Are You Ready?
If you’re a photographer who’s ready to connect with your creative voice through mindfulness and intuition, if you are ready to let go of inner conflicts and step outside your comfort zones, to deepen your creative journey – explore, create and play with a creative tribe –
What is stopping you?
Are your fears, worries and limiting beliefs withholding you from living a creative life?
Are you going through some inner conflict and wish to find a way to regain balance in your life?
Do you wish to connect with your creative and intuitive self to find your creative expression and purpose in photography as an art?
“Stop running away from your challenges … and start running towards your best creative self!” - Susan
NOW is your time to step out and up
Immerse yourself in the creative process of photography
Open your intuitive senses and imagination
Become mindful of photography as an art and healing form
Be Courageous – Face fears and insecurities and embrace new opportunities
Explore your personal and unique growth as a photographer
Have fun and make lasting friendships with fellow photographers
“I believe that each person has a creative gift to be acknowledge and shared. And through exploration of other destinations and cultures we find ourselves again.” - Susan
Includes short presentations, field instruction and daily discussion.
We focus on:
Becoming mindful to respond to the subtle voice of our intuition
Finding subjects and creating compositions during our explorations of the small towns of Langebaan, Paternoster and Velddrif on the West Coast of South Africa
Identifying with our Sense of Self throughout the creative process
We also check in with our inner landscape as we wander through the landscapes, seascapes and streetscapes while perfecting our skills to see and interpret the elements and textures of the West Coast
Creating a personal portfolio of images that represent each photographer’s journey
The Retreat is designed for
Both beginners and advanced photographers, each person works on his/her own portfolio with the skills you have. (that said, you do need to have the basic skills to operate your camera and be able to do basic post production editing on your computer software)
Photographic explorers and travellers at heart enjoying and discovering new destinations and cultures
Enthusiasts that love conversing and sharing ideas and experiences and having fun along the way
“Photography and Traveling have the amazing gifts of liberating us from comfort zones, change our perceptions and take us on inner and outer journeys.” – Susan
Langebaan is located approximately 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town on the West Coast of South Africa.
Our excursions will lead us into the West Coast National Park in the middle of the Wild flower season to capture the beauty of colourful carpets of wild flowers, the blue azure West Coast coastline and other land- and seascapes. We might be so lucky to have sightings of tortoises, wildebeest, zebra, oryx, eland, ostriches, flamingo’s and other numerous birds species
We’ll also explore the fishing towns of Paternoster and Velddrif, taste the local cuisine and meet the warm-hearted people of the West Coast to remember that even though we might be going through some inner turmoil, we’re never alone and always support.
With our accommodation a short 2-minute walk from Langebaan Lagoon Beach, we’ll have plenty of photographic opportunities along the beach or relax on the beach during free time or enjoying sundowners at the beach front restaurants close by.
The West Coast is Waiting for You!
RATES & REGISTRATION
Your Investment: ZAR10 200.00
(Please enquiry for reduced rate if you arrive with your own transport)
50% Deposit secure your place
50% Balance Due one month before retreat date
Retreat limited to 8 participants
6 Days Retreat Facilitation
Pre-Trip Call Session with Susan
Airport Transfers from and to Cape Town International Airport (please advice if you are arriving with your own transport in Langebaan for reduced price)
2x Dinners: our Welcome and Farewell dinners
Coffee, Teas & Water during sessions at the facilitation venue
1x Lunch: our picnic lunch in the West Coast National Park (weather permitting)
Your round-trip airfare from home
Accommodation (we will help arrange your accommodation)
All other meals (breakfast included in accommodation price)
Other non-included items would include souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra services, taxis, and laundry.
Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
You have 7 days from paying your deposit to cancel for full refund of your deposit
Any cancellation made there after up to 30 days before the retreat will result in a loss of the 50% deposit
Any cancellation made within 30 days of the retreat will result in a total loss of funds.
Trip cancellation insurance is always recommened whenever making travel plans.
We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your RETREAT funds are refunded in full)
Please do NOT make any Travel plans before the retreat has been confirmed
Accommodation is available at 3 local Bed & Breakfast Guesthouses all within walking distance from each other, restaurants, shops and the beach.
Breakfast is included in the accommodation rates.
Please enquire and book in the following order to ensure that we stay close together as a group:
(Always Summer and Old Fisher house are next to each other and a short 2-minute walk from Lagoon beach and Sandra’s a block away, also close to the beach, all located in Hoof street)
Always Summer B&B (owned by Susan Greeff) and facilitation of retreat during the day
2. Old Fisher House Guesthouse
3. Sandra’s Guesthouse