About The Teacher

I am thrilled you are giving yourself the gift of self discovery ~ time to renew, rejuvenate and dream. The Loon Call Retreat is a wellness destination that uses yoga, mindfulness, nature and positive psychology to chart your course.
 My name is Laurie, I will be your yoga teacher and facilitator during your stay at Loon Call Retreat, where you will find all the comforts of home.  I am proud to share my space with you, I will ensure that your stay will leave you refreshed and your imagination ignited .
 Together we will practice yoga, mindfulness, share meals, socialize, and experience the four-step appreciative inquiry process in order to help reignite dreams.
 I love to travel, Loon Call Retreat is a fusion of my family's time spent living in Thailand and the quintessential Canadian weekend getaway.  The call of the loon and the tranquility of Otty lake provide a perfect backdrop.
 I began my self-discovery journey 30 years ago, after a year at university in the sciences. I re-evaluated my desires and goals and found myself completing a degree in Drama in Education. This is where I was first introduced to yoga and the power of mindfulness. I completed my yoga certification in 2015 after my time exploring the beauty of Asia.
 I have spent more than twenty years working in education as a teacher and administrator.  My passion for collaborative leadership has fueled my energy to create space for people to come and discover their own dreams and establish a plan to achieve them.
 Throughout the last two years I have been pursuing a Master’s of Education in Leadership with an emphasis of Mental Health, in addition to earning a certificate to teach Mindfulness through Mindful Schools.  
 I find creative energy in the dramatic arts, I have extensive experience performing, directing and teaching drama. Drama in Education opened my mind and strengthened my resolve to try to make the world a better place.  I have come to learn that process is more important than product and that happiness is a life long endeavour.
 The way to make the world a better place is by having people in it who are happy and content with their life, inspite of the messiness of living.   I like to see people empowered  and developing healthy relationships with themselves and others.
 One of my greatest joys is being able to appreciate what someone has within them - their true self, to help them find and release their creative energy and voice.  I love life, people, adventure, and cultivating authentic grit and resiliency.  
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Why Retreat?

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

Having our beautiful baby boy 3 months ago gave me a new perspective and outlook moving forward. Liana

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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