Myra Lewin

Obstacle Advice

The importance of language in defining your offering

Pearl of Wisdom

At Hale Pule on Kaua’i, our courses in Ayurveda are called “Intensives” or “Immersions” rather than “Retreats”. What we do here is structured for a good reason. In Ayurveda we have ‘dinacharya’, which is the daily routine of self-care that determines your health. With this we create a structure to support learning and growth that promotes wellbeing in our participants in a format that they can implement in their daily lives. A useful analogy is to think of a pendulum that has a resting place in the centre. If you sign up for a boot camp to whip yourself into shape, you may temporarily lose weight and get stronger (swinging your pendulum to one side or the other), but will eventually find yourself back where you started (with the pendulum in its resting state at centre). The only way to make long-term, sustained change is to gently shift your centre over time. This is what we do in our intensives. Eating fresh organic foods with Ayurvedic preparation, taking asana practice at certain times of day, taking a stroll after meals and sleeping and waking at consistent times are just a few of things we do. Naming our offerings as “Intensive” or “Immersion” provides students with an accurate picture of what they can expect. An opportunity to bring balance while diving deeply into life.

Why Retreat?

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

After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara
 

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.