This retreat will take place in-person, depending on the Covid-19 situation at the time.
This Autumn "Open the Heart and Still the Mind" silent weekend retreat has been extended to offer an additional 3rd night on Sunday 25th, ending at 10am after breakfast on Monday 26th April (and includes additional meditations and teachings on Saturday night and Sunday morning for those who want a longer experience in silence. Tuesday 27th April is a public holiday, which creates a post-retreat transitional day of rest. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators, and is held in the very nurturing and beautiful environment of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch.
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. Held by the containment of the restorative silence, we will focus on practices which help to ground, integrate and replenish the depleted body, heart and mind. This creates the conditions to heal the fragmentation that comes from living with fear, perfectionism and shame. The process will be supported by the teachings and beauty of nature, which reminds us that everything is impermanent and therefore subject to change.
This retreat includes teachings from the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, guided meditations in all postures and a short, individual session with Sue during the weekend. The ancient practice of qigong movement meditation, additional Mindful Movement and optional 60 min aromatherapy massages, will enhance our embodied experience.
A pre-retreat individual session via Zoom/Whatsapp is recommended 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 R800 for 30 mins and can be reduced if necessary. Please contact Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: To be confirmed
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s), there is an annual admin fee tbc - thank you.
Total Cost for weekend only: R6300
Venue fee: Single en-suite: R3800 for food and accommodation
Shared en-suite: R3000 per person for food and accommodation
Teacher's Fee: R2500 As always, further reductions and payment plans are available on request.
Additional total overnight fee for 25th- 26th: R1500
Venue fee: R850
Teacher's fee: R650
A non-refundable deposit of R750 - R1500 confirms your place, R1000 of which can be transferred to another retreat if your place is filled. The balance is due before the retreat, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage: R575 for 60 mins
Mindful Movement/Yoga: To be confirmed
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 23 Apr
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.