A Weekend Yoga Retreat

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Blog

A wonderful opportunity to do yoga at leisure, at a lovely place, only one hour drive drive from Cape Town city. At Fynbos Estate, you feel secluded and welcome, a great place to easily connect to your eternal, inner peace.

Be in the world not of the world

● End of September weekend, Friday 25 – Sunday 27th, 2015
● R 1 700 includes all activities, great meals and comfortable shared accommodation

Book Now: Contact Johann

Rest, heal and do yoga at your leisure 
Experience restorative yoga in tranquil surrounds, on a working wine farm against the Paarl mountains. Johann Kotze, your host, has nearly 25 years of teaching experience, and invites beginner and more advanced practitioners to come enjoy his mixed level integrated, holistic yoga practice. Who is Johann Kotze?

Joining us for the occasion is Russel Brownlee, coach, who will help us sharpen our life and professional skills. Read his take on his offering: http://inspiredcoaching.co.za

Also with us is Sandra Smit, Cranio-Sacral therapist, to assist with stress release and restoration.

UPDATE 21 September:

Now that most of the beds are taken (there still is availability should anyone feel a last minute urge to join the retreat) there are also 2 additional participant options:

● Day visitor: R 450 per for day visitors (4 yoga, meditation, breathing, relaxation and workshop sessions & a Zen coach circle, lunch and teatime)
● Pitch your tent under a tree, a camping option. R 1400 p/p. Includes all the activities and 3 meals etc.

Restore your connection with inner peace

A retreat is a great start to effortlessly experience and explore inner peace, and help you maintain that connection alive in your day-to-day living. Read my blog on True inner peace.
The kind of practice we will do is based on an effortless meditation, read about it in my short blog Go within.

The energy of a retreat venue, i.e. the integrity of the space, owners and managers of the venue, is vital. Visit the Fynbos Estate website and see for yourself :-))
The Thursday 24th is a public holiday (Heritage Day) – so you only have to take off from work the Friday.

● 3 meals and 2 teatimes per day
● Includes a one-on one yoga consultation, a cranio-sacral bodywork therapy and Zen coaching session
● 4 yoga, meditation, workshop and satsang sessions total of minimum 4 hours daily
● Additional activities like wine tasting, hiking and horse riding may be arranged if there is demand

Please Contact me with any enquiries.

Updates on the Facebook Event Page

What will we do at the retreat?

There will be a specific time schedule for yoga classes, and a few events,
and lot of time to relax. You don’t have to attend anything you don’t want to.

The below program is a sample of what to expect… subject to change.


Arrive, settle in, meal ( you can add the farm’s wine to  your account if  you like) 7 – 8 p.m.
Introductions, discussion and meditation 8 – 9.30 in the lounge.


Early meditation at six
Easy Yoga, Breathing and Meditation 7 – 8 a.m.
Breakfast 8.00 – 9.30.

Zen Coaching circle 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Tea time 11 a.m.

Power Yoga class 11.15 a.m. – 12.00
Yoga Workshop 12.15 – 1.00 p.m.

Lunch 1 – 2 p.m.

Tea time 3.30 p.m.

Easy Yoga class 4 – 5 p.m.
Relaxation, Breathing, Yoga & Meditation 5 – 6 p.m.

Dinner  7 – 8 p.m.
Satsang 8 – 8.30 p.m.
Wine tasting and social 8.30 – all in the restaurant


Silent time (functional talking) until lunch

Early meditation at six
Easy Yoga, Breathing and Meditation 7 – 8 a.m.
Breakfast 8.00 – 9.30.

Zen Coaching circle 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Tea time 11 a.m.

Power Yoga class 11.15 a.m. – 12.00
Yoga Workshop 12.15 – 1.00 p.m.

Lunch 1 – 2 p.m.

Easy Yoga class 3 – 4 p.m.

Tea time farewell

A Spring yoga Retreat Banner

The original 5 day retreat event poster.



  1. Leigh Goldschmidt
    July 17, 2015

    Hi Johann. this looks like just what I need, just do not like the yoga where one is upside down head facing the wall………………..I have been through a really tough time emotionally over the past 3 years until recently sitting at my little sisters bedside until she passed. I felt at peace at the time as she had suffered with multiple myeloma for some time, had a stem cell transplant. I had made her journey part of mine understandably since we treasured our close sibling relationship. I have never felt such pain ever and her wish for me always was to ‘live in the now’ almost her last words to me prior going to intensive care. So since I promised to watch over her 3 young daughters and husband, only watch over and not too much, I have a wonderful life but need healing. This time is about right as I will be able to afford the break then. I have read your details and reckon I should try and make the early bird special. Would appreciate knowing more about the few days retreat in September. Thanks so much x Leigh

    • Johann
      July 22, 2015

      Apologies Leigh, for such late reply. This retreat could be just the thing for you. Most of my classes are with healing intent, and the weekend is meant to be relaxing. There will be some stronger sessions on the retreat but nothing impossible. One can skip those anyway. Early Bird still possible – me not checking the comments on the page!

  2. Cally
    July 20, 2015

    Hi J, just need to check with my mom when she will be visiting us here in Cape Town. Then will let you know. Can I still qualify for the early bird special if I book by EOD tomorrow?
    Chat soon

    • Johann
      July 22, 2015

      Early Bird still possible Call – no problem!


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