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RETREAT: Healing and Transformation through Meditation (waiting-list only)
16 December, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 20 December, 2016 @ 2:00 pm UTC+2
This 4-night silent retreat, held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative silence, is suitable for beginner as well as experienced meditators and provides an opportunity to discover the healing and transformative potential of meditation.
Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will discover that when we turn our attention inwards, grounding ourselves with an awareness that is fully embodied, we can integrate body, heart and mind. Learning to relax and centre ourselves in the present moment, we can shift from our habitual tendency of bracing against life to an open-hearted and compassionate embracing of our human experience, without fear or avoidance. This allows for the healing of old wounds and the discovery of inner peace, balance and greater joy in our lives.
To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, daily sessions of Qigong movement meditation will be offered, as well as aromatherapy massages and yoga. There will be time for restorative rest, as well as silent swims, walks, mindful runs or bicycle rides through the beautiful fynbos and forests, as we end our year with kind and compassionate awareness. Sue will also offer short, individual sessions throughout this retreat. Delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence.
CPD accreditation for health, mental health and allied health professionals:
4 nights: 30 points (24 general and 6 ethics CEUs)
Prices are per person for 4 nights and are fully inclusive (accommodation, three vegetarian/vegan meals per day and teacher’s fee):
A deposit of R1500 confirms your place, R500 of which is a non-refundable booking fee.
Optional Extras: Massage: R450 for 60 minutes
Yoga: Suggested dana (donation) of R80-100 per session attended
Pincushion (farmhouse, shower), /Erica (courtyard, shower)/ Rose (above courtyard, bath and shower):
Shared: R6250 each
Courtyard single/twin en-suite
(Orchid, Poppy, Fern, Wild Olive and Morning Glory: please state preference if any)
Twin: R6110 each
Single/Twin room in farmhouse with shared bathrooms (with communal lounge & kitchen)
Disa (twin room, shared bathrooms)
Shared: R6010 each
Single (shared bathrooms) - R6130
New Single Cloister rooms with shared bathrooms: R6130
Dorms (Multiple with shared bathrooms) - Daisy (3 sharing) and Aloe (5 sharing) - R5710
Sunbird Cottage (2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen & patio):
Single occupancy (1 per room): R8275
Twin sharing (2 per room): R6415
Whole cottage for single occupancy: R11995
PLEASE NOTE: Full accommodation fee for Sunbird cottage will be due regardless of cancellation as this cottage is prepaid in full.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & BK
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings:
4 – 6 weeks:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R500.
If it is not filled there will be a refund less 20%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1000, but in the event your place is not filled a refund less 30%.
1- 2 weeks or less prior to the retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R1000, but in the event your place is not filled a refund less 50%.
Less than a 1 week prior to retreat:
If your place is filled accommodation costs will be refunded only. If your place is not filled, no refund is possible.
Additional Sunbird cottage cancellation: If your place is not filled in Sunbird cottage the accommodation is due in all instances as this is paid for in full upfront.