Autumn Urban Retreat

The Autumn Equinox is a time to reflect and take stock of our lives. It’s a time to gather energy and resources and to let go of what no longer serves us. It marks the start of the cycles of harvesting, preserving, pruning and preparing for the journey into the darker colder months. The shifting from light to dark reminds us of the impermanence of this world, and is the best time to integrate our Shadow selves a little more so that our Light may shine brighter.

Join us for a paradigm-shifting Urban Retreat with a multi-disciplinary approach to help you make the most of this special time of year. Bliss Herbals joins forces with Barbara Abdinor, renowned meditation teacher, yogi and astronomer; and Marisa Laidlaw, a fantastic teacher of yoga and nutrition to bring you a heart-body-soul experience that will leave you feeling transformed at your deepest levels.

We’ll move through modalities such as ecotherapy to explore harnessing the Earth’s shifting energy to balance the energies in our bodies and minds. This workshop takes you from the practical and the grounded such as using herbal medicine to boost your immune system for winter, to using our bodies in yoga to help us stretch and sustain ourselves, to the transcendental nature of deep meditation and processing. Each section is intimately linked to the next, stimulating multiple levels of being to conspire for your health and wholeness.

Set in a beautifully serene and convenient venue at The Toolbox in the heart of Durban, get away from it all for a few hours and harvest the last of the summer energy to move you through winter with grace and ease.


  • Yoga Class
  • Ecotherapy Session
  • Herbal medicine Session
  • Meditation and Processing Session
  • A wholesome and grounding Lunch (Vegan/Vegetarian) and refreshments

Contribution: R450 pp, R800 per couple/friends booking together.
Limited spaces available so book to confirm! Book here or email us at

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Concession spaces available at R250
Limited and subject to application, first come first served. Available to students, unemployed persons, single moms and dads, the elderly and other deserving persons. To apply please send an email to with a brief motivation for wanting to join and your circumstances. (3-4 lines)

One Bursary Space available! If you or someone you know would benefit from this workshop but can not afford any contribution, please nominate/apply by sending an email to with a brief motivation for wanting to join and your circumstances. (3-4 lines). Please do not apply if you fall into the concession category above. This will be a work/exchange position and applicants must be willing to help promote/set-up/clean-up.

Both Concession and Bursary spaces are equal to fully paid spaces and will receive the full workshop, materials and lunch. The point of these spaces is to encourage diversity and inclusion while maintaining the economic feasibility of workshops.

See you soon!

In Bliss…

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