Mindful Time Away in Stanford                  Friday 15– Sunday 17 January 2021

Herbert Brauer

Co-facilitator, transformative coach, and wildlife cameraman of the acclaimed award-winning National Geographic documentary 'The Last Lioness'.

Petra Vandecasteele

Facilitator, inspirational writer, and founder of 'Mindful Time Away'

Intimate retreat: max. 6 participants

Location: Stanford, South Africa

Level of creature comfort: beautiful, simple luxury in breathtaking surroundings

Need balance in life?

My journey into myself started when excruciating back pain and recurrent critical illness turned my life upside down and inside out. My determination to re-evaluate my existence, to understand and change the underlying patterns that govern my life, and my willingness to learn to let go and to surrender to a greater consciousness allow me to navigate the storms of life. Through accessing strength, stability, and faith from deep within, I find peace and balance. I am often asked, "How do you do this?"   

Join us for 3 days on an intimate retreat in the glorious mountains of Stanford near Cape Town, where Herbert and I will share with you our personal journeys from chaos and overwhelm to balance and peace. Through writing and through the lens.


Let Nature be your guide and find the answers you are looking for.

You will learn how to be mindful in all aspects of life, how to connect with nature and with yourself, how balance creates flow and how flow is needed for transformation. 

Day 1   

Arrival from 2 pm


Welcome and check-in at the private villa



Picnic at the dam




Magical candlelit sunset dinner


Viewing of 'The Last Lioness'


Guided meditation walk under the stars


Peaceful sleep

Day 2   

Sunrise wake-up call 


Rise ’n shine with health teas


Sunrise guided meditational / awareness group walk with one-to-one 'through the lens' facilitation


Brunch at the villa




Solo walks with notebook into the forest or mountain 


One-to-one facilitated processing and journaling


Sundowners and dinner around campfire


Guided deep earth night meditation


Transformative sleep

Day 3   

Sunrise wake-up call


Guided sunrise mindful group walk


Breakfast around the campfire






Time to say goodbye

Rates are based on a group of 6 participants:

R 2649 per person sharing per day (total R 7947 for the 3-day retreat)

All inclusive:
* Shared luxury accommodation in twin rooms in exclusive villa
* All meals and drinks: healthy, wholesome nutrition 
* Expert facilitation

* One-to-one guidance and processing

* Personal attention in friendly, caring space

* Travel to and from the venue in Stanford

* All other expenses not mentioned

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My coaching experience with Herbert meant that we got very quickly to the point I had to focus on. He expended my awareness. From there everything happened fast and I could see improvements in my life, growing constantly. In my mind I am still going back to that first coaching session when in need for inspiration and motivation. It feels as if he has opened an energetic channel that I can access to be recharged anytime. Thank you again Herbert.

Manuela Sanfelicci van Loggerenberg 
Owner of Mal d'Africa

+27 (0)83 230 1881

Cape Town, South Africa

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