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Earth Women: Retreat

Transformational experience for women

EARTH WOMEN RETREAT Womb Wisdom 1 to 3 November 2024

The Earth Women Retreats at The Well-Being Sanctuary offer a transformational experience for women who need to take a break from their daily lives and reconnect with their sacred selves. Shed the layers of what you are not and rediscover your true essence in the beautiful natural surroundings of the land. As women we love, and we tend to lose parts of ourselves as we love and take care of others.

Three day immersion 

This three-day immersion into the feminine field provides a deep connection with the elements of our true nature, in nature. Daily movement, yoga and breathing exercises, fire dancing and extraordinary workshops, with a unique theme for every retreat, will help you discover different aspects of yourself. Experience the divine feminine and sacred sisterhood as you sit in circle with other women, opening and sharing your heart.

Sacred Sensual Elemental Journey 

It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Nature and BE in your ELEMENT ! 

Friday Arrive around noon to connect to the Land and the Earth Element and harness the Full Spectrum of her Elemental Power as you tap into the Wisdom of the Feminine during a Sacred Feminine Earth Lodge. The Well-Being Sanctuary Earth Lodge was entirely build by women. We honour each woman and her journey in this lodge. It is a graded experience that ensures that you feel safe, even if this is your first time. To receive the medicine of the lodge, represents our journey back into the womb, and our rebirth on earth. Tap into the element of air, breathe... the healing herbs and incense clear and raise our vibration and with our voice we clear the field of density and blockages. The sacred fire burns all that no longer serves us away. We hold each other throughout the medicine of rebirth and recovery of our essential selves as women. Freely float in the clear salty waters of the lake, like a spark of light in the vast ocean of the cosmos.

Saturday Join us for a unique offering of Wild Women Yoga and other Opening Tantric Practices. Throughout the day we stay deeply connected and flow with heart opening experiences, dropping into our bodies, losing our minds, and coming back to our senses. The upcoming retreat will focus on carefully curated embodiment experiences to connect you with the sacred, sensual side of your feminine power. We peel away the layers revealing parts of yourself that is unseen, stuck, dismissed, shamed and repressed. Observe what comes up in the silence and moments in between as you walk the land and are held in a safe space of sacred ceremony. 

Satuday evening we reconnect to our fire, desire, passion and purpose. We reclaim and celebrate our power with a fire workshop, fire dancing and an awe inspiring fire show. Bring all of yourself, all your intensity, all your shame, fear, doubt...all that no longer serves you as we reset, embodying our full power. You will FEEL alive again. 

Sunday We move all that we have seen and learned within. We are spirit, connecting, listening, knowing, ... still. We heal through movement, breathwork and meditation in Nature. We come together in a sacred sisterhood circle for a deep journey into the field of the divine feminine and ourself to harvest the fruits of our retreat experience and hold space for the integration of the gift of what moved and healed individually and collectively. 

Come, be in your ELEMENT for three days of deep self love and care. Optional self held days for landing and integration on the land is available at no additional cost (no catering). 


Sacred Sisterhood and Accommodation 

At The Well-Being Sanctuary, you are welcome as you are, without judgement or expectation. This is your time to look after yourself and rediscover the beauty and power within you. Join our Earth Women Retreats and take the first step towards your true transformation. 

Glamping takes on a whole new level of comfort and luxury during the Earth Women Retreats. Our cosy and comfortable beds are fit for royalty. Each tent accommodates one to two people, allowing you to choose the perfect arrangement or bed to suit your preference and pocket. 

Whether you prefer a shady spot or basking in the sun, our boutique glamping village offers the comfort of carpets, pillows, and soft cotton bedding that will envelope you in a cloud of relaxation. Our 5-meter bell tents are spacious enough to stand up in, allowing you to move freely and comfortably. From your tent, enjoy breathtaking views over the serene lake, lush grass fields, and the enchanting beauty of the fairy forest.

Immerse yourself in community and nature, where canvas is the only thing separating you from the twinkling stars at night. Wi-Fi is available upon request should you need to connect, and you'll find good cell phone reception with various service providers. Our tents are minimalistic, rustic, yet cosy and comfortable, guaranteeing a heavenly stay that will leave you yearning to return.

Upcoming Event: Earth Women Retreat - Womb Wisdom

Dates: 1, 2 and 3 November 2024

The Investment:

Early bird available NOW - R 4 999 per woman if paid before 1st September 2024 

Standard investment - R 5 555 per woman from September 2024


Conscious Catering 

You will feast on mostly organic, plant based food, sourced from our own incredible abundant garden or local farmers. We only use the best ingredients and serve a slice of our heart. We want you to feel nourished and full, yet also light enough to leave space for your emotions to come up. You will be treated and indulged with every meal. We honour our sacred connection to nourishment and our body.

All aspects of the retreat is carefully and consciously curated to support you on your journey of unfurling and unfolding into fulfillment. 

For Frequently Asked Questions click here


Selah - Fire workshop, dancing and performance

Lauren - Conscious Catering

Mariette - Land custodian and Space holder

River - Red Tent -   Sacred Sensual Healing Practices 

Mikyle - Earth Lodge - Wild Women Yoga

Estelle -  Fire Keeper -  Drumming


What our friends say

Such an incredible wholesome space and place to unwind, rewind and refuel. Mariette and her team have created an incredible natural sanctuary that simply lets you exhale all the stresses that come with living and inhale much needed rest and restore. It is transformative in the most gentle of ways. The Well-Being Sanctuary is just that - a sanctuary to restore our senses and return to wellbeing. My advice if you are reading this - go!!!
I have been to the WBS many times. It feels like home. Tranquillity, nature, lake. Comfortable glamping. Peace.
Love this place. So very special! The serene beauty. I love the ethos and respect for the land. Thank you Mariette for being such a fantastic host.
Such a sacred and beautiful land - with vistas beyond the imagination! Thank you for sharing it - so we can all Glamp / Camp, walk in the indigenous forest and swim in the salt water lake…
A most magical destination, filled with loving and supportive facilitators. The combination of land, water, trees, energy and safe space of love and compassion. I cannot recommend this location enough, please do yourself a favour and visit the Well-Being Sanctuary.
Wonderful serene place to get away from it all and connect with nature - and yourself. Glamping accommodation that is clean and comfortable and caters for every need. Off the beaten path but close enough to civilisation. Beautiful walking paths through indigenous forest, breathtaking views and insane sunsets. Ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers. Enjoying fireside chats, SUP’ing on the river/ lake, horse riding and reading. Highly recommended!
What a piece of paradise. Beautiful nature with amazing energy. Loved my stay here and looking very much forward to the next visit.
Wow what a magical place! I’ve been here for a number of festival and even a wedding. It’s out of this world! The setting of the wedding ceremony overlooking the vast lake with the sun setting in the distance over the lake was magical and so romantic. It’s a fabulous setting for festivals too or even just for a break away week or weekend on your own or with family and friends. We loved swimming in the warm waters of the beautiful lake. The forest walks were enchanting! The facilities are great and the service of the team there is excellent, responsive and friendly. I really recommend this place, it’s a hidden gem
Amazing place to relax if you are looking for somewhere off the beaten track, peaceful , quiet and beautiful. Mariette is a most generous and responsive host - great communication and so informative about the land and all its magic. What really adds to your whole experience is that the it centres around sustainability with a fantastic glamping experience. The tents are spacious and the beds are super comfortable - had such a good sleep after all the day’s activities: Beautiful walk along the banks of the lagoon followed by the longest swim. Tip - try out all of the beaches - each has its own unique character!
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Well-Being Sanctuary and it exceeded all of my expectations. The glamping tents were luxurious and secluded, offering the perfect escape from the city. The views of the hills, forest, and lake were absolutely breathtaking, and the natural recreational activities available on the property were a highlight of my trip. I particularly enjoyed exploring the indigenous forest and spotting small buck tracks and other animals. The Sanctuary is also home to a wide variety of birds, including the beautiful Knysna Loeries. The lake provided the perfect spot for swimming and lounging on one of the four beaches. I also appreciated the option to bring my own kayak or stand-up paddle board to explore the lake at my leisure. The location of the sanctuary is also ideal, with easy access to the nearby towns of George and Knysna, as well as the Wild Oats Saturday Farmer's Market. The organic veggie garden and natural beekeeping walks were a nice bonus, and the clear shared hot showers were a welcome relief after a day of activities. Overall, I would highly recommend the Well-Being Sanctuary to anyone looking for a peaceful and rejuvenating getaway. The staff was friendly and the glamping was very comfortable and beautiful. I can't wait to return!