The journey of shamanic permaculture

It brings such joy to witness the permaculture movement becoming more and more popular with new projects emerging all over the globe. Many, including…

A meeting with San Pedro

Sitting in the dark of the forest, eyes focused intently on the fire blazing in the middle of the circle, you hear the familiar-but-ethereal sound of…

The life-changing dieta: plant medicine at Rainforest Healing Center

What is a Master Plant Dieta, anyway? As with yoga, meditation, or other forms of spiritual practice, the conversation around working with plant…

Two reasons to fall in love with yin yoga

Yin yoga is still somewhat of a mystery to many yogis. The ancient practice embodies the wisdom from Eastern Medicine with classic Hatha yoga poses.…

How do monasteries fit into modern Western culture? Zen Community of Oregon

In the bustle of modern Western life, it can seem difficult to imagine how living in a monastery, spending one’s days deep in contemplation and…

Tibetan Buddhism 101: A primer with the Nyingma Institute

The practice of Buddhism has become widely understood through popular media and literature as an oversimplified spiritual path of asceticism and…

5 yoga poses to relieve stress

Like most people, stress has probably been a regular part of your daily life. Whether it’s because of work, school, or relationships, there are…

Vacation or retreat: what’s the difference? Yoga Retreats & Co.

Would you rather go on vacation or retreat? Some may not think there is much of a distinction. They both entail going somewhere different, ostensibly…

The best kind of retreat comes with puppies: Bela Natureza, Brazil

So let’s imagine the beautiful, lush landscape of Bahia, Brazil. Hear the birds? Feel the humid warmth? Now, add some arts — mosaics,…

Why Retreat?

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

Because I sometimes work up to 16 hours a day, and need time to stop and breathe. Mary
 

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.