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Vala House is a creative wellness centre on the outskirts of Knysna. A beautiful, expansive garden provides the ideal backdrop for a relaxing getaway filled with yoga and a variety of creative and healing activities.


We are passionate about holistic health and promote wellness through a range of creative natural therapies and activities, all in a serene natural environment, that provides the perfect setting for relaxation, rejuvenation, and healing. We believe that by harnessing the power of nature and integrating it with our therapies, we can help our clients achieve optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

We offer a range of services and activities to suit your unique needs and preferences. Our offerings include:

• Yoga asana • Pranayama • Meditation • Breathwork • Cold exposure therapy • Massage therapy and reflexology • Reiki • Art and poetry therapy • Hypnotherapy • Life coaching and counselling • Sleep counselling • Alignment therapy We are confident that our immersive retreats result in a transformative experience that can lead to lasting positive change. Whether you are looking to improve your physical health, manage stress, or simply reconnect with nature and yourself, our wellness centre is here to support you on your journey to optimal well-being. We look forward to welcoming you to our centre and helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.


Welcome to Vala House


Our Approach

We believe that going on retreat should be an immersive experience where guests are provided the space and tools to explore both the remarkable beauty of natural environment, as well as the incredible beauty that we all have within us.

Because we specialise in burnout recovery, anxiety and depression relief and transformational change, we believe that we need to balance flexibility and structure. Because of this, you are welcome to join us oin retreat whenever you like, for as long as you like and we will build a programme specifically around your needs.

We also have a variety of themed weekend, 7-day and 14-day retreats centred on yoga and wellness that bring in elements of creativity, such as cooking lessons, poetry, art, music, dance and much more. Leading experts in their fields are brought in to provide the most enriching experiences for all guests. Vala House is a home for guests and the feeling we have created in the centre is one of family. The dogs run the show, we eat dinner together around a big table, passing each other bowls of delicious vegan goodies and we all laugh around the fire in a relaxed environment. We like to believe that the centre promotes kindness and generosity and  we do our best to be mindful of our impact on our environment and surrounding communities. The centre is completely vegan , we minimise plastic use, and incorporate the local community whenever we can. We have built our philosophy and get our ethical guidance from yoga and strive to upheld the Yamas and Niyamas daily. Vala House is non-denominational and everyone is welcome to join us.

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