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Mindful Pilgrimage Africa: April 25 - MAy 6, 2020

What are our stories? The stories we tell, are the stories of our lives. They exist as a collection of experiences that we have over our lifetime. What does the next chapter of your story look like?
Let me tell you mine...

Now scroll down and begin this adventure

The journey begins with you...
We have all had moments of pure experience and real living. Moments that both define us and expand us. We all have the stories that define our lives and fill up the chapters of our lives. I'd like to share a bit of mine with you AND I would like to invite you to live your story along side of me.

Day 1 - April 25, 2020: Arrival in JNB

JNB Arrival on May 25, 2020

Please make your way to the JNB Hotel. Lodging will be provided for you at the JNB Hotel for the night. We will gather here and get settled for our journey. We will meet in the lobby at JNB Hotel for a round of greetings and any last minute necessities or preparations. Please enjoy a nights rest after a long travel here.

Day 2: April 26, 2020 - Travel by Bus to Protea Ranch Resort

3 Hour drive to Protea Hotel Ranch Resort

We leave Johannesburg in the morning and drive to Protea Ranch resort. They have an lion rescue habitat who's sounds will light your fire of curiosity and set the stage for our coming days.

I've spent years traveling the globe. I love to travel lightly but with strong purpose, we will use the medium of travel to set the backdrop for some truly life changing experiences together. Ill share with you much of what I have learned in finding your life's purpose. On this Pilgrimage to Africa, we will work to understand your Dharma and connect meaning with purpose. We will accomplish all of this in a place where returning to the source happens every sunrise, and the world transforms with every sunset. What could be better than that? What better way to expand your story?
After crossing the border into Botswana, we will change vehicles and make the overland journey to our home for the next 5 days.

Day 3 - April 27, 2020 - Travel by bus to Sha-Limpo

After a restful night and hearty breakfast we are off to Sha-Limpo. We will stop in the local town of Alldays to get a taste of how Africans really live.

Day 4: April 28, 2020 - At Camp

After we will settle into our Safari home, and begin our real immersion. Over the next 4 days, we will spend our time amongst the wild beasts of Africa. We will live in the intersection of Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. We will talk, hike, charge, and recharge together.

Food: Each day when we are at Camp meals will be provided in a local rustic style. We will prepare and eat together at times, and sometimes nibble privately. The first food of the day will be small in order to break our evening fast gently. Tea, Water, Juices and a few local starters. Lunch will be offered as ingredients for you to assemble what feels right, and dinner will be prepared and eaten family style.

Break the fast: Tea/coffee and juice + cereals + bread/toast + fruit. ...

Lunch: Juice + bread + cheese + cold meats + salads + fruit (make a sandwich for a mid-afternoon snack) ...

Dinner: Local African Cuisines camp style

Any food related preferences can be accommodated for all meals offered.

A while back I began to consider the notion of what both success and retirement mean to me. I looked to define those words and ultimately achieve both on the terms I had set forth for my life. When I got to the end of that journey - I didn't feel the way I expected I would - in fact I didn't feel anything at all. Numb. That place of numbness, was transformed into space, an empty space. In that space, I was called to look at the deeper meaning of my life. I was first called to explore my own life's purpose - then called to help others find theirs. This is the study of “Dharma.” You may have heard of this word. Think of stroking a cat from head to tail. Their back arches, they fall into your touch and purr. Now think about running your hand the other way. The cats fur sticks up, it gets agitated and doesn’t feel right. Living in your Dharma is living your life in the flow, stroking the cat from head to tail. I began an education which ended in a certification to be able to identify someone's life's purpose and then guide them into alignment with it. Since then I've been working with people from all walks of life with incredibly moving results.
Sha-Limpo

Day 5: April 29, 2020 - At Camp

We will enjoy game drives each morning and again in the evenings each day while at camp. In addition you can enjoy a movement session and as well as discussion time each day.

Yoga/Asana Sessions: While we Pilgrimage together, each day at camp, we will find opportunities to nourish our bodies with a yoga flow. These sessions will be offered in a gentle style and embraceable at any level of fitness. The intention of these sessions will be to enable your body to learn how to relax. A state of being often taken for granted and almost never visited enough. The sessions will last 60-120 minutes.

Simple accommodation with full bathroom
At Camp in Sha-Limpo

Day 6: April 30, 2020 - At Camp

This will be "our ranch" for we are here. It sits up on a hill an offers incredible animal viewing right from your window. This is an exclusive opportunity to reside in a long held private family reserve. While others can only see these lands in the traditional service provider / Safarizen format - this experience is unique in its unequalled ability to access the environment. This is a rare opportunity to see Africa in this way.

We will enjoy game drives each morning and again in the evenings each day while at camp. In addition you can enjoy a movement session and as well as discussion time each day.

Sit by the fire in the evening. Stand in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa all at once
Sundown at your African safari

Day 7: May 1, 2020 - Travel by Bus from Sha-Limpo to The Kruger

5 hour Bus to The Kruger

We depart Sha-Limpo and head toward the world famous Kruger. These next 2 nights stay at the Parfuri Tented Camp which offers us a chance at a truly luxurious setting with wildlife interaction that can only be found in the Kruger

Parfuri Tented Camp
Parfuri Tented Camp

Day 8: May 2, 2020 - At Camp

Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel.

We will enjoy game drives each morning and again in the evenings each day while at camp. In addition you can enjoy a movement session and as well as discussion time each day.

Baobab Trees
We will see some of the lesser traveled beauty of Africa
Africa brings us back to the heart of ancestry and roots. To where time began. To watch the animal kingdom in its true, raw form is often a study on our own lives. One in which hangs in a delicate balance between our inner and outer lives. Not only will you experience this incredible journey into the natural world, but also into your inner world. I will be providing individualized Dharma sessions as we journey together, leaving you grounded, centered, inspired and with a true and deeper meaning of your place in the world.
Home of the "Tuskers" some of the oldest Elephants in the world...

Day 9: May 3, 2020 - Travel by Bus to Brent's Camp

5 Hour drive to Brent's Camp

Next, we head outside of the park to a private reserve called Timbvati and Brent's Camp. It is here for the next 2 nights we will call home. Brent is one of the worlds leading animal trackers and most of the super high end camps around rely on him for their latest animal updates.

Dusk in the wilds

Day 10: April 3, 2020 - At Camp

The Timbavati Game Reserve is located at the border line between Hoedspruit in and Acornhoek in, north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on the western edge of Kruger National Park. Geographically and politically, Timbavati is located in Mpumalanga Province. Inside the very heart of Timbavati is where we will find Brent's Camp.

While at Brent's Camp we will be on high alert observing the many migrating beasts of the wild. This is the place where seeing the "Big 5" in a single game drive is likely. Only a few of us will ever get access to these private areas.

Food: Each day when we are at Camp meals will be provided in a local rustic style. We will prepare and eat together at times, and sometimes nibble privately. The first food of the day will be small in order to break our evening fast gently. Tea, Water, Juices and a few local starters. Lunch will be offered as ingredients for you to assemble what feels right, and dinner will be prepared and eaten family style.

Break the fast: Tea/coffee and juice + cereals + bread/toast + fruit. ...

Lunch: Juice + bread + cheese + cold meats + salads + fruit (make a sandwich for a mid-afternoon snack) ...

Dinner: Local African Cuisines prepared by master bush chef Brent himself!

Timbvati does not dissapoint!
Hanging with the hippos...

Day 11: April 4, 2020 - At Camp

We will enjoy game drives each morning and again in the evenings each day while at camp. In addition you can enjoy a movement session and as well as discussion time each day.

Each day while we are at Camp we will have an opportunity to Satsang. These will be held in a casual and open setting.

SATSANG Sanskrit

सत् (true) +‎ सङ्ग (company).

Noun

सत्संग • (satsaṅg)

(Indian philosophy) A company of pious people seeking truth, such as honorable companions or a guru who are listening to or reading scriptures, and reflection, discussion, application and meditation.

Day 12: April 5, 2020 - At Camp

In order to protect the lions and return them to their endemic habitat, the Global White Lion Protection Trust has established a conservancy in the Timbavati region so the lions can live protected.

As we fold the experiences of our Pilgrimage inward, we begin to prepare for our return home. Todays Drives will be offered in silence to allow for a deeper experience.

We will enjoy game drives each morning and again in the evenings each day while at camp. In addition you can enjoy a movement session and as well as discussion time.

Relaxing by the delta....

Day 13: April 6, 2020 - Travel by bus from Brent's Camp to Johannesburg

2 Hour Drive to Nelspruit

We depart Brent's camp to head to the thru town of Nelspruit. We will stop for lunch here before completing the journey back to Johanessburg

Nelspruit valley
3 Hour drive to Johanessburg
Off to Johanessburg

Here we say goodbye and head back to our homes. There is a late evening departure if you don't want to spend more time on the continent.

Mindfulness: while we walk these ancient lands together it is my intention to work with you to discover your life's purpose. Some of the practices we will enjoy include, eating foods in alignment with the natural setting, discovery of your Dharma type (personality archetype), discussion on how to use this information to better understand yourself and those in your life, aligning our Dharma with the times of the day, read and interpret your astrology, and generally traveling lightly and in community.

We truly hope your able to join us this April for this incredible journey.

$4900 Per Person

Includes:

Shared Accommodation

All Meals

Transportation in Africa

Game Drives

Does not include transport to South Africa, recommended Johannesburg arrival night lodging, or personal items.

Total Cost: $4900 per person, double occupancy

$2450 non refundable deposit

$2450 final ballance due no later than January,15th, 2020