Warren Ogden

Obstacle Advice

Advice on effectively offering many services


We have so many offerings – a vegetarian café, a gym and personal training, a yoga studio, and therapeutic services. Sometimes it is a challenge to wear so many different hats.


First of all, if the service doesn’t add benefit to your center or fit with your vision you might want to drop it. Secondly, try offering new things and don’t get too attached to it being a service forever. What we do is allow the passions of our staff to influence our offerings over time. For example, we had an ecstatic dancer staying with us and she taught workshops for a while on that topic. It can be a bit disappointing when they move on, but we try to just flow with what happens.

Why Retreat?

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

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim

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.