Troy McPeak

Obstacle Advice

Advice on finding a stable location and month for hosting yoga teacher trainings


It’s hard to know what location will make a good destination because there are so many factors involved: is it a place students are drawn to travel to, will the weather be decent, will the pricing in that season be affordable, will it be too rustic. Plus, you ultimately want to find a good destination and stick to it, but that can be difficult because the market gets saturated as others discover the place as an ideal spot to hold retreats.


I like to test the waters on a new location by choosing a date in non-peak season, and posting the course on my website and telling people about it to see if I can get the sign-ups before I need to fully commit. If I can get a decent number of sign ups at a new location in a not-so-great month of the year, then I know if I run it again in a good month it will probably do well.

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.