Jessica Bellofatto

Obstacle Advice

Advice on putting a deposit down for a venue


When you decide to run a retreat somewhere, they usually require you to put down a deposit. That can feel really risky since you don’t know how many people are going to register for the retreat.


When booking a room block, try to be conservative in your estimate of how many people will come. Also, having a good relationship with the owners of the venue makes a big difference. Once I had to cancel a a bunch of rooms I had booked because of the swine flu scare since 70% of my participants cancelled at the last minute. The owners, who I had a long term relationship with, were really understanding, and didn’t charge me for those rooms.

Why Retreat?

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

Become a friend to myself. Scott

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.