Satyananda sees Silent Retreats as an opportunity for a sustained period of contemplation and introspection. The retreats are silent throughout, apart from your dialogues with Satyananda, so there is no need to interact with anyone and you can simply rest within.
There are two daily meetings with Satyananda - one in the morning and one in the evening. The rest of the time you can volunteer in the house (see below), rest, meditate, walk, sleep. Use of technology is not recommended.
For the last 9 years the Silent Retreats have been held in a beautiful private house in St Ives, with a peaceful atmosphere and lovely gardens where participants can feel supported and at rest. There is no external staff employed during the retreats so that participants can contribute towards activities such as cleaning and cooking if they wish to. Satyananda sees this as a unique and valuable opportunity for meditation through service.
Accommodation options range from shared rooms in the house and wooden cabins to camping on the grounds or external accommodation.
If you would like to stay in the house/cabins, please be aware that the places are limited, so make sure to book early. Some of the house places are on floor mattresses.
If you prefer single accommodation, we recommend that you book a room externally. There are many B&B options in St Ives and we can send you a list of the ones nearest to the house.
Many people choose to camp on the grounds, particularly in the summer. There are beautiful sea views from the camping field. Please bring your own camping equipment.
Retreat arranging your own accommodation: £440
Retreat with camping in the grounds: £475
Retreat with shared accommodation in the house/cabins: £540
A discount of £20 is available to everyone who books at least one month in advance.
Prices include three meals a day. The food is wholesome and varied, including vegetables, meat and fish. We are sorry that we are not able to cater for specific diets.
To book your place, please check availability first, by emailing [email protected]
Then send a £100 deposit (non-refundable and non-transferrable), payable to Satsang Foundation Ltd, to:
c/o Stelyana Spassova
30 Brackenbury Road
After your deposit is received you will get confirmation of your place and more information on how retreats run.
Finally, please pay the balance on arrival at the retreat.
Please feel free to email us with any queries: [email protected]
Our retreat home Loraine, St Ives, Cornwall