Pathways Country Yoga Retreat

Pathway’s Country Yoga Retreat is an escape from everything happening in the world to a tranquil space where one can simply just be in stillness.

Instructors 1

Jennifer Fitzsimmons

Jennifer has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 17 years. She has also trained teachers for the last 12 years. Her passion for yoga began when she healed herself and her life through the use of the scientific techniques. It is Jennifer's intention to share with people these life-changing techniques to transform their lives to that of their desire.

Ishta School of Yoga and Health (Yoga)

Reviews 16

Noleen Seymour-dowd

from Botswana, April 2018

"Retreat 7 days"

The surroundings are beautiful and natural

Cynthia Bevis

from South Africa, May 2017

"An enlightening experience"

Jennifer provided excellent teaching about connections of yoga and how it relates to an individual's inner being. Meditation sessions were very helpful and provided us a desire to continue yoga and meditation as a lifelong process. The location and surroundings were a perfect atmosphere for a retreat. We had 3 yoga/meditations per day plus a daily afternoon workshop on the more in-depth understanding of yoga and meditation. The classes consisted of a lot of breath work and meditation.

Jennifer provided information to take with us to read and study as we continue our practice.

The meals were very good, and was difficult to restrain from over eating. Jennifer will adjust any dietary restriction you may have.

Corinne Vuitel

from United States, May 2018

"Un lieu pour se ressourcer"

Un lieu magnifique perdu au milieu des champs de canne à sucre, idéal pour déconnecter. Jen et Lee nous accueillent comme des amis et on se sent à la maison. Jen prépare des plats délicieux et plein de saveurs.

Le rythme des sessions de yoga et méditation est ok, le cours théorique de Jen ainsi que ses expériences personnelles donnent un éclairage global sur la pratique du yoga.

Merci Jen, ton cours m'a permis de mettre ensemble ce que je connaissais en vrac du yoga.

Zeenat Khan

from United States, April 2018

"Magical Experience "

Jen... Words cannot describe her warmth and hospitality from the first point of contact. She instantly makes you feel at home. It was the start of an amazing journey for me with Jen leading the way. The accommodation was comfortable with breath taking views, beautiful sunrise from the deck and relaxing stroll with the dogs to watch sunset after your evening yoga session. Get back to a scrumptious dinner with Jen and Lee with great conversation. I can't wait to get back... Thank you Jen

Paulina Sabell

from Finland, March 2018

"The best thing you can ever do!"

Everything was just perfect during my stay with Jen and Lee at the yoga teacher’s training. Accommodation was luxurious,food amazingly good,surroundings so beautiful and peaceful, teaching top grade and the hosts could not have been more professional,kind and caring. You are pampered and you will change for the better. Do not hesitate to parttake in a course or a retreat - it’s the best thing you can do. I will miss it all, the walks with four lovely dogs, beautiful birds, yoga on the beach.. Thank you for an amazing experience,thanks also to the lovely housekeeping- Ntombikaya and Mso took super good care of everyone. Miss you!

Candace Greeff

from South Africa, February 2018

"Pathways to true transformation"

The sincerity and simplicity of a complete teaching of yoga with a focus on each student actually undergoing transformation within the space of the retreat. What Jen offers is the experience of the science not through asana, though this is more than adequately shared, but through the uncompromising addition of daily engagement with mantra, breath control, refined yoga nidra and gratitude as a way of life. Jen and her husband open their home to provide a very real and personal experience to each. I am deeply grateful for having trained with Pathways Academy of Life.

Marisca Fourie

from South Africa, May 2017

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What a truly wonderful experience, so relaxing!! Jen and Lee go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. We enjoyed every minute and learned so much. Thank you Jen, I can even begin to explain the difference in my mental and physical state. I will definitely be back, as I enjoyed the relaxing environment just so much.

I don't forget all the furry friends, they just love taking you for walks all around the farm.

Noelle Van Muiden

from South Africa, May 2017

"If You Are Reading This Then You Are Already Meant To Be There"

Jen is a great teacher. Lee, her husband is warm and engaging. The farm is beautiful and tranquil. The food is more than enough and delicious.

Virginia Pool

from DR Congo, May 2018

"Quiétude "

L’isolement et la tranquillité invite au repos et à la méditation. Le paysage est superbe. Bien plus qu’une simple retraite de yoga, Jen apporte sa touche personnelle et professionnelle, toujours attentionnée et au service de ses yogis. La retraite procure le bien-être espéré et fait prendre conscience de ce qu’est réellement le yoga.

Patricia Ruggieri

from Argentina, March 2018

"Excelente experiencia"

Entender q yoga es un viajeby no un destino, para lograr la unión de mente, cuerpo y espíritu

Vanessa Bühring

from Germany, February 2018

"Best decision ever! "

I had the most amazing time at Pathway Country Yoga Retreat, everything was better than I could ever expect it to be.

Jen is a wonderful teacher. Lee, her husband is warm and engaging. The 4 dogs are the best dogs ever! The farm is beautiful. The food is more than perfect and delicious. The energy in the house is peaceful and full of love! I found a second home away from home!

The Yoga Teaching Training Course was fantastic, I learned so much about yoga history, philosophy, meditation and how to become a yoga teacher and feel confident about it. Jens kind and loving words and her personal teaching style gave me the awareness to live a more fulfilled life! She changed my life completely!

Thank you Jen and Lee! I'm very grateful for my time with you! Namaste! And a lot of love!

Testimonials 5

Georgy Geldenhuys South Africa

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat

I attended Jen's Yoga Teachers Training Course. I arrived at the training not feeling great with all the stresses from home but after my first few days I started feeling an amazing sense of peace and joy. The course changed me completely and I left a new person with a new lease on life. Jen's teaching is compassionate yet all the work gets done thoroughly. The food and hospitality from Jen and Lee was like no other, warm and welcoming and nothing was too much to ask. I am eternally grateful for the amazing transformation and experience I went through by doing Yoga Teachers Training with Jen!

Dr Maxi Borchard

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat

I had a lovely stay at Jen's and her husband Lee's place. Lee picked me up from the airport and brought me back to the farm in the middle of the sugar cane. I had a spacious bedroom with a comfy bed and an own bathroom. The surrounding with the garden and the little lake is so peaceful. Their 4 dogs seem huge, but they are very well educated, they don't jump or frighten you, they only want to be hugged. Jen cooked every day for us and she decorates every plate with so much love as it is a little piece of art, and the food is amazing! We had lunch and dinner together and had the option to have a chat afterwards or have some time on our own. She wanted to make sure everybody gets a good education in the teachers training, that is why she prefers smaller groups. Jen is such a warm-hearted, honest and positive person, that want to make yoga accessable to as many people as possible all over the world. I highly appreciated the fact that she explained the secrets behind yoga not only in a spiritual way but also in a scientific based way (several studies have already been published all over the world). I felt like a part of the family when they organized a game drive and a visit to an awesome farmer's market (where you can shop and eat deliciously) for us. I can totally recommend enjoying yoga at her place, no matter how much experience you have or how flexible you are. You'll have an amazing time, get useful tool to manage stress and memories that last forever. Namaste!

Julie Klein Austria

Trip Advisor

My expectations were more than met. Jen and Lee are incredibly nice people who take amazing care of their guests. I was there for a 1 week yoga retreat about Stress Management and 1 German girl and I were the only 2 participants. Jen likes to keep the groups small so it's more personal and I really appreciated this approach. The farm is in the middle of huge sugar can fields and I loved being in such a remote and quiet area. The house itself is lovely, the rooms are beautiful as is the surroundings with gardens and lakes. Jen was challenged with all our different food allergies but managed to make super tasty lunches and dinners for all of us. The program was amazing, first sometimes skeptical about some of the yoga philosophy approaches they all eventually made sense. I learned so much and yoga is now becoming part of my daily routine. Also I could take with me a very appealing mindset and many tools how to deal with daily stress. I really enjoyed my time at pathways yoga retreat and am very thankful to Jen for teaching me and sharing her experience and wisdom with us.

Kate

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat

The Teacher's Training Course I recently completed with Jen has honestly been the best learning experience and course I've ever done. She is an incredibly gracious, loving and encouraging teacher who teaches with passion, from experience and is able to relay the essence and beauty of yoga in its truest form. The retreat is beautiful. Set in the middle of the sugar cane fields, surrounded by nature, my favorite time would be sitting on the deck, overlooking the dams, watching the sunrise and listening to the birds before the day started. From the moment I walked through the front door I felt like I was home, that on completing the course, the only complaint I had was that it was finished. If I could do this course again I would. Thank you Jen and Lee!

Clare Rutkiewicz

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat

I have practiced Yoga since I was a teenager, and have tried out a variety of styles in that time. Up until I started my yoga teacher’s training with Jen however, I don’t think I had realized the full life changing experience it can be. I was privileged to meet Jen more than two years ago and was simply waiting for the right time to throw myself into the training - it happened earlier this year and I cannot believe I waited so long to start it. Jen has a wonderful innate sense of understanding the human condition and provides an environment of total love and peace, with no judgement. It is the perfect scenario to explore the 5000 year old art of yoga and the very intense and life changing aspects of all its limbs. I came away from my 3 weeks a much more enlightened and appreciative individual and I long to return to the beautiful setting to relive that time again myself and encourage others to indulge themselves in this haven in the country. Namaste!

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