About The Teacher

Ten years ago, I took my very first yoga class at a drug and alcohol treatment center. I was painfully broken. But this crack allowed the sweetness of the yoga practice a sliver of an opening to seep through. Though I wasn't ready to change my life at that point, a seed had been planted that there may, just possibly, be another way to live. Eventually, through several more years of crazy and chaos, I realized the mat, the practice, was my only way to freedom and I've held on ever since. What a ride! Yoga has supported me to reclaim my inner power, peel back the armor and layers I had been suffocating under, and begin the fascinating process of coming back to wholeness.

While our stories may look different on the outside, we are much more similar than we may appear, as everyone is recovering from something. The common human thread is a disconnection from self; an isolation from who we are and the world around us. Yoga means to yoke, to connect, to create union. It supports us to balance and harmonize our lives in an ever changing and challenging world. We can ALL move closer to wholeness. That thing that is holding you down can also be your ticket to breaking through to something amazing.

Whether through a vigorous asana, the stillness of meditation, or diving deep into the beautiful philosophy of yoga, I hope to support you to find your own unique dance towards freedom.

I urge you to stay curious about you, always ask why, and never stop exploring the world around and the world inside. Which is exactly why I'm so excited to create this journey for you! This retreat allows the important space for play, adventure, as well as quiet and introspection. All the things wrapped up in the stunning setting of Guatemala!

Jen and I are thrilled to explore this sacred land, your practice, and our community with you...See you in Guatemala loves!

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“In the infinity of life where I am,
All is perfect, whole and complete,
I no longer choose to believe in old limitations and lack, I now choose to begin to see myself
As the Universe sees me --- perfect, whole, and complete.” Louis Hay

Why Retreat?

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

It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne

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.