10 fundamentals of hosting an amazing retreat: Ed Zaydelman

I’m Ed Zaydelman, founder of Experience VIDA Events and the VIDA Retreat Center in Costa Rica which is our laboratory for transformational…

In search of authenticity and yoga: Burren Yoga & Meditation Center

It seems like the last fifteen years have seen an explosion of yoga. Every college, every small town, every fitness center — even at the San…

Ayahuasca is not an instant cure-all: Healing expectations at New Life Ayahuasca

It’s really only the glamorous, miraculous stories that come across our awareness these days, isn’t it? The seeker who was healed of addiction by…

2018’s Best Yoga Festivals (that you haven’t missed yet!)

Yoga festivals have been cropping up all over the world to celebrate high-vibe music, conscious community, and the many amazing forms and lineages of…

Bridging Eastern and Western healing: with Tiffany Cruikshank

Why do you practice yoga? Do you come to the practice to help heal an injury, support spinal health, or perhaps, release some stress? Maybe…

Breathwork: 6 things you need to know

It seems like every other person these days has a wild story about their first breathwork experience: psychedelic, transformative, intense or magical.…

Unplugging mindfully: Feathered Pipe Ranch

It seems that no matter how mindful we are in our practice – on the cushion, the yoga mat, or otherwise – many of us struggle to maintain…

Confronting the mental health stigma in spiritual community

In the summer of 2017, Buddhist and yoga teacher, Michael Stone died from a drug overdose (you can read the official statement here). It sent the…

Tambo Ilusion – retreats & conservation: an excellent pair

When you arrive at Tambo Ilusion, just outside of Tarapoto, Peru, you wouldn’t guess that 33 years ago, the land was totally deforested.  It had…

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.