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RETREAT: Finding a Safe Home within Silence

22 February, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 24 February, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

This silent weekend retreat will explore ways in which meditation and silence can provide emotional containment, when we find a quiet resting place within ourselves. As we ground ourselves more fully and wholeheartedly in the present moment, we will discover how to live authentically with compassionate simplicity and discerning wisdom. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators, the retreat is held in the very nurturing and beautiful environment of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch.

Through meditation practices which cultivate calm and tranquility, we will establish an inner refuge, a safe home within, which rests on a foundation of kindness and compassion towards ourselves. This creates the conditions to heal the fragmentation that comes from living with fear, perfectionism and disconnection. This process will be supported externally by the beauty of nature, and internally by embodied awareness practices which integrate body, heart and mind.

This retreat includes teachings from the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, guided meditations in all postures and a short, individual session during the weekend. The ancient practice of qigong movement meditation, as well as optional relaxing yoga with Nicci of Riverside Studio and 60 min aromatherapy massages, will enhance our embodied experience.

A pre-retreat individual session is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R750 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 15 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 admin@suecooper.co.za

Pricing & Accommodation

Single en-suite: R5250
(Accommodation and food: R3350 and Teacher's fee: R1900)

Shared en-suite: R4700 per person
(Accommodation and food: R2800 and Teacher's fee: R1900)

A deposit of R2500 confirms your place, R1500 of which is non-refundable. The balance is due by 15 February 2019, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.


Optional Extras: 

Massage: R550 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R120 - R150 per class attended

Bank Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 22-24 Feb

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


22 February, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
24 February, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
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Mont Fleur Conference Centre
Upper Blaauwklippen Road
Stellenbosch , Western Cape 7600 South Africa
021 880 1112