15th June – 15th September every year

The Hermitage Property
Sarine in the Hamock
Morning Balcony View
Meditation View


Please arrive at The Hermitage on the 14th of June for an introduction meeting.

Retreaters can choose from one, two or three months of retreat (beginning on the 15th of June, the 15th of July and the 15th of August) and are asked to commit to the entire month or months in silence here at The Hermitage. Each morning will include a one hour group meditation and a reading from an Advaita master or text, while the rest of the day will be for individual practice in the hall, gardens, private beach or personal cabins.

Continuous retreat support is available through writing letters to the retreat guides if needed. Meals will be brought to each participant´s individual cabin so that they are not disturbed and may eat alone when ready. Each participant will receive a book containing the ninety readings on Self Enquiry that have been selected from the teachings of various masters of this tradition.


6.00 – 8.00am – Meditation
8.00 – 9am – Self-Practice
9.00 am – Breakfast
10.00 – 12.30am – Self-Practice
12.30pm – Lunch
1.00 – 6.30pm – Self-Practice
6.30 – Dinner
7.00pm onwards – Self-Practice

Header Hermitage
Meditation Teacher sitting alone
Three Volcanos
Breakfast Food


The guides for this retreat will be the owners of The Hermitage – Emma and Severin Geser. Both Emma and Severin are experienced practitioners and meditation retreat teachers and have started The Hermitage to provide a place for practitioners to dive more deeply into their practice through solo, dark and group silent retreats all year round.


  • Daily Meditation
  • Daily Reading about Advaita Vedanta
  • 24 hour retreat support (in silence)
  • Retreat Book containing all ninety readings
  • 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


The cost for the retreat, including all meals, accommodation is as follows.

DORM – $1050 per month
PRIVATE ROOM – $1200 per month
TREE HOUSE & COTTAGE – $1650 per month
FOREST CABIN – $1950 per month
CASA BLANCA – $2250 per month


ready for a Three month retreat?

contact us

+502 4816 1361

We respond to all emails personally so please expect up to 24hrs before receiving a reply .
We do not answer emails on Sundays. Thank you for your understanding.

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