Body Choir



25th – 28th JULY

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 aspects of this ancient Shamanic wisdom to help create a shift from automated living to thriving.

Hosted in the spectacular private natural surroundings of Pumula Retreat Centre on the KZN Coast of South Africa and nourished by lovingly produced vegetarian foods and surrounded by like minded people you will be able to find a new perspective and inspiration.

Leave lighter, brighter, happier and empowered with useful tools to revitalise and remain inspired on and off the mat and back home.

Non-Yogi partners or friends are welcome. There is plenty to do during Yoga and retreat activities.
Non-Residential rate is also available if you prefer to stay off-site. Please note this rate includes lunch and two Yoga sessions a day.

Book before 31 May and receive a 10% Discount (Yogi’s only)
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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.


  • 2 or 3 nights shared accommodation
  • All meals (please note all meals are vegetarian)
  • Yoga Classes, Meditations, Talk, Conscious Beach Hike (Yogi’s only) (Total of 16hrs which can be added as Continuous Education Trainings for qualified Yoga Teachers)
  • A retreat specific gift pack (Yogi’s only)
  • A good dose of happiness & soul revival!


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 and a bolster 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


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.



1. 50% Deposit upon booking to secure your place
2. Balance of payment is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat ( 15th May 2019)
3. In the unlikely event that the retreat is cancelled you will be refunded in full or provided with an alternative retreat to attend.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Cancellations are sometimes unavoidable. Should you need to cancel then the following percentage fee on the full retreat cost will apply:
a. From date of booking – 20%
b. 30 – 50 days – 50%
c. 30 – 0 days – 100%

Additional information

About the Venue

Pumula Retreat boasts plenty of living space which all benefit from lots of sunlight thanks to the large windows. All bedrooms are spacious with ample cupboard space and have magnificent valley and sea views. The large and luminous lounge offers space for one to relax, unwind, read books or play one of the instruments. You are sure to love the classic, and sometimes retro, decor of our sturdy house. The upstairs area has a covered balcony overlooking the valley, sea views and a large back terrace to enjoy the afternoon sun.

The Guest House is able to welcome up to 14 guests, (8 guests in the main house and 6 guests in the cottage). All the single beds have the option to be converted into king size beds. Larger groups can be accommodated at the joining property Sun Valley. A few forest walks are available from Pumula Retreat which will allow you to spot and learn about numerous birds and other wildlife. The nearby Umzumbe and Pumula beaches are beautiful and untouched and the Umzumbe beach is a blue flag beach. Near Umzumbe beach, Stiebel Rocks beach provides a sheltered corner allowing for easy swimming. We hope you will love Pumula as much as we do. Come visit our slice of paradise and take a break from your busy lives. The only sounds you will hear, will be the sounds of nature.


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