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Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about our centre. If you would like to book a retreat, or would like more information, please fill out the form below, email us at, or call us on 082 574 3198.

Vala House is a Wellness and Yoga Retreat Center in Knysna, South Africa. We offer high quality wellness retreats that concentrate on balancing mind, body and spirit.

In addition to our wellness retreats and burnout retreats, Vala House offers comprehensive Yoga Alliance 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT). 

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Vala House

Highway road





+27 82 574 3198


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What is a Wellness Retreat? 

A wellness retreat is a curated experience that offers individuals an opportunity to rejuvenate, relax, and focus on their overall well-being. It is a purposeful getaway designed to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Typically held in serene and natural settings, wellness retreats provide a break from the demands of daily life, allowing participants to prioritize self-care and personal growth.

At a wellness retreat, you can expect a range of activities and practices that nurture and restore your well-being. These may include:

  1. Mindfulness and Meditation: Retreats often incorporate mindfulness practices, such as guided meditation, to cultivate present-moment awareness and inner peace.

  2. Yoga and Movement: Retreats commonly offer yoga classes and other physical activities that help improve flexibility, strength, and overall fitness. These practices can be tailored to various levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.

  3. Healthy Nutrition: Emphasis is placed on nourishing the body with wholesome and nutritious meals. Retreats may provide healthy and delicious organic food, often with options for specific dietary preferences or restrictions.

  4. Spa and Relaxation: Many retreats offer spa treatments, such as massages, facials, or hydrotherapy sessions, to enhance relaxation and rejuvenation.

  5. Workshops and Educational Sessions: Wellness retreats often include workshops or educational sessions on various topics related to health, well-being, personal growth, and stress management. These sessions may be led by experts in their respective fields.

  6. Nature Immersion: Retreats often take place in serene natural environments, allowing participants to connect with nature through activities like hiking, nature walks, or outdoor mindfulness practices.

  7. Personal Reflection and Self-Care: Retreats provide opportunities for self-reflection, introspection, and self-care. It's a time to focus on oneself, recharge, and gain insights into personal well-being.

Wellness retreats aim to create a supportive and nurturing environment where participants can disconnect from their daily routines, reduce stress, and gain tools and practices for maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle. They offer an opportunity to prioritize self-care, deepen one's understanding of well-being, and return to daily life with renewed energy and a refreshed perspective.

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