Linda Andrews

Obstacle Advice

Pearl of Wisdom

I think it’s important to recognize that every role at a retreat center is vital. Whether you are the janitor, the housekeeper, the retreat leader, or someone running the front desk – you have the opportunity to make a difference for someone. Here at Capuchin, for example, our housekeepers will often chat with the guests and if they find out that someone is going out for a walk they will offer a map and some information about the beautiful trails that surround the center. Every staff member has the ability to make someone feel safe and that they belong here. I also think it is important to appreciate your staff, and acknowledge their actions in the moment to encourage the behaviour that you like to see.

Why Retreat?

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

To be more present and engaged in the world, to be of benefit to others. Vincent

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.