About The Teacher

Raniel is a life loving being who has committed his life to the service of others. He believes that through yoga and a healthy diet we can create a better mindset to raise human consciousness. Unification of mind body and soul with all beings and this earth is his ultimate purpose. in 2011 he began his service to the people in new York city, where he was born and raised. In order to expand his knowledge and understanding he became a yoga alliance certified teacher in 2018. After teaching in NYC and Golds Gym for a year he and his partner, Cassy, relocated to the Beautiful Dominican Republic to share the gift of yoga and to create unforgettable experiences. Raniel's favorite activity in the world is going on hikes and bonding with nature. He has hiked to El Pico Duarte, the highest peak in the Caribbean and has taken the journey the ancient incas trail, a 4 day long hike up to Machu Picchu. Raniel believes we are all limitless beings - capable of anything we convince our minds.

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Why Retreat?

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

My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett

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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