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SPRING RETREAT: Courageous and Joyful New Beginnings
8 September, 2023 - 10 September, 2023
This Spring weekend retreat will be held in a contained and nurturing atmosphere of contemplative (Noble) silence at the stunning Mont Fleur retreat venue, nestled in the mountains near Stellenbosch. It is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced meditators who want to deepen their practice.
Through the practice of meditation and the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, we will welcome the season of Spring and the possibility of new beginnings with joyful and compassionate awareness. Supported by the beauty of Nature around us, we will ground our awareness, establishing a calm and unified inner refuge from which to explore new and courageous ways of being, which awaken us to life and its possibilities in the midst of uncertainty.
To enhance the integration of body, heart and mind, daily sessions of qigong movement meditation will be offered and optional yoga or mindful movement and massages. as an optional extra. There will be time for restorative rest, as well as silent walks or mindful runs in the vineyards and mountains. Short, individual check-ins which provide additional emotional containment and insight during the retreat. Mont Fleur’s well-known exceptionally delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be savoured in silence, as part of our integrated practice.
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. This provides greater containment and enhances and deepens the silent retreat experience for yourself and for the group. 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 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 Accommodation & Food: R4000
Teacher's Fee: R3500
Shared en-suite Accommodation & Food (available to couples/friends only): R3100 per person
Teacher's Fee: R3500 per person
Total: R6600 per person
As always, further reductions on Sue's fee and payment plans are available on request.
A deposit of R1500 to R2500 (R1500 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place. You are welcome to pay in installments and the full balance is due before the retreat unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Massage @ R650
Yoga/Embodied Movement: to be confirmed
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 8 Sep
Please email proof of payment as well as confirmation of your booking including your contact number 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.