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RETREAT: The Cultivation of Appreciative Joy

5 August, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 6 August, 2023 @ 11:00 am UTC+2

This silent overnight retreat from Saturday 5th August at 9 for 9:30am - Sunday 6th at 11am (and includes a Saturday daylong option) will explore the cultivation of self-compassion, metta (loving-kindness) and appreciative joy. As we learn from poet Mark Nepo's wisdom - "giving our all without giving ourselves away" - we will deepen our understanding that self-care is a courageous act. Through the emotional containment of nourishing silence and the wisdom of meditation practices and teachings which open the heart, calm and settle the mind and ground the body, soothing the nervous system, we will discover the joy that comes from connecting to our authentic, heartfelt presence with compassionate simplicity, healthy boundaries and discerning wisdom. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators, this retreat is held in the very nurturing and beautiful environment of Mont Fleur, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch.

The retreat includes inspiring teachings from the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, silent and guided meditations in all postures, qigong movement meditation, as well as time to rest, journal and walk in nature. The additional optional extras will be mindful movement and aromatherapy massage, to enhance our embodied experience.

There is also the option to attend on Saturday from 9 - 5pm as a daylong retreat if you are unable to stay overnight, although the extra time in silence substantially deepens the experience and is therefore encouraged. Payment plans are available if needed to make the overnight stay possible.

A 30-40 minute 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 will be the 30-40 minute medical aid rate and will be reduced if you are not on medical aid.
Please contact Sue on sue.stillmind@gmail.com to arrange a time.

CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: To be confirmed and includes an admin fee.

Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s), there is an annual admin fee tbc - thank you.

Bookings: admin@stillmindretreats.com

Pricing & Accommodation

Costing:
Single En-suite Accommodation & Food: R2150
Teacher's Fee: R2500
Total: R4650

Shared en-suite Accommodation & Food (available to couples although individual accommodation is recommended):
R1500 per person
Teacher's Fee: R2500 per person
Total: R4000 per person

A deposit of R1500 to R2000 (R1500 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place.

As always, reductions & payment plans are available on request.

Optional Extras:
Massage: R650 for 60 mins
Yoga /Mindful Movement rate to be confirmed

5 August Daylong Option:
Venue Fee: R700
Teacher's Fee: R1500
Total: R2250

A deposit of R750 - R1000 (R500 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place.
As always, reductions & payment plans are available on request.

Bank Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name &  Aug

Please email proof of payment as well as confirmation of your booking including your contact number to admin@stillmindretreats.com.

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.

Details

Start:
5 August, 2023 @ 9:00 am UTC+2
End:
6 August, 2023 @ 11:00 am UTC+2
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Venue

Mont Fleur Conference Centre
Upper Blaauwklippen Road
Stellenbosch , Western Cape 7600 South Africa
Phone
021 880 1112
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