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    Laura Inserra is a multi-instrumentalist, sound therapist and teacher from Sicily. After more than 30 years of studies and practice of music and…
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    Ditas Katague is Director of the California Complete Count?Census 2020 Office and an expert in ethnic outreach and civic engagement. She led…
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    Carla Fernandez is a strategist for Census Open Innovation Lab where she focuses on designing unexpected experiences that help individuals, teams and…
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    Marc Freedman, president, CEO and founder of Encore.org, is a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader and writer. Under Marc?s leadership,…
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    Meet Patricia Gualinga, a Kichwa leader from the Ecuadorian Amazon and one of the most courageous women Ive had the honor of meeting anywhere. Many…
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    Scilla Elworthy, PhD, is a three-time Nobel Prize nominee and author of The Business Plan for Peace. She is the?founder of Oxford Research Group and…
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    Adam Wolpert is a painter, facilitator, teacher and art program director at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (oaec.org) in Sonoma County, Calif.…
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    Dori Middleman, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, collaborated with Esalen faculty member Mariah Gladis for 30 years. Dori co-directs the…
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    Dana Sawyer is professor emeritus of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art, and author of critically acclaimed biographies of Aldous…
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    Emily Nagoski, PhD, is the author of Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform Your Sex Life and co-author with Amelia Nagoski…
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    Joyce Vissell is a nurse/psychotherapist who, with her husband Barry, founded the Shared Heart Foundation in 1982 dedicated to changing the world one…
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    Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, keynote speaker, best-selling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough?and 13-time counselor…
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    Diane Haug, MA, LPCC, is a licensed therapist with a background in terminal illness, and is senior trainer for Grof Transpersonal Training, for which…
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    Sean Brennan is an early childhood educator who specializes in sharing smiles, laughter and the bliss of life. He has worked with injured children at…
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    Rhonda V. Magee, JD, MA, is a professor of law at the University of San Francisco, and a nationally acclaimed speaker on mindfulness and social…
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    Cherie Ray has been assisting Michele Cassou for many years and conducts her own Point zero painting workshops. She offers Intuitive Painting…
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    Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, is an integrative clinical psychologist and associate clinical director at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.
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    Crystal Wilkinson, author of The Birds of Opulence, Water Street, and Blackberries, Blackerries, is the winner of an Ernest J. Gaines Award. She was…

Why Retreat?

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

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer
 

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.