Mark & Alecia Swainbank
Zimbali Retreats is a concept born by the love of a couple who joined in their belief of a simpler, more natural life; a life at one with Mother Nature. Their backgrounds could not be more diverse:
Alecia is a Rastafarian from birth. Born of a Rasta father, she grew with her extended family in these very hills. Here, grandma taught her the ways of life that have always been. Making juices from fruit, oil from coconuts and learning the value of all that surrounds you. She followed her grandpa into the hills of their farm and learned firsthand the art of how to plant and how to grow. She is the next generation; a keeper of the wisdom and consciousness that has been handed down through the ages.
Mark was the son of naval pilot and grew up a child of the world. His exposure to life in Africa at a young age was an experience that would mold his life and leave a lifelong question in his mind; what was life like when people lived in harmony with nature? Markâ€™s success at Chicago Mercantile Exchange allowed him to begin the quest to answer his lifelong question.
Upon meeting Lisa, they joined together to raise a family, and build a life at one with nature. Zimbali Retreats is the end result of years of dedication and love. Come and experience the peace and tranquility that only being close to nature can bring. Immersed in the silence of the mountains or lulled by the sound of the sea; sleep like youâ€™ve never slept, feel like youâ€™ve never felt as your mind slows and you begin to hear. Allow our family to take you back in time and share with you a way of life that has always existed; Harmony with nature.
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