Maria Shamas (formerly Maria Mendola)

About The Teacher

Maria Shamas, formerly Mendola but recently married, has been leading inspirational, healing and truly transformational retreats around the Globe for over a decade. With a degree in nursing, community health, yoga therapy, Ayurveda and fitness, Maria creates magical retreats that provide plenty of rest and relaxation, but also invoke deeper self inquiry and mind/body healing. Maria also has a private yoga therapy and Ayurvedic body therapy practice in Tucson, AZ.

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Why Retreat?

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

To find peace and renewal while going through a huge change in my life. Empty nest and the end of a 27 year marriage all at once. Susan

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.