Ben Heath & Hilly Flora

About The Teacher

Ben Heath is a bodyworker/massage therapist and experienced yoga instructor with a combined 12,000+ hours of hands on manual therapy work and yoga instruction. He’s led yoga retreats, taught at national and international yoga festivals, and guided more than 175 aspiring yoga practitioners through numerous teacher trainings/practicing enhancement programs with his wife Hilly Flora. His yoga and bodywork practice was born out of necessity after an automobile accident nearly took his life and landed him in the hospital for almost a month. Ben is honestly and thoroughly obsessed with the functional anatomy and the many dynamic way to move the human body. On retreat you will have access to his 20 year obsession and the many ways he’s learned to heal and move the body.

Hilly Flora is a bodyworker/LMT/Yoga instructor. She first came to the practice of yoga at the University of New Mexico while getting her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion. What started as an intellectual pursuit quickly became integrated and balanced with the physical practice of asana in 2002. Her foundations are rooted in both Iyengar and Ashtanga which she continues to practice. She has been teaching yoga since 2006 and views her practice as a path of self inquiry. Both her practice and her teaching continue to evolve as she continues to gain insight and understanding in the discipline of yoga and functional movement. Throughout her career she has always felt pulled to what she calls the “Mother Work” of nurturing and aiding others along their practice and path. She is vegan and wishes that all beings may be happy and free from suffering. As a bodyworker she is intuitively guided and practices a combination of structural integration, deep tissue and craniosacral modalities. Her Dona International doula training and the home-birth of her son Ziya in 2014 deepened her fascination and devotion to understanding what it means to truly be at home in ones body through a life time of giving, taking, trauma and bliss. Functional movement, intelligent asana, breath and bodywork are all combined in Hilly’s classes, workshops and private sessions. Her style of teaching is direct, anatomically precise, nurturing and humorous.

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Why Retreat?

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

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer

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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