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The cost for the retreat, including all meals, accommodation and teachings is as follows:
DORM (Four private beds, shared bathroom) –  $2100

PRIVATE ROOM (One bed, shared bathroom) – $2500

TREE HOUSE & COTTAGE (Private house for one person, private bathroom) – $2800

FOREST CABIN & CASA BLANCA (Private house for one person, private bathroom) – $3000


5 – 7am – Meditation

7 – 9am – Hatha Yoga
9 – 9.30am – Breakfast
9.30 – 10am – Karma Yoga
10am – 12pm – Lecture

12 – 12.30pm – Meditation

12.30 – 3.30pm – Lunch
3.30 – 6.30pm – Meditation and Self Practice
6.30 – 7pm – Dinner
7 – 8pm – Q&A
7.30 – 8.15pm – Evening Lecture

8– 8.45pm – Meditation
9pm – Bedtime


Several guest teachers will offer this retreat each year at The Hermitage.

All of them come from an Advaita and Self Enquiry background and have been trained at the Hridaya School of Yoga and Meditation.

what is included


• Daily Meditatio & Hatha Yoga.
• Daily guidance and advice about integration into daily life.
• Daily Lectures on different spiritual topics.
• Meditation Techniques from different traditions to deepen practice.

• Three delicious vegetarian meals per day.
• Accommodation in either the dormitory, private room or private cabin.
• Access to beautiful permaculture gardens, private beach and dock for practice.

1th June– 30st June 2022.



Please arrive at The Hermitage on the 30th of May for an introduction meeting.

We ask that participants make a commitment to join the entire retreat and keep a vow of silence for the whole thirty days. The retreat will involve a beautiful schedule of meditation, hatha yoga, and daily teachings on Advaita Vedanta (Non Duality), Self Enquiry Method, Meditation Practices from Sufism, Buddhism and Christianity, and Sacred Poetry.

 The morning session (before lunch) will be guided and include a one hour lecture, guided hatha yoga and meditation, while the afternoon session will be for group self practice and individual contemplation. The emphasis of the teachings will be on meditation and is designed to become gradually more advanced in depth, and also more spacious as the retreat goes on. There will be plenty of time also for silent contemplation in the beautiful Hermitage gardens or beside the lake on our private beach or dock.


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.