The gift of peace & quiet
We offer year round silent retreats with meditation and meditative movement. This spacious European style Retreat Hermitage, serves up to 9 guests on personal silent retreat. Accommodations
Located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Hermitage is a perfect place to "unplug". Guests call the retreats deeply restorative. In the silence we become aware of our expansive heart.
In exquisite nature and supportive environment, we share morning meditation & meditative movement and close each evening with meditation. Silence, nature's beauty, and meditation touches the place within us of inner peace.
Afternoons are free to rest, walk, read, meditate, journal, have a therapeutic massage, work in the garden or just be. Retreat guidance or private consultations are also available. See schedule
"Step out of the busy-ness of daily life
and into the sanctuary of your heart." Bruce Davis
Short and long term retreats from 3-9 days or 1-2 months. Dates & Costs
Resting on a mountaintop, with vistas in all directions, this healing environment is a sanctuary of peace & quiet. We are surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautiful countryside, rolling hills and farmland. Registration info
Whether this is your first retreat or you have been enjoying them for years, people from all backgrounds are welcome.
"Silence is the universal language of the heart".
"I am so grateful, for I have reconnected with that still, secret place in my heart. Thank you, Bruce & Ruth for creating such a special retreat. It truly is a sacred space and one which I will return to again & again.
Your warmth, kindness and guidance were welcoming and nurturing at a time when I really needed it. In the few days since my "reintegration" I have spent time incorporating small pieces of the retreat into my daily life; dropping into my heart space during daily seated meditation, using lessons I learned there and simply trying to go through the day gently.
While the silent retreat was not always easy I felt a profound shift in myself, one which has stayed with me. Thank you from the bottom of my deep heart. Your beauty and what you are offering the world is inspiring."
Much love and gratitude, Kate
Retreats with Bruce & Ruth Davis have been listed as,
"One of the Top Ten Meditation Retreats in the World"
by Travel Leisure Magazine (2008) and CNN (2013)