Melissa Smith

About us

Melissa has a passion for offering sustainable Yoga that meets you where you are today, just as you are. Through the transformative power of Yoga and travel, she offers experiences that are accessible to every body by teaching to the unique needs of the students in front of her. Yoga retreats allow us to be immersed into other cultures, so that we begin to see clearly our uniqueness as well as our similarities. Through these fun and transformative adventures, Melissa draws out in a unique way, a sense of community, restoration and the ability to see and appreciate the beauty in each moment. Having lived and traveled all over the US, in Asia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and most recently residing in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500, she currently travels between Texas, Calgary and Asia, leading retreats, teacher trainings and immersions, specializing in Restorative Yoga and Sustainable-Therapeutically based Yoga. Melissa’s slow-flow, therapeutic and restorative-based Yoga classes offer a uniquely nurturing perspective on life. Also a Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and AcroYoga® Level 2 Certified Teacher, Melissa uses these community building tools to build trust, awareness and bring out a sense of playfulness in each of us. Melissa is the…


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Why Retreat?

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

I'm having a baby in October and want to focus my practice so I can be present and calm! Laine

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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