Jessica Maguire

About The Teacher

Jessica Maguire is a Physiotherapist, clinical Pilates instructor and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher


On discovering the transformative power of Mindfulness, Jess applied the life-changing tool in the treatment of her patients who were then able to reach their health and fitness goals consistently and improve their physical, mental and emotional health. Emphasising the use of mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, contemplative practices and taking time out to retreat from the hectic pace of every day life, Jess co-created the Coming Home to Your Body Retreats in 2016 with Cassie.


Their weekend and week-long retreats are held in Tasmania, Bali and also New South Wales, and join with other practitioners to offer an unforgettable and life changing experience.


After six years running her own physiotherapy practice in Tasmania, Jess undertook a world-wide sabbatical to delve fully into the world of neuroscience and mindfulness, learning from the best teachers and researchers she could find. Extensive travel through Asia and the USA led her to undertaking Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification in Scotts Valley, California with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, two renowned meditation teachers, psychologists and authors, influential in bringing eastern meditation practices to the western world.


Jess learned about self-compassion from its original researcher, Dr Kristen Neff and also studied mindful movement and neuroscience with psychotherapist and yoga therapist Bo Forbes in London.


These teachings have helped people free themselves from the suffering of fear, stress, worry and shame for over 2500 years and are supported by the most modern research in neuroscience.


Jess blends modern neuroscience and physiotherapy with ancient wisdom to improve wellness and health through the mind-body connection.


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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.