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 26 November - 11:30am on 27 November.
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 and joy.
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 the 26th. Details 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 is R975 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and R850 for 30 mins and can be reduced if necessary. Please contact Sue on email@example.com to arrange a time.
En-suite Accommodation & Food: R2100
Teacher's Fee: R2250
Shared en-suite Accommodation & Food (available to couples/friends only):
R1650 per person
Teacher's Fee: R2250 per person
Total: R3900 per person
As always, further reductions on Sue's fee and payment plans are available on request.
Massages @ R600
Yoga/Embodied Movement: TBC
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 26 Nov
Please email proof of payment as well as confirmation of your booking including your contact number 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 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.