December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

As if by magic, the silly season is upon us. Shops are busier, Christmas music can be heard everywhere you go (except at Woodlands Spa hee hee), and most of all people seem jollier than at any other time during the year.

I always love this time of year, everyone is in a good mood, we have many get togethers with our friends and family, the spa is running at capacity, and it’s like the Christmas cheer rubs off on every one, even those who don’t celebrate it.

We have had many enquiries for group discount rates, so our December promotion fits this season of spending time with loved ones perfectly.

I feel blessed to have had most profound November, I have re-energised myself for the madness of the month ahead.

After completing the Breathwork practitioner course in October, we spent a morning with David Whyte at the Johannesburg Country Club, to say it was profound would be an understatement!

Here is one of my favourite poems by the guru himself:


Above the mountains
the geese turn into
the light again

Painting their
black silhouettes
on an open sky.

Sometimes everything
has to be
inscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that

first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.

Sometimes with
the bones of the black
sticks left when the fire
has gone out

someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life.

You are not leaving.
Even as the light fades quickly now,
you are arriving.

I have been on a journey of self-discovery, and have realised that to be fully awake and present in your life, you need to be mindful, as you would if tending to a garden. There is constant inner work to be done; always pruning, composting and cutting back the old to make space for the new.

I hope you have a profound December, arriving at every moment being fully present, finding spaces where you connect deeply with yourself.

Much love, Tania

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