Body Choir Yoga Retreat


25th - 28th July, 2019



A shift from functioning to flourishing

According to Dr. Angeles Arrien, in many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions:

When did you stop dancing?
When did you stop singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

It is said where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. Movement, song, storytelling, and silence are considered to be the four universal healing salves according to Dr. Arrien. 

During this retreat Margot will use the power of Vinyasa Flow yoga to explore all four paths to help create a shift from functioning to flourishing.

About Margot:

Your adventure and happiness guide. 

I love...adventure, travel, handstands, the ocean, vegetables, smell, touch, language, biology, anatomy, learning, teaching, surprises, laughing, surfing, snow, fire, wisdom, singing, tears, fears, courage, creatures, the piano, music, yoga, gratitude, guides, YOU. 

Read her full bio here



Please note, if you choose a 2 day retreat then you can either arrive on Thursday and leave by 11:30 on Saturday or arrive between 3-5pm on Friday leaving on Sunday.

*A detailed schedule for the 3 or 4 days will be emailed upon confirmation of your booking.


  • Arrival 3pm – 5pm 

  • Welcome & Introduction followed by Stories over Yin Yoga 


  • The day starts with Yogic refreshments before our Morning Meditation and Asana practice. We explore the sound of silence followed by a Vinyasa Flow practice to remind ourselves of the power of movement. (2hrs)

  • Afternoon Yoga & healing Mantra (Singing) and movement (2hrs)

  • Body Choir, flow and moving from Functioning to Flourishing (1hr talk & Video)


  • Morning  Meditation, pranayama followed by “Enchanted in flow” vinyasa yoga (2hrs)

  • (Optional) Conscious Sunset Beach Hike 

  • Restorative and Nurturing Yin Yoga & Healing Gong Bath (2hrs) – we listen to the deeper singing, subtle movements and external silence to hear our story.


  • 7am – Integrated Flow & Closing Meditation (2.5hrs)

  • 11:30am tea, Check-out & Farewell

    • Free Time: Yogi’s can spend the day at the beach, the pool or exploring the nature reserve and the South Coast or choose one of the optional extras for some extra nourishment.


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Includes: accommodation , all meals , yoga Classes, Meditations, Talk, Conscious Beach Hike (Yogi’s only), A retreat specific gift pack (Yogi’s only), A good dose of happiness & soul revival!


Book before 30th APRIL and receive a 10% Discount (Yogi’s only)

Booking Conditions

  • 50% Deposit upon booking to secure your place

  • Balance of payment is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat.

  • In the unlikely event that the retreat is cancelled you will be refunded in full or provided with an alternative retreat to attend.

  • Margot McMaster and Pumula Retreat Centre reserve the right to change the retreat should the need arise. In this instance you will be informed as soon as possible.

  • Margot McMaster Yoga, Margot McMaster and Pumula Retreats (The Venue) only accepts responsibility for those parts of your holiday and retreat that are wholly in our control. Responsibility, under any circumstances, for the acts or omissions, cancellations or changes of third party vendors (including additional extra bookable activities) will not be assumed. In the event of a dispute reasonable attempts to assist to resolve will be provided.

  • Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable. You are welcome to send a friend or should you need to cancel then the following percentage fee on the full retreat cost will apply:

    1. From date of booking – 20% 

    2. Up to 20 days – 50%

    3. 20 – 0 days – 80%

    What to bring

    Over and above the usual clothing, towels, costumes, toiletries and more that you need for a 4 day break at the beach, please bring the following

    • Yoga blocks if you have these

    • A Yoga mat

    • A blanket & bolster if you have

    • A water bottle


  • Treatments need to be booked in advanced so we can ensure therapist availability.

  • R450 (60minutes) R260 (30minutes)  

  • Reflexology, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage, Shiatsu massage

  • Reiki (60min) – R450

  • Surf lesson R250pp

  • SUP lesson R350pp (2hrs)

  • Horse Riding - Enquire

  • Scuba Diving - Enquire