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 grew out of our former company Blue Mandala. Founded in 1998, Blue Mandala built websites and web services for spiritual retreat centers and teachers.

Contact Us

303 Vernon 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.

  • Cloud Edwards
    Computer Mage

    Cloud tried to build a robot, but had to learn how to code. Cloud enjoys skateboarding, making music, doing taxes, solving horrid technical problems, and building things people care about.

  • Michelle Heinz
    Project Manager

    Michelle started as one of our clients when she introduced our software to her team at the Clear Sky Retreat Center. Her passion for new experiences and waking up, has made for great alignment with our vision. She is less sheepish now that she's out of New Zealand.

  • Nick Albright
    Project Manager

    16 years of running IT projects, a decade of pursuing a yoga practise, 5 years of exploring meditation, a life time of hoping to make a difference... and finally it all finds a home with the team at Retreat Guru.

  • Shayne Kasai

    Shayne has been writing code for over 19 years. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and composing music for film.

  • Sonja Logtenberg
    Customer Care

  • Eli Finer

  • Olivia Stille
    Product Manager

  • Andy Chute

  • Joanne Clarke
    Project Manager

  • Jenny Dion
    Content and Social Media

  • Prem Selver

  • Louis Butterfield

Events, retreats, teachers & centers
$65+ million
Processed by our booking system each year
and 2058 cities
20 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:

To be. Susan

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.