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HERMITAGE

‘ WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS WHAT IS LOOKING’

– St Francis of Assisi

THE HERMITAGE IS A
SOLITARY & DARK RETREAT CENTER

Set on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala.

Come befriend your fears, return to clarity and cultivate the inner connection you have been longing for.

Why do a retreat with us?

Most of us  have grown up learning to outsource our inner sense of truth and are now in desperate need to come back  to ourselves again. Being grounded in this inner sense of connection is essential to our ability to thrive in life.

The Hermitage provides a safe place to retreat from your daily life. Here, you have the unique opportunity to cultivate inner stillness and align with who you truly are without the external noise of the outside world.

This is where we return to the truest version of ourselves, and only from this place we are then able to bring that unique and authentic version back into the world to live our soul's purpose.

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YOUR EXPERIENCE

DARK RETREAT

SOLITARY RETREAT

GROUP RETREATS

We have several beautiful, peaceful cabins and rooms and two DARK RETREATS for meditators who are looking to DIVE DEEPER into their own practice in a beautiful, quiet and natural environment.

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ACCOMODATION

All cabins and rooms have a stunning view of the surrounding volcanoes and lake, access to our extensive gardens full of fruit trees and flowers and a private beach front for swimming.
Our two purpose-built Dark Retreats offer those with a steady meditation practice the opportunity to retreat alone in complete darkness and sensory deprevation.

what we

OFFER YOU

CREATE YOUR OWN RETREAT WITH US AT THE HERMITAGE

You can select the number of days, weeks or months, your accommodation, and how many delicious home cooked meals you would like delivered to you each day.

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RETREATS INCLUDE:

  • Private cabin, private room or dormitory bed

  • Morning Practice of around 1.5 hours from Monday to Saturday

  • Mediation Hall available for personal practice

  • Two wholesome Vegan meals per day (optional)

  • Water on the entire property is filtered

  • 24hr security on the property

  • Every week a Temazcal (Central American Sauna)

  • Access to extensive gardens and private lake access

  • Paddle boards 

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ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE

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‘ SOLITUDE ISN'T LONELINESS.

– Victoria Erickson

Solitude is when the entire universe seems to surround and hold you quietly.’

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cultivating inner connection

THE HERMITAGE

GUIDED MEDITATION

ACCEPTING BITCOIN

SAFE SPACE

HEALING PRACTICES

100% SUSTAINABLE

RETREATS

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WATER

ORGANIC

FOOD

SUNDAY

TEMAZCAL/

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what happens

DURING A RETREAT

During a retreat with us you will go through a three phase process which guides you from inner turmoil to inner connection.

ARRIVAL PHASE

Here you will begin a process of letting go, slowing down and disconnecting from the outside world in order to become more intimate with yourself.

INNER TRANSFORMATION PHASE

Here you will start to connect, embrace, and turn towards what is alive, comfortable or uncomfortable. You will cultivate a daily practice of anchoring in awareness.

INTEGRATION PHASE

Here you will evaluate what tools you take with after your time with us. Establish a new found sense of trust and inner connection in how you move forward and take aligned action.

ABOUT THE HERMITAGE

The Hermitage is a family owned retreat center founded by Severin and Emma Geser, who are both commited meditation practitioners and qualified meditation and yoga retreat leaders. They live with their children on the shores of Lake Atitlan and offer their beautiful property up for all those looking for solitude and peace.

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