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 or mindful movement 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 R850 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.
CPD accreditation might not be available for 2020, but this will be reviewed.
Single en-suite: R5650
(Accommodation and food: R3690 and Teacher's fee: R1960)
Shared en-suite: R4860 per person
(Accommodation and food: R2900 and Teacher's fee: R1960)
A deposit of R2650 confirms your place, R2000 of which is non-refundable. The balance is due by 14 February 2019, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R580 for 60 minutes
Yoga/mindful movement: Suggested dana (donation) of R160 for 1 class;
R150 per class for two or more with further reductions on request.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 28 Feb
Please email proof of payment to email@example.com.
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings.
Please note that the refunded amount/percentage is calculated on the full retreat fee.
4 – 6 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit, but in the event, your place is not filled there will be a refund less 50%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit, 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, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit.
If your place is not filled, then no refund is possible, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.