Retreat Guru to Costa Rica: Centers we visited

For the whole month of May, I had the chance to spend time in a country I had dreamed of traveling for years, Costa Rica. When you picture this…

My recommendations to make the most out of your Rythmia Experience

Rythmia was the first center I experienced sitting with the sacred plant medicine, Ayahuasca. Before I arrived at Rythmia Life Advancement Center, I…

Finding community at Rythmia Life Advancement Center

“Community: This ‘life structure’ is about conscious recognition of our interconnectedness with all beings. When stabilized, the constricting…

Preparing for my first experience with Ayahuasca: Rythmia Life Advancement Center

As I sit here on the plane looking deep into the clouds, watching the sky melt from blue into yellow, golden, then into soft tones of orange, I think,…

Incorporating Mayan Fire Ceremony into healing retreats: Lake Villa Guatemala

The beauty and mystery of Lake Atitlan attracts many travelers to its volcanic shores. Indigenous pueblos still dot the hillsides in some of the more…

Becoming an Authentic Yoga Teacher: Doron Yoga & Zen Center

With yoga teacher training becoming so widely available, it seems like every other person you meet has finished their 200 hour certification. What’s…

Finding the Richness of Mayan Culture on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

In Western Guatemala, small pueblos hug the green slopes of volcanic mountainsides. They each look out over the gorgeous crater lake, the very source…

5 common myths about ayahuasca

Ayahuasca and shamanic practices have been all over our news feed lately. With big-name celebrities like Michael Pollan, Sting, and Russell Brand…

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…

Why Retreat?

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

Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane
 

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.