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RETREAT: Finding a Safe Home within Silence
22 February, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 24 February, 2019 @ 1:30 pm UTC+2
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 with Nicci of Riverside Studio 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 for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 15 General CEUs have been granted.
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R175 - thank you.
Single en-suite: R5250
(Accommodation and food: R3350 and Teacher's fee: R1900)
Shared en-suite: R4700 per person
(Accommodation and food: R2800 and Teacher's fee: R1900)
A deposit of R2500 confirms your place, R1500 of which is non-refundable. The balance is due by 15 February 2019, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R550 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R120 - R150 per class attended
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 22-24 Feb
Please email proof of payment 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.