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Weekend Retreat | Sisters Exchange: A Retreat for Healers, Facilitators & Teachers

  • 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 healers, facilitators and teachers in South Africa. The retreat will include Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, mindfulness, workshops, meals as well as leisure for exploring, resting and relaxing. 


This weekend retreat seeks to foster a discussion, creation and exchange of best practices among Black women and women of colour, who identify, work and act as healers, facilitators, guides and teachers. We know that some of you may not use those labels. Our focus lies with those who hold space. What do we mean by holding space? Holding space is what we do to make room for healing, to enable connection to ourselves and those around us, and to empower our authentic Self to be revealed through rest, play, creation, exploration, vision and sharing.

Over the course of the weekend in structured workshops, we would like to contemplate how and why we hold space. 

  • What are essential principles, methodologies and challenges? 

  • What support do we need in our roles?

  • How do we create and maintain healthy boundaries in order to maintain equanimity in our roles and balance in our lives?

  • How do we approach money and accessibility?

While the sessions will be facilitated by Maia and Stacie, we encourage all participants to actively and constructively contribute in whatever way feels intuitive. We will offer movement, breath and meditation sessions to promote a retreat experience, so that you leave feeling replenished and reinvigorated. If you feel called to hold a session of 15 - 30 minutes, please mention the exact details when you register. 


There will be a number of activities on offer over the course of the weekend. We will announce these shortly. Thank you for your patience.


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, 16 August 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 18th 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. Payment plans are available upon request.

Please book via e-mail to:

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