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RETREAT: Finding a Safe and Joyful Home Within (Fully booked, waiting list only)

9 December, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10 December, 2023 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2

Fully booked, waiting list only

This "Open the Heart and Still the Mind" silent overnight retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators, and is held in the very nurturing and beautiful environment of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch.

9am for 9:30am on 9 December - 2pm on Sunday 10 December

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. Held by the containment of nourishing and restorative silence, we will focus on practices which help to ground, integrate and replenish the depleted body, heart and mind. This creates the conditions to heal the fragmentation that comes from living with fear, perfectionism and shame. The process will be supported by the teachings and beauty of nature, which reminds us that everything is impermanent and therefore subject to change. In the midst of uncertainty, we will discover how to find stability, ease and joyful presence.

This retreat includes teachings from the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, guided meditations in all postures and a short, individual session with Sue during the weekend. The ancient practice of qigong movement meditation and optional yoga/embodied movement and aromatherapy massages, will enhance our embodied experience.

There will be a few places available for those only able to attend the day on Saturday 9th. Limited daylong places on request.

A pre-retreat individual session via Zoom/Whatsapp is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this will be the 50-55 minute medical aid rate and will be reduced if necessary. Please contact Sue on sue.stillmind@gmail.com 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.

Bookings: admin@stillmindretreats.com

Pricing & Accommodation


Single En-suite Accommodation & Food: R2600 Teacher's Fee: R2750
Total: R5350

Shared en-suite Accommodation & Food (available to couples although individual accommodation is recommended): R2200 per person
Teacher's Fee: R2750 per person
Total: R4950 per person

A deposit of R1500 to R2000 (R1500 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place.

As always, reductions & payment plans are available on request.

Optional Extras:
Massage: R650 for 60 mins
Mindful Movement: R200 for 1 class |  R360 for 2

Bank Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Bank: First National Bank
Account Number: 63069443760
Branch Code: 210835
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: Your name & 9 Dec

Please email proof of payment as well as confirmation of your booking including your contact number to admin@stillmindretreats.com.

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.


9 December, 2023 @ 9:00 am UTC+2
10 December, 2023 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2
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Mont Fleur Conference Centre
Upper Blaauwklippen Road
Stellenbosch , Western Cape 7600 South Africa
021 880 1112
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