what to expect
benefits of exercise
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins in your brain that make you feel happy. Not only is your brain dumping out feel-good chemicals, but exercise also helps your brain get rid of chemicals that make you feel stressed and anxious. The retreat will be focused primarily on hiking and biking activities when not in camp. Both of these forms of exercise will improve circulation, endurance and stamina whilst helping to destress. The retreat is also designed to push the body in physically demanding spaces. We believe that in these slightly difficult spaces there is great learning and growth to be had, especially when supported by a team or crew sharing that experience. Deep bonds and long lasting friendships are forged when sharing these experiences. Expect challenging curated outdoor activities, designed to unlock this magic with the golden key that can only be accessed when digging deep. Retreat participants should be fit enough to cycle 60 km on undulating gravel roads and be comfortable hiking 15km with a pack.
Daily intention setting is a powerful way to clarify who you want to be (what you want to learn/experience), how you want to spend your time, and what you want to offer to the world. When we craft intentions, it helps us zero in on what we want more of in our life. Moreover, positive intentions can help us take action with self-compassion rather than the sense of pressure that goals create.
Being immersed in nature reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant positive feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
Circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep–wake cycle and repeats on each rotation of the Earth roughly every 24 hours. We aim to reset our internal circadian clocks as we rise with the sun, and get good restorative sleep shortly after meal time and sundown. This is an opportunity to rid yourself from polluting factors of the modern lifestyle and allow your body to fall back into its natural cycle as it begins to reset. Enjoy long, deep sleep cycles brought on by physically demanding, highly oxygenated, adventure filled days in the mountains.
Taking a break from the screen will help you to bring balance to your digital and real-world lives. Soaking up real-time instead of screen time will ease anxiety, increase happiness, reduce multitasking, reduce those technology cravings, and allow you to connect more with the people in your life.
We are as much what we eat as we are what we think. Feeding our minds and bodies with nutritional fuel is imperative when creating a balanced, harmonious system. Our meal plan has been specifically curated and designed to add the energy required to undertake the adventure elements of the retreat whilst being light on the system and our planet. Our Chef sources quality local ingredients with a strong emphasis on a plant based diet. However there will be organic, hormone free venison options for the body types that rely a little heavier on their protein. Expect a healthy, hearty, veggie driven experience sourced from locations close to home as we emphasise a low carbon footprint on the retreat.
Lifelong friendships and bonds are forged in this space. It’s through sharing these transformative experiences with like-minded people that we cultivate a sense of belonging and feel connected to a common cause. We strive together towards undertaking the challenging physical elements of the retreat, supporting each other through these trying spaces and by feeling held and guided through these experiences we find immense growth and compassion. Expect to grow your community and friendship circle through this unique and transformational time in the wilderness.
Multiple studies have shown that yoga decreases the secretion of cortisol, the primary stress hormone in the body. Enjoy a daily sunrise yoga session focused around a more traditional, gentle style of Hatha yoga. The daily yoga class caters to all levels and can be joined by novices and experienced practitioners alike. A huge benefit of yoga is the lengthening of muscles and increasing flexibility and mobility in our joints. Something we can all benefit from as we get older.
Meditation is a powerful tool in ones pursuit of calm and serenity. Helping to rid the mind and body of unwanted tension and stress, our daily meditation session will take place after sunrise yoga. This gentle guided session is for all levels and will benefit first timers just as much as frequent practitioners.
cold water therapy
Cold water therapy (Wim Hoff method) helps to stimulate the body’s immune system. At a time when having a robust immunity is potentially more important than it has ever been, our daily deep breathing techniques will help to oxygenate the system and prepare us for our cold water immersion sessions in beautiful natural swimming holes in the mountains.
the nomadic approach
The retreat has been designed in such a way that we move through the landscape on human energy and spend our nights at various locations in the region. This nomadic approach gives us a sense of accomplishment as we set camp at different sites, as well as a sense of detachment from a fixed location, something we are overly accustomed to in our daily lives and one that that leads to blockages. The nomadic approach helps to foster a sense of shedding skin and leaving behind layers of baggage we subconsciously drag/carry through life. Enjoy the glamping experience at various beautiful locations during the retreat as we move through the landscape.
Long hard days in the saddle and on the trail push the limits of what the body can do. The only additional extra available at Reboot is an offering of massage. These time slots are limited as our days are jammed full of adventure and immersive healing. Bookings for our travelling massage therapist can be made directly with him/her on the retreat and paid for in cash. Outside of this offering the retreat is all inclusive.
A lighthearted morning ritual that combines tapping, jumping and shaking techniques to get all the nerves and neurons firing in our body and ready for the days adventure. No previous experience required.
Sound baths initiate a shift of your brainwave state and balance the hemispheres of the brain. Through frequency and immersion with sound it's possible, and very easy, to down-shift from our normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness). Most people are able to reach theta (meditative state) and also delta (where internal healing can occur).The retreat will be opened and closed with a journey through sound.
detachment / cashless space
Reboot’s all-inclusive model guarantees that you won’t have to put your hand in your pocket for the duration of the retreat. Experience a space free of monetary exchange and the energies that surround it. Enjoy a wilderness space where all your needs are already catered for.
workshops / talks
Each day will be blessed with great food, beautiful nature and wisdom. Wisdom shared by various guest speakers and healers touching on a handful of fascinating topics and subjects pertaining to the region and the retreat. Expect behind the scenes stories about ancient Khoisan rock paintings from local indigenous elders to stargazing nights under the Wolfberg Arch with an astronomer. The retreat aims to bring in fascinating humans to stimulate the mind as well as the body.