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RETREAT: From Fear and Shame to Freedom (Fully booked, waiting list only)

27 April, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 1 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Fully booked, waiting list only

This 4-night silent retreat, held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, is suitable for beginner as well as experienced meditators and provides an opportunity to discover the healing and transformative path of meditation.

Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover ways to free ourselves from our habitual and addictive fear-based conditioning. When we embrace our humanness with kind and compassionate awareness, we can move beyond fear, shame and the curse of perfectionism, to discover that the possibility of freedom lies in the next breath!

This silent retreat includes sitting and walking meditations, daily sessions of Qigong movement meditation, as well as gentle Yoga With Nicci and relaxing aromatherapy massages, to enhance the integration of body, heart and mind. There will be short, individual sessions, as well as time for restorative rest, silent walks and swims in the spectacular Welbedacht Nature Reserve, in which The Blue Butterfly is situated.

An additional highlight on this retreat will be the nourishing, delicious and creative vegan and vegetarian meals, mindfully prepared by the multi-talented Shivani Ranchod, which we will savour in silence as part of our integrated practice.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 33 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.

Pricing & Accommodation

The Blue Butterfly Retreat Centre is situated in the beautiful Welbedacht Nature Reserve in Tulbagh. The accommodation is located at The Blue Butterfly as well as in the cottages in the Reserve, 400-600m walking distance away. There is also a large dam and some meditation pools 1.2km away from the Blue Butterfly buildings.

A deposit of 50% 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 early April if possible please. 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:

Blue Butterfly (thebluebutterfly.co.za)

Single/twin en-suites:
Single: R9040 (Accommodation & Food: R5440 + Teacher’s fee: R3600)
Twin pp: R7120 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3520 + Teacher’s fee: R3600)

Wild Fig: Garden Room – Single/Shared Twin
2 Single beds & bathroom en-suite with a sitting room

Bokmakirie: Garden Cabin – Single/Shared Twin
Open plan with two single beds & bathroom en-suite

Sunbird: Garden Cabin – Single/Shared Twin
Open plan with two single beds & bathroom en-suite

Shared Loft with bathroom en-suite
5 x spaces – R6920 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3320 + Teacher’s fee: R3600)
If only 2 people share the loft, the rate will increase to R7120 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3520 + Teacher’s fee: R3600)

 

Welbedacht Cottages (welbedachtreserve.co.za)

Double en-suites:

Single: R9600 (Accommodation & Food: R6000 + Teacher’s fee: R3600)
Shared: R7400 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3800 + Teacher’s fee: R3600)

Pine Cottage:
1 Double Bedroom open plan with lounge, kitchen and plunge pool
Preference will be given to couples.

http://www.welbedachtreserve.co.za/stone-cottages.html

Stone Cottage:
1 Double Bedroom open plan with lounge, kitchen and plunge pool
Preference will be given to couples.

http://www.welbedachtreserve.co.za/stone-cottages.html

Orchard Cottage:
2 Bedrooms, 1 with double bed and bath en-suite and 1 with double bed and shower en-suite.
Open plan lounge and kitchen with plunge pool

http://www.welbedachtreserve.co.za/orchard-cottage.html

Eagle Cottage:
1 Double Bedroom with open plan kitchen and lounge with plunge pool
1 Small single room with double bunks (rate negotiated)

http://www.welbedachtreserve.co.za/eagle-cottage.html

Banking Details

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

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:
27 April, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
End:
1 May, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Blue Butterfly
Welbedacht Nature Reserve
Tulbagh, Western Cape
Website:
http://www.thebluebutterfly.co.za/