A week in silence to settle down


January 3 to 9, 2025









January 3 to 9, 2025

This week of silence offers you a unique chance to settle down and meet yourself in a new state of inner calm.

Inwardness, awakening and deep peace

My invitation

During this week of presence, the essence of our practice will be inspired by the vipassana method. Vipassana is the pure essence of meditation. This form of meditation transcends all the world’s Buddhist traditions and yoga schools. It is the oldest form of meditation taught for centuries in Asia.

Vipassana is so simple and direct, that it enables a radical encounter with all that lies hidden within oneself and demands to be “seen” in order to be liberated.

The ultimate aim of this practice is to liberate the self from all that is false, and reach a state of Samadhi. In this state, an indestructible inner peace emerges, and consciousness finally regains its natural fullness.

Teaching topics will include

The basics of meditation

The joyful effort

Being in a state of witness

Smile at your ego

The illusions of the mind

The great silence


The essence of self

The path to freedom

From the ancient Sanskrit word, Samadhi alludes to the transcendent union that lies at the root of all true spirituality and self-discovery. All sages throughout history have explored this original state of total liberation and ecstasy: Samadhi!

Retreat schedule


7 am to 9 am

First practice


9.30 am



11 am to 12 pm

Second practice


1 pm to 2 pm

Third practice


2.30 pm



5 pm to 6 pm

Fourth practice


6 pm

Tea break


7 pm to 8 pm

Fifth practice

your guide

Martin Bilodeau

Martin is an inspired and playful yogi. He has been teaching with passion for over 10 years and continues to travel the world to further his personal exploration. 

Winter 2025

January 3 to 9, 2025

Practical Information


Silent retreat!

The entire retreat is lived in complete communal silence.

There will be a sharing circle on the last morning before departure.


Retreat language

The teachings and guided practices will take place under the benevolent guidance of Martin Bilodeau, in ENGLISH ONLY.


The retreat runs continuously from January 3 to January 9, 2025. The program begins on Friday with a welcome at 3pm, a meal at 6pm and a first practice at 8pm, and ends on Thursday morning.

Cost of the retreat


USD $400

per person

Exceptionally, this retreat is offered at 50% of the usual cost of our signature retreats, to enable as many people as possible to enjoy this transformative inner experience.

No one is turned away for financial reasons. Contact us to discuss your options!


USD $270

per person

double occupancy, shared bathroom

this rate includes accommodation for 6 nights

Meal plan

USD $300

per person

6-day meal plan including pre-breakfast, lunch and dinner

Total cost of the retreat

USD $970

per person

double occupancy, shared bathroom

Terms and conditions

We require a minimum of 10 people for a group.


We will require a 25% deposit upon reservation for this minimum, a second 25% fee 30 days before the event, and the balance upon arrival, adjusted to the final number of participants in the event.

The 25% deposit is based on 10 participants in double occupancy in a standard room.

We offer free accommodation to any accompanying person from 14 participants.

All deposits are final and non-refundable.

Payment schedule 



50% of the retreat amount at the time of booking


Balance of payment (50% of the retreat amount, plus applicable taxes) 7 days before the start of the retreat

Deadline : December 27, 2024



25% of the cost of accommodation at the time of booking


25% of the cost of accommodation 30 days before the start of the retreat

Deadline : December 3, 2024


The balance of payment (50% of the accommodation and food package) will be made 7 days before the start of the retreat.

Deadline: December 27, 2024


Book your place now!

Make your deposit

Reserve your place now by making your USD $200 deposit, plus 25% of the chosen accomodation.

The deposit is calculated on the cost of hosting the retreat.

Choose your accomodation

When making your reservation, please indicate your choice of accommodation.

We’ll take care of booking your accommodation at the Pachalegria Center for you.

Booking confirmation

Receive confirmation of your booking and instructions for the retreat.

30 days before the start of the retreat, you will receive a payment link to pay half of your accommodation. Finally, 1 week before the start of the retreat, you’ll receive the payment link to pay the remainder (retreat balance, accommodation balance and food package if chosen).