About The Teacher

Samira is a cultural dance expert, and a Pilates instructor. Her retreat ventures started when she realized she could combine her fitness and dance leadership skills with her cultural expertise and sense of adventure!
She wants to lead you on journeys of a lifetime, that inspire your heart and mind, while giving your body rejuvenation and strength. Samira's fitness and culture retreats are crafted for the perfect balance of mind, body and spirit.
Samira Shuruk, an ACE certified instructor registered with US Registry of Exercise Professionals, has been practicing Pilates since 1983, and teaching fitness and movement since 1986. She is also a certified Sports Conditioning Specialist, and an avid retreat leader. Her Pilates and fitness classes are in Columbia, MD.
As a leader, Samira is passionate about clearly presenting proper technique and combines that with humor and enthusiasm. Her dedication to health, fitness and wholistic well being results in classes that are both physically and emotionally effective and rewarding. Her classes all combine consistent exercises and technique with new movements, to keep your body working, your mind-body connection strengthening, and coordination growing.
As a retreat leader, she focuses also on cultural experiences and supporting the people and environment where we travel. 

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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.