This "Open the Heart and Still the Mind" silent overnight retreat will be held in the very nurturing and beautiful environment of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. It is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners and provides an opportunity for self-care, inner healing and joyful discovery. The retreat begins at 9 for 9:30am on Saturday 29th and ends with lunch on Sunday 30th January.
Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist and Western psychology and through various mindful and compassion meditation practices, including sitting and walking meditations and qigong movement meditation, we will learn how to connect more deeply with our authentic presence in silence and stillness. Through an awareness of how a distracted, perfectionistic and fear-driven mind leads to fragmentation, anxiety and disconnection, we will explore ways to facilitate healing through joyful and brave, compassionate presence. This allows us to develop the courage and trust for new beginnings.
In addition to inner healing and transformation, these practices and teachings will strengthen our capacity for more appropriate boundaries, resulting in clearer communication and healthier relationships.
Numbers will be limited to provide covid safety and full protocols will be adhered to, including masks worn in all indoor shared spaces. Weather permitting, more sessions will take place outdoors.
A 30 minute pre-retreat individual session via Zoom is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The cost is included in the Teacher's Fee. Please contact Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
Please Note: In-person retreat attendance now requires a vaccination certificate.
Total Cost for Weekend: R4500 / R4150
Single en-suite: R2200 for food and accommodation
Shared en-suite (available to couples only): R1850 per person for food and accommodation
Teacher's Fee: R2300 (As always, further reductions and payment plans are available on request.)
A deposit of R750-R1000 confirms your place, R750 which is non refundable and the balance is due before the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R600 for 60 mins
Yoga: Rate to be confirmed
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 29 Jan
Please email proof of payment to email@example.com.
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.