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The Art of Mindfulness

29 November to 03 December 2024

Discover a sense of ease in the African Bush

Hella - The Art of Mindfulness

Join Hella in this four day retreat of mind- and body awareness to reconnect with yourself. Mindfulness is not about getting anywhere else but to practice moment to moment non-judgemental awareness and to learn the beauty of staying in the present moment. We will cultivate these skills during group sessions, gentle yoga movements and various meditation practices, some of them in midst the nature around Nambwa. All awareness sessions will be woven carefully into your days in the bush to allow for sufficient time for yourselves to rejuvenate, reflect and simply enjoy the bush during long siestas.

Any of these practices of compassionate self-awareness and loving kindness towards yourselves can easily be integrated into your daily lives and will continue to provide you with a sense of ease at any given moment.

Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.

Healing Meals

Our expert culinary team will support your energetic and physical release by providing balanced meals that are full of both micro and macro nutrients.

All of our fresh produce is locally sourced from The Sijwa Project —our sustainable, community empowerment initiative, which is located along the banks of the Kwando river.

We pride ourselves in the adherence to strict conservation and permaculture principles throughout the plant-to-harvest process and would be happy to cater to your specific dietary needs.

Our retreat meal plans could be based on either of the below:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pegan
  • Fasting
  • Keto

Meet your Facilitator

Hella - The Art of Mindfulness

Hella Göbel

Hella; Namibian born and MBSR* trained in Germany, started her own “coming-to-life” journey at Nambwa Tented Lodge during a Healing Retreat in October 2021, after her repeated cancer diagnosis. Understanding a personal crisis as an opportunity, Hella turned her life around with great courage and started her exploration into the depths of mindfulness and stress reduction. She is passionate about the interconnectedness between body mind and soul. Hella´s close connection to nature in combination with her enthusiasm for the art of mindfulness will inspire those that want to bring some ease into their hectic daily lives, that want to reconnect, find clarity and inner peace. She is an inspiration to those that have lost faith and confidence into their own lives for a moment or that simply want to learn easy-to- integrate techniques of coping with the stressors of our modern society. Her methods are based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and include meditation, easy Yoga movements, mindful walks, and methods to re connect with your own body.

*(Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn)


All Yoga exercises will be very simple and easy and rather support the art of mindfulness then the sportive aspect.

The retreat will be offered in German language.

Any walks are easy and no particular level of fitness is required.

There is no need to bring a yoga mat or yoga cushions. These will be provided to you by the lodge. Please bring comfortable and light clothes in which you can sit in a meditation for up to 45 minutes and can do easy body movements.

No not at all. While MBSR has its roots in Buddhist teachings, the program itself is secular.

You will be able to intensify your holiday experience with an all embracing non judemental self compassion.

Becoming mindful might just start to change your perspective on your life.

The exercises and impulses shown can be transferred quite directly into your everyday life. All you need to do, is to apply them.

In the stillness and quiet of the day, you recharge your batteries and return to your everyday life with greater clarity.

The Art of Mindfulness

29 November to 03 December 2024

Benefits of this Retreat:

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