Jen Hoddevik

Obstacle Advice

Advice to remember what your passion is


The big obstacle for us is finding those longterm relationships that benefit everybody. That benefit the teacher, the location, our retreaters or us as a company. Our watchwords over here are ‘active relaxation’. What we have discovered from our retreaters over the years for what they are looking for is connection – with the teacher, the fellow retreaters and the location. All of our products from about 3 years ago on has been to focus on this connection. What is special about the location that we have chosen to go to? What do we want to show them that they hadn’t thought to see? What should they experience that is different from anywhere else? When we speak about obstacles the easiest obstacle to put out front is making those decisions and finding those partners to make those steps. We are always trying to reach active relaxation and how we get there.


Sleep now. Customer service is key. It comes down to the way you treat people comes back to you in the end. Treat everyone like you want them to have the trip of a lifetime. Find what your good at and stay there. Sit for a little while and find your weak spots, and then find someone to help you through those weak spots.

Why Retreat?

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

So that I am rejuvenated to be the best I can be in my relationships - personal, work and in Society - offering and giving to be of benefit to others! Laura

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.