This two night silent weekend retreat, held in a very nurturing environment in late summer, will focus on the containment that arises when we access stillness within silence. During this retreat we will establish an inner refuge, a safe home within, which will be supported externally by the mountains and Nature, and internally by embodied meditation and movement practices which connect us with the ground of our being. Through the cultivation of calm and tranquillity, we will discover that an embodied awareness can heal the fragmentation that arises from living with fear, clinging and disconnection. As we ground ourselves more fully in the present moment, with kindness and with the support of a containing silence, we learn how to live with compassion and wisdom.
This retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators and includes teachings from the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, a brief individual session, as well as guided meditations in all postures. The ancient practice of qigong movement meditation, as well as optional relaxing yoga and aromatherapy massages will enhance the experience of the integration of body, heart and mind.
A pre-retreat individual session is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of my residential retreats before. The fee for this is R650 for 50 mins or R500 for 30 mins, fully covered by medical aid.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 15 General and 2 Ethics CEUs have been applied for.
Single en-suite: R4830 (Accommodation and food: R3030 and Teacher’s fee: R1800)
Shared en-suite: R4340 per person (Accommodation and food: R2540 and Teacher’s fee: R1800)
A deposit of R2000 confirms your place, R1500 of which is non-refundable. Half of the balance is due by the end January and the remainder by the start of the retreat. Payment plans are available on request.
Optional Extras: Massage: R500 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R100 - R130 per session attended
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
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:
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, there will be a refund of accommodation and food costs only. In the event your place is not filled, no refund is possible.