"What you are looking for
is what is looking"
¬ St Francis of Assisi
Welcome to The hermitage
The Hermitage is a Solitary and Dark Retreat Center, set on the shores of Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala.
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, quiet and natural environment.
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.
Solitary and dark retreats include...
create your own retreat with us at the hermitage.
you 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
Included in your Retreat
All Solitary and Dark Retreats are supported with delicious and
wholesome vegetarian meals each day, and access to an
excellent library of spiritual books. Also available are individual guided meditation or yoga classes and one-on-one retreat guidance.
Practitioners may choose a retreat of any length from a minimum of five days up to many months and can structure their daily schedule according to their own needs and experience. The Hermitage recommends a commitment to silence for the length of stay and welcomes all practices and traditions To further deepen the inner silence,
The Hermitage is a wifi-free zone and we do not hire our center out to outside groups.
The hermitage Family
we are taking care of you
The founders of The Hermitage, Emma Carruthers and Severin Geser, and their two children Benzra and Nila, are here to support you during your retreat for anything you might need. Whether it is a new meditation technique, spiritual advice, a nourishing meal or a playful giggle, we would love to have you join our quiet little paradise on the lake, and welcome you to join our Hermitage family.
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San Pablo La Laguna
Lake Atitlan – Guatemala
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