This weekend "Open the Heart and Still the Mind" silent retreat, postponed from July, 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 6pm Friday 27 August and ends with lunch on Sunday 29th.
Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist and Western psychology and through various meditation practices, 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 the trust to live more consciously and sensitively with greater kindness towards ourselves and others. Through embracing and befriending our experience with a gentle, yet brave and compassionate heart and mind, we will heal our fractured sense of self and discover the joy of slowing down and allowing ourselves more moments of rest and stillness.
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.
A pre-retreat individual session via Zoom/Whatsapp is required 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 can be reduced if necessary.
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: R6300/R5900
Single en-suite: R3800 for food and accommodation
Shared en-suite (available to couples only): R3400 per person for food and accommodation
Teacher's Fee: R2500 As always, further reductions and payment plans are available on request.
A deposit of R750-R1000 confirms your place, R750 of which is non-refundable if cancelled less than a week before and your place is not 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: R150 - 180 per class; R250-300 for two.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 27 August
Please email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.