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Yoga & Wellness Retreats based at the Hideaway

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The beautiful Yoga studio at The Hideaway in Swellendam

Our Retreat Philosophy

All retreats are designed to create a safe sanctuary and restful environment where participants can renew and restore body mind & spirit in a beautiful and tranquil environment.


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About Us

Yoga Kitchen founder and owner, Marlien Wright, is a teacher of Yoga & Pilates, a certified Nutritional Therapy Coach, blogger & writer; her cookbook titled The Yoga Kitchen will be available from August 2016, published by Jacana Media.

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Your teacher and guide, Marlien Wright

Marlien is passionate about yoga, nutrition and helping others rediscover their best health. She has been studying movement, holistic wellness and nutrition as long as anyone can remember, Marlien believes that our spiritual and physical selves are inseparable and that both the physical & spiritual needs of retreat participants should be nourished and reconnected.

Planned Dates for Yoga and Wellness Retreats

  • 20th to 27th October 2017
  • 10th to 12th November 2017

  • Contact us to book your place


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    The first Yoga Retreat group of the year and your view of the Ecopool from the Yoga Studio.
    Yoga classes during retreats are open to all levels and will be based on the Vinyasa Flow style as well as Restorative Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra.

    The outline programme below gives an idea of the content of the retreat, but is subject to change without notice due to weather conditions and other factors. A detailed programme for their specific retreat will be sent to each participant with their welcome pack once they have registered to attend.

    Day 1

    • 10am Pick up from Cape Town
    • 12 noon lunch in Hermanus
    • 3pm Arrival at The Hideaway
    • Afternoon free to explore Swellendam, optional guided heritage walk.
    • 5pm Yin Yoga
    • 7:30pm Yoga Kitchen Supper
      Day 2
    • 8:30am Green Smoothie
    • 9am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
    • 10:30am Hideaway Brunch
    • 11:30am Guided Wine tour or guided Mountain Bike ride
    • 7:30pm Yoga Kitchen Supper
      Day 3
    • 8:30am Hideaway Breakfast
    • 10:30am Meditation walk and Yoga Kitchen Picnic lunch in Marloth Nature Reserve or Bontebok Park
    • 5pm Vinyasa Flow Yoga
    • 7:30pm Yoga Kitchen Supper
      Day 4
    • 8:30am Hideaway Breakfast
    • 11am Visit De Mond nature reserve for a meditation walk, beach Yoga session & Picnic Lunch
    • 5pm Nutrition Workshop
    • 7:30pm Bukkenburg supper
      Day 5
    • 8:30am Green smoothie
    • 9am Vinyasa Yoga
    • 11am Hideaway brunch
    • 2pm Optional Pottery workshop, Rain Spa visit or Rain Factory tour
    • 7:30pm Yoga Kitchen supper
      Day 6
    • 8:30am Green smoothie
    • 9am Vinyasa Yoga
    • 10:30am Hideaway Breakfast
    • 11am Departure


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    You can be sure of healthy, nutritious meals during your retreat

    Yoga kitchen nutrition workshops will provide participants with the knowledge and inspiration to continue a healthier lifestyle once they return home.

    Retreat meals will be based on the Yoga Kitchen Food Philosophy that celebrates nourishing, whole foods that enable us to reclaim our inherent power to heal ourselves of diet related issues and help us forge new healthy habits, not restrictions.

    Meals will also be an introduction to healthier food choices that still deliver on taste, and promote radiant health.

    Transfers and Excursions

    Transfers from central Cape Town or the International Airport are included and daily transport with the services of a registered Tour Guide are all part of the package.

    A variety of Excursions are programmed into the retreat and various other optional activities are offered at a small additional cost. The Rain Forest Spa offers a varied menu of massage therapies which can be reserved when booking or on arrival at The Hideaway (subject to availability).


    Retreat Prices include accommodation, 4 Yoga Kitchen suppers, 2 Yoga Kitchen picnic lunches, 1 Bukkenberg supper, 5 Hideaway breakfasts/brunches, transfers to and from Cape Town, 3 scheduled guided excursions, Yoga classes and Yoga Kitchen workshop:

    The Hideaway 5 nights sharing R12,110
    The Hideaway 5 nights single R14,421

    Optional Extras
    Pottery Session (3 hours) R500 per head for 3 persons
    R400 per head for 4 persons
    R270 per head for 6 persons
    R200 per head for 8 persons

    Rain Spa Massage R340 for 60 minutes


    Granola Breakfast

    Accommodation will be at the tranquil, 5 star country retreat centre, The Hideaway, situated in the picturesque and historical town of Swellendam and offering, within a short distance quaint shops to browse in, cultural sights, gorgeous mountain views as well as magnificent mountain hikes & trails. The Hideaway has 4 rooms 2 of which are suitable for guests wanting twin accommodation and 2 for couples or single occupancy. In addition, the Cottage offers a further twin room and an additional room suitable for double or single occupancy. This means that the numbers at each retreat will be small and the atmosphere relaxed and calm.

    Your hosts, Stephen and Jackie

    Your Hosts

    The Hideaway is an exclusive award winning guest house owned and run by Stephen and Jackie Young.

    Well known for its breakfasts and exceptional service, The Hideaway offers a range of facilities that many large hotels would be proud of. The beautiful gardens covering some 2800 square metres and with more than 450 roses were laid out by award winning Garden Designer Vanessa Morgan and host the largest Eco swimming pool in South Africa, an orchard, stream and rose walk. There is also a Finnish Sauna and Jacuzzi.

    With beautiful views of the Langeberg Mountains, the yoga studio and guest lounge are available for the exclusive use of the retreat. The well-appointed rooms are heated in winter and cooled in summer and have everything a guest may need. The Hideaway is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy.


    If you would like to book a Yoga and Wellness Retreat, please contact us directly.

    Marlien, Stephen and Jackie are looking forward to seeing you soon!