India temple As the birthplace of yoga, India is an ideal location to participate in a yoga teacher training or yoga retreat. You can find basic and advanced training in all eight limbs of yoga, including asana, pranayama, and philosophy. (India also has many institutions where foreigners can pursue studies in topics like astrology and Sanskrit.) India has been an important destination for pilgrims for millennia. The heartbeat of India gave rise to not just yoga, but also meditation, tantric traditions, and basically the entire New Age spiritual culture that we have today in the West. So whether you are hoping to practice meditation alone in a remote cave in the Himalaya (if so, good luck with that!) or attend a detox cleanse on the beach in Goa, you will find out why the extraordinary qualities of India have been good for spiritual practice for thousands of years.

Why Retreat?

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

Because I sometimes work up to 16 hours a day, and need time to stop and breathe. Mary

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.