Dulce Aguilar & Jamie Clarke

Obstacle Advice

Advice on dealing with someone who is having a difficult time on retreat


There have been several times when we’ve hosted a yoga teacher training course and one participant has started to struggle with the experience in an obvious way and we’ve noticed it impacting the whole group in a negative way.


It is so important that you keep the process moving smoothly and pay close attention to the group dynamic. You can’t let things get so focused on any one individual if it will impact the positive energy of the group. Sometimes we actually “crack the egg to make the omelette”, meaning we’ll send someone home. We let them know that it doesn’t seem like the right timing for them to be in the course, and invite them to come back again for free when the time is right. We are pleased to say that many of these people do return to us when they’ve worked through what they needed to, and everything flows.

Why Retreat?

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

My inspiration is a desire to gain a deeper connection to and understanding of myself, something that I've been working hard on for so long and will continue to do in the future. I view a retreat as a wonderful way to focus entirely on this without the distractions of every day life! Nicola

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.