About This Center

The word "bhavana" comes from ancient sanskrit and essentially translates to the english word "cultivate" - linguistically, bhavana is deeply rooted in Buddhist belief systems and is often hyphenated to include another word, like mind, body or heart.

Collective is community.

At bhavana-collective, we provide access to traditional practices against an increasingly complex modern backdrop - all with the intention of helping our unique clients cultivate wellness, joy and meaningful success.

bhavana-collective places emphasis on developing personal practices for physical, intellectual and spiritual performance. Calling on style, function and modality, bhavana supports and nourishes you on your path. We follow the ancient customs of searching within ourselves, finding beauty in the world and honoring simplicity - all the while building community around those traditions in our modern environment. The result? Cool folks coming together to cultivate lifestyle practices that feel good and productive in the not-so-ancient world we live in.

The bhavana-collective concept is the wacky soul child of Tonia Crosby, a self professed yoga geek, a believer in grassroots movement and a lover of culture. But she isn't doing it alone. With the help of scores of loved ones in every walk of life, the cultural creation of an accessible wellness lifestyle is happening. The vision of bhavana-collective is just that, a collective. And we look forward to having you join us.

welcome to bhavana. who will you become?

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Why Retreat?

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

My inspiration sparks from my innate charge to connect with a collective innate goodness. I aspire to live in a way that continuously blossoms and embraces my wise and compassionate human nature. Freundl

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.

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