Marcelo Cwerner

Obstacle Advice

Advice on dispelling misconceptions and encouraging people to try your retreats


Maloca Viva is located in the Amazon, and our accommodations are very much a part of nature – guests sleep in hammocks under shelter with no walls. This is an experience that is very foreign to most people, and it can be intimidating to consider leaving the city behind and venturing into the jungle for a week. When people think of sleeping in a hammock they often cringe, but the feedback from guests has been overwhelmingly positive.


We have found that testimonials from previous guests as well as providing lots of good information on our website has been helpful for those who are curious but hesitant to book one of our retreats. Also, networking with people who can write articles about us and help us to get exposure has been useful. Over time the word of mouth builds, and more people start to hear good things about us.

Why Retreat?

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

I'm having a baby in October and want to focus my practice so I can be present and calm! Laine

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.