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Amanda Ritchie

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Amanda joined the Londolozi team early in 2015 & immediately took the Londolozi Studio to an exciting new level. Her unflappable work ethic & perfectionism are exemplary, & under her guidance the Studio has become one of the busiest areas on Londolozi. The ...

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on Day 7 – Letting the Body Speak

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Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Love this toooooooo

Judith James
Explorer

I tread quietly on my path not to impress others but because it feels right with me. Stay present to possibilities within yourself. Be in tune with nature.

Eve Eaton
Explorer

Thank you so much for putting this together. I loved it! (And look forward to more!) For me, meditating has become a daily practice. But tying it to nature through the pictures, meditation and journal entries brought me right back to the same thing I ‘remember’ every time I’m at Londolozi – get still and listen. The answers are all there. Thank you, thank you! #bighugs

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Loved the series. Loved this last one. Your body does heal itself. The best medicine is nature.

Elsa Young
Guest contributor

Thoroughly enjoyed that guided body scan. Thanks Mands and thank you to all for creating this very special safari.
I am encouraged to continue on the path that stabilizes the imbalances in my life, thank you for aiding my quest.
Such a treat to hear those bush sounds. I hope everyone today can look out and see a bird, busy with its life, just being.
Much gratitude.

Georgina Lamb
Explorer

restorative and healing. Thank you x

Linda Polley
Explorer

Really loved the full body scan. So happy to connect with the Londolozi sounds and remembrances in my mind. Thank you for this wonderful journey. Looking forward to another one.

Christine Evans
Digital Ranger

I wanted to thank you & let you know how much I enjoyed this series. I loved everything about it but especially the clarity, the messages & signs coming through for me. I am looking forward to more, more, more! And I am looking forward to the day when I can visit Londolozi & the amazing people & animals. Thanks for all you do.

Di Metcalf
Explorer

Such a deeply thought out package you guys have put together. I feel more in tune and balanced, all senses alert.
Thank you again for just the right gift at this moment in time.

Ana Komljenović
Digital Ranger

Receiving your email about a 7-day meditation meant for me to start a new expedition into the unknown. At first, I enjoyed the sounds of nature as well as beautiful prose. I felt calm. The brown snake floating on the river made me smile spontaneously, The elephant aroused in me the admiration and grace of a magnitude that unburdened, proudly steps.
But Day 7 caused something unexpected. Tension in the shoulders, throbbing bellies, hot palms and pressure in the legs… and the question: Where did your body speak to you? What message? For a moment I felt nothing., black out. How can my body speak to me? And if his speech manifests itself through tension, through pressure, what is it that causes them in me? Then one thought flooded me like a wave! One private fight. What if I let that thing go? Fear and freedom struck me at the same time. And then the card of the leopard … My major lesson: It’s okay to open my palms and drop all the leashes I held firmly. To spread the bushes and find my calm and freedom. It’s okay and I need to! With elegant, slow steps, to go my path and with faith in myself to be ready to leap.

Claudia Steiner
Digital Ranger

Many thanks for this series. It was fun and inspiring & I found myself looking forward to starting each day with you! ❤️

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

Brilliant experience! I have been a meditation practitioner since age 12, so nearly 48 years, but rarely do guided meditations. This 7 day course was unique in focus and content and I deeply enjoyed it. Looking forward to continuing with your offerings. All love, blessings, and gratitude.

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you for giving us this 7 day gift, I really have loved every minute of it. I do a lot of self development work in an attempt to raise my vibration and to be mindful of my contribution as a human being. This series has highlighted for me how I often struggle to hear my inner voice because of all the noise around me, I’ve finally had the opportunity to stop and see just how much I battle with city life. How we as a species have stopped honouring ancient ways. We have strayed so far from our roots, the shamanic (natural) way of life and have lost touch with the healing magic of nature in general. I have sat these two weeks in quarantine contemplating how humanity as a collective will continue post this ‘crisis’. Will there be increased mindfulness? A return to a more natural and sustainable way of living? Or just business as usual? And I have most certainly contemplated my own future, the changes I want to make and how I can further enhance my contribution to the development of a more holistic and sustainable world. The opening line of one of my favourite poems reads: “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.” Desiderata – Max Ehrmann. Bless you all for your incredible contribution.

Kari Taylor
Explorer

Nicole, I love what you said about how far we’ve moved from ancient ways, shamanic wisdom and the magic of nature. My sentiments exactly. For days now, I have been looking for where I have put my Desiderata – my sister gave it to me long ago and it is one of my favourites too. Thank you for quoting it, the whole thing is perfection but my mind always remembers this part first: “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

🙏🏻😊

Gail Gould
Guest contributor

This. It really resonated with me at a time when I needed to go within myself and reflect on my life. I’m looking forward to Series 2! Bring it soon please.🙏🏻❤️🐆

Talita Van Wyk
Explorer

Thank you all so much. Thoroughly enjoyed it and looking forward to the series 2. Have a great day!

Scout Swenson
Explorer

Thank you thank you for sharing this with us! I’ve loved feeling connected to the Londolozi community along with nature and wilderness. Can’t wait for series two!

Deirdre Kearney
Explorer

Thank you 🙏 I really enjoyed my 7 days of mindfulness and it has been a fantastic help.

Mark Brooks
Explorer

Thank you

Kari Taylor
Explorer

Thanks so much Amanda for this beautiful last meditation and to the entire team that made all of the wondrous facets of this series possible. I am glad to hear that there will be a Series 2 because this has been such an exciting part of my week. I have never practised formal meditation of any kind but have dabbled in my own home-grown visualisation rituals. This series has been a big connector for me that visualisation is meditation and that the sound healing rituals I love so much are essentially shamanic journey meditations. Oh how my mind is bubbling 🙂 Thanks again!

Amanda Cooke
Explorer

Thank you! After this week, I feel so much more in tune with myself and the world around me and excited about the possibilities! 💖

Rachel Yordy
Explorer

I keep coming back to this one, in part because I wish there were more than 7 days, and of course, also, because it’s such a beautiful meditation! This whole wellness challenge has been a huge gift, thank you!!! Now donating to the Good Work Foundation. <3

Kat Ddio
Explorer

What a wonderful experience! Thank you so much for this gift

Levi Singh
Explorer

I got preoccupied with pulling all nighters for the last 2 nights,chasing deadlines (the joys of working remotely) . When I saw that I’d need to set aside 30 minutes for the final meditation, I deferred it to take on other pressing tasks – which I now realise is ironic as the whole point of this mindfulness exercise is to be more mindful of one’s body and oneself. Looks like I’ve got tons of unlearning, prioritising and practicing to do. I really struggled with the intention setting too, but hopeful I’ll be able to locate this in future. Thank you so very much for this incredible challenge and associated resources. Everything is of such high quality and authenticity. Can’t wait for the next one – blessings to you all.

Lyn Northam
Explorer

This wonderful 7 days of Mindfullness has given me such an insight into an area I have never had the time to discover!! Maybe because as a Christian , I was always wary of it but what joy to be in this stillness knowing some new tools to learn to relax and be still esp linking animal qualities with our own-They can teach us so much! Londolozi has always been part of my big dream bucket list!!
– The journaling has been awesome , deep and so personal. Honouring my own body to be still with the backdrop of the bush has been inspirational . Especially coming during this lock down has been a huge gift!! for now and going forward!!Thank you for all the input and thought behind this!! Day 6 and 7 were really mind blowingly beautiful!!
Locked down but let out!!

Lina Bossio
Explorer

thank you for this gift!

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