Dark Room Retreats

Immerse Yourself in Darkness
to Reveal Your Inner Light

“Darkness within darkness. The Gateway to all understanding.” –Lao Tzu

Dark Room Retreats are an ancient practice from the Ayurvedic and Tantric traditions. In such retreats, your teacher is darkness itself. You enter a room specially designed to admit no light and spend a number of days in darkness in order to reveal your inner light. It is an experience like no other and brings about a profound shift of consciousness.

Read more about Dark Room Retreats here and experience one for yourself!

Being in the Dark Room is a lot like being anywhere else, except that certain realities are much more obvious. It is the closest experience to Pure Existence, absolutely simple and vast and luminous all at the same time. In the dark, meditation is not something you do but something you are.

Pricing and Registration

Welcome to our Dark Room Retreats in the village of Saint-Just-d’Avray, near the Hridaya Yoga France center.

The two Dark Rooms (each about 25 square meters) are ideal for solitary retreats and are specifically designed for this purpose. They feature good ventilation systems, comfortable queen-size beds, and bathrooms (shower, sink, and toilet). There is a “food box” through which meals can be served and notes may be sent to your host. Linens and towels are provided.

Please note that Dark Room Retreats are meant to unfold in noble silence (mauna) to encourage the process of interiorization.



Your Host

Bérengère is a teacher at Hridaya Yoga France. As your host, she will care for you during your retreat, providing you with meals if requested, answering any questions you might have, and guiding you if the need arises. She will offer you an orientation session before the start of the retreat and a post-retreat debriefing.



Before a booking can be confirmed, please note that the process will include filling out this questionnaire and potentially conducting a preliminary interview. You can begin your booking either by emailing Bérengère at monteeharmonie@gmail.com or by filling out the questionnaire. The current availability of the rooms can also be found here.




€ 60 per night for 2-5 nights
€ 55 per night for 6-14 nights


All meals are vegetarian, organic, and made with love.

Full meal plan: € 28,- a day
Breakfast: € 6,- each
Lunch: € 12,- each
Dinner: € 10,- each


€ 35.00 one-time cleaning fee


Have a Question? Contact Bérengère