About us

Arjuna grew up behind the Berlin Wall and followed an academic career until taking his first Vipassana course in 1998, which made him realize what there really is to explore – the essence of who we ultimately are beyond all appearances. Getting into Yoga soon after and studying different styles while traveling the world for twelve years gave rise to the vision of establishing a spiritual education center. This has now manifested for him and his wife Arpita in the shape of the serene Kaivalya Yoga School & Ashram, surrounded by lush tropical jungle and set in an ancient and picturesque volcanic crater, right by one of the most beautiful lakes in the world – Lago Atitlan in Guatemala. Arjuna feels inspired to reach out into the lives of ‘normal people’ to offer a sustainable alternative view of life, the universe and everything to experience every moment as a limitless opportunity for growth and insight. A particularly strong influence for him has been the tradition of Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Devotion. He loves to share and take part in all manner of chanting circles.

He also studied conventional & naturopathic medicine, holding a German ND/HP degree and weaves a broad range of scientific perspective into his approach of conveying spiritual theory and practice.

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Why Retreat?

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

After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica

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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