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…

Mindful Fasting: with Emily Shaw

I have been guiding people through various liquid fasts for the last 5 years and I am still continually inspired and excited by the way people respond…

Ayahuasca and Mental Health: What do we really know?

Across the globe, seekers have been turning to Ayahuasca with a melange of intentions: personal growth, emotional trauma healing, spiritual…

The Franciscan Tradition: Chiara Center & San Damiano

If you have contemplated going on retreat at a monastery or abbey, you’ve likely heard of the Franciscan tradition or lineage. The name Francis of…

The Intersection of Business & Spirituality: Casa Shambala

Opening a healing retreat is no small feat. For most who find themselves on this path, the work comes from a deep soul calling and, in many cases, a…

Reality is Getting Psychedelic: An interview with La Familia Ayahuasca

“This is the first time in history, where because of what’s been going on politically, and also on the news/media, the question of reality, in…

Why Retreat?

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

Mind training for post-retreat life! Renate
 

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.