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RETREAT: Finding Freedom in Stillness

26 April, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 30 April, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

This 4-night silent retreat, held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, provides an opportunity to discover the healing and transformative path of meditation.

Drawing on the practices and wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover ways to free ourselves from our self-critical, perfectionistic conditioning. Through embodied meditations which calm and ground us in the present moment, we will cultivate a foundation of trust, supported by the silence and nature. When we embrace our vulnerability with kind and compassionate awareness, we can connect with that which nourishes and nurtures us, so that we can move beyond fear, shame and self-doubt. Within the spaciousness and safety of the silence, we can discover that the possibility of freedom lies in the very next breath.

This retreat includes sitting and walking meditations, daily sessions of qigong movement meditation, as well as optional gentle yoga 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 and silent walks in the spectacular Welbedacht Nature Reserve, in which The Blue Butterfly is situated.

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 R850 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: To Be Confirmed

Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R175 - thank you.

Bookings: sue.stillmind@gmail.com

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 R2500 - R3000 (or 50% of the Food and Accommodation cost if you are able) confirms your place, R1500 of which is non-refundable. The remaining balance (or another installment) of the Accommodation and Food is due before the end of February please. The full balance is due by the middle of April, but longer payment plans are available on request.

Optional Extras: 

Massage: R550 for 60 minutes

Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R125 - R150 per class attended

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

Blue Butterfly (thebluebutterfly.co.za)

Single/twin en-suites:
Single: R9360 (Accommodation & Food: R5560 + Teacher’s fee: R3800)
Twin: R7360 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3560 + Teacher’s fee: R3800)

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

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

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

Shared Loft with bathroom en-suite
5 x spaces – R7220 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3420 + Teacher’s fee: R3800)

 

Welbedacht Cottages (welbedachtreserve.co.za)

Double en-suites:

Single: R10160 (Accommodation & Food: R6360 + Teacher’s fee: R3800)
Shared: R7760 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3960 + Teacher’s fee: R3800)

Pine Cottage:
1 Double Bedroom open plan with lounge, kitchen and plunge pool

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

Stone Cottage:
1 Double Bedroom open plan with lounge, kitchen and plunge pool

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

Bank Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 26-30 Apr

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 R1500.
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 R2000, 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 R2500 (non-refundable deposit).
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:
26 April, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End:
30 April, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

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