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Greyton Trail, Yoga & Wellness Weekend

29 March 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 31 March 2019 @ 3:00 pm


Do you enjoy getting into the mountains and hitting the trails? Or some outdoor yoga? Or do you just want to escape from the city and reconnect with nature? If so, we’ve got something special for you!

The Greyton Trail, Yoga & Wellness Weekend comprises 3 trail runs (short and long options for each), 3 yoga sessions by Zo Hoka Dashati from Yo Yoga, intro talks on running and nutrition, superfood cooking demos, and an opportunity to explore other activities in and around Greyton – all at a price that won’t break the bank.

In addition to the activities, participants will also receive a generous goodie bags, and stand a chance to win spot prizes worth thousands of rands!

The venue:
The Greyton EcoLodge (ecolodgegreyton.co.za) is a rustic getaway situated on the edge of a nature reserve in the foothills of the picturesque Riviersonderend Mountains. It provides basic accommodation in 6-bed dorm rooms, twin and double rooms, and offers camping. It’s the perfect place from which to explore the mountains and escape the rat race of the city.

The food:
It would hardly be a relaxing weekend if you had to worry about food! All meals and snacks are included. The menu, prepared by Chef Britney Varley and cookbook author Leozette Roode, will be full of healthy and nutritious, but decadent, options that will leave no-one feeling hungry! The focus will be on tasty, healthy, sustainable food options, and all food will be plant-based.

Important details:
Date: 29 – 31 March 2019
Venue: Greyton Eco Lodge, Park Street, Greyton, Western Cape (Google maps: https://tinyurl.com/yd5hoedb)
Tickets and price: From R1,350, including all meals, activities, epic goodie bag (worth over R250) & accommodation. Ticket sales and accommodation options here: http://qkt.io/GXrzDz

Program (subject to change):
16h00: Registration open + welcome snacks
17h00: Yoga by Zo from Yo Yoga
18h00: 5km Trail Run
19h30: Dinner
22h00: Lights out

6h30: Breakfast (until 10h30)
7h00: Long Trial Run +/- 12km
7h30: Short Trail Run +/- 6km
9h00: Yoga by Zo from Yo Yoga
10h00: Open time (eat, shower, relax)
11h15: Superfood Smoothie Demo by Leozette Roode
12h00: Talk: Yoga for runners by Zo from Yo Yoga
12h30: Talk: Training Program basics
13h00: Lunch
14h30: Open time (Greyton farm animal sanctuary, wine tasting, river swimming, exploring Greyton, etc.)
17h30: Talk: Optimal Nutrition for runners
18h30: Healthy Sauces Demo by Leozette Roode
19h00: Dinner
20h30: Talk: It’s Never too Late to get on the Podium by Nancy Will
21h30: Guided star gazing and hot chocolate by the fire
22h30: Lights out

6h30: Breakfast (until 10h30)
7h00: Long Trial Run +/- 12km
7h30: Short Trail Run +/- 6km
9h00: Yoga by Zo from Yo Yoga
10h00: Open time (eat, shower, relax)
11h15: Superfood Snacks Demo by Leozette Roode
12h00: Talk: Injury prevention
12h30: Lunch
13h00: Open time (Q&A, Greyton farm animal sanctuary, wine tasting, river swimming, exploring Greyton, etc.)
15h00: Event ends, last guests leave

Farmers Market (Saturday 10-12)
River swimming
Farm Animal Sanctuary Visit
Donkey Sanctuary Visit
Massage (pay separately)
Additional Yoga
Wine Tasting (pay separately)
Mountain Biking (own bikes, or rent)

– Friday: Dinner
– Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
– Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

Plus epic Goodie Bags!

Your hosts:
We are Leo and Don; we’ve both been on different journeys that have lead us to love exercise, healthy food and connecting with nature. We’ve created this weekend to include the things we love and we want to see more of, but also to share some of the things we’ve learnt on our journey.
Leo has published a cookbook full of amazing plant-based dishes that show how tasty eating healthily can be! She has hosted cooking demos on shows like Afternoon Express and Pasella. Three years ago she would battle to run 3km, and exercise was there entirely to ‘keep in shape’; now she loves running, with numerous half marathons (in great times) behind her name.
Don grew up in a family of runners, but as an adult, he let the ‘rat race’ get the better of him, and at 30 he weighed 105kg and appeared to be glued to the couch. After a few lifestyle changes he got off the couch, and two years later he had lost 25kg and completed the Ironman Triathlon and The Comrades Marathon within two months of each other!
Neither of us are elite-level runners, or nutritionists, but we both understand the challenges faced by trying to stay healthy and active in the modern world. We’d love to hit the trails with you, get in some yoga, and create a space to share some of the things that have helped us on our journey.

Other important info:
– We will create a ride-sharing platform for those who might need transport to Greyton, but advise you bring your own car if you want to explore Greyton in depth.
– The accommodation at the lodge is quite basic – this is not a 5-star luxury retreat 😉
– Bedding in private rooms and dorm rooms is provided. The camping options require you to provide your own tent, mattress and bedding.
– There are no en-suite bathrooms (men and women do have separate facilities).
– The EcoLodge focuses on sustainability so we encourage consciousness regarding recycling, water conservation, no littering during runs, etc.
– In order to ensure the weekend is as relaxing as possible for everyone, we are limiting it to over 16s only. Under 18’s allowed only with parent or legal guardian.
– A variety of non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, but as this is a wellness weekend, please limit this to a couple of drinks per day at the most.


29 March 2019 @ 4:00 pm
31 March 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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Greyton Eco Lodge
36 Park Street, 7233 Greyton
Cape Town, Western Cape 7233 South Africa
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072 626 7052