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Weekend Retreat | You Are Worth It

  • lalela. a place of listening Unnamed Road Magaliesburg 1423 South Africa (map)

Join the OYA team for a weekend away serving Black women and women of colour communities in Johannesburg (South Africa) and the surrounding area. The retreat will include Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, workshops, meals as well as leisure for exploring, resting and relaxing. 


You Are Worth It is an opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated in Sisterhood. 

In today's world, we are - in some ways - more connected than we ever have been. We're constantly inundated with input from our phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. It is expected of us to always be 'on(line)'. We check in with our devices several times an hour, but how often do we check in with ourselves? We talk about 'hashtag self-care', but what are we doing for our selves on a daily basis?  

In the presence of sisterhood, you will have the opportunity to move and to be still, to read, write and sing, to talk and to listen. This weekend is perfect for you if you want to develop, deepen and re-connect with practices that will support you in your daily life, your internal as well as external self-care. This is not indulgence; this is self-preservation.

The exact retreat schedule is subject to change and will be released to registered guests closer to the date.


There will be a number of activities on offer over the course of the weekend. 

NEW ::: Opening Ritual & Workshops with Maia! In these sessions we will use writing as a practice to connect with ourselves, to reflect on where we are in our lives right now and explore what we would like to call into it. We'll use free writing to warm up our writing muscles and bring play and fun in our practice.

NEW ::: Kundalini Yoga with Yumna! The yoga sessions are available to all levels - no matter if you've practiced yoga before or if this will be your first time. These sessions help ground the Self while accessing higher consciousness.

NEW ::: Mindfulness Practice & Closing Ritual with Stacie! At the beginning and end of each day, participants will be given the space for meditation, prayer, guided visualisation and mindfulness as well as Yoga Nidra in order to start and finish each day with intention. These sessions are interactive.


Shared double bedrooms, and each room is simply decorated. There are communal toilets, shared bath- and shower rooms throughout. There is also plenty of space for camping. You can have a look at the lalela. a place of listening website for more details.


The retreat is fully-catered for breakfast, lunch and supper. Meals are vegan/vegetarian and made with love by the hosts who run lalela. a place of listening. 

Travel Information

Arrivals are welcome from 4:00pm on Friday, 18 January 2019. We ask that all guests arrive by 6:30pm so that we can open the space and introduce ourselves to the land together. On Sunday the 20th all guests can plan to depart after lunch.

The exact location on Google Maps can be found here. Please follow the directions below, which can also be found on the website, as your Maps app may take you to the wrong place.

Via 'public transport' from Johannesburg:

You can get a taxi to Magaliesburg from Wanderers Street in Johannesburg inner city. There are two options. You can take the taxi going to Rustenburg for around R100. This goes straight through Magaliesburg.

Option 2 is to take a taxi to Krugersdorp and change there for another taxi to Magaliesburg. You’ll have to walk a little in Krugersdorp to another taxi rank. This costs in total around R35.

We can arrange a pick up for you from Magaliesburg.

Traveling by car:

Drive West on the N14. Then take the R563 towards Hekpoort. Drive 19km, then turn left onto the R96 (the only signpost for this road is: “Magalies Manor”).

Drive 11km, then turn right onto the Rustenburg Road/R24. Drive 27.9km, then turn left onto the gravel road at the signpost “Naauwpoort”.

Drive 5.6km and turn left at the signpost “Sikelele” 

Drive 4.4km and turn right at the signpost “NV12-14”. 

Drive 900m past Puschka farm on your left and through a green gate.  When you see a satellite dish tied to poles next to the road on the right, then you can turn left and park below the trees where you can see a “P”.

Pricing and Booking

The retreat costs R1150 per person. This includes accommodations, meals and all sessions. We have two access tickets available for people who need them. In order to reserve your space a 30% deposit (R345) is required upon booking.

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