30th May– 31st June every year

Lakefront view from the Hermitage
Meditation with view on the Vulcanos
Morning Silent Meditation
Luna taching Meditation Retreat


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.

IMPORTANT: Please arrive at the lake at the 30th of May so that you can join the introduction meeting and personal interviews with the teachers at 10 AM on the 30th of May.


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

The Hermitage GArden
Food is on the table
Morning Group Meditation
Meditation Teacher sitting alone


Our beautiful guest teachers Luna Cobasses-Coral and Claudiu Vaduva will offer this retreat each year at The Hermitage. They come from an Advaita and Self Enquiry background and have been trained at the Hridaya School of Yoga and Meditation. Both Luna and Claudiu are very experienced practitioners and meditation retreat teachers and teach silent meditation retreats based on Self Enquiry and Advaita Vedanta around the world.


  • Daily Meditation
  • Daily Hatha Yoga
  • Daily Lectures on different spiritual topics
  • Daily guidance and advice about integration into daily life
  • 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


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

If you have previously attended a ten day Hridaya Retreat discounts apply.

ready for a 30 day retreat?

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+502 4816 1361

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We do not answer emails on Sundays. Thank you for your understanding.

San Pablo La Laguna
Lake Atitlan – Guatemala