Greyton Trail & Yoga Weekend 2020

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Fri Apr 17, 15:00 - Sun Apr 19, 14:00
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Greyton

About

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


In 2019, after looking for an all-inclusive trail or yoga weekend, and only finding ones that costs over R5,000 per person, we decided to host our own ones to help get everyday people 'off the couch' and back into nature! We are now proud to invite you to join us for the 4th Greyton Trail & Yoga Weekend! The weekend comprises 3 trail runs/hikes (Friday: 5km, Saturday: 5.5km or 14.5km, Sunday: 7.5km or 11.1km) and 4 yoga sessions by Arlene De Abreu from Unraveled Yoga, and a great line-up of other optional activities, including; talks on running and nutrition, superfood cooking demos, and an opportunity to explore other activities in and around Greyton including swimming in rock pools, wine tasting, star gazing, and a lot more! All at a price that won’t break the bank. All of this (way more than you'd get on any of those R5,000+ weekends), with prices starting at R1,400!


In additional to the activities, participants will also receive a generous goodie bag, and stand a chance to win great spot prizes!


The weekend caters for all levels of running and yoga - complete beginners will love it, and pro's will still feel challenged (there are additional run trail routes on top of the planned ones)! We also have accommodation options to suit everyone: rustic dorm and twin/double rooms at the Greyton EcoLodge, a "luxury" option at The Lady Grace, and camping options.


Important details:

Date: 17-19 April 2020

Venue: Registration will be at the DRC Hall, Corner Main and West Street, Greyton, 7233 (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bTEj2PQNZhiGMuYe7)

Tickets: Prices include all meals, planned activities, goodie bag & accommodation (Please note that space is limited, so book your spot asap to avoid missing out):


Ticket sales go online to the public on Monday 13 January.


EcoLodge;

Double/twin room: R2,295 per person (=R4,590 per room)

Camping: R1,850 per person (see note on camping options below)


Luxury Accommodation option (The Lady Grace): 

Double/twin room: R2,750 per person (=R5,500 per room)


Own Accommodation

This means you book and pay for your own accommodation in Greyton: R1,750 per person (includes everything except accommodation)

We have arranged camping at the Greyton Eco Camp at R50/night (R100 for the weekend), this is 3km (5 minute drive) from the main weekend venue. If you opt for this option you still need to book and pay for your own campsite for the weekend - the event organizers are not involved providing this accommodation option other than providing the discounted rate.


Please contact us for more info; [email protected].


R50 from each ticket will go to the Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary.


The venue:

The weekend takes place in the beautiful small town of Greyton. There are two accommodation options; the main accommodation at the Greyton EcoLodge, and luxury accommodation option at The Lady Grace. All meals will be served at the NGK Church Hall on Main Road (300 meters from both accommodation options).

The start and finish of the trail runs, and the yoga venue will be at the NGK Church Hall.


The Greyton EcoLodge

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 twin and double rooms, dorm rooms. Bathrooms are communal. It’s the perfect place from which to explore the mountains and escape the rat race of the city. Camping is available in the garden at the Eco Lodge, but please note that this isn't a formal camp site. If you would like to camp at an official campsite there is an 'own accommodation option', and we've arranged for discounted camping at the Greyton Eco Camp.


The Lady Grace: luxury accommodation option:

In the heart of Greyton, you'll find The Lady Grace. Tucked away in a peaceful little nook on Oak street. 

The Lady Grace offers a serene country setting where huge trees shade a gorgeous open courtyard filled with tables and chairs, benches and a good ol' fashioned porch swing.

Each room has its very own porch for late night cuddles and whispery chats. All rooms have their own bathrooms with shower and soft white towels. 


The Program (subject to change, all activities completely optional):

Friday 17th:

15h00 Registration opens

17h00 Yoga

18h00 5km twilight trail run (headlamps are compulsory)

19h15 Official welcome, dinner & Saturday race briefing

22h00 Lights out

Saturday 18th:

06h30 Breakfast (until 11h00)

07h00 Long Trial Run - 14km

07h05 Short Trail Run - 5km

09h15 Yoga

10h15 Open time

12h00 Workshop: Healthy food

13h00 Lunch

14h30 Open Time

16h00 Workshop: Training

16h30 Workshop: Yoga

18h00 Cook-a-long workshop

19h15 Dinner 

22h30 Lights out

Saturday 19th:

06h30 Breakfast (until 10h00)

07h00 Long Trial Run - 11.6km

07h05 Short Trail Run - 8km

09h15 Yoga

11h00 Brunch

13h00 Event ends (free time to explore Greyton)


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 cookbook author Leozette Roode and the team from the Peace of Food, 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.


Other Greyton attractions:

Farmers Market (Saturday 10-12)

River swimming

Farm Animal Sanctuary 

Donkey Sanctuary 

Hiking

Wine Tasting 

Beer Tasting

Mountain Biking (own bikes, or rent)


All Meals, including a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, included:

- Friday: Snacks, Dinner

- Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks

- Sunday: Light Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks


About Off The Couch Co.:

We think the world needs more adventures that everyday people can afford, so we decided to create our own. We're into getting outdoors, exploring, meeting new people, experimenting with good food, trail running, yoga, and so much more!


Other important info:.

- The accommodation at the lodge is quite basic - this is not a 5-star luxury retreat ;) If you want an en-suite bathroom, and fancy bedding, please ensure you book the luxury option.

- Bedding in private rooms and dorm rooms at the Eco Lodge is provided. It is basic bedding, and you are welcome to bring your own if you would prefer. The camping options requires you to provide your own tent, mattress and bedding.

- There are no en-suite bathrooms (men and women do have separate facilities).(except for luxury option)

- 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 the 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. 

-Tickets are transferable; please let us know if you are giving your ticket to someone else

-Cancellation policy:

Cancellation before midnight on 15 March: 75% refund

Cancellation after midnight on 15 March, before midnight on 7 April: 50%

Cancellation after midnight on 7 April: No refund

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