“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

south africa spiritual journey - Soul Quest for Women


- Eva-Maria Zurhorst was my inspiration for this journey to the soul. Together with her and ten other inspiring women,
I set off for South Africa in March 2019.  What I received in the wilderness of the Motherland was beyond my expectations,
changed my perspective on life and has since been transforming my inner and outer world at rapid speed. -


This Quest is your commitment
to a new world 

- to reconnect, and to give yourself to global economic, ecological and social change in your life, your communities and your families in a world that is out of balance and needs the engagement of every single human being on the planet!

 

  • It is right for you when you feel like experiencing a new story, meaningfulness, intimacy, a sense of being totally alive and at ease.
  • It is right for you when you run your own business or work in an employed leadership position, and you want to make a contribution towards greater economic and ecological balance worldwide.
  • It is right for you when you are a mother leading your household and family, and you want to support sustainable change in a world worthwhile living in for your children.
  • It is right for you when you know that the key to being human lies in our deep connection with nature. When what we call "resources", becomes "family", the answers to all questions will arise naturally.

"You did not come into this world. You came out of it,

like a wave in the ocean. You are not a stranger here."

- Alan Watts

 

It takes consciousness, honesty and courage. And we begin with women. For it is us who bring our children into life. Doing this, we naturally have the most powerful impact on future generations. And we are all moved by an instinctive desire to give them a place where they can live a healthy, peaceful and joyful life.

Ultimately, our world needs women filled with strength who embody their truth. Our children need women who show themselves as the person they truly are, straight from their heart. And men need women they can reach and who are open to be touched and moved – emotionally, spiritually and physically.

And you can only achieve to be all of the above, when you fully arrive within yourself and accept your purpose.

To do that, it only takes one thing. That you get started. And summon up up all your courage. Confront your self-criticism, your worries and doubts, your full diary, the lists, the obligations and the call for perfectionism. Follow your inner compass. And take the very first step.

 

 

We invite ten women to go on this journey with us from

8 to 17 November 2019.

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Read. Tune in. And then call me: +(49)-(0)170-774 30 64

 

“We are all here to contribute our gifts toward something greater than ourselves, and we'll never be content unless we are.”

Charles Eisenstein

 

 

“When you love something, you take care of it.”

Lolla Odendaal

 

"When you feel connected, loving becomes natural."

- Claudia Shkatov
 

An overview of your journey

  • Your journey starts with the moment you book it. With my support and the support of my two partners in South Africa, you use the time until your departure to prepare your body, your mind and your soul. You get in touch with the other women who will travel with you and get to know your own intention for this journey.
  • The days in Cape Town before your transition into the wilderness are an additional opportunity to prepare your inner world. As external influences, you will experience a multitude of changes in perspective to inspire and support your inner journey. This also includes meeting extraordinary South African women who have taken the courageous step to become self-employed with creative and meaningful innovative ideas and projects, or who live their dreams in some other form. These women will share their personal stories with us.
  • The drive from Cape Town into the wilderness takes around three hours and is a wonderful opportunity to soak up the wide open spaces and the diversity of this country. It also gives you enough time for a gentle inner transition from one place to another.
  • During the 4 days of your Soul Quest in the wilderness, you are accompanied while you recognize and transform yourself on different levels.
  • You work on your presence in the moment and a heightened level of care for and awareness of nature.
  • We’ll be in the wilderness every day, and on our walks, you will be guided through the different phases of your life – past, presence and future – with nature as your mirror.
  • You are supported in the process of clarifying and focusing your intention.
  • With your clear intention in mind, you spend a whole day in the wilderness, all by yourself and in a silent dialogue with nature and your heart (your solo day). You bring your questions with you. And you will receive answers.
  • During the following days, we provide the necessary space and support to integrate the insights of your journey at all levels and to prepare you for your return to your everyday life.
  • After this profound shared  experience, the connections with your travel companions, women from all over the world with very different life stories, have the potential to become a source of lifelong friendships and far-reaching mutual support.
  • The contacts you gain with the South African female entrepreneurs offer inspiration and impulses that potentially will lead to more understanding, communication and connection. And you will find opportunities how to make a personal contribution to a stable and sustainable economic basis in South Africa. It goes without saying that all this will expand the horizon of your own work and life.
  • The deeply experienced connection with nature will change your perception far beyond your personal issues and intentions. You will begin taking decisions from a new and clearer point of view.

 

Travel Diary

Day 1
A soft landing and a gentle arrival – Relax :-)

You arrive in Cape Town in the course of the morning with your individual flights. Our driver welcomes you at the airport and takes you to our hotel, together with other women arriving approximately at the same time as you. Claudia, Gail and Lesley are expecting you at the hotel. Now you have time to relax, eat, rest or enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool. We introduce you to the programme for the following days and invite you to a walk on the beach and a joint dinner. Naturally, we’ll give you enough space to ask your own questions, to explore your surroundings and to familiarize yourself with your new environment.

Day 2
Getting in touch with Africa – Discover yourself in what’s new and unfamiliar to you

We invite you to begin your day with a morning meditation. After an extensive breakfast, Claudia and Gail run the first seminar for all participants. After lunch, we start our tour around the Cape of Good Hope. This is an opportunity to take in Cape Town and South Africa with open eyes and to adopt new perspectives. In the afternoon, you will meet some extraordinary South African women who have taken the courageous step to become self-employed with creative and innovative ideas and projects. These women will share their stories with you. We conclude this second day with a delicious dinner that we eat relatively early in the evening, as we want to be well rested before we rise with the sun the following day.

Day 3
Departure into the wilderness – Embrace the challenge

After an early-morning breakfast, our two wilderness guides, Zuzanka and Lolla, will pick us up. We drive to our camp with a van and a jeep and get a fantastic first introduction to the amazing nature that awaits us at the camp, where Clare-Louise, our ‘love chef’, welcomes us with refreshments and a delicious light lunch. Afterwards, you’ll have time to unpack and make yourself at home in your tent, before Zuzanka & Lolla start with an introduction and invite us to their first workshop and a first walk into the wilderness. We end the day with a tasty dinner under the stars.

Day 4
Immersion in nature and in your intention – Let go & Find

After breakfast, our first morning seminar with meditation takes place with Zuzanka and Lolla. Here, you prepare yourself for the walk and the one-day workshop with the two trainers. The central topic of this day is your intention and your preparation to get in the mood for your solo day in the wilderness. After dinner, we spend time together at the campfire. Once again, everything will focus on your intention and your solo day.

Day 5
Your encounter with Mother Earth – Trust & Receive

Today, you will fast until the evening. Therefore, all you have for breakfast is herbal tea. This enables your body to be fully available energetically for your forthcoming internal experiences. Equipped with a lot of drinking water and sunscreen, you embark on the most important walk towards your solo experience. Zuzanka and Lolla accompany us on this path into the very depths of nature and will also guide us back to the camp together. At the end of this day, you’ll be greeted with a surprise and of course the exceptionally good dinner made by Clare.

Day 6
Your inner clarity and your commitment – Listen to your feelings & Realize

You begin the day with breakfast and the morning round, followed by a meditation at the waterfall. Now, it is all about committing yourself more profoundly to everything that you have found, experienced and received. Insights sink in. Maybe some decisions and plans are beginning to take shape. During the day, Clare serves you a lunch and an early dinner. We celebrate our farewell from the wilderness and after dinner, we’ll return to our villa by the sea in Cape Town, where we find the ideal space for the reverberations from our time in the wilderness. For those who might feel a bit peckish later, a light goodnight snack will be offered.

Day 7
Consciously shape the transition – Integrate & Connect

After breakfast, Claudia and Gail invite you to a meditation on the beach. This day is dedicated to integrating your experiences in body, mind and soul. We have prepared a short and exquisite coaching, exercise and reflection programme for you. Everything we offer during this transition phase is geared towards what you might need at any given moment. Clare accompanies us to Cape Town and will indulge us with her unique ‘love kitchen’ from the morning until the evening. Naturally, the sea, the waves and the penguins are also there to support you …..

Day 8
Find the beginning in the end – Let go & Arrive again

Allow breakfast and the view of the sea to wake you up slowly and gently. Now Claudia and Gail invite you to take part in a morning meditation. Again, this final day is about integrating your experiences – and about letting go. In the afternoon, Claudia and Gail hold the final seminar. And you end the day and your journey with a farewell dinner and a final sunset walk together on the beach.

Day 9
Farewell to Africa – Hugs & Kisses

Clare’s substantial breakfast is a great preparation for your flight back. It is time to say goodbye …. On this day, we offer you a group transfer to the airport.

 

 

The women by your side

"Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher" - Oprah Winfrey

 

 

Claudia Shkatov
Gail Corte
Lesley Palmer

 

During your entire journey, you’ll have three women by your side as strong, caring and attentive companions. They have all worked successfully with people – and with women in particular – for many years.

Claudia Shkatov, heartlistener/intuitive coach, author, and mother of 3 sons, guides you through the days before and after your wilderness experience and is part of the accompanying team in the wilderness.

Gail Corte, holistic counsellor, mother of 4 adult children and grandmother, is Claudia’s partner on site. She’s in charge of organizing all local matters and looks after our wellbeing.

Lesley Palmer is the “heart godmother” for this project, a drama and play therapist and mother of two small children. With her work, she supports integrating your experiences in body and mind during the days after your stay in the wilderness.

For all of us, this is a project very close to our heart :-).

 

Zuzanka Jansen van Rensburg and Lolla Odendaal are wilderness guides with their heart and soul. They share their deep love for our earth and its unconditional and nourishing healing powers with you. Both grew up on farms and feel completely safe and deeply trusting when connecting with and being in nature. For many years now, they have accompanied women and adolescents into the wild and powerful spaces of the Western Cape in South Africa. And it is an honour and a great pleasure for them to open up the extraordinarily beautiful South African landscapes for you and make them accessible as a mirror for your healing and transformation process. Zuzanka and Lolla invite you to return to your natural cycles and rhythms, your authentic forms of expression and your feminine essence via the cycles and the expressiveness of ‘Mother Nature’.

Learn more about these two great women and their work in the following introductory video:

 

 

A whole stream of events is triggered by the decision. For the person who has taken the decision, it evokes all kinds of possible events; encounters and material help that nobody would have ever dreamt could materialize in this way. Whatever you can do, or whatever you dream of – begin to do it now. Genius, power and magic can be found in brave acts.

- Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe

Pricing

Price for the seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, accommodation in the camp, organization, local logistics, and full board: EUR 3,900.00
Price for early birds with a confirmed booking by 14 August 2019: EUR 3,600.00

 

Not included in the price are:

  • All flights (domestic and international)
  • The costs for your accommodation in Cape Town – double room (shared by two) approx. EUR 700 for 5 nights

Booking advice & Registration

Please register your participation at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. If you have any questions about the journey before you make your booking, please do not hesitate to contact Claudia. Her telephone number is +49 170 7743064.

PLEASE NOTE:: A deposit of EUR 2,600.00 is immediately payable upon registration to secure your place for the seminar journey. The remaining amount will have to be transferred before 15 September 2019.

We book your accommodation in Cape Town. We’ll inform you about payment details for your accommodation after you’ll have booked your place in the seminar group.

 

 

 

A maximum number of 10 women can take part.

Secure your place now!

 

08. - 17. November 2019

 

 

Questions & Answers

Can I make phone calls in the camp or do I have Internet access?

There is no Internet access in the camp. Please inform your family before the beginning of the journey that you will not be contactable on your mobile phone between 11 and 14 November 2019. Before your departure into the wilderness, we’ll provide you with an emergency phone number for your family.

How about travel insurance and a travel health insurance?

We are not a tour operator. Therefore, we recommend that you take out a travel insurance and a travel health insurance. The entire journey takes place at your own risk, and we do not assume any liability for accidents or any other unforeseeable events.

Should I get any vaccinations before the journey?

Please get the necessary information at the Institute for Tropical Medicine in your respective country and decide yourself:  https://tropeninstitut.de/ihr-reiseziel/suedafrika (information in German only)

It is generally advisable to get the vaccinations commonly recommended for South Africa: Tetanus, polio, diphtheria and hepatitis A. Please also consult with your GP about recommended vaccinations for the Cape region.

 

What are the showers and the toilets like in the camp?

In our camp, we have very simple, yet very aesthetic and spotlessly clean sanitary facilities. You can even have an open-air shower and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding landscape if you like.

What are the temperatures like in South Africa, and what kind of clothes should I wear?

In the Cape region, the weather in early summer (the middle of November) can still change quite a bit, and it can be very windy at times. It is important to have adequate sun protection – sunscreen and a sun hat. During the day, it can be very hot. Mornings and evenings are significantly cooler. Please pack several layers that you can wear and take off as required. After registering, you’ll receive a detailed list what to pack.

What do I need to know about mosquitoes, poisonous insects and other animals?

Our camp is in a dry mountainous farmland region. There are not many mosquitoes in that area. If you are sensitive or have allergic reactions to mosquito bites, please make sure that you bring a good insect repellent for yourself. As a general rule, there are poisonous spiders, insects and snakes in Africa. Baboons live in the area surrounding our camp, but there are no dangerous wild animals.

What happens if I’m bitten by a snake or a scorpion?

We carry out immediate first-aid measures and you’ll be transported to the next hospital. Up to now, we have not experienced any snake or scorpion bites.

What happens in the case of a medical emergency?

There are modern hospitals in Cape Town and Stellenbosch with excellent medical and hygienic standards. By car, Stellenbosch is approximately two hours away from the camp. The camp itself is equipped with a first-aid kit and some basic medication.

Where is the accommodation in the camp and what is it like?

You’ll sleep comfortably in the camp – either alone or sharing with one other woman in a spacious tent, on a thick mattress and with a good pillow. We recommend that you bring your own sleeping bag.

 

THE SMALL PRINT – VERY IMPORTANT CONTRACTUAL DETAILS!

My partners and I share the passion to discover internal and external itineraries that can make us happy and where other people can safely follow us. With this seminar journey, we offer you such a tried and tested itinerary. It follows the vision of a world where human beings show their real truth and greatness. And we start with women!

However, we are not a travel agency. Therefore, what we offer are exclusively our coaching and presentation services in seminars, workshops and discussion rounds. Naturally, our entire team is truly committed to making your travel experience unique. You pay for your flights and your Cape Town accommodation in the hotel and the beach house yourself.

We recommend that you take out a private travel insurance and a travel health insurance, and we assume no liability for accidents, injuries or any other incidents.

You take part in this journey at your own risk!

 

General terms and conditions for the journey

(1) You can cancel your booking within 14 days of the registration without giving any reasons.

(2) If you cancel your booking up to 3 months before the start of the journey, a fee of 50% of the total amount due is payable.

(3) If you cancel your booking up to 2 months before the start of the journey, a fee of 80% of the total amount due is payable.

(4) If you cancel your booking at any later stage, we cannot refund any fees and the total amount due for the seminar journey is payable.

(5) Should you become unavailable to go on this journey at short notice, you can nominate another woman in your place.

We make payments in advance to secure local availability of accommodation and people.