Silent stay retreat hermitage
the gift of simple peace
Heartfulness Meditation & meditative movement
Heartfulness meditation and sacred silence brings us back to our source of inner peace. This meditation practice leads us to receiving our heart essence, the natural radiant presence of our being. Every retreat is an opportunity to enjoy awareness without all the mental traffic. The retreat invites us to live in the moment. Here we see, hear, taste, touch and feel life directly without the filter of our constant thoughts.
We offer year round silent retreats with heartfulness meditation and meditative movement. This unique & spacious European style Retreat Hermitage, serves up to 9 guests on personal retreat.
We are located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area on the backroads of Solano County on the way to Lake Berryessa & Napa.
9:00 - 10:00 am Morning Meditation
10:00 One-on-one retreat guidance
11:00 - 12:00 Meditative Movement
12:00 - 7:00 pm Personal Practice
7:00 - 7:30 pm Evening Mediation
Personal Practice ~ is your time to deepen into your retreat as you chose. Finding your own rhythm for personal awareness practice, reflection, walking, softening, resting, reading, letting go, journaling, hiking, enjoying the contemplative life and being heartfully present.
Whether this is your first meditation retreat or you have been enjoying them for years, people from all backgrounds are welcome.
recommendations & reviews of silent stay near napa, california and our sister center in assisi, italy
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Learn to embrace the digital detox (2015)
NAPA VALLEY REGISTER
The Sounds of Silence (2013)
Travel & Leisure Magazine
9 Best Meditation Retreats of the World (2008)
"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
Step out of the busy-ness of daily life and into the sanctuary of your heart.