come and enjoy a unique healing experience



The Journey To Yourself

We at Stillness Sanctuary offer private custom-made retreats for individuals, couples, families and small groups.

Ayurveda, Remedial Yoga Therapy, Breathing and Meditation are the tools used to guide you towards a state of wellness. Shifting away from harmful habits and lifestyle patterns, moving towards a place of inner balance and integration of body, mind, heart and soul. We offer experienced personalized quality care in a safe, nourishing space.

Your wellbeing is central to us.


Helen Altman is a passionate yoga therapist and ayurvedica practitioner with over 30 years of experience. She has a deep love and commitment to the fulfillment of every persons wellness and potential. Her personal  practice and application is key to her work. Read more


Enjoy your private yoga and massage, walk the labyrinth, sit in the meditation hut gazing out at the view or take a morning walk in the veld.

We offer:



  • Remedial Yoga Therapy

  • Breathing practices & Pranayama

  • Guided Visualizations

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Bemer3000 Treatments 

Ayurvedic Massage

  • Abyanga / Full body

  • Unique Natural Facelift

  • Head and Foot 

  • Abdominal

  • Shirodhara

Ayurvedic Dosha Assessment

  • Skype consultation with Indian Ayurvedic Dr

  • Dietary & Nutritional Consultation

  • Ayurvedic cooking class

  • Counseling and Ayurvedic Lifestyle guidance

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Nutrition and Nourishment


Delicious and nutritious meals are catered for by a private chef and delivered to your doorstep.  Food is medicine and we balance cleansing and nourishment foods to bring you back into a state of harmony.

Special Ayurvedic herbal teas to balance your dosha are served throughout the day.

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“Yoga is a means of staying in intimate communication with the formative core matrix of yourself and those forces that serve to bind all living beings together”


Donna Farhi



Anne Wilson​

Using words to covey the deep restoration and magic that Helen creates with her vast experience and huge heart at her amazing sanctuary will always diminish how truly magnificent it is, but words are all I can use here.
When I felt a deep fatigue from a build up of life's "stuff" I knew I needed a skillful yogi and Ayruvedic practitioner with laser sharp Intuition who could help bring me back to centre and provide a "charge" of life to reconnect me with my joy. That person is Helen. 
Helens ability to constantly check in and know what you need next and then provide it with such skill, whether a deep full body massage, a specific yoga asana or breath work, is extraordinary. 
The location and environment is profoundly supportive and the sumptuous meals served up to my gorgeous cottage made for a total recharge which once again blew me away. 
Give yourself the gift of a personal retreat with Helen. Your mind, body and soul will keep thanking you for life.
Thank you for giving your gifts to the world Helen

Kim Dixon   

My experience with Helen at Stillness Sanctuary was profound and beyond any expectations I had. have been struggling with chronic migraines for about 10 years, and for the past several months, was getting about 4 per week. After years of taking prescription medications for pain relief, it was clear I had chemical overload and felt very toxic. I knew I needed to re-set and clear out my system and try to get back on a healthier track. I needed help. During our 10 days together, it was amazing to see the effects of cleansing and daily yoga, mindful relaxation and breathing practices. It has now been about 8 days since I left the retreat center, and I have not had a single migraine, which is absolutely amazing. Booking this time with Helen for a private retreat was one of the best decisions I've made--a game changer for me. Thank you, Helen!




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