. Before having another operation I tried this program, a little reluctantly and skeptical at first because of this different approach of looking at the cause. After the second session with Nicholas I was totally invested because I learned a lot about how to transition to better foods, felt a huge relief of symptoms and gained a lot of insight into my patterns around food and my partner. Our relationship is now also better because of it."

    "I always thought that my type 2 Diabetes was hereditary and that my high blood pressure was just a sign of nature taking its course and my chronic back pain was part of degeneration and ageing. After attending a 14 day retreat with Nic and Yasmin, I learnt that lifestyle illnesses were caused by stress and depression. The 14 day programme really helped me to kick-start my road to wellness. I’ve been on extreme detox and weight loss retreats before and found them really difficult and rigid to stick too. Nic and Yasmin make it easy and enjoyable and have helped me to make simple changes that I can stick to. Yasmin’s movement and mindfulness therapy is unbelievably effortless but REALLY works. Not only has it helped me to overcome my back pain but it’s improved my posture and helps me to manage my anxiety. I can climb a flight of stairs which I could not do before!! "

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  • Review by Fatima

    "I was diagnosed with Sjorgen’s syndrome in March 2014, an autoimmune condition that reduces saliva and fluid production in the body. It left me with a dry mouth, swollen glands, dry skin, heartburn and a body that ached all over, like the flu. I was told that it is incurable and only manageable with medication. I was not happy with the prognosis and decided to find an alternative. I heard about Yasmin and Nic and how they help people with autoimmune conditions like Arthritis and Fybromyaliga. I started off with a 14 day programme and noticed a change in my symptoms in a few days. I went on an Alkalizing diet and mindfulness practice to help my body heal. After 14 days, the ache had subsided and my symptoms had improved significantly. I have continued with the programme and see them once a week. I know I can’t be cured but I believe this is the best way to manage it without medication and expensive supplements"

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  • Review by Johan

    "I attended Nic and Yasmin’s 3 day retreat at the Buddhist retreat centre in KZN. Although the centre has a structure it’s flexible enough to have some “me” and although the food is vegetarian it is delicious and does not eliminate dairy, sugar or wheat, so I could still have their home baked bread. I have a very stressful job and needed something a little more than a weekend away to de-stress. The activities included mindfulness yoga, meditation and educational talks, all hosted by Nic and Yasmin. Yasmin’s Mindfulness sessions were like nothing I had attended before. I have been attending regular meditation classes but these sessions were really simple and got me into a centered state quickly. I didn’t think I would but I attended all the activities and left feeling better. "

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  • Review by Safiyya

    "I attended a 10 day pain relief programme with Yasmin and was a bit skeptical to hear that the simple practice could bring long term relief but decided to give it a go out of curiosity. I had been struggling with chronic back pain for 16 years and had tried everything. I have been pain free now for 6 months and still can’t believe it. What works with this programme is that it works with both mind and body and gets to the cause of pain. As long as I follow the simple practice and coaching tools, I know I can be pain free"

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  • Review by Miriam

    "Within a month of having joined Yasmin I have noticed a marked difference in my strength and suppleness. Fibrous Dysplasia is a bone condition I was born with; which restricted movement in my legs and spine. Yasmin ’s expertise was able to diagnose my condition devise a programme comprising breathing, muscle release and strengthening exercises to develop core strength, improve my posture and induce a general sense of wellbeing. Yasmin has the knowledge and the expertise to effect the improvements that will correct years of incorrect breathing and unhealthy postural practice. In addition she is able to inculcate a belief in oneself, a rare gift indeed."

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  • Review by Nazrana Jassat

    "I have been seeing Yasmin for 8 months and started noticing a difference in my shape, posture and overall body awareness within the first month. Her style is like nothing I've ever experienced in my 4 previous years of training regularly with the aid of personal trainers. She has an amazing technique of opening your mind to a whole new world of possibilities in the way we are designed to move. She makes you more aware of your own body, the way it currently functions and the way it can and should function to achieve maximum benefit - a style that I had NEVER experienced before. She knows exactly how to get the best out of me. "

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  • Review by Sheril

    "I loved the way your work compliments the work I am involved in. “Embodiment Playschool” and Presence is my passion. I am loving modifying and adapting what I have learned from you and incorporating it into my work especially the more functional ways of facilitating the cores. I loved being reminded of the bone rhythms and spiralling."

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Western Cape, South Africa

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