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!

  • 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.…
  • Morgantown West Virginia Morgantown West Virginia
    Heidi Sherwin is a caring and highly skilled yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance at the ERYT-200 and R-PYT levels. Personalized yoga sessions…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Colorado United States Colorado United States
    Laura Tyson has been leading wilderness groups, international trips, and personal retreats for over 25 years. She has led an adventurous life since…
  • 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…
  • Manitou Springs Colorado Manitou Springs Colorado
    Valerie is an elder of the Wise Woman Tradition, herbalist, certified massage therapist, and Kriya-Bahn of Self Realization Fellowship. She…
  • Bali Indonesia Bali Indonesia
    Anita And Marie Daulne (Zap Mama) Trace Their Cultural Origins Both To The Congo And To Belgium. For Some Time We Have Been Exploring This World Of…
  • North Carolina United States North Carolina United States
    Meredith McIntosh is a long-time student of Tangen Harada Roshi at Bukkokuji in Japan. She is a certified Alexander Technique teacher, a NC certified…
  • Dr. Stephanie Mines is a neuropsychologist whose unique understanding comes from her academic research as well as her extensive work in the field. Her…
  • Los Angeles California Los Angeles California
    Briohny was a child pop star in Asia with a platinum album by the age of 13. Briohny mentored with Annie Carpenter and Lisa Walford at YogaWorks and…
  • Bend Oregon Bend Oregon
    Meet Amy, an inspired Certified Yoga Instructor, published artist, womens creative empowerment workshop developer, writer, and mother to two amazing…
  • Lisa Ernst is a meditation teacher, artist and founder of One Dharma Nashville. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and…
  • Santa Fe New Mexico Santa Fe New Mexico
    Joyful and inspired instruction for all levels in Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy and Vedic Chant. Private Instruction - ERYT 500, RPYT…
  • Himachal Pradesh India Himachal Pradesh India
    Alexandra is an experienced global coach and psychologist focusing on holistic personal development blending science, psychology, and spirituality in…
  • Wendy Garling is author of Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life (Shambhala Publications, 2016), a groundbreaking new…
  • California United States California United States
    Terry Tempest Williams, one of our nations most beloved writers, is a naturalist, conservationist, and passionate free speech advocate. She has…
  • Seattle Washington Seattle Washington
    Colette Crawford has been working in birth and with families for over 30 years as a childbirth educator, and as a labor and delivery and public health…
  • Co-Facilitator.  Owner of Be Grace Yoga. For the past 9 years, Sara has been committed to serving women and families on a self-reflective, inward…
  • Shanna spent her early childhood dancing and playing sports. She grew up in a spiritual household in Ohio and spent a lot of time writing and reading…
  • California United States California United States
    Alicia Davon has been giving relationship advice in the Pleasure Course with Erwan since 2004. Alicia graduated with a Masters in the field of…
  • Janet Surrey, PhD is an Insight Dialogue Teacher. She is a faculty member of Mettas Relational Insight Meditation Program, facilitates a practice…
  • Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now! Swami Sivananda
  • A licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Dr. Brooke attended Seattle, Washington’s Bastyr University, where she earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic…
  • Cassandra Brayboy is the founding Executive Director of Just for Today Recovery, a 501(c)3 organization that provides a Godly home and environment for…
  • Rafael was born into a family of Ayahuasca Curandero Medicos in the Shipibo village of Santa Rosa de Dinamarca, 5 hours journey by riverboat to the…
  • Luz Marina Rodriguez, Founding Principal of Visionary Allies, is a sought-after coach and mentor to many social change agents for her expertise in…
  • Rianne is a psychologist (MSc), living in the Netherlands (1964). She worked in the mental health care and wrote a book about women and grieve. For…
  • Yamuna Kerstin Becker (Pema Garmo Dechen Khandro) is a German-English translator, spiritual dancer and professional astrologer in Neuss, Germany. She…
  • Julie Daley is an educator writer, consultant and leadership coach who has led hundreds of people from all walks of life to awaken the soul–the…
  • Helene Van Manen MCC Helene Van Manen is a Master Certified Coach and is the owner of a private coaching practice, Mountain Coaching, where she works…
  • Kim Rager is the founder and owner of Breath Rising. She is a deeply spiritual person who has made healing and fostering her connection to herself and…
  • Lauren is passionate about supporting women throughout the journey of motherhood, and is a firm believer in the power and possibility that Yoga can…
  • Jnani Chapman is an oncology stress management specialist at St. Mary’s Dignity Health in San Francisco, CA, and a senior staff member at the…

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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.