The following extra services are not included in our daily rates, but are very popular with our guests.
Here are some of the highlights we have to offer:
Additional overnight stays before and after your retreat
You’d like to come a night early or stay with us after for a while after your retreat? You are free to stay longer, of course:
Rates per night/person
€39 Single room
€29 Double room
€25 Triple room
€17 Overnight stay in our seminar room on a mattress – mattress and bed linen provided
€12 Overnight stay in our seminar room with your own sleeping bag or air mattress, or in your own tent/camper in our attractive grounds (in the summer).
Children under 11 years who sleep in their parent’s beds stay free of charge. Children and adolescents up to 14 years may stay in their parent’s rooms for half the usual price.
Of course, bed linen and towels are provided free of charge.
Many of our guests have their aura photo taken before and after the Darkness Retreat. For this purpose, we have a special camera which shows your complete Aura on a computer screen. This serves as a wonderful introduction to your process of change in the darkness, as well as a visual representation of your transformation. After some intense energy work in the dark, the aura changes significantly for most people.
There’s nothing as pleasant as a nice massage in the dark. In cooperation with our talented masseuses, we offer relaxing massages during your time in the darkness. A number of different techniques are available, such as sport massages, relaxation massages or Ayurvedic massages.
Singing Bowl Massage
The vibrations and sounds created by the Tibetan singing bowl are particularly intense in the darkness. Enjoy this wonderful experience during your retreat.
If you feel the desire to use a prayer chain, mala beads or a different power object (e.g. Shiva Lingam), we have various items available in our small shop here at the retreat centre, or alternatively you can buy them from our spiritual online shop before you arrive. Some of the more powerful objects are not for sale, but will be utilised by Bharati during your spiritual work in the dark. Spiritbalance-Shop
Chocolate & Sweets (;
We really love raw chocolate. And raw food bars. In short, we have a penchant for all the delicious raw sweets you could think of. If you desire something sweet, we can help you out in no time.
Sometimes, people may want to send a message to a guest during their Darkness Retreat, or a situation arises that inevitably requires some form of communication with the outside world. In this case, we will be happy to take care of your phone calls and E-Mails.
Train Station Transfer
Although there is a bus service to Sasbachwalden from Achern train station (Achern Hauptbahnhof/HBF), there is a 15-20 minute walk uphill to our retreat centre from the bus stop (Sasbachwalden Straubenhöfen). If you prefer a more direct transfer to our location, we would be happy to call you a taxi.
If you choose to stay for a longer period of time, we will be happy to do the laundry for you. We only use biological detergents, so your freshly cleaned clothes will have a wonderful fragrance.