‘ 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.
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.
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.
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.
solitary & dark
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 Vegetarian meals per day (Vegan or Gluten Free is 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
what visitors say
ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE
I did my first dark retreat here. Severin supported me super well before and after the retreat. I was in there for 10 days feeling save and supported by the surrounding. The food is nice and healthy. I would definitely recommend this place to stay for a (dark) retreat. Make sure you join the morning classes with Severin. They start at 6.30 and take around 2 hours. Its playing with different exercise connecting with yourself.
I’ve been going to The Hermitage once a year for 3 years now. It has been such an integral part of walking my spiritual path and allowing me a peaceful, beautiful space to grow. It feels like my Guatemalan home away from home here. The community is kind, the grounds are a little slice of heaven, and the vegetarian food is absolutely amazing! I look forward to returning year after year.
Barrett Perlman, United States
SOLITARY AND DARK RETREAT
I love this place. It is a beautiful Sanctuary which allows to have the best meditation and solitude retreats surrounded by nature and the sacred Lake Atitlán. The service and food are amazing, full of love and care. Definetly the best conditions to go deeper into your spiritual practice. I just finished there a 30-Day Silent Meditation Retreat with Claudiu Vaduva and has been one of the most profound experiences along the path ❤️🌟🕉 I'll come back for a Dark Retreat for sure
10 DAY RETREAT
‘ SOLITUDE ISN'T LONELINESS.
– Victoria Erickson
Solitude is when the entire universe seems to surround and hold you quietly.’
cultivating inner connection
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.
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.
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.