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,…

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…

Why Retreat?

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

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim
 

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.