I found Paula’s facilitation incredibly skilled, Gentle yet so professional, intuit I felt incredibly at ease and safe with Paula – she is very intentional in her approach from start to finish, yet she very gently opens space for each step to naturally develop in the process, all the while holding the group throughout. What impressed me further was her instinctual knack at knowing exactly where, when and how to pause, long enough to do the work, and then allowing for flow once more.


Not a day has passed since that something deeper or or more profound hasn’t arisen from our session and the learnings be they big or small, are just becoming more and more expansive.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…I came is very fearful with a sense of not belonging and very soon felt joyful and that I belonged.

The whole journey started once the commitment to come was made. The travel time part of that commitment to self, and then the exhale upon arriving in such a beautiful place. The warmth, the care, the love for all that is happening at The Rest. I would do it again in a heartbeat

The journey itself formed an important part of the work.. the challenges to get there and then being so isolated and cut off. Felt good. Not sure I could have achieved so much any closer to home.
The road trip turned out to be a great start and end to the weekend. I loved the scenery.

Getting to The Rest
We are half way between Cape Town and Johannesberg (about 8 hours in either direction) half an hour off the N9 highway. We are an hour from Graaff-Reinet and 25 minutes from Nieu Bethesda.

To Drive: Email us for directions and check on the current state of the road and how your car will fare on the dirt roads.

Carpool to workshops: Join the event on the Facebook page and see who is keen to carpool. Email us to put you in touch with other drivers coming from your area.

Bus: Both Intercape and Translux stop in Graaff-Reinet. We will arrange to pick you up from the bus station and bring you to the farm directly or via a guest house (buses usually arrive at awkward times in the late or early hours.)
Email us to arrange this.

Fly: Catch a flight to Port Elizabeth and hire car to drive to the farm (this is a four hour drive).
Co-ordinate with other workshop participants who want to do the same. Email us for directions.

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