About The Teacher

Carmen Spagnola is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Somatic Attachment Practitioner, and Licensed Wilderness Guide. Her annual 12-day wilderness quests in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, are a modern-day rite of passage for people seeking initiation into the mysteries of birth, death, regeneration, and nature-as-guide. They are uniquely situated in the liminal space between personal and ancestral healing, grief work, trauma recovery, and cultural repair. 

In her clinical practice, she applies Attachment Theory to an integrated suite of modalities that includes trance work and visualization, myth and storytelling, ecospiritual ritual work, and a somatic approach to trauma resolution.

Her retreat offerings include:

12 day Wilderness Quest (what some call "vision quests")5 day gathering at Hollyhock on Cortes Island5 day intuition development retreat1 day intuitive business planning workshop

Carmen has led workshops in four countries, works with clients in fifteen time zones, and has been teaching in-person and online for nearly a decade. Her popular courses serve a global community, including over 300 students in The Numinous School, her online intuition development program.

She’s the former Vice Chair of the Canadian Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists and former Community Leader of G Day for Girls, a community-based rite of passage celebrating girls age 10-12 as they transition to adolescence. She and over 100 interesting guests have been talking about intuition, spirituality, and the mysteries of life on The Numinous Podcast since 2013.

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Why Retreat?

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

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

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.

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