Rob Lobosco

Obstacle Advice

Advice on preparing people for a retreat


Sometimes people book a retreat when what they really want is a holiday. If you don’t catch that ahead of time, they will arrive and be disappointed by the experience, see the negatives, or they won’t settle into the retreat.


I have found that it works well to always have a quick chat over the phone with a prospective guest before I confirm their booking. Through this conversation I can assess whether the program they are registering for is really a good fit. I can also explain that this is more of a healthy, structured holiday where they will “Rest. Revive. Retreat” by following a process that I have designed to get them addicted to feeling great. After we’ve had a chat, I also ask them to send me one paragraph by email that describes why they want to go on retreat. After that, I will either accept their reservation or refer them to another experience that will be a better match for what they are looking for.

Why Retreat?

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

Love of life. Tamara

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.