Please note that retreating in the dark is an advanced practice that is not to be approached lightly. It is important to enter the retreat in a moment of stable body-mind and with an established mindfulness practice. We recommend to start with a few days, but ultimately it is up to you for how long you would like to retreat.
Location: between Florence & Pisa, at a sanctuary deep in the chestnut forests of Tuscany.
WE NOW OFFER TWO INDEPENDENT DARK ROOMS IN ITALY:
- Metta Bhavana (‘Loving kindness‘) is meant for retreats of 7+ days and can also accommodate a couple (double mattress, 35 sqm, hot shower).
- Upekkha (‘Equanimity‘) is meant for retreats of up to 7 days (single mattress, 20 sqm, no shower)
From our years of experience, we highly recommend to plan a day or two of Integration after your Dark Retreat journey to allow your system to adapt and process the experience.
Packages Metta Bhavana Room
7 nights Dark Retreat + one night Integration: €860
10 nights Dark Retreat + 2 nights Integration: €1295
14 nights Dark Retreat + 2 nights Integration: €1725
21 nights Dark Retreat + 3 nights Integration: €2590
Please inquire for longer retreats, there is a discount available.
Packages Upekkha Room
3 nights Dark Retreat + one night Integration: €394
5 nights Dark Retreat + one night Integration: €590
7 nights Dark Retreat + one night Integration: €790
All above rates include two vegan meals per day (+dinner on arrival day & breakfast on departure day), drinking water, weekly cleaning & change of linens, as well as on-demand counseling and complimentary pick up / drop off at the nearest train station. For Integration nights you will be offered one of our beautiful in-house private rooms.
Available meal options include vegan, gluten free, raw, smoothies and always come with herbal infusions from our garden.
Entry is between 6 pm and 10 pm, exit between 5 am and 9 am. Extra days for integration at the Sanctuary might be available on request as a personal retreat depending on our event schedule.
*If you have already studied or done retreats with us, we are happy to offer you a special discount, please inquire.
OUR GUATEMALAN LOCATION IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
The Space holder & Care taker for your dark retreat journey will be Arpita Kshama Devi, an experienced yogini, meditator & mindfulness teacher of many years. Find out more about her HERE.
Booking & Cancellation:
A non-refundable advance payment in full is required at the time of booking as canceled retreat periods are notoriously hard to re-book due to intricacy of scheduling. In case of changes of dates we do offer a reduced rate of 50% until two months before the starting date of your original retreat.
If you can provide a replacement person for your canceled retreat, we are happy to accommodate such changes without charge.