The Facility


dark retreat sanctuary

Our dark room in Italy is part of a yoga & meditation retreat center in Tuscany, a serene refuge nestled deep in the woods away from it all and yet only an hour’s drive to Pisa and Florence so one has the opportunity to enjoy Italy’s beauty before or after the retreat if they wish to do so.

Coming to The Sanctuary has often been described as entering another world, “a world of peace and quiet”. The dark room is spacious and comfortable with a queen bed, shower and compost toilet, specially designed double door with a food slot and ample ventilation.


Lago Atitlan

The Guatemalan dark room is located on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Tzununa/San Marcos La Laguna are Mayan villages next to each other, known as the ‘yoga capital of Central America’ with a laid-back atmosphere and incredible views of the lake’s three volcanoes.

dark retreat earth bag dome

The Dark Retreat Dome

Our darkness retreat dome is situated outside Tzununa in a quiet ashram environment with optimal conditions. It offers a specially designed ventilation system, a shower and toilet and a double door system for food supply.