Women

Gathering with a group of women for a retreat can be a transformational experience. Competition and judgemental comparison can be put aside, and a powerful space to cultivate wholeness, empowerment, and connectivity can be created in a safe and supportive setting. Retreats are often crafted around specific activities like yoga, wellness, dance, or meditation and often include an emphasis on supporting the strength and healing of the feminine by coming together with love and respect for ourselves.

When we add the element of spiritual practice in a women’s retreat, regardless of the specific spiritual lens, we have the opportunity to recognize the divine feminine in everyone and everything. Women’s retreats vary widely in their focus and content. That being said, when women gather together for a shared purpose, a deep sense of sisterhood is created. Participants often leave feeling inspired and deeply affirmed. Along with self-improvement, we can connect with other women and get to know one another on a deeper level. It’s common to leave a women’s retreat with a handful of new close friends!

  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Mark Nunberg began his meditation practice in 1982 and has been teaching meditation since 1990. He co-founded Common Ground Meditation Center in…
  • Yachats Oregon Yachats Oregon
    Co-creator of the Internatonal Gathering of Shaman and Global Vigil Fires, since 2007 Yachats Oregon, USA, Holland, and Peru Guide and teacher of…
  • Lisa Wilson Founder, The Raw Food Institute. Certified Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor Certified Fitness Trainer Founder, Parkfit: Outdoor…
  • California United States California United States
    Evalena Rose, M. A., enjoys offering MetaTherapy, couples work, multi-dimensional healing and channeled readings to help people heal emotionally and…
  • California United States California United States
    Michele challenges her clients to come into the truth of who they are, helping them draw from their wealth of natural creativity, balancing vision…
  • Diana Doherty, RHN, CR, CYI in 2012 named a VIP Member of Cambridge Who's Who for Excellence in Holistic Health and Wellness Services. Diana likes to…
  • Puja is a womens lifestyle coach, writer and speaker. She offers powerful health and wellness programs for professional women focused on stress-relief…
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Dave Smith is an internationally recognized Buddhist meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and published author. His background is…
  • Mark is a resident practitioner at Shakti Healing Circle in Hong Kong, a leading alternative healing center in Asia…
  • California United States California United States
    Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues (translated into 48+ languages, performed…
  • California United States California United States
    Ayya Anandabodhi first encountered the Buddha's teachings in her early teens, igniting a deep interest in the Buddha's Path of Awakening. She lived…
  • Ashley Turner is a yoga-meditation instructor, licensed psychotherapist and writer. She is the Founder of Yoga Psychology, an advanced training…
  • Colleen Rose is an Internationally recognized Yogalife Visionary and Founder of YOGA 360, INC., a CHOPRA CERTIFIED TEACHER and the creator of CONWAY…
  • Acharya Susan Chapman joined Shambhala in 1974 and received an MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University in 1983. She moved from Boulder…
  • The final obstacle is the belief that there is an obstacle. Papaji
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Dorjé Lopön Dr. Lye grew up in a Buddhist home in Malaysia. From a young age, he studied and practiced Buddhism with teachers of various traditions.…
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Jeff Collins has worked as a hospice social worker for fifteen years. He has completed three, three-month-long retreats at Insight Meditation Society,…
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Fred Eppsteiner is the Dharma Teacher of the Florida Community of Mindfulness with students in FL and NC. A practicing Buddhist for over 40 years, and…
  • The classes I teach are a safe home for all people, of all beliefs who simply love the physical practice of yoga. I teach 100% world class yoga and…
  • Gloucester Massachusetts Gloucester Massachusetts
    Carolyn brings a background in human services to her teaching, having worked as a social worker and educator for 35 years. A world traveler, athlete,…
  • Yachats Oregon Yachats Oregon
    Co-creator of the Interational Gathering of Shaman and Global Vigil Fire since 2007 Yachats Oregon, USA, Holland, and Peru Leader and teacher of the…
  • Bellevue Washington Bellevue Washington
    Dr. Patricia Shelton, M.D., R.Y.T., is a yogini, a doctor, and a mom. A longtime practitioner of yoga, she studied with Sattva Yoga to receive her…
  • Crumlin Northern Ireland United Kingdom Crumlin Northern Ireland United Kingdom
    Lucille is a Pilates, Yoga and Qoya teacher who loves to use embodiment, through breath and movement, as medicine for women to connect with themselves…
  • Karen Ely is the founding director of A Womans Way, one of the countrys premiere womens retreat programs, and the author of Daring to Dream:…
  • Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, author, speaker, advocate for a UN 5th World Conference on Women, former clinical…
  • Dawn Rutledge is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of The Center for Living Well. She is a certified personal trainer, master Christ-centered…
  • Puntarenas Puntarenas Costa Rica Puntarenas Puntarenas Costa Rica
    With a yoga teacher for a mother, Ashleigh began her dedicated exploration of yoga at an early age in pursuit of healing a spine condition from birth.…
  • Dr. Stephanie Mines is a neuropsychologist whose unique understanding comes from her academic research as well as her extensive work in the field. Her…
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Ward Simmons has been practicing Insight Mediation since 1999. He regularly participates in residential meditation retreats ranging in length from a…
  • Big Sur California Big Sur California
    Jodie Evans is a peace, environmental, women's rights and social justice activist enhanced by entheogens for almost fifty years. Co-founder of…
  • Los Angeles California Los Angeles California
    Born and raised in Ireland, Dearbhla Kelly, M.A., is a Los Angeles-based writer, philosopher and yoga teacher. Her writing has been published in Yoga…
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Leigh Brasington has been practicing meditate since 1985 and is the senior American student of the late Ven. Ayya Khema. Leigh began assisting Ven.…
  • Columbus Ohio Columbus Ohio
    Laurel Hodory, MS, E-RYT500 is a senior yoga teacher, a teacher's teacher and has been studying and teaching yoga since 1992. A former studio owner…
  • Helen is a certified Yoga Teacher, a trained and practicing community herbalist, and a small-scale gardener. Helen is a graduate of the YogaLife…
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Cindy Dollar is the owner and senior teacher at One Center Yoga in Asheville, NC.  Since her Iyengar yoga certification in 1990, she has taught…
  • Arizona United States Arizona United States
    McLean Meditation Institute McLean Meditation Institute (MMI) is one of the leading meditation training company in the U.S. and has gained notoriety…

Why Retreat?

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

Opening up to the joy and peace of meditation and Yoga. <3 Marion
 

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.