Relax, Recharge, Revive! South Africa’s First Cannabis Wellness Retreat

cannabis wellnessAs the cannabis wellness movement spreads like a wildfire through the country, South Africans are in for a treat! Rain Farm Private Game Reserve, cannabis guru, Kelly McQue and Yoga instructor, Candace Greeff have joined forces to bring a cannabis wellness retreat that promises to be life-affirming experience.

Cannabis allows us to release resistance and go deeper within. By combining it with mindful practices like yoga and meditation, we are able to to reach a deeper level of relaxation, to quiet the mind and allow for the insight and inspiration that often accompanies healing.

Since the South African Constitutional Court declared private use of cannabis to be a protected human right, it seems like everyone and their Aunt is using cannabis – whether they are smoking it to relax, using cannabis infused oil capsules to sleep or tinctures to manage anxiety and pain, cannabis is becoming a popular natural alternative to the toxic pharmaceutical options.

cannabisLearning to Use Cannabis Effectively

Naturally as people become more open to using cannabis, so the questions about using it correctly have increased. Is CBD and/or THC right for me? Is it safe? Is it effective? What are the options available? What relief can I expect?

The Cannabis Wellness Retreat provides participants with an opportunity to talk one-on-one with experienced cannabis healer and author, Kelly McQue and get individual advice and guidance for their personal cannabis healing journey. Over the course of the three day retreat, she is able to answer questions, address concerns and help participants to tailor their cannabis treatments to their needs and maximize benefits.

Yoga and Cannabis

Assisting on the retreat is Candace Greeff, yoga instructor and bodyworker. Her own spiritual healing journey has led her to working with teacher plants which has allowed her t meditation.  Candace will be combining cannabis with the ancient practices of yoga and meditation to stimulate and strengthen your prana (vital energy), help you quiet your mind and find the space within where inspiration to blossoms.

cannabis yoga retreatParadise Found

Tucked away in the coastal hills of Kwa-Zulu Natal, the retreat is set on the beautiful Rain Farm Private Game Reserve, which hosts an array of wildlife including giraffe, zebra and eland. Participants will be treated to a game drive and mindful yoga surrounded by nature’s splendor.

cannabis retreatGuests stay in beautiful chalets on the edge of the Umhlali River, surrounded by trees and wildlife. They can choose to share a room with a friend or fellow guest or they can elect to have a private room if they prefer. Guests can enjoy delicious plant based meals and snacks that assist with cleansing and detoxifying the body.

cannabis healthHolistic Health and Healing

Spending time in this natural sanctuary while focusing on health and well being allows people a chance to completely detach from the stresses of daily life and reach a deeper level of relaxation and self-awareness.

Please note that this retreat is 100% legal and there is no sale of cannabis involved. Guests are asked to bring their own private supply of cannabis to enjoy on the retreat. Kelly is available to assist with questions regarding this. 

Recipe: Making Cannabis Infused Oils with Your Slow Cooker

This straightforward recipe for making cannabis infused oils in your slow cooker is so simple you’ll wish you tried ages ago.

 

The Benefits of Using a Slow Cooker

Easy-peasy – You no longer have to spend the whole day stuck in the kitchen keeping an eye on the stove to make sure the oil doesn’t boil – with the slow cooker method you simply set it up, switch it on and go to bed and in the morning, your oil is ready- what a pleasure!

No Smell – The second big benefit is that the smell is almost non-existent. The slow cooker method  contains the odors so you don’t have to suffocate in clouds of incense for fear of the neighbours smelling your herb.

Ingredients

infused cannabis oil 50 grams cannabis

500 ml oil (coconut/olive/almond/etc)

Water

You can use as much or as little as you like. The basic math is a 1:10 ratio of cannabis to oil. IE: 10 grams of cannabis to 100 ml coconut oil.

Equipment

Blender/scissors

2 x Container with lid (preferably glass not plastic) or bowl, string and wax wrap

Pantyhose

Bottle (for storage)

Method

  1. Put the slow cooker on to the ‘low’ setting and fill 2/3 with water.cooking marijuana leaves

  2. Put the cannabis in the container with the oil and pour the oil over the cannabis.

  3. Using the blender or scissors, chop the cannabis up into small pieces – not too fine but ensure there’s not large stalks that might rip the pantyhose later.

  4. Seal the container tightly or cover it in wax wrap and use the string to keep it secure.

  5. Place the sealed container in the slow cooker.

  6. Put the lid on the slow cooker and leave it to cook for 4-8 hours

  7. Once it’s finished cooking, switch off the slow cooker and remove the container from the water.

  8. Ensure the container is wiped dry of moisture on the outside before opening.

  9. Cover the opening with pantyhose and make a sieve over the top – ensure it is well secured.

  10. Pour the oil out through the pantyhose into another container.

  11. Once all the oil has been drained into the new container, seal this container and store it in a cool dark place.

marijuana infused oil recipe