August 2015 –
I do hope you have all been keeping warm this winter – and are enjoying the first hints of spring!
We love living here so close to nature and the seasons, enjoying the colours, textures, temperatures, sounds, smells and energies of each passing week and month .. Although those things may not be so clear in the middle of the city, we can always tune in to those subtle changes, and let that reconnection with the cycle of life relax and ground us …. Becoming aware of the bird song that signals the next change, or that smell on the wind – reminds us of the enduring power but also the fragility of our precious earth.
There is so much to tell you this time!
We are delighted to announce we have teamed up with Young Yogis SA to start children’s yoga classes at the Garden in September! Jessica will be running her beautiful, small-group classes on the grass by the river, while mums and dads can relax nearby with complementary herbal teas or enjoy the river walk, meditation gardens and labyrinth. We are planning a regular Wednesday afternoon weekday class and a once/month Saturday morning class – including a parent/child class – please see sidebar and get in touch for more details! (Please note we need a minimum number for classes.)
A long-held dream of ours has been to build a permanent community here at The Garden, where we can live sustainably, in harmony with nature, sharing spiritual practice, food, hard work and special moments – while still maintaining everybody’s private, personal space. Our vision is a small community of families, long-stay and short-stay guests and volunteers, with off-grid eco-houses, growing our own food, contributing to the development of The Garden and engaging in community outreach projects. We are beginning to move forward with plans – please check out our new Community webpage: www.thegarden.co.za/community – and get in touch to discuss further!
Finally – we are thrilled to announce we will be opening The Garden teahouse on Sunday 11th October! Wendy will be running an opening event with yoga, meditation and a dedication for The Garden – followed by a shared lunch in the new teahouse and deck! Details TBC but please mark your calendars if you would like to join this very special event. Please also see below for our planned program of events for the first few months! We are so much looking forward to welcoming you here and sharing our beautiful spot with you all as we reach this important next step in our journey !