About Little Samadhi Karoo Retreat
Little Samadhi is a unique, beautifully situated small retreat and B&B located on a hilltop overlooking the village of Barrydale in an area known as the Little Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa. The Sanskrit word Samadhi means bliss or enlightenment - and you can find it in the Little Karoo!
Little Samadhi is a smoke-free zone and we do not serve alcohol. We do not have television or DStv, although Wi-Fi is available and mobile phone reception is good.
Little Samadhi offers comfortable accommodation in understated elegance, Karoo style! We have two luxury en-suite bedrooms, a comfortable living and dining area, and ample indoor and outdoor space for you to relax and feel at home in.
Little Samadhi is situated in the Little Karoo village of Barrydale, approximately 250km from Cape Town. The scenically beautiful area lies on the popular Route 62 and can be reached either by the N1 (through Worcester, Roberton and Montagu) or the N2 via Swellendam and the majestic Tradouw Pass. Midway between Cape Town and George, the drive takes approximately 3 hours. Quaint Barrydale is an ideal stopover on the way to The Garden Route, or a comfortable enough distance from Cape Town for a weekend getaway.
What makes a stay at Little Samadhi unique is the experience of being completely nurtured in a way that your individual needs are taken care of. Atma’s intuitive understanding of these needs is deeply honored. Whether you come for an energetic Yoga intensive, a ‘detox’, “time out” to process a major life change, or simply to deeply rest, every effort is made to ensure that you leave with a greater sense of rejuvenation, reconciliation and recuperation.
Little Samadhi offers
• Regular yoga classes
• Weekend retreats
• Individual retreats of between five to ten days
• Detoxifying programmes of between five to ten days
• Massage (Kahuna aka Lomi-Lomi) – a deeply blissful, nurturing and healing experience
• A range of beauty treatments including manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing
(performed by an internationally qualified beauty therapist)
The surrounding area offers
• Half or full-day hikes of unsurpassed beauty within close proximity (guided if required)
• The hot springs of Warmwaterberg are a mere 20 minutes drive away
• A visit to the Labyrinth and Peace Pagoda at The Manger is very worthwhile (by appointment only)
Atma’s personal practice of yoga spans over 30 years, during which time she has worked as a yoga teacher, dancer, group facilitator and counselor. From 1999, she established Kundalini Yoga in Cape Town. Her teaching style has a broad base of experience and comes with a good helping of warmth, wisdom and maturity. She is committed to a spiritual path of loving compassion and service. Atma is a Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer.
The Yoga Studio
We offer a wide variety of yogic styles based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar, Sivananda and Kundalini Yoga. Even if you have never done yoga before, or have a mental or health issue, the yoga you will experience at “Little Samadhi” will be appropriate to your needs.