Pumula Retreat - The Dream House with the Magic Garden
After meeting 16 years ago in South Africa and many years travelling and working overseas together, we (Lucie and Scott) have decided to settle down in Scott’s home: his beloved South Coast of Kwazulu Natal . We have dreamed about an amazing property in the neighbourhood for years and decided to make our dream come true by starting a yoga and wellness retreat. The South Coast boasts sunny weather all year around with warm water in the Indian Ocean, allowing for a variety of outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving, horse riding, hiking, paragliding and more. Pumula Retreat offers a beautiful and unique experience with lush surroundings, breath-taking valley and sea views.
In Isizulu, (the provincial language) Pumula means “place of rest” and you’ll definitely experience this feeling as soon as you enter the property. Stroll around our 5 acres of well wooded garden and find peace among the trees. The garden blooms different colourful flowers every season. Relax by the pool side and bask in the sun unwinding in one of the loungers. If you visit during the winter months, watch the whales breach and play with one another as they pass by up the coast.
I am (Lucie) a 500hrs certified teacher, I completed my trainings in India (Iyengar, Sivananda, Multi-style and Yoga Therapy). Learning and integrating the numerous aspects of yoga into my daily life has had a very positive impact and seeing the benefits on my students have been really fulfilling and satisfying. I have participated in numerous yoga retreats: India, France, Spain, USA and South Africa. These experiences enabled me to gain valuable knowledge and understanding of how retreats are run and what makes one better than the other. Surroundings, facilities, accommodation, food, teachers and management are paramount to a successful retreat. Scott is passionate about nature and music, he founds true happiness in the surf.
We are very excited about this new adventure and look forward to sharing our beautiful space with you.