After 28 years of facilitatingrelationships courses of all kinds,and 9 hugely successfulResidential and 4 Online Retreats,Lady Elizabeth and Team are excited toinvite you to join us for our5th ISM GlobalOnline Retreat!


Why does this Theme appeal to all of us who consider joining the Retreat, or have already done so? One of the reasons could be that it is the focus in this moment of time, as we are in the middle of an 8-year

“…meaning that what is called for is a keen sense of BALANCE, or JUSTICE, if you like. The (8) vibration is about Dynamic Stability. Balance within nature is NEVER static, for it is the polar opposite of INERTIA. Therefore balance implies treading what Christ referred to as the RAZOR-EDGED PATH, for unless we DISCRIMINATE with great CARE, and ACT with PRECISION, the resultant consequences gravitate towards either positive or negative, and thereby set off a violent swinging back and forth between the poles which naturally results in HUGE con-fusion for ALL concerned. Remember here the true meaning of con-fusion!”

(Please check, Numerology, the year 2006, article 268)

In order to keep the dynamic – and to keep up with the Dynamic! 😀 – we have to take action: in a measured, confident and careful way, but still act! Because otherwise we get stuck and have to be kicked to start moving again!

How to take wise action?! By always practicing intelligent co-operation, starting from our own heart and mind!

Intelligent co-operation is one of the eternal themes in all ISM Courses and Retreats, and we will have the opportunity right here and now to hone these tools… and indeed we will be pushed to do so. We could also acknowledge how good it is that we can make use of them!

So, if we push too much to achieve something and it does not work, we have to look at how we are out of balance. Perhaps we could rather get busy discovering what we are overlooking in our logical desire to get the “most important” job done?!

Overall, we are challenged to act in an adult fashion! Though this may seem overwhelming at first, if we manage to meet this challenge impeccably and with some success, we can earn very fulfilling rewards in terms of strength*!

What do we mean by “Retreat”?

We use the word “retreat” in its true meaning of the word. The true meaning of RE-TREATING lies in RE-ASSESSING and RE-EVALUATING everything you THINK you have always known about yourself.

So, the floor is yours! 😀

* What do we mean by “strength”?

We are constantly surrounded by life and therefore by guidance, but we need to embrace this with the heart and not with the mind. If we have the strength, which implies personal power, to listen to and to act upon the heart then of course, we must and will bring about that type of completion within all of our endeavours that allows for bringing about the new.

What do we mean by “personal power”?

The only power there is is the product of perception, and only you can bring about that perception. Only you can change that perception, and only you can enhance or diminish that perception, purify it or taint it, clarify it or distort it. In other words, you already hold within your hands all the power you need in order to bring about within your life anything and everything you wish for.

The only thing you need to do is to claim the power that is already yours. Once you have taken ownership of what you already have, more and more power is generated of its own accord.

Workings of the Retreat

I interact with participants at the Retreats based on what is most pressing in your life in the moment. In this way you can gain practical insight into why your life is unfolding as it is, and with the support of my team and your Retreat group you will then be given the necessary tools and feedback with which to handle your challenges effectively and thereby, not only gaining personal power, but also uplifting yourself and all around you.

Vision – Global Retreats

In this age of science and technology there is enough proof that our levels of stress are directly proportional to the amount of support that we do or do not have in our lives to balance out this stress. The more we isolate ourselves and lose connection with others the more dis-stress we experience.

To facilitate connection, warmth and camaraderie that are sorely lacking in our world, our vision at ISM is to host two global ISM Retreats per annum. These Retreats will be open to anyone to join us. You do not need first to have completed an ISM course. We would love for you to join us.

The Retreats are experiential in nature and we provide a theme for the Retreat beforehand. You will find working within a group of like-hearted people a very power-full experience.

About Elizabeth Schnugh

Elizabeth founded and is Director of the Institute for the Study of Man. The Courses and Retreats offered through the Institute have been developed to give people valuable insights, as well as practical tools, so that they can effect meaningful and lasting change in their lives.

Elizabeth Schnugh – Seeker by heart and with great passion for sharing, started her career as a Chartered Accountant. She was Financial Director of a multi-national company subsidiary for many years. As she reached the height of her career, and as her work brought her into touch with an increasingly wide cross-section of people, Elizabeth began to realise that her talents and fate did not lie in the corporate world but in helping people to help themselves. In 1991 she embarked upon a new journey, first of all training in the humanitarian disciplines, and then in 1996 becoming a full-time teacher.

Elizabeth has a simple, honest and highly practical approach in guiding people to look within their unique life experiences to find their own answers. This approach is immensely uplifting and empowering, since you will learn how to solve any problem or challenge that comes your way.

Retreat details

Where? Online.

Friday, 12 April 2023: from 4 pm to 6:30 pm SAST and from 7:30 pm to 10 pm SAST.
Saturday, 13 April 2023: from 4 pm to 6:30 pm SAST and from 7:30 pm to 10 pm SAST.
Sunday, 14 April 2023: from 4 pm to 6:30 pm SAST and from 7:30 pm to 11 pm SAST.

Post-Retreat Meeting: Sunday, 21 April, from 5:30 pm SAST to 7:30 pm SAST.

(Check SAST – South African Standard Time – now here. Note that the hours are chosen in a way that makes possible the participation from around the Globe.)


You can arrange the payment by contacting the Retreat Organiser, Milen Ivanov, on +359 88 979 6437, or email:

The numbers of participants is limited, first come first served. To secure your place at the Retreat, your fee must be paid in full to the Retreat Organiser by January 31st 2024.

Language of instruction? The Retreat will be conducted in English.

We look forward to youjoining us on this nextstep in our journey!

Milen Ivanov
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