Rima & Pete

Obstacle Advice

Advice from the hotel business side

Obstacle

Retreats are very hard work. Dealing with administration, flight details, schedules, personalities, last minute issue. Always working with peoples expectations.  Also, we live and have our retreat center in the jungle of Costa rica and some participants have a hard time settling into the different flow of life here. If it is difficult for some to let go of certain things, it’s going to be challenging on a retreat organizer.

Advice

Because we work on the other side of the business – the hotel side; the provider of the yoga space; the lodging and food – we have a perspective for those trying to organize retreats. It is really important to do your homework and talk to the people who will be your location provider. Don’t just go on google, that is not enough. Need to reach out and talk to the people you will be doing business with. Reach out and interview them. See if they can provide what you need. Create relationships.

Why Retreat?

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

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan
 

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.