This overnight retreat is held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence at the beautiful venue of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. It is suitable for beginners who are new to the silent retreat experience, as well as seasoned practitioners, who will have an opportunity to deepen their practice. Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover the healing power of silence, which allows us to integrate our fragmented selves. When we feel grounded and contained, we can establish a safe home within, from which to explore our authentic presence and the meaning of our lives.This process of healing and transformation creates the possibility of experiencing wholeness, joy and inner freedom. In addition to guided meditations, our embodied experience will be enhanced by qigong movement meditation, as well as optional yin yoga, strengthening the integration of body, heart and mind. The retreat will include time for restorative rest, silent walks, swims and short, individual sessions with Sue. Mont Fleur’s exceptionally delicious vegan and vegetarian 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: 9 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.
Single: R2350 Accommodation & Food & Teacher fee: R1500 (Total: R3850)
Shared: R1950 Accommodation & Food & Teacher fee: R1500 (Total: R3450 per person)
A deposit of R1500 confirms your place, R1000 of which is non-refundable. The balance can be paid in monthly installments with full payment due two weeks before the start of the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue. Payment plans are available on request.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & MFNov
Please email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.