Cher Joy and Jiya Julia

About us

Cher and Jiya are deeply connected leaders whose teachings are rooted in the healing energy of nature.  Their teaching invites students to explore their own unique unfolding, through profound awareness and trust in the wisdom of the Self. Cher and Jiya have been facilitating Yoga Courses and Retreats together in Bali, Thailand, Peru, Guatemala, and Hawaii. The Synergy of Creation between these two is often describes as “Magic”. A life full of wild adventures and many injuries lead Cher to the physical practice of Yoga in 2007. After many doctors and healers and therapists tried to “fix” her spine, knees, and shoulders… the practice of yoga quickly became a self-healing path which lead her to an intimate connection with her body, allowing freedom from physical pain, and opened her mind to understand the interconnectedness of everything and the ever-present bliss inside. After her first year of private one-to-one classes on Maui with Ted Surman, student of Desikichar, she was moved to dedicate her life to continuous study and sharing of this ancient tradition. Cher completed various yoga teacher trainings around the Hawaiian Islands ,on a quest to understand the many different “styles” of yoga being offered.  She found her teachers at Maya Yoga on Maui, HI…


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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.

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