About The Teacher

Summer Joy Hills-Bonczyk (M.F.A., RYT-200hr) is a  Kripalu yoga teacher, a practicing visual artist, JourneyDance™ teacher, personal chef, Spanish interpreter and experienced retreat leader. She finds joy and meaning in creative expression of all kinds. One of Summer's greatest passions is leading international retreats that combine Yoga, Art and cultural immersion. Summer spent several years living in Latin America and has a passion for Latin Dance, food and culture. Summer comes from a family of Yoga teachers (Mom, Dad and brother). Together she and her mom lead transformational retreats to sacred, paradise settings all over ther world. 

Through inventive and compassionate teaching with a mixture of philosophy, anatomy, athleticism and poetry, Summer's classes leave students feeling stronger and healthier with a greater sense of ease and vitality. Summer says that when she found yoga, it felt like coming home. Through teaching, personal practice and weaving yoga and meditation into her visual art practice, she cultivates a deep sense of connectedness to the universal intelligence and the wisdom of the body, breath, and true self. 

Summer teaches at 5809Yoga her family's cozy, in-home yoga studio in south Minneapolis, The Marsh in Minnetonka, MN, and teaches workshops throughout the Twin Cities.

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Why Retreat?

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

I want to deepen my meditation. Jackie

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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