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RETREAT: From Courageous Presence to Wise Action

15 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 17 November, 2019 @ 1:30 pm UTC+2

This weekend retreat will be held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence at the stunning Mont Fleur retreat venue, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. It is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will focus on strengthening our courageous presence and releasing ourselves from  the curse of perfectionism.  As we free ourselves from the burden of fear, shame and self-doubt, we can deepen our trust in ourselves and in living more consciously and open-heartedly in the present moment. This allows us to express ourselves meaningfully through wise and compassionate action.

To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, daily sessions of qigong movement meditation will be offered, as well as additional optional relaxing yoga and massages. There will be time for restorative rest, as well as silent walks or mindful runs in the vineyards and mountains and short, individual check-ins which provide additional emotional containment and insight during the retreat. Mont Fleur’s well-known exceptionally delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence, as part of our integrated practice.

A once-off, pre-retreat individual session is required if you haven't yet had one with Sue, to provide greater containment. This enhances and deepens the silent retreat experience for yourself and for the group. The additional session fee of R850 is fully covered by Medical Aid or will be reduced if necessary, if you do not have cover.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 14 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.

Bookings: sue.stillmind@gmail.com

Pricing & Accommodation

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 8 November 2019, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.


Optional Extras: 

Massage: R550 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R130 - R150 per class attended

Bank Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 15-17 Nov

Please email proof of payment to admin@suecooper.co.za.

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.


15 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+2
17 November, 2019 @ 1:30 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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