What comes to mind when you hear the word “lazy”? For most of us, there is some connotation of neglecting our worldly duties while lounging in a slovenly pile, soft and directionless. Or at least, the term carries a negative weight in an era geared towards accomplishment and the glorification of “busy”. In the Zen Buddhist tradition as taught by Thich Nhat Hahn, laziness is not only valuable: it is a potent teacher... More..
Spring is coming (cue loud cheering from the Northern Hemisphere!), and for many, that heralds a time for cleansing out the winter funk. As detoxes grow in popularity and accessibility, so too does the vast and often conflicting information about how to do it, for how long and of what type. More..
As more and more people attune to the powerful healing work that is possible in relationship with the plant medicine, seekers find themselves scouring the internet trying to determine which center, which facilitator and which format is best for them. There are an increasingly broad number of options available -- but there’s got to be some way to discern... More..
Ready to breathe a little deeper, stretch out those tight shoulders and brush up on your Sanskrit? Yoga retreats are more than just a current trend. If you’re looking to refresh, reboot or even start your practice, there’s a retreat for you. When deciding on a retreat... More..
When you imagine a fitness retreat, what do you see? Likely one of two things: sweaty athletes doing sprints and drinking protein shakes, or, out-of-shape people eating only celery and struggling to keep up with a fitness class. Neither sounds particularly appealing, right? So what is a fitness retreat really like... More..
Countless aspiring writers world-over have said this phrase, journaled its manifestation plea, and then find themselves stuck in the overwhelm, fear and doubts that inevitably arise in the writing process. Jan Cornall knows this battle well from her own writing journey, and this -- along with her strong Buddhist meditation practice -- is what drove her to create her Writer’s Journey retreats... More..
You feel the call of plant medicine. Madre Ayahuasca, for one reason or another, is to enter your life soon. You set the date. You bought your plane tickets. You know you should prepare… but with so many varying opinions and prescriptions, it can be a confusing proposition. Truly? Preparation need not be as complex as some make it out to be... More..
We believe human beings are innately wise and kind. But this wisdom, although always present, can be covered up. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom.