About us

Back2Roots Retreats is the mutual heart child of Brooke Elliston and Lara Zilibowitz.

Inspired deeply by the ancient and authentic teachings of Yoga, they aim to inspire people to deepen their connection to self, listening to the innate intelligence that takes us beyond conditioning to the innermost quality of consciousness, where true freedom and joy resides.

“Many people may think that a good yoga retreat is a simple formula - start with yoga classes, add in healthy food, throw in a beautiful location, make sure the beds are comfortable and give your guests plenty of downtime. This isn’t a retreat. This is a nice holiday. What they don’t realise is to make it a success and more than JUST a holiday, you also need to include passion, real-life lessons that can be taken off the mat, encouragement, and enthusiasm along with a healthy dose of solid and approachable spirituality that makes everyone feel comfortable and loved not alienated or overwhelmed. And this is exactly what Lara and Brooke have achieved with not only their practices but with Back2Roots.
These retreats are therapy for the soul - like a steaming mug of homemade pumpkin soup that warms you up from the inside out and lines your insides with the goodness and energy you need to face the everyday world. Lara and Brooke’s passion, love and rock-solid approach to facing life and everything it comes with is something everyone can learn and benefit from. I’ll continue to come back for more!”

— Sariyah, Senior Account Manager

Tags: authentic body health inspire wellness yoga

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Why Retreat?

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

I'm having a baby in October and want to focus my practice so I can be present and calm! Laine

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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