Swami Karma Karuna

Obstacle Advice

Advice on staying inspired while managing a retreat centre for years

Pearl of Wisdom

There are several factors that have made it possible for me to stay inspired while running Anahata over the 20+ years since we started it. First of all, we built a community from scratch. This community is vital to my ongoing success, and keeps me connected to the reason I do this work. Living what we teach in our retreats is also important, and I not only live at a retreat centre, but I make time to reflect on our weekly topic and do my own daily practice. As a community we gather for practice 4 times a day. Staying connected to the lineage where I was trained has also been a major factor in staying inspired as well. When I have had doubts about my purpose or lacked the motivation to continue on, I have turned to my teacher and my lineage for support. I wouldn’t still be on this path without that ongoing support.


Why Retreat?

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

Relax & deepen my yoga practice! Kristin

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.