About The Teacher

It’s a wonderful thing to discover what you’re most passionate about and to make it your life.

For me it’s exploring the rich natural and cultural diversity of this planet, immersing myself in deeply transformative experiences that blow my mind and heart wide open and most of all it’s deepening my insight into the culture, wisdom, traditions and ceremony of world Indigenous peoples.

Falling in love with this planet has been my never-ending love affair. I’ve spent the past 20 years travelling back and forth between Canada and remote places around the world ~ living, studying, working, volunteering and exploring. I’ve led adventure tours, created a Foundation, worked with Indigenous communities, participated in deeply transformational retreats and am on a constant journey of personal, professional, spiritual and educational growth. With over 10 years of experience working in the Adventure Travel Industry and 8 years working at Canada’s Leading Educational Retreat Centre, I have the skills, experience, relationships, connections and PASSION to turn Original Routes into not just another travel company.

We can spend our entire lives being swept away by the words of travel writers and the images of National Geographic or we can get out there to actually experience the world for ourselves. May my journeys inspire you to become an ambassador for the protection and preservation of our beautiful planet in all her glorious diversity.

The world is my canvass and these journeys are my brush strokes. Through them my dream is to create opportunities for others to develop deeper connections with themselves, nature, people and cultures around the world.  Whether we’re learning from world-class teachers and healers, paddling dugout canoes down an Amazon river, trekking to far flung places of the Himalayas, or joining thousands in a pilgrimage to the base of a sacred mountain, let me take you on an experience you’ll never forget. It may just change your life!

It certainly has inspired mine.

Danielle Weiss
Original Routes

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Am opportunity to deepen my practice..thank you Lilliane

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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