Francois Raoult

Obstacle Advice

Advice on attracting the right retreat participants


In the past I have run ads in Yoga Journal to attract people to my retreats, but I found that I was attracting people who weren’t quite the right fit. My retreats are very yoga-intensive and I like to work with people who are serious about diving deep into their practice over the week. I used to have people signing up that were looking for more of a vacation with a little bit of yoga here and there.


I find that pre-educating people about my approach allows them to get a sense of who I am and what it would be like to do a week-long retreat with me. The best way to do this is during my classes and my weekend workshops. I no longer have people showing up at my retreats with misconceptions about the retreat because I selectively market to those who have already had a taste of what I do.

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.