This silent weekend retreat will explore ways in which we can discover the courage within ourselves to live wholeheartedly and authentically. Through the emotional containment of silence and meditation, we will ground ourselves more fully and open-heartedly in the present moment, discovering the joy that comes through connecting to ourselves and to life 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 shame. 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 two optional Yoga classes and 60 min aromatherapy massages, will enhance our embodied experience.
A pre-retreat individual session via Zoom is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R975 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary. Please contact Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: To be confirmed
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s), there is an annual admin fee tbc - thank you.
Please Note: In-person retreat attendance now requires a vaccination certificate.
Total Cost: R6950
Single en-suite: R3950 for food and accommodation
Shared en-suite (available to couples only): R3000 per person for food and accommodation
Teacher's Fee: R3000. As always, further reductions and payment plans are available on request.
A deposit of R1500 confirms your place, R1000 which is non refundable and the balance is due before the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R600 for 60 mins
Yoga /Mindful Movement rate to be confirmed
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 25 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 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.