About The Teacher

Dharma teacher (lama), trained in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston and Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in New Hampshire. Willa guides meditation retreats focused on discovering innate resources of wisdom and compassion. She is especially interested in the power of nature and the body to nurture resilience and inner transformation. In addition to teaching retreats, she occasionally teaches at Harvard Divinity School and writes.

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Why Retreat?

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

I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim
 

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.