About The Teacher

Maia is dedicated to exploring and sharing the transformative, inspiring wisdom of the ocean which she re-discovered at the age of 40 when she learned to surf. Her work and purpose as an educator, mentor, and coach is inspired by her own mid-life evolution. After 17 years guiding college students as a photography professor and advisor, Maia left formal education to work full-time to collaborate with and organizations, mid, and late-career adults as they face and navigate change. Her work and journey are continually inspired by her immersive experience learning from and being in relation to the natural world.

Maia leads custom and pre-arranged retreats for individuals and teams committed to enhancing their lives and the lives of others, both human and more-than-human.

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Look at your mind nakedly.
You won't see anything, cause there is nothing to see (hee! Hee!) Milarepa

Why Retreat?

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

Recenter, Rebalance, Renew..... I cannot provide nurture and wisdom to the people I love without the opportunity to fill up my own cup. Diane

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.