(Fully booked, waiting list only)
This weekend retreat will be held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence at the stunning Mont Fleur retreat venue, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. It is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators and will help equip us to move through these uncertain times courageously and compassionately.
Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will focus on strengthening our courageous presence and releasing ourselves from the curse of perfectionism. As we free ourselves from the burden of fear, shame and self-doubt, we can deepen our trust in ourselves and in living more consciously and open-heartedly in the present moment. This allows us to express ourselves meaningfully through wise, kind and compassionate action.
To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, daily sessions of qigong movement meditation will be offered, as well as additional optional relaxing yoga or mindful movement and massages. There will be time for restorative rest, as well as silent walks or mindful runs in the vineyards and mountains and short, individual check-ins which provide additional emotional containment and insight during the retreat. Mont Fleur’s well-known exceptionally delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence, as part of our integrated practice.
A once-off, pre-retreat individual session is recommended if you haven't yet had one with Sue, to provide greater containment but can be a phone call if there are financial constraints. This enhances and deepens the silent retreat experience for yourself and for the group. The additional session fee of R950 is fully covered by Medical Aid or will be reduced or waived if necessary, if you do not have cover.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: to be confirmed
Total Cost: R5300
Venue fee: Single en-suite: R3300 (shared option for couples only) for food and accommodation
Teacher's fee: R2000. As always, payment plans are available on request.
A deposit of R1000 - 1500 confirms your place and the balance is due before the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R550 for 60 minutes
Yoga/Mindful Movement: R150 for one class; R250 for 2 classes
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 13-15 Nov
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.