Chris Ritchie ~ Trip Leader

About The Teacher

For as long as Chris can remember, she has had a passion for exercise, health and fitness. As a Sydney native she also loves to travel; especially when there are physical activities involved.  After attending two retreats with SwellWomen, she was hooked not only to surfing, but our offering.  So, it made perfect sense for her to join our SwellBliss Team as Trip Leader allowing her to share her gifts with like-minded women.

In 1993 Chris swapped her late nights in the Advertising Industry for early mornings in the Fitness Industry, she found it to be a seamless transition as she was truly excited about her new career.  26 years on she is still excited to be able to combine her active lifestyle with her “job” and is vey proud to have helped hundreds and hundreds of people commit to workout schedules that assist them in sustaining healthy lifestyles.

Holding qualifications in personal training and exercise specialist, full Studio Pilates and Yogalates. She is about to undergo teacher training in restorative yoga which is a wonderful compliment to surfing, her new favourite!

Chris currently has a Pilates Studio on the lower north shore in Sydney named Uncoil Pilates and Health Solutions and runs health and wellbeing exercise programs in the corporate sector  (new website under construction).

As a partner in her other business, Travel Architects she is thrilled have collaborated with SwellWomen in the journey of empowering women to find their bliss and be brave.

A favourite quote - Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, “change is the only constant in life.”


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Why Retreat?

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

My inspiration is to find some very much needed solace away from the stress of raising 4 children, working (as a dietitian) and trying to get my private nutrition counseling practice launched. I am a registered yoga instructor and have practiced for over 10 yrs, and have always dreamed of taking a yoga retreat just for my own inner well being. Linda

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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