This Spring silent retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners and is held in a nurturing and containing atmosphere of contemplative silence. We will focus on the cultivation of life-affirming qualities of mind and heart which support the development of courage and self-confidence, necessary for growth and transformation. We will draw on the Spring theme of new beginnings to inspire and encourage fearlessness in the face of change and uncertainty. This will enable us to move beyond our habitual, fear-based patterns so that we can create the conditions for new possibilities and discoveries.
In addition to sitting, standing and reclining meditations, our embodied awareness will be enhanced by daily sessions of the ancient movement meditation qigong (Chi Kung), optional yoga and aromatherapy massages, as well as silent walking meditations through the beautiful Spring gardens of Temenos. There will also be time for restorative rest and short, individual sessions with Sue during the retreat.
Delicious vegetarian/vegan food will be savoured in silence as part of our integrated practice. This retreat ends with lunch on Sunday 3rd October and includes free accommodation on Sunday night.
Embrace the season of Spring in the magical gardens of Temenos with awareness and silent celebration!
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 R950 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: to be confirmed.
Single en-suite: R6000 (Accommodation & Food: R3500 and Teacher's Fee: R2500)
Shared en-suite: R5700 per person (Accommodation & Food: R3200 and Teacher's Fee: R2500)
As always, further reductions on Sue's fee and payment plans are available on request.
A deposit of R1000 to R1500 (R750 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place. You are welcome to pay in installments and the full balance is due by the 25 September, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R575 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R120 - R150 per class attended
Accommodation Options: (please visit Temenos to view gallery)
Avila - Georgian cottage, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Jamil - Georgian cottage, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Iona - Georgian cottage, double bed, bath, fireplace, private braai patio
Lisieux - Georgian cottage, twin beds, bath, fireplace, private patio
Assisi - Thatch roof, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Subiaco - Thatch roof, twin beds, shower, fireplace, private braai patio
Carmel - Thatch roof, double bed, shower, fireplace, private patio, braai area
Chiara - Thatch roof, double bed, shower, fireplace, verandah
Athena - Twin beds, fireplace, shower and bath. Braai facilities
Beulah - Twin beds, fireplace, shower and bath. Braai facilities
Beni Abbes - A private & contemplative cottage with a double bed, separate lounge, shower, fireplace, thatch roof
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 1-3 Oct
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 on the full retreat fee.
4 – 6 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit, but in the event, your place is not filled there will be a refund less 50%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit, 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, there will be a refund less the non-refundable deposit.
If your place is not filled, then no refund is possible, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.