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JOYFUL EATING RETREAT

Redefining our relationship to food for better health, weight loss and peace of mind.
Read More about our four day Mindfulness Retreat.  JOYFUL EATING. Booking Essential
4th-7th December 2017

Our New Eco Pool

We are excited to announce the construction of an all-natural pool currently underway. It will be ready by early December and promises to be a wonderful addition to our facilities. Read more

Borehole Water

No drought at The Hydro! We have borehole water for all our uses and we recycle to irrigate the garden and orchards. Come and enjoy a luxurious soak with us this summer!

Joyful Eating Retreat

JOYFUL EATING: A Mindfulness Retreat

 

Did you know that weight gain is frequently linked to stress and poor sleeping habits? If this is true for you, dieting will not help! Recent research shows that long-term weight loss can be achieved through managing stress levels.

This doesn’t mean quitting our jobs or running away from all our responsibilities! A different kind of response is needed – it’s called Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is usually defined as paying attention what’s actually happening right now, from moment to moment, with openness, curiosity and kindness. Really, though, what does this mean?

Firstly, know that you can’t learn Mindfulness by reading words off a page or going to a lecture. It’s a way of training the brain and, just like developing strong core muscles, it takes practice. Some commitment is necessary before the benefits take hold.If you ever had the willpower to stick to a diet, you already have what it takes!

The Hydro invites you to take a bold step towards cultivating your own Mindfulness practice. Join us for a 4-day retreat called, ‘Joyful Eating: A Mindfulness Retreat’ from Monday 4 December 2017 – Thursday 7 December 2017.

This is a unique opportunity to learn the basics of Mindfulness in the peace and calm of The Hydro. Instead of another diet, you will be carefully directed to really investigate what motivates you to eat. You may be surprised by what you uncover in this simple, yet profound approach. What’s more, you’ll learn new habits of genuine self-care designed to help you stay calm during stressful times.

The facilitator, Julie Deane-Williams (www.mindingthefoodspace.co.za) is a long-standing dietician and Mindfulness trainer. With knowledge and experience combined with her exceptional gentleness and empathy, Julie has witnessed the transformation of many of her clients’ lives.

For your own sake, please book! Places are limited to ensure the privacy and security of participants. You may choose to add it to your next stay at The Hydro. When you combine this experience with the treatments of a regular visit, you’ll gain even more value! You’ll learn new habits of self-awareness that will continue to support your best intentions through the Festive Season and beyond.

Programme

Monday 4th December

  • 10h15 – 11h45 Morning Meditation
  • 12h00 Lunch
  • 13h00 – 14h30 Free time
  • 14h30 – 16h00 Afternoon Session
  • 15h45 – 16h15 T’ai Chi
  • 18h00 Supper
  • 19h00 – 20h30 Evening Meditation

Tuesday 5th December (Lisa Firer joins group for whole day)

  • 10h15 – 11h45 Morning Meditation
  • 12h00 Lunch
  • 13h00 – 15h00 Free time
  • 15h00 – 15h30 Salad Demo
  • 15h30 -17h30 Afternoon Session (Biodanza movement)
  • 18h00 Supper
  • 19h00 – Movie

Wednesday 6th December

  • 10h15 – 11h45 Morning Meditation (leave in silence)
  • 12h00 Lunch (in silence )
  • 13h00 – 15h45 Free Time
  • 15h45 – 16h15 Yoga
  • 16h15 – 17h45 Afternoon Session
  • 18h00 Supper
  • 19h00 – Free Time

Thursday 7th December

  • 10h15 – 11h45 Morning Meditation
  • 12h00 Lunch
  • 13h00 – 14h30 Free Time
  • 14h30 -16h00 Afternoon Session
  • 16h00 -18h00 Free Time
  • 18h00 Supper
  • 19h00 – 21h00 Evening Meditation and closure

Price

You can book one of our standard packages or specials during this time and include the Retreat for an extra R2000. Or, if you prefer to come exclusively for the retreat,  the price including accommodation is as follows:

  • Budget Room single   ~ R10,080
  • Budget Room Sharing ~ R7,600
  • Standard Room single ~ R11,400
  • Standard Room sharing ~ R9,200
  • Executive Room single ~ R14,680
  • Executive room sharing ~ R11,640
  • Suite single ~ R18,680
  • Suite sharing ~ R13,840

This package  includes:

  • 3 healthy vegetarian buffet meals per day (standard Hydro nutrition)
  • mid-afternoon detox soup ~  fresh fruit
  • fresh, raw vegetable juices, cinnamon-and-ginger & rooibos teas throughout the day,  chamomile tea at night.
  • access to facilities: indoor heated pool and a well equipped gym.

Other treatments, if desired, can be booked individually during your stay.

Contact Reservations at reservations@thehydro.co.za or phone 021 809 3800 for more information.

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