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RETREAT: Finding Courage for Wholehearted Presence
4 November, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 6 November, 2022 @ 1:30 pm UTC+2
This silent late Spring weekend retreat will explore ways in which we can discover the courage within ourselves to live wholeheartedly and authentically. Through the emotional containment of silence and meditation, we will ground ourselves more fully and open-heartedly in the present moment, discovering the joy that comes through connecting to ourselves and to life with compassionate simplicity and discerning wisdom.
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 shame. This process will be supported externally by the beauty of nature in the gardens of Temenos, 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 time for silent walking meditations through the beautiful gardens of Temenos. The ancient practice of qigong movement meditation, as well as optional embodied movement classes and relaxing 60 min aromatherapy massages, will enhance our embodied experience. 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 6 November and includes free accommodation on Sunday night.
A pre-retreat individual session via Zoom 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 or R800 for 30 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary. Please contact Sue on email@example.com to arrange a time.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: To be confirmed
Single En-suite Accommodation & Food: R3650
Teacher's Fee: R3000
Shared en-suite Accommodation & Food (available to couples/friends only): R3350 per person
Teacher's Fee: R3000 per person
Total: R6350 per person
As always, further reductions on Sue's fee and payment plans are available on request.
A deposit of R1500 to R2000 (R1500 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place. You are welcome to pay in installments and the full balance is due by the 31 October unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R600 for 60 minutes
Yoga/Mindful Movement to be confirmed
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 & 4 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 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.