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.

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7 Days Traditional Yoga Retreat in South Africa

May | Jun | Jul | Sep | Oct | Dec, 2019

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Jennifer Fitzsimmons

Reviews (15)

Thembi Lekganyane

from South Africa, December 2018

"7 day retreat "

Jennifer and her husband Lee were the most attentive and welcoming hosts. Her attention to detail and general compassion for others made us feel like we are their extended family within the first day of our arrival.

The food was made with lots of love and tasted good each time.

Jennifer has a wealth of information to share about spirituality and yoga and it was a pleasure to experience it all in real life through her example.

Claire Germiquet

from South Africa, July 2018

"I felt and heard my soul singing"


I cannot find the words to adequately relay my experience at Pathways Yoga Country Retreat... From my amazing, encouraging and soul-filled instructor, Jen, to her laughing and friendly husband, Lee, to their four big and beautiful dogs who lavished love on me, to the staff who assisted in creating a welcoming physical environment.

But actions often speak louder than words, so hopefully my extending my one week retreat to the three week Teacher Training is enough to show what a positively meaningful time I had here. This place and all of the people are etched in my soul now.

Jen and Lee - namaste

Noleen Seymour-dowd

from Botswana, April 2018

"Retreat 7 days"

The surroundings are beautiful and natural

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.

Maleke Fourati

from Switzerland, February 2019

"simply truly amazing and a life enlightening experience"

The 21 days YTT with Jen was an absolutely amazing experience. Jen is extremely thorough, dedicated, knowledgeable and understanding. She has certainly deepened and enlightened my understanding of yoga and made me aware of its limitless beauty and power. I would recommend Jen to anyone, from starting their journey to being very experienced with the practice of yoga. The location is also an absolut bliss for a retreat. Lee and the rest of the family (that one will have the chance the meet once going there) are just as great and lovely.

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


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.

Virginia Pool

from 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!


Pathways country yoga retreat was beyond an experience for me. During my 21 day teacher training, my expectations of being in isolation, removed from the world brought me to accept no person can never escape the every day reality that may bring discomfort, tension, stress or unwanted emotions. My experience here taught me accept myself and the world around me, which is the only way to embrace every day, and letting it be as is, is the only way I learned love, finding peace within myself and with the world around me.

The practices Jen shared with me have given me an underling understanding I failed to interpret prior. The unification of my physical self and spiritual self through yoga. In this new found knowledge, I’ve learned yoga is the pure understanding or mastering of my physical body which becomes a transporting device to help my spiritual body to grow closer to truly knowing and loving myself, those around me and becoming more consciousness of all I am. These lessons have helped me find harmony, peace within and with all that is around me. I am no longer my title, my race, my belief or my status in the world. I identify myself as a unit, an instrumentation of love, where all parts work in unity to bring about a loving sound.

My time at pathways taught me to practice non-judgement allowing acceptance of myself, in return accepting the world around me. Relinquish the need to judge any given circumstance as being wrong, good or bad. This profound knowledge is giving me peace within. My time with Jen taught me self-acceptance is the ultimate goal of yoga. Jen and Lee welcomed me in their home. Truly Accepted me of whom I am, beyond my gender, race and religion. I observed Jen does not only practice yoga, but literally lives teachings. The practices and principles shared during my time here truly reflected her life. Serving and loving each person present. Each meal prepared with love, each yoga session given and life coaching conversations through out the day. I’ve taken these practices upon my own life, the amazing transformation I’ve witnessed, how I view the world is more appreciative than tension or discomfort. Learned to serve others as I would wish upon myself. Being an instrument of love, life is much more rewarding and enjoyable. I believe this peace and harmony is for every person to experience and embrace. I strive to share this knowledge every person I come in contact with.


from United States,

It's been two moons since my stay at Pathways Yoga, but the light and the love from that 3-week Journey still shines just as bright from within and from above. The water by the dams glistened in the moonlight by evening and the sunlight by day. The sugar cane fields surrounding us stood strong, rooting to the earth and reaching for the sky. The birds sang their morning and evening songs filling the air with beauty and movement. The dogs played, rested along side of us, and snuggled at all the right moments. If you love to go for walks, you will never be without companions (or you can just close the gate ;). These are the things that I might not have noticed without the insight and mindfulness that the training and teaching from Jennifer Fitzsimmons provided. The 200- hour Yoga Teacher Training course at Pathways Yoga can be life-changing, as it was for me, and so many before me. It is truly an experience; something you cannot get from an online course or videos. Nothing can compare to expert training surrounded by the sounds of nature, the sight of the sun just as its rising, the touch of the sand on your feet at beach yoga, the smell of the earth and the sea, and the tastes of South Africa. Jen nourished our hearts and souls through yoga practice and teaching, and nourished our bodies with delicious meals every day. Oh the yummy curry, the fresh veg, fish and prawns, the papaya and muesli, tea with rand, and the most colorful salads...Jen truly caters to each person in the group! (And I need to shout out to dessert every night, homemade chili, Mrs. Balls sauce, Bouvril, Braii, and Biltong! Totally lekker!) I miss our family style meals talking and learning about different cultures and experiences from the international students and visitors who come together at the table. The bedrooms are lovely retreats to contemplate and to rest. Fluffy blankets, comfy pillows, evening aromatherapy, words of wisdom, and views that are unmatched await you. No matter from how far or near you travel, when you arrive you feel welcome and at home with Jen and Lee. Adventures to the market, to town and to the beach provide a sense of connectedness with the local culture. And when you stop the truck (aka bakkie) to let a heard of giraffes, zebra and wildebeests pass by on your game drive, you realize that life is truly a gift. I am so grateful. You will work hard. You will probably be sore. You will become a skilled teacher. And you will be amazed. Be amazed by your own strength. Be amazed by the beauty and love that is all around and within. Be open to the call that leads you to Pathways Yoga.

Eric Woodward

from United Kingdom,

I would rate Pathways Yoga as a 10/10 and it was certainly a highlight of our holiday. My Wife and I had a wonderful week and would happily return again. Jen and Lee were incredible hosts, very welcoming and the location was simply stunning. The classes were really well run and we both found the yoga nidra beneficial. In addition to this the food was delicious and there was plenty of it. By the end of week we didn’t want to leave but we have kept up our yoga classes so Jen would be proud :-) My Wife and I were total beginners when we turned up at Pathways and concerned that this might be an issue. It absolutely wasn’t, Jen was very patient throughout and everything felt very relaxed from the moment we arrived.

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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!