This 3 night, long weekend "Open the Heart and Still the Mind" silent retreat will be 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, and teachings which develop insight and understanding, we will discover that the joy of authentic presence arises when we learn to relate to ourselves and to life with greater kindness, compassion and wisdom. The containment of the nurturing silence allows us to establish an inner refuge, a safe home within, which rests on a foundation of kindness and compassion towards ourselves. This creates the conditions to heal the trauma and fragmentation that comes from living with habitual fear, addictive perfectionism and paralysing shame. This process will be supported externally by the beauty of nature, and internally by embodied and compassion practices which integrate our body, heart and mind and which transform the vicious inner critic, leading to healing, wholeness and joyful transformation.
This retreat includes teachings from the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, guided meditations in all postures and a short, individual session during the weekend. The ancient practice of qigong movement meditation, as well as the additional extras of Mindful Movement with Dominique Beaumont and 60 min aromatherapy massages with Katja Hamilton, 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 can be reduced if necessary. Please contact Sue on email@example.com 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.
Single en-suite: R5550 food and accommodation
Shared: R4350 per person food and accommodation
Teacher's Fee: R3500 / R3250 / R3000 This is offered on a sliding scale and whilst the full rate is greatly appreciated, the sliding scale allows you to offer whatever you can manage. As always, further reductions and payment plans are available on request.
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.
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 19 Mar
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.