Valerie Baker

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Rigpa Senior Instructor

Originally from Cork, Valerie moved to Dzogchen Beara in 1994, where she made a valuable contribution to the work of the retreat centre, as well as completing a number of long term retreats. Valerie is an experienced senior instructor who communicates an in-depth appreciation and enthusiasm for the Buddhist teachings. She spent four years participating, and supporting other students, in a Three Year Retreat at Lerab Ling, Sogyal Rinpoche’s retreat centre in France. She currently lives and works at Lerab Ling where she has developed and oversees a number of courses for the worldwide Rigpa study programme.

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Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

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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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