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RETREAT: Ending the Year with Kindness and Compassion (shared loft room available or camping on request)

14 December, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 19 December, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

Somerset Gift

Shared loft room available or camping on request (waiting list for single rooms)

This 5-night annual end-of-year retreat (Friday evening – Wednesday lunch) is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators and will be held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence at the very beautiful Somerset Gift Getaway Farm near Swellendam

Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and meditation practices which cultivate calm and tranquility, we will unify our fragmented hearts and minds and experience greater wholeness. As we learn to embrace our humanness with loving-kindness (metta) and compassion (karuna), we can move beyond our habitual, perfectionistic patterns, which cause so much suffering through judgement and self-abandonment.  We will access an expansive and integrated body, heart and mind, and develop the courage and trust for a more authentic expression of who we are. This allows us to act from a place of compassionate wisdom, rather than from fear, shame and self-doubt. This healing and transformative process will be supported by the silence and the stunning mountains, forests and rivers around us.

To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, daily sessions of qigong movement meditation will be offered, as well as relaxing yoga and massages as optional extras. There will be time for restorative rest, as well as mindful swims, silent walks, runs or bicycle rides along the river or through the beautiful forests and mountains. Sue will also offer short, individual sessions which will provide additional emotional containment and insight during the retreat. 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: 42 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.

Bookings: sue.stillmind@gmail.com or use the button below.

Pricing & Accommodation

A deposit of 50% to 75% of the Food & Accommodation fee confirms your place, R1500 of which is non-refundable. The remaining balance can be paid off monthly and settled in full by the beginning of December. Longer payment plans are available on request.

Optional Extras: 

Massage: R500 for 60 minutes

Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R100 - R130 per session attended

 

Accommodation Options (please see link to each cottage):

COTTAGES:

Olive: (2 bedrooms, shared bathroom with bath & shower)

http://www.somersetgift.co.za/accommodation/olive-cottage/

Dbl Room – Single: R9950 (Accommodation & Food: R5950 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Dbl Room – Shared: R7950 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3950 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room – Single: R9700 (Accommodation & Food: R5700 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room – Shared: R7825 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3825 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

 

Loerie: (2 bedrooms, shared bathroom with bath & shower)

http://www.somersetgift.co.za/accommodation/loerie-cottage/

Dbl Room – Single: R10700 (Accommodation & Food: R6700 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Dbl Room – Shared: R8325 per person (Accommodation & Food: R4325 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room – Single: R10200 (Accommodation & Food: R6200 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room – Shared: R8075 per person (Accommodation & Food: R4075 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

 

Rose: (2 bedrooms en-suite with showers)

http://www.somersetgift.co.za/accommodation/rose-cottage/

Dbl Room – Single: R11450 (Accommodation & Food: R7450 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Dbl Room – Shared: R8700 per person (Accommodation & Food: R4700 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room – Single: R10700 (Accommodation & Food: R6700 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room – Shared: R8325 per person (Accommodation & Food: R4325 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

 

Fish Eagle: (3 bedrooms en-suite)

http://www.somersetgift.co.za/accommodation/fish-eagle-lodge/

Dbl Room – Single: R11450 (Accommodation & Food: R7450 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Dbl Room – Shared: R8700 per person (Accommodation & Food: R4700 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room – Single: R10700 (Accommodation & Food: R6700 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Twin Room - Shared: R8475 per person (Accommodation & Food: R4475 + Teacher's Fee: R4000)

 

Bushbuck: (Double room with outside shower and toilet)

http://www.somersetgift.co.za/accommodation/olive-cottage/

Dbl Room – Single: R10200 (Accommodation & Food: R6200 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Dbl Room – Shared: R8075 per person (Accommodation & Food: R4075 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

 

Manor House: (Shared bathroom)

http://www.somersetgift.co.za/accommodation/manor-house/

Dbl Room A - Single: R10450 (Accommodation & Food: R6450 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Dbl Room B - Single: R10450 (Accommodation & Food: R6450 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

Shared Loft (5 beds) - en-suite: R7700 (Accommodation & Food: R3700 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

 

If all the accommodation is fully booked or by special arrangement, camping with your own tent etc. will be an option.

CAMPING: R6950 p.p (Facility & Food: R2950 + Teacher’s Fee: R4000)

 

 

Banking Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 14Dec

Please email proof of payment to admin@suecooper.co.za.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Details

Start:
14 December, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End:
19 December, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm
Sparrebosch turn-off from the N2
Swellendam, Western Cape 6740
Phone:
082 928 8818
Website:
http://www.somersetgift.co.za/