‘ WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS WHAT IS LOOKING’
– St Francis of Assisi
There is now more than ever a deep need to come back to ourselves. Being grounded in this inner sense of connection. 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 to raise the volume of your inner world so that you can align with you you are truly are, without the constant stimulation of the outer world.
This is where you discover your being. Only from this place, you are able to bring that unique and authentic version back into the world - to live your soul's path.
THE HERMITAGE IS A
INITIATION & DARK RETREAT CENTER
Set on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala.
This is a place where you can befriend your fears, return to clarity and cultivate the inner connection you have been longing for.
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
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.
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 and natural environment.
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
Temazcal once a week (Central American Sauna)
Access to extensive gardens and lake access
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 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.
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