Always begin at sunset the day before your first day, and end at sunrise the day after your final day.
The below prices are including two delicious meals delivered to you each day.
Please take into consideration that our Dark Retreats are always fully booked at least three months in advance when contacting us with your request.
The Hermitage does not allow the use of any drugs, tobacco, alcohol or any other plant medicine during your retreat.
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PACKAGES PER PERSON 2023
To reserve the Dark Retreat
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3 DAY DARK RETREAT
+Two Nights before & One Night After in a private Room with food included
(6 Days Total)
5 DAY DARK RETREAT
+Two Nights before & Two Nights After in a private Room with food included
(9 Days Total)
7 DAY DARK RETREAT
+Two Nights before & Three Nights After in a private Room with food included
(12 Days Total)
10 DAY DARK RETREAT
+Two Nights before & Four Nights After in a private Room with food included
(16 Days in total)
BECOMING VULNERABLE & DARK ROOM RETREATS
HEALING TRAUMA IN THE DARKNESS
by Bishop Reid
40 DAYS DARK RETREAT AT THE
BUDDHA CAVE & TARA ROOM
Built in 2015 entirely from natural river stones, cement and crystals, our large ‘TARA ROOM’ Dark Retreat is submerged into the hillside and is entered through a special underground tunnel. Resting predominantly under the earth at the base of a sacred copal tree, retreaters will experience the embrace of mother earth as they ‘return to the womb’ of darkness and silence.
Our ‘BUDDHA CAVE’ Dark Retreat is the newest addition (2019) to The Hermitage and is built entirely from natural adobe and bamboo. It is positioned at the top of our hill behind a huge Amate Tree (sacred Central American tree, quite rare around the Lake), and is beautifully designed to awaken the Buddha nature in all who retreat inside.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A DARK RETREAT?
by Shobhali Jiwnani
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.