About The Teacher

Dr. Romy Paredes MD

He is the visionary founder of Wellnessland Health Institute and Wellnessland Wholeness Center((contact info blocked)), a leader in the field of natural and complementary health care and education. He has authored and co-authored 7 books: 

1.Integrative Medicine(bridging conventional and alternative medicine)

2. Your Own Best Doctor

Is You, Yes It’s You!, 

3.Awaken the Doctor in You

4.Transformation Medicine

5.Health Made Incredibly Simple

6. Sacred Simplicity, the ultimate sophistication

7.Becoming Whole, The Beautiful Liberating Path Towards Wholeness

He is also the founder of Self Health Empowerment Movement.((contact info blocked)), a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people to take control of their health.

His holistic and transformative medical work is based in Cebu City, Philippines where he resides with his wife, Dr. Mila, and their lovely son, Michael.

Above all, he sees himself as a MESSENGER, a lifelong messenger of LOVE, not fear.

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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.