Philippolis Wellness Retreat

Release | Renew | Restore

21 - 25 September 2022

Detailed Itinerary

Retreat Event Dates

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  • 6-10 April (Transformational Retreat)
  • 11-15 May (Relationship Retreat)
  • 21-25 Sept (Transformational Retreat)
  • 26-30 Oct (Conscious Leadership)
  • 09-13 Nov (Wisdom School)

Transformational Retreat

  • Presentations, activities & group coaching on transformation & achieving optimal health in all areas of life
  • Restorative yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nature walks
  • Sound bathing at live Taize music experience
  • Labyrinth lecture and walk
  • Letting Go Fire Circle Ritual
  • Free time to relax and explore the Town
  • Gastronomic vegan and vegetarian food experience
  • Arrive a caterpillar and leave a butterfly

Relationship Retreat for Couples, Partners and friends

  • Identify the patterns ruining your relationships
  • Create deep connections with yourself and partner
  • Discover the power of authentic communication
  • Shift from transactional relationships to love, appreciation and connection
  • Shift from compromise to choice
Move out of the mundane into the world of magic, creativity and commitment

Transformational Retreat

  • Presentations, activities & group coaching on transformation & achieving optimal health in all areas of life.
  • Restorative yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nature walks
  • Sound bathing at live Taize music experience
  • Labyrinth lecture and walk
  • Letting Go Fire Circle Ritual
  • Free time to relax and explore the Town
  • Gastronomic vegan and vegetarian food experience
  • Arrive a caterpillar and leave a butterfly

Conscious Leadership Retreat for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and leaders

  • Gain clarity on your purpose and align your vision to ignite your passion
  • Discover and remove the limiting beliefs that are holding you back
  • Create a powerful value system to ensure you have a sustainable culture in your business
  • Work within the natural cycle cycle of creation to create flow in your Leadership, team and business
  • Build a powerful legacy that inspires
  • Become a more conscious leader taking care of people, planet and yourself
  • Gain access to the very latest globally accredited entrepreneur education to create sustainability and prosperity in your business and life.

Wisdom School – provisional programme

  • Awakening - Samadi - Break out of your own prison
  • Becoming Super Human
  • Enlightment
  • Transformation = devotion + service
  • How to ascend to a higher dimension - apply knowledge
  • Book to discuss: “The secret teachings of all ages” - Manly P Hall
  • Hermetics - Greek Egyptian Rule Era
  • Know they self - what do you want, where do you come from
  • Ethics - post COVID - gossip, humiliation, Is it necessary, no sarcasm, social platforms?
  • Discuss movie “Kybalion” www.mitchhorowitz.com”
  • How to Apply “Nature’s Own Design Language” of Shape, Number, Angle, Movement, Sound, and Color for all types of Practical Applications.
  • BioGeometry tools and techniques for accurately measuring invisible energy qualities from any person, place, or thing.
  • How to Balance the Energy Quality of Existing Homes and Offices through Shape Modifications.

Retreat Itinerary

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16h00 - 18h00
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

speaker-2

Dr James Liddell

Opening Circle

Be refreshed by a nourishing Kefir cocktail on arrival. Meet your Facilitators James, Heather and Kendal and step into the scared circle of Healing, Connecting and Intention setting

18h00 - 18h30

Introduction to Philippolis by Professor Doreen Atkinson

An interesting walk through the historical development and
building of the community in Philippolis, our expert will share her
stories and may even be able to trace any family connections that
you have with this Karoo town.

19h00 - 20h00
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Dinner

Delicious Vegan / Vegetarian dinner prepared with fresh seasonal produce.

20h30 - 21h00
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

Yin Yoga and relaxation with Heather

Experience deep relaxation and yin yoga in preparation for sleep and rest

06h00 - 06h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Meditation with James

Instil peace and calm into your day. Stay in the
present. Unlock inspiration. Enhance wellbeing
and contentment. Build empathy.
These are just some of the benefits of daily
meditation. Join James for this daily silent
meditation practice.

07:00 - 07:30

Yoga or Walking

08h00 - 08h30
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Breakfast

A special surprise with a wholesome boost of fresh
nutrients prepared to delight the taste buds and
invigorate the body.

09h00 - 10h30
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

Discover the imprints and patterns that limit you.

An introduction to how the patterns of our
psychology are formed and identify the unconscious
beliefs, patterns and imprints that keep you
repeating old behaviours that no longer serve you.
Introduction of the AWAKE model to begin to shift
your relationship to life, yourself and others. Begin
to respond instead of unconsciously react to the
world

10h30 - 11h00

Tea and Snacks

Nourish your body with these delicious treats and
refreshing teas

11h00 - 12h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Optimal Health with Dr James

Do you want to live a life of abundance where everything
feels in balance and flows freely? This session takes you
through all the components of optimising you health no
matter your age, stage or experience! Optimal health is
about balance and all the components are equally
important and carry the same weight. Sometimes things
go out of balance for a while, but you need to have a plan
to get back into balance. Once you have balance, the
wheel rolls freely and then that spontaneous inner
combustion takes place and you live a life of abundance
and magic!

13h00 - 14h00
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Lunch

A nutrients dense lunch incorporating both cooked
and raw elements to support immune function and a
sense of wellbeing.

14h00 - 16h00

Free Time

Have a rest, take a swim, explore the Town enjoying
the peace and tranquility
Individual consultation time (additional charges
apply, please book in advance)

16h00 - 17h00
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Labyrinth Walk

*ADDED BONUS*
A labyrinth has only one path to the centre and back
out. So there are no dead ends or wasted journeys.
The path twists and turns back on itself many times
before reaching the centre, your destination.
In the inward spiral you may experience a sense of
release, a letting go of the details in your life. Once
at the centre receive what is there for you to receive.
On your return you must make new discoveries. It is
good discoveries that make on your sense of being
and your reason for being on earth.

18h30 - 19h30
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Dinner

Food for the soul that you will remember long after
the retreat.

20h00 - 21h00
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

Sacred Fire Circle - Letting Go Ritual

At the heart of this practice is a ritual of Freeing
yourself from old hurts, limiting beliefs and
negative patterns.
This celebration is intended to inspire everyone who
participates to live more meaningful, rewarding,
joyous, creative and empowered lives.
This will be a fitting end to our evening and give us
an opportunity to process what we have experienced

06h00 - 06h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Meditation with James

Instil peace and calm into your day. Stay in the
present. Unlock inspiration. Enhance wellbeing
and contentment. Build empathy.
These are just some of the benefits of daily
meditation. Join James for this daily silent
meditation practice.

07:00 - 07:30

Yoga or Walking

08h00 - 08h30
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Breakfast

A special surprise with a wholesome boost of fresh nutrients prepared
to delight the taste buds and invigorate the body.

09:00 - 10:30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

The Cycle of Creation

10h30 - 11h00

Tea and Snacks

Herbal infused tea with a healthy snack.

11h00 - 12h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Alignment of the heart and mind frequencies.

  • Alignment of the heart and mind frequencies.
  • States of transformation and Heartmath measurements with James

12:30 - 13:00
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

Art Creation

13h00 - 14h00
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Lunch

A nutrients dense lunch incorporating both cooked and raw elements to
support immune function and a sense of wellbeing.

14h00 - 18h30

Free Time

Have a rest, take a swim, explore the Town enjoying the peace and
tranquility
Individual consultation time (additional charges apply, please book in
advance)

18h30 - 19h30
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Dinner

Food for the soul that you will remember long after the retreat.

06h00 - 06h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Meditation with James

Instil peace and calm into your day. Stay in the
present. Unlock inspiration. Enhance wellbeing
and contentment. Build empathy.
These are just some of the benefits of daily
meditation. Join James for this daily silent
meditation practice.

07h00 - 07h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Yoga or Walking

08h00 - 08h30
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Breakfast

A special surprise with a wholesome boost of fresh nutrients prepared
to delight the taste buds and invigorate the body.

09h00 - 10h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Vision and a new empowering psychology

10h30 - 11h00

Tea and Snacks

11h00 - 12h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Create a new empowering Identity

12h30 - 13h00
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

Art Creation

13h00 - 13h45
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Lunch

A nutrients dense lunch incorporating both cooked and raw elements to
support immune function and a sense of wellbeing.

14h00 - 15h00
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

Taize Music Event

15h30 - 16h30

Free Time

Have a rest, take a swim, explore the Town enjoying the peace and
tranquility
Individual consultation time (additional charges apply, please book in
advance)

16h30 - 17h00
speaker-1

Heather Cresswell

Art Creation

18h00 - 19h00
speaker-1

Werner Piater

Dinner

Food for the soul that you will remember long after the retreat.

19h00 - 20h30
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Anchor Your New Identity

20h30 - 21h00
speaker-1

Dr James Liddell

Sacred Fire Circle

Closing Ceremony with Heather and James. Reflection,
meditation and intention.

Accommodation

Die Groenhuis in Philippolis, Southern Free State, consists of three carefully restored Karoo townhouses which date back to 1889.  The carefully restored Karoo townhouses, the oldest of which dates back to 1890, can accommodate up to 20 guests in en-suite bedrooms. Enjoy a late afternoon stroll and don't be surprised if you come across peacocks, buffalos and even rhinos roaming the land! Olden-day flowers such as roses add to the calm atmosphere and spirit of Die Groenhuis. Relax on the wooden bench nestled on the stoep and savour the stunning view of the Karoo with its "koppies".  Walk barefoot in our garden taking in the lusciously green grass and smell the sweet aroma of our pear and lemon trees who are always grateful for the area's sporadic rainfall. 

Included:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All meals & tea time treats catered Vegetarian or Vegan (as per itinerary)
  • 3 x yoga sessions
  • 3 x meditation sessions
  • Daily walk All presentations & workshops by James or Cath
  • Excursion to Otterskloof including game drive & dinner Taize Music Evening Event
  • *Added Bonus: Labyrinth information session & walk the labyrinth*
  • *Extra Special Surprise Goodie Bag*

Excluded:

  • Travel to and from Philippolis

Food

fresh seasonal fruits

dessert

wholesome foods

We will be spoiled by the delicious meals prepared with love by Werner Piater, who will be coming from Cape Town as our ‘private chef’.

All meals will be prepared either vegetarian or vegan. Please let us know your dietary requirements and allergies when you make your booking so that we can accommodate for your specific needs.

“I slowly cook from scratch with fresh ingredients and that makes a world of a difference in the taste” –

Werner Piater

Your Facilitators

Dr James Liddell

Cape Town, South Africa

Heather Cresswell

Cape Town, South Africa

Travel Arrangements

Please note all travel to and from the retreat is for your own account.

Johannesburg to Philippolis (distance 571km)

  1. Fly from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein & rent a car to drive to Philippolis (approximately 2 hour drive).
  2.  Self-drive* – approximately 5hrs 30min
    3. Greyhound – R1030 return JHB – COLESBERG – JHB
    *bus arrives after midnight in Colesberg – stay in guest house and arrange with us to collect
    you in Colesberg
    4. Ride share – can be arranged amongst retreat participants from any City to reduce costs via Whatsapp group

Cape Town to Philippolis (833km)

1. Fly from Cape Town to Bloemfontein & rent a car to drive to Philippolis (approximately
2 hour drive).
2. Self-drive- approximately 8hrs 30min
3. Greyhound – R1030 return CPT – COLESBERG – CPT
*bus arrives after midnight in Colesberg – stay in guest house and arrange with us to collect
you in Colesberg
4. Ride share – can be arranged amongst retreat participants from any City to reduce costs via Whatsapp group

What to bring

Bring walking / gym shoes –if you want to go for a walk in your free time. Bring comfortable clothes / gym clothes for walking and yoga General dress code: Casual clothes – jeans, shorts and a light jacket for the evening Optional: swim gear if you would like to swim after the retreat.

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Booking

Limited number of participants - first come first served. Payment is due on confirmation of reservation. Cost: R8 000 (sharing)/ R9 200 (single supplement) Book by sending an email to james@lifestyleclinic.co.za

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Arrival Time

Please arrange to arrive at the Groenhuis to check in on starting day of your retreat by latest 3.30pm. Our pre-dinner welcome circle session starts at 4pm.

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Climate

April

By April it is autumn and the days are still pleasantly warm. The cold weather has not yet set in, so we expect moderate temperatures of between 10°C (min) - 24°C (max) – low risk for rain

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May

By May it is autumn and the days are reasonably warm. The cold weather has not yet set in, so we expect moderate temperatures of between 8°C (min) - 22°C (max) – low risk for rain

2

September

By September it is spring and the days are pleasantly warm. The hot weather has not yet set in, so we expect moderate temperatures of between 10°C (min) - 25°C (max) – low risk for rain

3

October

By October it is still spring weather and the days are pleasantly warm. The hot weather has not yet set in, so we expect moderate temperatures of between 10°C (min) - 28°C (max) – medium risk for rain.

4

November

By November it is spring and the days are pleasantly warm. The hot weather has not yet set in, so we expect moderate temperatures of between 12°C (min) - 30°C (max) – medium risk for rain

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Retreat Cancellation Policy

  • If you need to cancel your reservation more than 60 days before the scheduled retreat date – 100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
  • Balance of payment is due no later than 30 days prior to starting date.
  • Cancellations made 60-30 days prior to the retreat date are subject to a cancellation fee and 50% deposit will be retained.
  • We regret that any cancellations within 0-29 days or less are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of 100% of the retreat cost. Fees are completely non-refundable and are transferable to a confirmed replacement.
  • Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason.
  • We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early. We are NOT responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.
  • There is no exception to cancellation policy including weather or personal emergencies, flight cancellations or delays.
  • We recommend purchasing Travel Protection Insurance through a qualified agent.
  • If we must cancel a retreat, there will be 100% refund on all funds received to date.

Thank you for understanding and respecting the cancellation policy