Claude Chouinard

Obstacle Advice

Advice for creating and maintaining success and growth.


Having created several successful businesses, managing initial start-up and creating a pathway for successful growth often represents the greatest challenge.


This involves many critical ingredients. First, is patience. Accepting that when first starting out, not every retreat may be a success on paper. Second, understand how to leverage your local market. Accessing facilities versus building your own and utilizing local human resource talent allow for a quicker penetration into the market. Finally, create a team and culture that supports growth. Engage your people in the experience of running retreats and let them be involved in making decisions related to the growth of the business.

Why Retreat?

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

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne

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.