Life Retreat Studio is set at the breath-taking foothills of the
Hottentots Holland mountain range, on Africa’s premier
Lourensford Wine Estate. We form South Africa’s first complete
Healing Hub of its kind.
The vision began with Trish Taylor & Dr. Mothomang Diaho
wanting to bring their unified dreams together in a sacred
South African landscape that would inspire healing and
wellness. Joined in by their daughters (Samantha Taylor and
Nthabiseng Shongwe), along with local Yoga Teacher and
Life Coach, Ryan Gary Edmonds, they have just opened the
doors to the actualisation of their dream – and in the exquisite
landscape of Lourensford Wine Estate.
The studio offers a selection of healing movement modalities
(yoga, pilates, tai chi, meditation, pregnancy yoga, ballet
barre, and Sunday morning outdoor family yoga classes).
It boasts several on site venues for workshops, talks, book
launches, and corporate wellness days. From the beginning
of November, Life Retreat Studio will also be registered with
Discovery Vitality. “It’s a privilege to work with people each
day, and be a part of their journey to strength, physical vitality,
healing and wellbeing,” says studio Director, Ryan Edmonds.
“No matter what age, level of fitness, or personal experiences
you bring to Healing Hub, we have something wonderful
to offer you. Our classes range from kids to adults, injuryrehabilitation
to cardiovascular. Whether you are looking for
something purely physical, or deeply meditative and mindful,
you will find it at Life Retreat Studio. Our motto is that everyone
walks away from each visit with a bit more healing and
happiness in their hearts”.
The downstairs Lifestyle Shop is a treasure trove of locally
sourced gifts, health products, beauty products and fashion.
Targeting the local as well as international market, the Lifestyle
Shop sources natural, organic, and regionally-sourced
products, focusing on supporting local entrepreneurs and
small businesses. It is also the first fully licenced shop in South
Africa to be permitted to sell Cannabinoid (CBD) oil.
In conjunction with Life Retreat Studio and Shop, Spiral Aloe
Spa offers many forms of wellness therapies (massage, Chinese
medicine, hypnotherapy, herbalism, complimentary healing,
and iridology), and has a resident on-site Functional Medical
Doctor, as well as beauty and various massage therapists.
Along with their work on the field of healing, Life Retreat
Studio runs one of the most authentic Yoga Teacher Training
Certification courses in South Africa. Many of the teachers
who are a part of the Life Retreat Studio team are involved
in local community yoga projects, women’s empowerment
groups, and NPOs. The philosophy of each therapist, teacher
and practitioner is to spread healing into a world which, at
the present, is in desperate need of loving hearts, and healing
hands. When you come to Life Retreat Studio at Lourensford
Estate, you receive a complete Body-Mind-Spirit experience,
which will leave you feeling not only lighter, happier, and
healthier, but also as if you are part of deeply caring community