Kiepersol Country Retreat

TRANSITION — TRANSFORM — TRANSCEND
THE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR LIFE

Join us on our first retreat this September to transition, transform and transcend the experience of your life.

What to expect

  • Gently surface and, with care, examine the patterns that cloud your view of a better you
  • Feel, find and release the stories, fears, traumas and hurts that keep you stuck
  • Heal the emotional holes, and transition to a stronger view of you
  • Transform your narrative to encompass purpose, passion and practice
  • Transcend barriers, burdens and burnout to reconnect to life, love and lore
  • All supported and integrated through body and energy work

What's included

  • Healthy vegetarian meals to sustain the work and process
  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Four days of focused facilitation by emotional fitness experts Matthew Green and Chantal Dawtrey
  • Body and mind integration and processing using Tai Chi, movement, Reiki and massage with energy and body work specialist, Kimon Comodikes
  • Reflective practice, guided meditation sessions, walks in the mountains

The venue and surrounds

Retreat agenda

Wednesday
  • 14h00 — Arrival
  • 16h00 — Welcome & briefing
  • 18h00 — Dinner
  • 19h00 — Meditation & Connect to body session

Thursday
  • 06h30 — Guided meditation
  • 07h00 — Movement; Stretching; Tai Chi
  • 08h00 — Breakfast
  • 09h003: Recognise
  • 11h00 — Break
  • 11h303: Transition
  • 13h00 — Lunch
  • 14h00 — Integration; Reflection; Processing; Body / Energy work
  • 18h00 — Dinner
  • 19h00 — Reflect; Share; Inquire

Friday
  • 06h30 — Guided meditation
  • 07h00 — Movement; Stretching; Tai Chi
  • 08h00 — Breakfast
  • 09h002: Repair
  • 11h00 — Break
  • 11h302: Transform
  • 13h00 — Lunch
  • 14h00 — Integration; Reflection; Processing; Body / Energy work
  • 18h00 — Dinner
  • 19h00 — Reflect; Share; Inquire

Saturday
  • 06h30 — Guided meditation
  • 07h00 — Movement; Stretching; Tai Chi
  • 08h00 — Breakfast
  • 09h001: Redirect
  • 11h00 — Break
  • 11h301: Transcend
  • 13h00 — Lunch
  • 14h00 — Connect; Commit; Close out
  • Participants can choose to remain overnight.

Your retreat facilitators

Matthew Green

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Matthew deeply engages with his work, his clients and his desire to make the world a better place. A voracious appetite to learn and understand has allowed him to research wide and deep, building on his extensive knowledge of healing and human behaviour.

Matthew has been working with clients since 2006, offering specialised psychological services for high achievers. He works with a global audience, developing and building emotional fitness and has brought relief from stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional health issues to tens of thousands of participants.

He's been meditating since he was 10 years old, is a qualified aromatherapist, EFT practitioner and coach. He's studied Waldorf education, NLP and has been researching and working with human development potential for more than 30 years.

Matthew is the co-founder of 5th Place, co-creator of Shape of Emotion and the Model of Emotional Fitness. He also co-presents the weekly of the Emotions matter. Really! podcast.

Kimon Comodikes

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Kimon was introduced to the world of energy more than 30 years ago when he attended a Reiki workshop. It was here that he was shown the importance of being responsible for one’s own health and given the tools to work towards this goal.

Finding the right tool or tools to embrace make it easier to find the discipline required to do the work, as opposed to trying to get someone else to heal you. Ask yourself “how can I live life better” rather than “how can I get better”.

Kimon is trained in Kinesiology, Tibetan energy and massage, using these to assist others to regain their health. He believes the best tools are those that allow us to work on ourselves, empowering us to live better. Exploring body movement, Tai Chi, Reiki and breath work is where Kimon’s passion lies.

Kimon believes life should be both fun and fulfilling. If it’s not, we should be asking ourselves “why?” and “what?” can be done to change this.

Chantal Dawtrey

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Chantal’s mission is to educate and support the growth and development of those that wish to be emotionally fit, connected human beings who want more for themselves and the world that they live in.

She lives by the maxim that change starts with you, and the way to improve work, life, health and wellbeing is to reconnect to your body's intelligence.

She is an accomplished coach, facilitator, writer and speaker who engages with a global audience teaching a mindfulness and bodyfulness based approach for the immediate relief from stress, anxiety, burnout and other emotional fitness challenges.

Chantal is a credentialed coach and registered coach supervisor with COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa). She is a qualified teacher, a Neuro Linguistic practitioner, and has an MPhil in Management Coaching (cum laude) through the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Chantal is the co-founder of 5th Place and co-creator of Shape of Emotion and the Model of Emotional Fitness.

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

—Lao Tzu