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Ekam Wellness
June 2024 Retreat - South Africa 

This retreat encompasses all aspects of One Health - human, animal, and environment - and incorporates them into a week-long, quintessentially unforgettable experience. It’s designed to provide wellness tools to boost your overall well-being physically, mentally, and spiritually not only during the retreat but lasting long after you return home.


You will learn exercises to balance the nervous system while safely exploring the capabilities of your body. Prepare to see an exotic part of the world with like-minded people in the luxury of Honeyguide Ranger Camp.

Please forward your flight information to as soon as possible

Retreat Itinerary
The itinerary for the 7 day, 7 night retreats are as follows: Retreat Dates: June 2nd - June 10th, 2024

  • Day 1 (pending flight information)
    Arrival at Johannesburg Int'l Airport and transfer to Honeyguide Ranger Camp First game drive (safari) with introductions Warm-up yoga, wellness gift package distribution, introduction to breath-work and meditation
  • Day 2
    Game drive (safari) just after sunrise Hatha yoga Free time/Optional backbend workshop Free time/Lunch Game drive (safari) during sunset **NEW MOON** Cacao ceremony, stargazing
  • Day 3
    Game drive just after sunrise. Hatha yoga followed by free time/optional hip-opening workshop, and lunch. Game drive during sunset. Movie night - conservation-themed
  • Day 4
    Game drive just after sunrise. Hatha-Vinyasa yoga followed by free time, and lunch. Hike to upper escarpment for sunset. Comedy show with Brian O’Neill
  • Day 5
    Game drive just after sunrise. Hatha yoga followed by free time/optional arm balance workshop, and lunch. Game drive during sunset. Individual tarot consultation with Coach Kay
  • Day 6
    Game Walk for sunrise yoga. Free time/optional Ashtanga-vinyasa class and lunch. Visit to The Rhino Orphanage** Game drive during sunset and bush dinner
  • Day 7
    Game drive just after sunrise. Hatha yoga followed by free time/optional inversion and peak pose workshop, and lunch. Designated time for packing
  • Day 8
    Breakfast and lunch provided Final game drive(s)

the people

These are your points of contact for guidance before and during the retreat. 


Nicole Taurisano

DVM, RYT 200 

Ekam Wellness Founder 


Solomon "Solly"

South African Game Ranger


Kay Sawyer

aka Coach Kay

Communication Specialist 

& Professional Dog Trainer

Retreat package info

EARLY BIRD Special through
November 1st, 2023 -
$1899 per person

Retreat Cost after November 1st, 2023 - $2099 per person

Payment of $2099 is due by March 31st - payment plans available

  • Option #1: Reserve your spot (email Coach Kay) and then pay in full or Venmo 914-893-8703, and send your flight information to Coach Kay as soon as you book it. 

  • Option #2: Request an invoice (email Coach Kay) without flight (opportunity for payment plan)

  • Option #3: Request an invoice with flight - This will require a phone conversation between you & Coach Kay (email her to schedule a call) to arrange the flight details and finalize the price with the chosen flight. 

 What's included in the price

  • Airport/camp transfer

  • 8 days, 9 nights Meals and Lodging

  • Guided safaris

  • Wellness gift package

  • Daily yoga classes with breathwork, yoga nidra, and chakra meditation

  • Daily "peak pose" workshops

  • Professional photoshoot (optional)

Check out Honey Guide Camp website!

Honeyguide Ranger Camp 

Camp Accommodations

Honeyguide Ranger Camp, owned by Albatros Travel, stays close to nature and consists of 15 newly-renovated luxury rooms built in canvas on wooden decks. The tents are elevated above the ground and have private bathrooms and showers in the open air. The furnishing is quite classic and consists of a double bed or two single beds (two of the tents are suites / family rooms), chair, desk and closet.

The intimate camp accommodates 30 guests in 15 large tents constructed in canvas on a wooden deck with an en-suite bathroom (toilet and shower). Each tent has a thatched roof and its own private terrace with safari chairs, offering an intimate lounge / dining experience in your tent.

Features include: Fan, Mosquito net, Terrace/balcony (private), reading material, bottled water and homely comforts.

Camp Activities

Ranger Camp offers guests’ game drives in new open game viewing vehicles in the early morning and late afternoon/evening Late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks, with views of the breath-taking Yellowwood Gorge where the road twists down the escarpment between cliffs, waterfalls and forests. Larger game frequently sighted in the reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion and hippo.In between meals and drives, use your photography skills to watch and capture through your lens the game and birdlife while relaxing by the pool or during a guided walking safari through the deep bush, accompanied by an experienced, armed ranger; it can be hot work, but it’s very exciting – seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesn’t seem to compare. 

Activities on site or nearby include:
●Bird watching from a newly built hide opposite a watering hole  ●Hiking and walking safaris  ●Plant life/flora and footprint tracking ●Private guided tours  ●Safaris in a private conservancy  ●Wildlife photography  ●Stargazing  ●Moonlit authentic boma dinners ●Picnic lunches  ●Bush Sundowners  ●Golf  ●Helicopter Rides

Camp Meals

The food is a highlight and it’s a communal affair, usually served outdoors at a long table, with log fires and torches to create a really authentic bush feel. Simple homemade dishes, using predominantly local produce, are plentiful and exquisitely presented. N.B. Special arrangements can be made for in-room dining or a private bush dinner. The day starts with tea or coffee and rusks served in bed – and heralded by Honeyguide’s famous dawn drumbeat – before the early morning safari drive. On your return a scrumptious breakfast follows with a choice of cereals, fruit and a traditional cooked breakfast. Lunch is a light 3-course meal, served around 2pm.

Dinner comes quite late – after a sunset game drive.. It’s another magnificent 3-course affair served either in the boma (fenced-in campfire) accompanied by the fascinating and seductive sounds of the African night or a buffet? in the main dining area on certain nights. Our chefs are well trained and able to cater for meal preferences. There is a well-stocked bar with an excellent wine selection, stored in a temperature-controlled cellar.

Features include: All meals included, selected drinks and game drive snacks.

Pre-Retreat / Post-Retreat Travel Ideas

Booking a flight to Africa is an investment in itself. I strongly recommend taking advantage of being on this incredible continent by pursuing another adventure before or after - as long as you are in Johannesburg for our departing and return transport to the reserve!

Here are some recommendations I have for activities outside of the retreat, before or after.
● Explore Cape Town (a flight south from the retreat)
● Visit Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
● Relax on a beach in Mozambique or Zanzibar
● Stay at Giraffe Manor in Kenya
● Climb (or partially climb!) Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
● Visit the great pyramids in Egypt
● Volunteer at any of a considerably large number of wildlife rehabilitation centers (eg, Care for Wild)

Retreat Registration & Payment
Registrations for both retreats close May 30th, 2022

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