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SPRING RETREAT: Joyful New Beginnings

9 September, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11 September, 2022 @ 1:30 pm UTC+2

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 who have never attended a silent retreat, 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 once-off, pre-retreat individual session is required if you haven't yet had one with Sue. This provides greater containment and enhances and deepens the silent retreat experience for yourself and for the group. The additional session fee of R975 for 50 mins (or R800 for 30 mins) is fully covered by Medical Aid and can be reduced if necessary. Please contact Sue on sue.stillmind@gmail.com to arrange a time.

A few places will be made available for those only able to stay for one night from Friday - Saturday. Please enquire for details.

Bookings: admin@stillmindretreats.com

Pricing & Accommodation

Single En-suite Accommodation & Food: R3950
Teacher's Fee: R3000
Total: R6950

Shared en-suite Accommodation & Food (available to couples/friends only): R2950 per person
Teacher's Fee: R3000 per person
Total: R5950 per person

As always, further reductions on Sue's fee and payment plans are available on request.

A deposit of R1500 to R2000 (R1500 of which is non-refundable) confirms your place. You are welcome to pay in installments and the full balance is due by the 2 September unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.

Optional Extras:

Massage @ R600

Yoga/Embodied Movement: R525 for 3; R370 for 2 and R200 for 1
Helen Altman will be offering three embodied movement classes on Saturday and Sunday @ 7h10am and on Saturday at 5pm. Helen has a very long- standing meditation practice and ran the Stillness Sanctuary in McGregor for many years before returning to Cape Town. She offers gentle, flowing movement embodiment classes, drawing on her decades of expertise in the areas of therapeutic and mindful yoga, qigong, dance and breathwork. No prior experience is required and her classes are a wonderful support and deepening of our sitting meditation practice. Helen, who also offers private Ayurvedic consultations, can be found on Facebook here. She will have 2 Ayurvedic massage slots available this weekend.

Bank Details

Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 9 September

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.


9 September, 2022 @ 6:00 pm UTC+2
11 September, 2022 @ 1:30 pm UTC+2
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Mont Fleur Conference Centre
Upper Blaauwklippen Road
Stellenbosch , Western Cape 7600 South Africa
021 880 1112
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