May 31-June 4, 2020 | June 7-11, 2020

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It’s Time

You are ready for that next step. You know it’s bigger and more powerful than personal growth. You feel a deeper call for purpose in your life, and understand that responding to that call will quite literally take you to places you’ve never been. You know your next steps will help heal not only yourself, but also other people and the world. And those other people — the ones you know you are meant to connect with — well, you can almost see them taking shape in your peripheral vision. These people are part of your village.

If this sounds familiar, join me for one of our two 2020 African STARs (Self-Transformation Adventure Retreats). Spend a few delicious days—in an intimate group of no more than 12 people—being coached by me, by Master Coach and tracker Boyd Varty, and by my team, in one of the most magical places in the world: Londolozi Game Reserve, South Africa.

In this enchanted place, you’ll find that Nature herself has been conspiring all along to lead you to peace, purpose, and deep connection. I love leading the STARs, and Londolozi is one of the most remarkable places on Earth. Its healing and transformative powers help me follow my true path year after year, and I delight in the astounding transformations of our STAR participants.

During the STARs, we create a special type of community together, one that Boyd and I have been referring to as a village. Village-building is all about establishing a deeper sense of belonging through shared experiences, particularly adventures.

To build a village, we learn to connect more authentically with ourselves, with one another, and with the energy that we’re made of. It’s this magnificent sense of commonality that is especially magical in a place like Londolozi. When you travel into the heart of the bushveld with an intimate group of like-hearted people and see yourself in that place and in its creatures, you feel connected on an entirely new and exciting level.

Come join us in building a village like no other!

Join Martha in building a village like no other.

May 31-June 4, 2020
June 7-11, 2020

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What previous star travelers say

Obviously words can not describe the magic that is a STAR retreat, which is totally brilliant since wordlessness, as Martha says, is where the true magic happens. Out in nature, with Martha and the STAR team as my guides, and deep in emotion and felt-sense, I became fully immersed in the alchemy of tracking my own life, purpose, and desire.

In all honesty, nothing has cracked me open more genuinely, and transformed me in a lasting way, quite like the magic that is The African STAR.

Big, real, epic magic. I’d go back every year if I could meet more wondrous people and sink into the soft, expansive energy that is the South African bushveld. The STAR at Londolozi is a one-of-a-kind, whole-hearted adventure I wouldn’t trade for anything. It harnesses the collective superpowers of the coaches, fellow starlings and mother nature herself to deliver a transformational life force all its own. I’m so grateful to the village for their presence, patience and wisdom; helping me unlock the beauty of my purpose in all its dimensions. Be prepared, it’s hard to leave the splendour of this experience, Tree Camp and South Africa!

The African STAR will give you . . .

  • A clearer picture of your life’s mission and how to “track” your purpose
  • The tools and inspiration for building or connecting with your own village of inspired, open, and compassionate people
  • The power to create healing change in every area of your life, including stubborn and long-standing problems
  • A daily practice you can use indefinitely to continue becoming healthier and more joyful
  • The opportunity to form an intimate relationship with the earth, the elements, animals, and plants that constitute your natural home and “family”
  • Profound hope for your own future and the futures of all you love

STAR Highlights

  • Twice-a-day game drives guided by Londolozi rangers and local Shangaan animal trackers—you might see lions, cheetahs, hippos, leopards, zebra, giraffe, elephants, rhino and just about any animal that appeared in your coloring books as a child
  • First-class luxurious accommodations and gourmet meals in the midst of the African bush
  • Coaching sessions with Martha Beck in a supportive group setting
  • In the evening, the STAR “village” gathers for dinner by firelight in the outdoor boma for debriefing the day, for storytelling, and for revelry.
  • An on-foot animal tracking session that becomes a metaphor for tracking your right life. (There’s nothing like a steaming pile of rhino dung to put you directly onto your life’s purpose!)
  • Healing yourself and the ecosystem through your support of ecotourism

Londolozi

Londolozi Game Reserve is located in the heart of the South African bushveld, just south of the giant nature reserve, Kruger National Park. Untamed, breathtakingly beautiful, and suffused with the energy of spectacular wildlife, Londolozi Game Reserve is a world-class ecotourism destination that will bring you back to your own true nature. Visitors here experience intimate interactions with the land and animals that are both deeply healing and extraordinarily rare.

Accommodations

If you think a safari means roughing it, think again. You’ll stay in a suite nestled within the trees of Londolozi’s famous Tree Camp. You’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine, daily yoga, spa treatments if you wish, and impeccable service. The only reason the doors lock here is to keep out the baboons who have cleverly figured out how to open them.

Your registration includes:

  • A rare opportunity to be coached by Martha Beck and her team
  • Luxurious accommodations at Londolozi for five days and four nights
  • Three meals a day of world-class cuisine, plus beverages (including house wines, local brand spirits, and beers)
  • Your Federal Air flights between Londolozi/Johannesburg
  • Eight game drives, led by local and experienced guides and trackers, during which you’ll see spectacular wild animals in their natural habitat
  • A profound spiritual experience designed to give you greater access to deep inner peace, a palpable sense of your life’s purpose, and the power to achieve your goals
  • The opportunity to help heal ecosystems—all profits from the African STAR go to the incredible educational nonprofit the Good Work Foundation.

Registration and how to apply

Registration, Deposit, and Dates

May 31-June 4, 2020 or June 7-11, 2020

$13,650 double occupancy*
Shared suite. Choose this option if you’re willing to have a roommate, or if two of you are attending the STAR together. If you’re traveling singly and you select this option, we’ll pair you with a roommate.

$19,800 single occupancy*
Choose this option if you’d prefer your own room.

Payments:
Either pay in full, or choose the 5-pay plan if you’d like to pay in bite-sized chunks of 5 monthly payments.

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*Note: Air travel to and from your departure city to Johannesburg, Londolozi gratuities, any incidentals, and spa treatments are not included in the registration fee.

The application window for the 2020 African STAR is now open!

Space is limited to a maximum of 12 people per STAR, depending on occupancy requests.

There is a $500 deposit required to apply for the 2020 African STAR. This, along with your fully completed application, is a demonstration of your commitment to joining us on the trip. Once we receive your deposit, you will automatically receive a link to the online application. Applications are due no later than November 7th, but these trips often sell out prior to the close of the application window.

If accepted, your $500 deposit will be applied to the cost of the trip. If accepted and you decline the spot offered, your deposit will be forfeited. If you are not accepted, your deposit will be refunded promptly.

Questions?

Contact africanstar@marthabeck.com. We are looking forward to helping you.

Travel Arrangements and Refund Policy

Travel Arrangements

Looking for travel companions? You will be added to a private STAR Facebook group where you can meet your fellow STAR participants, share travel plans, and coordinate any side trips you may be considering.

Refund Policy

If you cancel on or before January 31, 2020, you will be refunded the registration fee paid, less a $2,000 administration fee. If you cancel between February 1-28, 2020, 50% of the registration fee paid will be refunded.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 1, 2020.

If you believe in magic, Londolozi and STAR are for you. If you don’t believe in magic and you are lucky enough to go, you will believe soon enough. In the first moment I set foot on Londolozi greeted by our ranger, I felt it to my core that this place was special. The silent game drives brought the magic up close. So close I felt like I could touch it. The air, the animals, everything, was soaked in a stillness so deep, I felt it physically and spiritually. And then there was STAR. Meeting Martha, hearing her wisdom and bearing witness to the strength and courage of our group members, was nothing short of miraculous. Martha’s insights, along with those of her incredible team, helped me shift my inner-paradigm in a way that feels more authentic to my passions and my purpose. I left STAR with the imprint of unconditional love upon my soul. I am beyond grateful that I lived magic in this most extraordinary way.”

Diana DeVaul

Join Martha in building a village like no other.

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