This early Spring overnight retreat, offered as a Spring Special, will be held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence at the stunning Mont Fleur retreat venue, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. It is suitable for beginners who have never attended a silent retreat, as well as experienced meditators who want to deepen their practice.
Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will welcome the season of Spring and the possibility of new beginnings with joyful and compassionate awareness. Supported by the beautiful Nature around us, we will ground our awareness, establishing a calm and unified inner refuge from which to explore new ways of being, which awaken us to life and its possibilities.
To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, daily sessions of qigong movement meditation will be offered, as well as additional optional relaxing yoga. There will be time for restorative rest, as well as silent walks or mindful runs in the vineyards and mountains and short, individual check-ins which provide additional emotional containment and insight during the retreat. Mont Fleur’s well-known exceptionally delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence, as part of our integrated practice.
A once-off, pre-retreat individual session is required if you haven't yet had one with Sue, to provide greater containment. This enhances and deepens the silent retreat experience for yourself and for the group. The additional session fee of R750 is fully covered by Medical Aid or will be reduced if necessary, if you do not have cover.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 9 General CEUs have been granted.
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R150 - thank you.
Single en-suite: R3500 (Accommodation and food: R2300 and Teacher’s fee: R1200)
Shared en-suite: R3100 per person (Accommodation and food: R1900 and Teacher’s fee: R1200)
A deposit of R1500 confirms your place, R1000 of which is non-refundable. The balance can be paid in monthly installments with full payment due two weeks before the start of the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue. Payment plans are available on request.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & MF8-9Sep
Please email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings.
Please note that the refunded amount/percentage is calculated based on the full retreat fee.
4 – 6 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1000.
If it is not filled there will be a refund less 30%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1500, but in the event, your place is not filled a refund less 75%.
2 weeks or less prior to the retreat:
If your place is filled, and the retreat is fully booked, there will be a refund less R2000 (non-refundable deposit and late cancellation fee).
If your place is filled, and the retreat is not fully booked, then the accommodation and food only will be refunded, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.
If your place is not filled, then no refund is possible, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.