Woodlands Retreat Clarens, Free State, South Africa
Is nestled in a lush garden, amongst woodland trees, surrounded by an inspiring sandstone mountain landscape, for which Clarens is renowned. This secluded peaceful venue is ideal for rest and relaxation and, is an easy 3 minute gentle drive (+-13 minute walk) to Central Clarens. Breathe deeply and feel free!!! We are a short hop for a weekend getaway (+- midway between Johannesburg & Durban).
Both Sherrene and Roy love interacting with their guests but are also aware of their own and the guests desire for private space and quiet time.
In 2014 Sherrene and her partner Roy decided they wanted to get off the hamster wheel and set themselves free. So they rented out their houses and travelled to the USA, Mexico and Zimbabwe for a year.
In the USA Sherrene and Roy attended workshops with Neuroscientists in an effort to understand, not only how the brain works but, to have a greater understanding of the ‘ab-normal’, super-natural capacities of the brain. They brought this information back to South Africa to share with those who wish to change their lives but need to understand the logic behind why they are stuck in the same old repetitive drama, no matter how much they try and use positive thoughts and affirmations.
What Sherrene and Roy found out, to their amazement, is that cutting edge Neuro-scientists are now using Brain Mapping, EEG’s, Live Blood Analysis and GDV (gas discharge visualisation) a more advanced type of Kirlian photography to prove that what historically, and still currently, has been considered as ‘WHOO WHOO energy stuff’ is in fact quantifiable, repeatable, and has no limit……except for the equipment’s capacity to record the results.
Once we understand how our brains, our heart and our bodies interact, we can change our lives any which way we so desire.
By understanding the foundation of this new Neuroscience and practising the techniques, both Sherrene and Roy have turned their lives around. They both have had a long standing wish / intention to conduct workshops and retreats to help uplift humanity but never knew how this dream would manifest.
Now having purchased this lovely woodland property in Clarens (beyond their wildest dreams), they have converted the house into luxury self-contained suites, for guests to retreat from their normal lives into peace and tranquillity. Sherrene and Roy will be conducting workshops from here and offering accommodation to those that attend.
Look forward to hearing from you!
Hi Again!!! Seems like I can’t give up trying. As I write “Todays #1 Uplifting Tip”, this video is being uploaded to YouTube!! Keeping fingers crossed that I will succeed. I have done a short clip and had to jippo the system to get the video from my phone, to my PC, to be able
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COVID-19 day 4 Lock-Down with Sherrene Roselea and why there will be no day 5!!! You may have read my previous blog regarding COVID-19 day 4 Lock-Down with Sherrene Roselea (actually it was day 2), where I explained I was having technical challenges uploading my Vlog etc etc. Well I decided to do a short
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COVID-19 Day 2 Lock-down has arrived along with day 2 of my 21 day lock-down self challenge!! We are alive and well at Woodlands Retreat! The world as I know it is peaceful and calm. Even though the COVID-19-day-2-lock-down has us ‘trapped”. The birds are still tweeting, bees buzzing and the glorious sun shining!!! So
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My Challenge during the 21 day Lockdown for COVID-19 I awoke at Woodlands Retreat, Clarens, this morning with the urge to do something, to assist others to find a smile in their day during this trying time! So I decided to do a short YouTube video…… my first EVER, hope you can smile!!! Cick here
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“Lady Godiva” wakes up Clarens, just before the annual Craft Beer Festival!! Vanessa Faarking Jenkins, acknowledged life and her fight for health in the most unusual way. Vanessa’s body once ravaged by skin cancer and various surgeries is now recovering! So she decided to parade her joie de vivre , by riding a white horse around Clarens
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A lovely day was had by all at our Spring Vintage Tea hosted by Woodlands Retreat on 28 September 2019. The weather was perfect, the guests delightful, and prizes very much appreciated. Delicious food was creatively presented and in abundance. So much fun was had by all that we can’t wait for next year when
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Our first marriage proposal at Woodlands Retreat!! Our guest Marius surprised his lovely lady Drien, when he decided that he would make his marriage proposal in our Caribbean Blue Suite at Woodlands Retreat, this past weekend. He laid out all the beautiful decorations on the bed himself, prepared and lit all the candles, made sure
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Hey its starting to snow at Woodlands Retreat as I type this. Yay I can’t wait to see everything looking like a fairy land!!!
Here come the Ashburton MTB Race Leaders!! The Ashburton MTB, Clarens race just started, the leaders have whizzed past Woodlands Retreat, Soooo Exciting!!! Roy and I (Sherrene) can’t believe a year has passed already! Last year our accommodation consisted of one suite available for visitors to Clarens. Since then we have added another two suites and a
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After a great, peaceful, restorative, night’s sleep at Woodlands Retreat, Michelle and Steven, head off for the 7.30am start of the Clarens Ashburton MTB 2017 race!!!! Good luck guys and thanks for choosing our accommodation as your preparation and recovery haven!!! From Woodlands Retreat!!!
Woodlands Retreat, Clarens, has recently celebrated its first anniversary and The 2017 Maluti Double 90 cycle race reminds us of this time last year when we were just settling in and were so chuffed to host participants for this event. This year yet again participants have selected our peaceful comfortable accommodations to relax and recover!! The
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It’s that time of year again ….. Clarens Craft Beer Festival….. which has been fully booked for nearly a year in advance, including our accommodation at Woodlands Retreat. However with all the heavy rains in Gauteng one guest cancelled because they were coming on bikes, but with a little Tweet and a Face Book post
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We have just spent a delightful half hour reading the reviews written in our guest books regarding our visitors stay with us at Woodlands Retreat, Clarens. What pleases us most is the number of guests who find peace and tranquillity during their stay at our happy haven here in Clarens……. People have been able to
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Varoom its time again February 10-12 2017, the HOGS are heading our way. Woodlands Retreat is really chuffed to have guests with their magnificent HOGS arriving on Friday. After the recent heavy rains the road to Woodlands Retreat is great compared to many others in Clarens. As you come up Villiers St we are on
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Hey we just had an impromptu meeting with Chris @HighlandCoffeeRoastery over a wonderful hot cuppa of his great brew and a crispy croissant!! Yay so great to connect, he shared a wealth of information with us regarding @ClarensTourism, #MyTimeInClarens , promoting Woodlands Retreat Accommodation via Face Book and Twitter. We really appreciate his open encouraging
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The NATIONAL MTB SERIES CYCLE RACE (ASHBURTON INVESTMENTS) is being held in CLARENS 8-9 April 2017 We at Woodlands Retreat Clarens, wish all riders and their families a fabulous weekend. Last year the bikers came whizzing right past Woodlands Retreat’s front entrance making it was a memorable moment for us. The following information comes with courtesy of
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Yay after a wild time leading up to Christmas, trying to get all new semi-circular patios built and finish our new 5 sleeper Cherry Cottage we can almost breathe freely again. Our Cherry Cottage went live last week at about 11am one morning and by 3pm in the afternoon we received our first instant
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Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Roy I had a wonderful Christmas Lunch at The Millery Clarens, Coffee-Cafe & Bar. Originally our hearts sank when we could not find a venue that was either open or serving a close to traditional Christmas Lunch in Clarens. Then we connected with a message on Face Book which saved our day.
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We have had a last minute cancellation for the nights of 23rd and 24th December 2016. If you are interested we have our lovely Caribbean Blue Suite, at Woodlands Retreat, Clarens, available for 2 people,please contact Sherrene 082 367 3667