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Join The Open Heart Retreat & Reconnect with Yourself .

Enhance Your Wellbeing on a 5-Day Adventure.

Cape of Good Hope
Nature Reserve, Cape Town, South Africa

The Open Heart Retreat

17 - 21 March 2023

>> Special Offer <<

R11,900 (South Africans)

$997 (Non SA ID)



Are you an adventure seeker that finds yourself struggling with feelings of self-doubt and insecurity, despite having achieved many things you thought would make you happy/enough?

Are you feeling tired? Disconnected from your true purpose and passion in life and unsure of how to reignite that spark?


Do you feel burnt out? Like your life is on autopilot, going through the motions without any lasting happiness, or real sense of joy or fulfillment?

Then we’d like to invite you to The Open Heart Retreat
An exclusive 5-day adventure of
self-discovery & fun
in Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve,

Cape Town,
South Africa.

The Open Heart Retreat is designed for adventure seekers looking for “another way” to meet the challenges that come with modern life. This is a practical method; a way for you to enhance your wellbeing by connecting with your inner self in nature, to have fun and cultivate a new inner-awareness that supports you back in life.

Through our signature combination of breathing, movement, mindfulness and nature, we provide you with the tools and experiences you need to finally let go of the past and overcome feelings of being disconnected, alone in doubt, and stuck in “sameness”. A natural digital detox. 

The OAM Method is designed to help you reconnect with your true self, by removing the blocks for you to be aware of, and align with your true purpose, so you can experience a deeper sense of inner peace and fulfillment. 

Renier Jooste and Kathryn Woolf are experienced and knowledgeable leaders who will guide you through each step of the process, creating a supportive and encouraging atmosphere that helps you break through any barriers to your success. You'll leave our retreat feeling alive, with a new awareness, sense of purpose and direction, ready to take on whatever challenges come your way, with an open heart and mind, present in the here and now.


The Open Heart Retreat is the perfect opportunity for you to take a break from your daily life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. 

Our retreat is designed for you to gain some inner space which helps you shift your perspective to overcome the self-limiting beliefs and negative emotions that keep you stuck in the past, with experiential NLP practices

With our immersive experience, you acquire the tools to cultivate a sense of acceptance and inner peace, all while being present in the moment with an open heart and mind.

The OAM Method is at the core of our retreat.


Intentionally designed to help you reconnect with your true self.


Develop a deeper relationship with YOU to experience your purpose, be more fulfilled and HAPPY.


🧚‍♀️ The space to create a deeper connection to your inner self and purpose

🧚‍♀️ Increase your self-awareness and emotional intelligence (EQ)


🧚‍♀️ Learn practical tools & strategies to manage stress and anxiety


🧚‍♀️ Cultivate a greater sense of inner peace through a practice of acceptance


🧚‍♀️ Raise your vibration and enhance your physical well-being through movement and exercise with intention and breathe


🧚‍♀️ Develop meaningful connections with like minded people


🧚‍♀️Experience the natural beauty of Cape of Good Hope’s 7750 ha’s of wild, untouched indigenous land on the southern tip of Africa, place where two oceans meet


🧚‍♀️ Gain a renewed sense of energy and vitality 


🧚‍♀️ Leave with a new perspective and “another way” to live your daily life


Our retreat is an immersive experience in nature that combines a range of activities designed to help you practice open acceptance and cultivate a sense of inner peace that is the natural byproduct of an open heart and still mind. 


Here's what you can expect from our retreat:


🧚‍♀️ 5 days and 4 nights stay inside Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve


🧚‍♀️ Guided hikes and walks through the reserve daily 


🧚‍♀️ Xigong, meditation & mindfulness


🧚‍♀️ Swim in the icy Atlantic sea


🧚‍♀️ White sandy beaches; turquoise ocean waters


🧚‍♀️ Explore rock pools, caves and coves


🧚‍♀️ Workshops using the OAM Method with various self-love practices


🧚‍♀️ Applied NLP, breathwork, intention setting & movement


🧚‍♀️ Opportunities to connect with like-minded adventure spirits


🧚‍♀️ Delicious and healthy meals prepared with love and local, organic (wherever possible) ingredients 


🧚‍♀️ A holiday with a purpose in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world

🧚‍♀️ A holiday with a purpose in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world


🧚‍♀️ Escape the stress of your life; disconnect from the world so you can reconnect with yourself


🧚‍♀️ A natural digital detox (very limited connectivity)


🧚‍♀️ Play to discover the truth of who you are


🧚‍♀️ Discover the OAM Method: enhance your ability to be present (AKA happy) through your day


🧚‍♀️ Meet like-minded people and make new friends from all over the world


🧚‍♀️ An adventure experience designed to stay with you for a lifetime


🧚‍♀️Delicious homemade food made with clean, organic & locally-sourced ingredients


The little extras from us that make all the difference

🧚‍♀️ 45-min online session prior to the retreat to help prepare you to make our time together most impactful


🧚‍♀️ 45-min online session following the retreat to support your integration


🧚‍♀️ Access to a supportive community of like-minded people


Nestled in the heart of the Cape Peninsula, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (known locally as Cape Point) is a natural haven that offers breathtaking panoramic views of two oceans and diverse flora and fauna that make this a World Heritage Site. The reserve stretches over 7,750 hectares of indigenous fynbos vegetation and features dramatic cliffs, secluded bays, and hidden valleys.


The reserve is home to an array of animal species, including antelope, baboons, and ostriches, as well as over 250 species of birds. Along the coastline, visitors can witness the awe-inspiring sight of whales and dolphins frolicking in the waters.


Cape Point Nature Reserve is also rich in history and culture, with several historical landmarks to explore, including the lighthouse that has been standing tall since 1859, and the old Cape Point Lighthouse, which was decommissioned in the 1900s.


From hiking and exploring to relaxing and soaking up the breathtaking scenery, Cape Point Nature Reserve is a truly unique and awe-inspiring location that provides a perfect backdrop for our retreat, creating a transformative experience that will leave you feeling renewed, refreshed, and reconnected with nature, yourself and others.


Day 1: Arrival & Welcome

  • Arrive in Cape Point and check into the park and accommodation

  • Enjoy a welcome snack and settle into your accommodation

  • Meet your retreat facilitators and fellow guests

  • Group welcome and opening circle with intention setting

  • Brief talk and introduction to the Open Acceptance Method (OAM)

  • Hearty homemade vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian (locally caught fish) meal 

Day 2: Immerse Yourself In Nature’s Paradise

  • Morning cold-water swim/Xigong/movement/dance/mindfulness session (weather depending)

  • Light breakfast with wholesome, fresh & organic ingredients

  • Guided hike (options for 6km or 10km) through white sandy beaches, historical shipwrecks, fynbos covered mountains, a large natural spring, endangered wildlife and perhaps even a picnic for lunch (weather dependant)

  • Experience-based OAM Method practices that bring together intention, breathing, walking & scanning the body to enhance your connection with yourself and your environment

  • Discussions & sharing throughout the day

  • Hearty homemade vegan/vegetarian meal for dinner

  • Personal reflection time and journaling


Day 3: Self-Discovery & Open Heart


  • Morning cold-water swim/Xigong/movement/dance/mindfulness session (weather depending)

  • Light breakfast with wholesome, fresh & organic ingredients

  • Guided walk (3km) through to the place where two ocean’s meet, the Cape of Good Hope Point, and Africa’s south western most tip.

  • Weather permitting, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the majestic Dias Beach, enjoying her white sandy beaches and dramatic rock cliffs sighting the famous Cape of Good Hope Lighthouse in her midst.

  • Walk the 0.75km climb to the lighthouse (if you really don’t want to climb the mountain, you can choose the mountain elevator, otherwise known as “the vernacular”, at R100 charge)

  • Location weather dependent but we continue our practice of the OAM Method with an NLP session to help you let go of stagnant emotion and open your heart

  • Hearty homemade vegan/vegetarian meal 

  • Personal reflection time and journaling


Day 4: Transformation & Growth

  • Late morning with time for reflection and journaling

  • Help yourself to a light breakfast with wholesome, fresh & organic ingredients

  • Guided hike (7km) along the eastern mountains of the False Bay coastline, including Smitswinkel and Kanonkop Viewpoints  

  • A short walk takes us to Venus Pools, a natural sun warmed tidal pool and perfect location for a picnic lunch and OAM Method practice of remembering what it feels like to be light, free and present 

  • Swim and explore her natural pools and coves filled with neon-coloured sea life, rock formations and untold treasures along the way.    

  • Hearty homemade vegan/vegetarian meal 

  • Personal reflection time and journaling


Day 5: Integration & Closing Circle

  • Morning cold-water swim/Xigong/movement/dance/mindfulness session (weather depending)

  • Optional light breakfast

  • Check out accommodation by 10am

  • Closing circle to reflect on the retreat and set intentions for integrating the experience back into life

  • Close and depart venue around 1pm


Please note that this itinerary is subject to change and may be adjusted based on weather, group preferences, and other factors.

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