The daily rhythm of a GAIA Deep Healing Meditation Event usually includes the following:

This is a spiritual journey of note – you will immerse yourselves in delicious sessions of yoga, sound meditation, kirtan and friendship circles in an outdoor shala where your root chakra will truly be kissing the earth in gratitude.

Yoga and Gaia
This yoga adventure retreat will take you back into nature and allow you to interact with Gaia and all her goodness and bounty. The program is curated with activities that will immerse you into the elements and nature’s gifts – witnessing its creation and how you are part of this bigger ecosystem and learning how much more you can do to protect it. You will be surrounded by lush greenery, allowing you to practice yoga with a strong connection to nature along with its force and energy. The yoga and meditation sessions will be rooted into this exploration of the elements, taking you into a journey that is both light and fiery, allowing you to explore and deepen your practice.

Experienced yoga teacher will guide you through daily yoga classes specifically designed for your group. Yoga is suitable for all levels. In the mornings, your practice is more dynamic flow yoga as you cool down towards the sunset for therapeutic and Restorative yoga. You will have pranayama – breathing classes available for you to improve your practice.

Yoga level: all levels
Yoga style: Vinyasa flow, traditional Hatha, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, and Yin yoga

Class schedule: daily morning and evening practice
This yoga adventure retreat will take us back into nature and allow us to interact with Gaia and all her goodness and bounty. The program is curated with activities that will immerse you into the elements and nature’s gifts – witnessing its creation and how you are part of this bigger ecosystem and learning how much more you can do to protect it. You will be surrounded by lush greenery, allowing you to practice yoga with a strong connection to nature along with its force and energy. The yoga and meditation sessions will be rooted into this exploration of the elements, taking you into a journey that is both light and fiery, allowing you to explore and deepen your practice.

Daily Sessions with Gerald Crawford and Other Masters

Learning from and being in the presence of knowledgeable, loving souls who truly embody their teachings is one of the best ways to absorb spiritual wisdom. At each meditation retreat, Gerald offers his unique perspective and also invites a respected panel of dynamic, inspiring speakers to share the stage. With topics ranging from stress reduction and finding your life purpose, to making healthy habits stick, or attracting more love into your life, each talk is unique and tailored to the specific audience – truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Primordial Sound Meditation

Each day of the retreat, you’ll experience the profound energy of meditating with Gerald and a conscious community of like-minded souls. Careful guidance and training is provided in Primordial Sound Meditation, a unique practice in which you receive your own personal mantra based on your birth information – an invaluable tool for quieting your thoughts and connecting with the wisdom of your soul. In each meditation session, you’ll not only release accumulated stress and become more present in the moment, you’ll also go deeper into discovering who you truly are.

Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

Experience daily heart-opening classes in our signature style of yoga that goes far beyond the postures and brings yoga – or the “union” which is your natural state – into every aspect of your daily life. Our teachers offer guidance suitable for every level of yoga practitioner to help you feel at ease and bring calm and healing to your entire mind-body system.

Nourishing Ayurvedic Clock Meals

Nurture yourself from the inside out with freshly prepared, healthy meals that will help you detoxify on every level and leave you feeling rejuvenated in body, mind, and spirit. Shared meals are the perfect time to connect and engage with your fellow participants, forming deep bonds that last long after your time at the meditation retreat has ended.

We will follow the Ayurvedic Clock:

Day 1:

Meet and Greet.

TEST when you arrive:

  • Pulse and Tongue diagnose
  • TESTS – Blood pressure | Glucose | Alkaline & Acidity | Ketones | Urine
  • Discuss current medication
  • Discuss current diet & lifestyle
  • We do blood test for food intolerance test these can be discussed during your first visit. {these are extra costs}
  • Dental observation

60 minutes meditation session.

Individual Story Telling session.

Focusing on Ayurveda:

Ayurveda encompasses a variety of prophylactic (preventive) and healing (curative) methods. The emphasis is on proper nutrition and dietetics, purification and drainage procedures, massages and manual treatments as well as yoga and meditation.

Learn Nutrition Basics: Do we really understand our bodies? Nutrition is how food affects the health of the body. Food is essential – it provides vital nutrients for survival, and helps the body function and stay healthy. Food is comprised of macronutrients including protein, carbohydrate and fat that not only offer calories to fuel the body and give it energy but play specific roles in maintaining health. Food also supplies micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and phytochemicals that don’t provide calories but serve a variety of critical functions to ensure the body operates optimally.

  • Traditional alternative medicine presentation: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Chinese or Oriental medicine.
  • Nature Walk.
  • Personal Hypnotherapy Regression Time-slot.

Day 2:

60 minutes meditation session.

The Root Chakra (Muladhara)

The Root Chakra is foundational. When all is well with this chakra, you’ll feel secure, calm and anchored in reality. You’ll be bold enough to tackle new challenges, and you’ll feel confident doing so. This makes a properly aligned Root Chakra vital whenever you’re trying something new or pursuing a major life goal.

Today we continue in day 2 and also focus more so on our root chakra and Mother Earth root chakra … she also needs her foundations to be in balance with all the kingdoms … when we take down trees and mountains we weaken her foundations … when we kill her animal and sea kingdom we weaken her foundations… take moments today sending her healing to strengthen her roots … this will then strengthen your roots … find strength and foundations with your health, relationships and job all that we know during this pandemic is being affected.

The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, safety, as well as your emotional needs of interconnection, and being fearless.

  • Outdoor Session to connect to your Muladhara (Root Chakra) – Earth Element.

The Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana)

The Sacral Chakra is key to your creative energy. It is related not only to pursuits of artistry and the imagination but also to your sexuality and your capacity for change in all areas of life. Your Sacral Chakra might become misaligned or blocked in some way if you’re stressed about some aspect of your sexuality. Or, if you are unsatisfied in your relationship or struggling to experience pleasure in life more generally. It can also be disturbed by negative feedback that makes you doubt your creative capacities.

We continue with world healing raising the vibration of Mother Earth and self and today go deeper into healing our sacral chakra … this energy centre holds our conditioning and limited beliefs and stops us from stepping out of our comfort zone.

Blockage of sacral chakra manifests through general emotional instability or through feeling creatively uninspired, fearing change, feeling depressed or indulging in addiction-like behaviors. Physical manifestations of sacral chakra misalignment include sexual dysfunctions. The sacral chakra is responsible for movement, flow and pleasure.

This energy centre resonates with our need for relationships and our need to control or create the dynamics of our physical world. The second chakra shifts from obeying tribal, family authority, and allows us to discover satisfying relationships and interests of our own.

  • Outdoor Session to connect to your Svadhisthana (Sacral or Pelvic Chakra) – Water Element.

The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

The Solar Plexus Chakra is often thought of as vital for self-esteem, autonomy, and determination. Consequently, it is sometimes called the “personal power” chakra. When all is as it should be with this chakra, you’ll have a clear path ahead of you. You should know what is necessary for success. You may also feel independent like you can accomplish almost anything if you set your mind to it. Meanwhile, this chakra can easily be negatively affected by perceived failures, unpleasant social experiences, or lingering feelings of low self-worth from childhood.

We are now in day 2 and the intense of the healing is being felt with special full moon yesterday in sync with sacral chakra healing letting go of relationships that no longer serve us today we focus on solar plexus opening up to new opportunities and possibilities as you have now created the space.

The solar plexus chakra helps grow your confidence and vitality. This empowers you to follow your true path and create the life you want. When balanced, the solar plexus chakra allows you to seize your personal power, develop your authentic self, and take responsibility for your life. Radiate your power in the world.

  • Outdoor Session to connect to your Manipura (Navel Chakra) – Fire Element.
  • Traditional alternative medicine presentation: Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine, Massage, Body movement therapies, Tai chi and Yoga.
  • Yoga Session.
  • Personal Hypnotherapy Regression Time-slot.

Day 3:

60 minutes meditation session.

The Heart Chakra (Anahata)

As you might expect, the Heart Chakra is intimately connected to your capacity for love and compassion in all their forms. It is sometimes described as a bridge between the mind, body, and spirit. When your Heart Chakra is well balanced, you will be able to offer empathy to others, be emotionally open, and enjoy a deep sense of inner peace. You may feel your emotions fully, and yet also understand them on a cognitive level. Anything negatively related to love can trouble the Heart Chakra; a breakup, a grief process, a difficult friendship, or even just an instance of casual cruelty. Click here to find out more now.

The heart chakra, or Anahata, deals with unconditional love and emotional power. At its core, this chakra is emotional and propels us to enhance our emotional development. The heart embodies a gentle wisdom that teaches us the ways of love and compassion.

Heart Chakra opening can be associated with symptoms such as chest tightness, restlessness, upper back discomfort along with increased sensitivity to both positive and negative emotions.

Heart Chakra Pain and Imbalance. One of the heart chakra pain is connected with having a broken heart, the cause can be let down by somebody you love. Other causes include, abuse, rejection, trauma, grief and loss. These are emotionally painful experiences which leaves an imprint in the heart chakra.

  • Outdoor Session to connect to your Anahata (Heart Chakra) – Air Element.
  • Traditional alternative medicine presentation: Dietary supplements, Herbal medicine and Nutrition.
  • Nature Walk.
  • Yoga Session.
  • Personal Hypnotherapy Regression Time-slot.

Day 4:

The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

The Throat Chakra regulates your self-expression in all senses, influencing how authentically you convey your deepest self to the world. Your directness, emotional honesty and ownership of your needs connect to this area. When your Throat Chakra is aligned properly, you will feel able to say what you mean, be well understood by others, and speak the truth in ways that are appropriate. In other words, you’ll be forthright without being blunt. Difficult experiences with communication can shift the Throat Chakra. For example, a tough job interview or a bad argument can shift your Throat Chakra.

OUR VOICE OF TRUTH our courage, our authenticity.

This chakra is associated with certain behavioral and psychological characteristics. It represents expression and your ability to speak out and express your truth. It signifies both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as internal and external communication.

As the center of communication and creativity, the throat chakra allows you to express who you are but also listen deeply to others. When your throat chakra is balanced, it gives you the ability to be inspired, projects your ideas, and align your vision with reality.

The Throat chakra is associated to the pharyngeal and brachial plexi and is connected to the mouth, jaws, tongue, pharynx and palate. It’s is also linked to the shoulders and the neck. The gland associated with the fifth chakra is the thyroid, which regulates the processing of energy in the body through temperature, growth, and in large parts, metabolism.

The Throat chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral characteristics:

  • Expression, in particular ability to express your truth, to speak out
  • Communication, whether it’s verbal or non-verbal, external or internal
  • Connection with the etheric realm, the more subtle realms of spirit and intuitive abilities
  • Propensity to create, projecting ideas and blueprints into reality
  • Realizing your vocation, purpose
  • Good sense of timing
  • Outdoor Session to connect to your Vishuddha (Throat Chakra) – Ether Element.

The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)

The Third Eye Chakra is a powerful energy source when it is working well. It determines your intuition, your alignment with the Universe, and your ability to see the bigger picture in life. When you have an open Third Eye chakra, you are adept at picking up signs. Trust in your gut feelings and plan according to your greatest goals. Law Of Attraction successes and manifestation experiences relate to this type of openness. However, the Third Eye can be misaligned if someone is making you doubt your wider purpose. Or, if you tend to prize rationality over intuition.

We continue with deep world healing for our Mother Earth and her kingdoms … this really is a time to reflect and awaken to our journey here on Earth and on how we can do better for self, others and our Earth we share with other kingdoms …

Our BROW chakra is our power to intuition to connect with higher self and better live in this body
Healthy and balanced, the Brow chakra produces illumination, the ability to see things clearly, patience, and insight. The Brow chakra’s element is Light, the force that reveals the true nature of all things.

It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here. … The brow chakra interprets the world – our inner world, and the world that comes into the body, primarily through sight.

Here are five signs your third eye is opening:

  • A dull sensation of pressure between the eyebrows. …
  • Increased foresight. …
  • Prone to light sensitivity. …
  • A feeling of gradual and continual change. …
  • Increased headaches.

In addition, it is said that once opened, the Third Eye gives the ability to communicate telepathically with other awakened people, to see the spirits of the dead and even to receive messages directly from higher beings. … Reduced from its original size, the Third Eye became what is now known as the pineal gland.

  • Outdoor Session to connect to your Anja (Third-Eye Chakra) – Light Element.
  • Traditional alternative medicine presentation: Electromagnetic therapy, Reiki, Qigong, Biofeedback and Hypnosis.
  • Yoga Session.
  • Personal Hypnotherapy Regression Time-slot.

Day 5:

The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Finally, the Crown Chakra, the highest chakra, is what determines your spiritual connectivity. This chakra is sometimes called “thousand petal lotus” chakra. Given its place as the highest chakra, it is vital in creating a life you love, and in attaining a feeling of peace. However, working with it is a notoriously subtle process.

When all is well, you will be in tune with beauty in the world around you. Plus, you can experience feelings of profound joy. Life may feel worthwhile, glorious and rich. Unfortunately, a traumatic life experience can move the Crown Chakra out of positive. This can then cause you to doubt yourself and purpose.

What’s happening is that the opening of the crown chakra is clearing up the blockages in its pathway, creating space for newer positive forces inside your brain. All our life, we hoard emotional insecurities, past traumas, brooding thoughts, and give them the power to deteriorate our mental peace.

The chakras consist of seven key points in the body – vortexes of energy that run through the spine. Once you’ve located the site of instability, you’ll have the power and ability to consciously tune and heal the corresponding chakra(s) by stimulating the energy.

The Crown Chakra is our connection with Divinity; it is the portal through which the life energy enters our body. Without this energy, human beings cannot function properly and tend to feel disconnected with self and others.

  • Outdoor Session to connect to your Sahasrara (Crown Chakra) – Cosmic Energy Element.
  • Nature Walk.
  • Yoga Session.
  • Personal Hypnotherapy Regression Time-slot.

Day 6:

Nature walk.

Optional: 45 min Higher Self Chakra session.

Yoga Session.

Personal Hypnotherapy Regression Time-slot.

Close – Greetings – Namaste.


  • Sound healing gong bath session
  • Cultural and art immersion workshop
  • Spiritual and magical ceremonies
  • Learn more about sustainability and the wonders of nature
  • Meditation sessions
  • Soothing and relaxing massage time-slots twice daily
  • Yoga sessions twice daily
  • Daily nature awareness excursions
  • The philosophy and psychologies of the chakras
  • The history, science, philosophy and psychologies of yoga
  • The mastery of the mind and manifesting
  • Chakra balancing and breath control courses
  • 3 Hypnotherapy sessions
  • 3 Ayurvedic clock organic meals daily
  • 5 night 6 day accommodation

Things to do (optional):

At an additional fee, you can opt for Reiki, astrology, life coaching, and one-on-one private hypnosis or yoga sessions.

Included excursions:

During this healing retreat, you will be able to go on adventurous exploration on and off the mat. You will hop on nature trips.

Other things that are included:

  • Cultural activities
  • A collection of the retreat photos
  • Adventures off the mat
  • African welcome gift

What’s not included:

  • Airport transfers
  • International and/or domestic airfare
  • International or domestic transportation of any kind (ie- ferries, bikes, taxis, etc)
  • Cost of visa
  • Traveler’s insurance
  • Cost of airport tax upon arrival and/or departure (often included in price of plane ticket)
  • Additional hotel bookings (for those arriving early, or staying later)
  • Independent ground transportation (motorbike rental, bicycles, cars, etc.)
  • Additional excursions, instruction, or lessons (i.e. surfing, scooter rentals, sightseeing)
  • Personal shopping expenses/souvenirs
  • Vaccinations and additional preventative medical needs

Book with flexible conditions:

Need to cancel your trip due to COVID-19 ? You can reschedule your booking free of charge or receive store credit for your non-refundable deposit and re-book anytime.

Skill level:

Yoga Styles:

Accommodation Styles:

During this healing retreat, you will be served daily delicious and healthy meals (breakfast and dinner as per itinerary). You will be able to enjoy healthy and nourishing local food.

Group size:
Maximum of 45 participants

Check-in Time:

Check-out Time:


  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Please take note – facilities are limited from venue to venue

Price: R12900.00 per person sharing. – (45 plus pax calculation.)

Please take note: 50% deposit is needed on booking your seat for an event.

Cancellation Policy

  • Bookings cancelled post 45 – 22 days of the retreat are refunded less R500.00 administration fee.
  • 21 – 15 days – 50% of the deposit is forfeited.
  • 14 – 0 days, the full deposit is forfeited.
  • In the case of exceptional circumstances, a deposit can be rolled over to a future retreat or refunded.

The human body is truly magnificent – with its ability to function without much conscious thought, continually regenerating, healing and finding balance. All it asks is a diet of macro and micronutrients, water, exercise, rest and love.

GAIA Deep Healing Meditation Retreats – We offer you Meditation Retreats where the focus is on Meditation, Mindfulness and your Spiritual journey to inner wisdom, clarity, connection and purpose.