About The Teacher

During this life changing retreat, you will learn how to keep your physical body healthy the natural way, as you embark on a transformative journey that will mend your spirit, and give your life new purpose and inspiration!  Lead by Cindy Whitley, a Master Herbalist , Reiki Master, LMT and author of Success in the Pursuit of Happiness: A Philosophical and Physiological Solution.  Cindy has over 25 years of experience as an alternative health practitioner.  

This retreat is comprised of four workshops:

Herbs for Meditation and Journeying

Using safe and gentle herbs, we can calm our minds and hearts and allow for a more illuminating experience during our meditation practice or shamanic journeying.  In this workshop, you'll learn which herbs to use, any safety concerns or contraindications, which part of the plant to use, how to prepare it as an herbal tea, and other medicinal benefits of each plant.  Includes handouts.

Self Healing Through Plant Medicine

Learn how simple, economical and safe using plant medicine can be.  Embracing herbalism is a beautiful way enjoy true health, as well as freedom from pharmaceuticals.  In this workshop, we will focus on learning about plants that can treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections, auto-immune disorders, cancers, and much more!  We will also learn to create herbal tinctures.  Everyone will make 2 herbal tinctures of their choosing (approx. a 90 day supply of each.)  All materials and handouts are included.

Self Healing Through Energy Work

By learning the art of Reiki, a Japanese healing and relaxation technique, you can harness healing energy that can treat your body, mind and spirit.  In this workshop, you'll learn the history of Reiki, how to become in tune with those energies and use them for healing yourself from physical, mental and emotional disorders.  Reiki is also used to enhance your connection to the divine.  Includes handouts, and hands on experience.

Self Discovery

In this workshop, you'll learn step by step, how to create the life you are meant to be living.  From career to health, and much more, you'll gain invaluable information on living a life full of purpose and intent.  Happiness and fulfillment will be your reward.  Includes a signed copy of Success in the Pursuit of Happiness: A Physiological and Philosophical Solution by C. L. Whitley.

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Why Retreat?

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

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan
 

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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