‘ SOLITUDE ISN'T LONELINESS.
– Victoria Erickson
Solitude is when the entire universe seems to surround and hold you quietly.’
solitary & dark retreat center in Guatemala
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SINCE 2014 WE PIONEERED DARKNESS RETREATS AT LAKE ATITLAN IN GUATEMALA
with more than 600 dark retreats we hosted for over 40 different nationalities.
SOLITARY - SILENT - DARK
We currently run two darkness rooms in parallel and are looking to EXPAND
into four on the running retreat facility and have adjacent property available for development.
Our dark retreats are currently booked out six months in advance with a long waiting list and five new inquiries a day.
AND THE MOVEMENT HAS HARDLY JUST BEGUN.
HOSTING DARKNESS RETREATS SINCE 2014
600 CLIENTS FROM +40 COUNTRIES
16 BEDS (EXPANDING INTO 20)
2 DARKNESS RETREAT ROOMS (EXPANDING INTO 4)
ROI OF 10%
ADJACENT PROPERTY OPEN FOR DEVELOPMENT
QUIET LAKESIDE PROPERTY AT LAKE ATITLAN
TEMPERATURES AROUND 25 DEGREES ALL YEAR ROUND
100% SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
TEMAZCAL / SWEATLODGE
Our retreat facility is directly at the shores of Lake Atitlan in the Mayan Motherlands - close to the quiet town of San Pablo.
We currently operate 1 acre and directly adjacent have another acre suitable for development.
We envision building another two darkness retreat chambers on the running property by the end of 2023.
For the adjacent property we invite suitable business models that invite silence, healing, Yoga, detox and personal development.
You might say, it’s just an acre running and just another adjacent acre.
But everybody that knows Lake Atitlan knows that A PROPERTY THAT SIZE IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND.
THE WISDOM OF
Prices are skyrocketing since years. We are not looking for the highest bidder, but
ONE THAT SHARES OUR VISION OF MAKING THE WISDOM OF DARKNESS AVAILABLE TO MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE.
We plan to build two more dark retreats and continue to use of our two existing ones for a total of four on the running property.
At $150/night booked out 340 days of the year - we would gross $200k with the darkness retreats alone. In parallel we have longer silence retreats and a stable and growing cashflow of roundabout $150k per year, with a stable increase of 20% of revenue over the last years. And hardly any investment into marketing at all.
We are searching for a minority share of $250k for the running retreat center and another $250k to stake a piece of the part of the adjacent property and expand our operations there.
We envision building additional cabins to host retreats who wish to stay longer both before and after their dark immersion, and a priority rate for accelerated scheduling.
WE ARE ASKING FOR
After self-funding $1mill+ in the current center - 2 acres, permits and improvements, we are seeking an additional investment of approximately $500k in the form of equity investment, secured or unsecured loans, loan guarantees, or other creative financing.
We are exploring all our options and are excited about bringing in deeply aligned strategic partners to join us in this unique offering and expanding this movement and the Wisdom of Darkness.
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.