About Us

Each of you is perfect the way you are... and you can use a little improvement.Shunryu Suzuki

The global community of spiritual practitioners is growing, and we are gathering here, on Retreat Guru. Retreat Guru connects teachers, students, and retreat centers together. In a nutshell, we make it easier to find teachers and go on retreat.

Retreat Guru is a project of Blue Mandala. Founded in 1998, Blue Mandala builds websites and web services for spiritual retreat centers and teachers.

Contact Us

444 Baker Street, Nelson, BC, Canada

Our Team

  • Deryk Wenaus
    CEO & Co-Founder

    Deryk has two decades of experience as a programmer and project manager and has completed over 50 IT projects. He is a long-time buddhist and non-dual practitioner.

  • Cameron Wenaus
    COO & Co-Founder

    Cameron is a project manager, designer and marketing advisor. He has been managing IT projects for over 15 years including 4 years as IT Manager for Shambhala International.

  • Christine Crawford
    Business Administrator

    Christine has over 15 years experience in office administration and bookkeeping, she is dedicated to keeping the office running smoothly.

  • Ryan Dury

    Ryan is like a Victorinox Swiss Army knife, using his tool-set to design, develop and strategize how to survive in the backwoods.

  • Ben Irving
    Software Engineer

    Ben was born and raised in Nelson, BC. If you can pull him away from the Linux command line, you will find him sitting peacefully amongst massive Cedar and Hemlock trees in the Old Growth Forest.

  • Cloud Edwards
    Computer Mage

    Cloud tried to build a robot, but had to learn how to code. He learnt Python, built Pong, an Android App, then dove into web development. Cloud enjoys skateboarding, making music, doing taxes, solving horrid technical problems, and building things people care about.

  • Terri Davies
    Retreat Center Maven

    Terri is an early adopter of new ideas, has a passion for connecting with conscious business owners, and loves to meet others on the awakening journey in one form or another. Her motto: "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done".

  • Andrea Kennedy
    Project Manager

  • Michelle Heinz
    Project Manager

  • Darcy Kopas
    Retreat Consultant

Events, retreats, teachers & centers
$50 million
Processed by our booking system each year
and 1433 cities
17 years
Our team has deep roots in the retreat industry

Free Retreat Givewaway

We love you. And because we do, we're giving away another free retreat.

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.