Preparing the mind for plant medicine

When considering how to prepare for an Ayahuasca ceremony, many people focus mainly on the physical body: eating properly, staying hydrated, avoiding stimulants or alcohol, and so on. But Carlos Tanner, founder of the Ayahuasca Foundation in the jungle of Peru, says that there’s an element that deserves more attention in the preparatory stages: the mind. But how do you prepare the mind for something unknown... More..

Mindfulness: 5 studies that will blow your mind

The word “mindfulness” is all over the media. It's a common prescription for just about whatever ails you by those in the wellness and personal development fields. It seems like everyone is meditating in some form or another, but the number of acronyms to describe the various practices can make it all seem a bit inaccessible... More..

The science of what makes you happy: do these 4 things

Researchers have spent a lot of time (and funding) trying to determine what makes people happy. After all, how grand would it be if we could find that golden ticket? The good news is they’ve learned a lot that can point the way for each of us to live happier lives. The bad news? It’s not quite a golden ticket, but if you set your mind to it, we think being happy is totally achievable! So, here are four things you can do to boost your own happiness... More..

The top retreat destinations of 2018

If you have your sights set on booking a retreat to somewhere magnificent this year but don’t know where to begin, we have the inside scoop right here. These countries are home to gorgeous retreat centers, rich cultural heritage, and breathtaking landscapes to inspire your travels every step of the way. We know that choosing a country is only the first step, but it’s an important one! More..

5 Reasons why cleansing and yoga go hand-in-hand

Look through the descriptions of wellness and detox retreats and you’ll often find yoga listed as an activity that supports the program. If you’re already a yogi, you’ve probably heard someone tell you to “wring out your organs” or “fire up your digestion” through the use of twisting poses or core work. But what’s the actual lowdown on how yoga supports the cleansing process? Here's a list of 5 reasons why we think cleansing and yoga could be best friends forever... More..

How do I choose a detox retreat that’s right for me?

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..

How to choose a plant medicine center

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..

What happens in an Ayahuasca ceremony?

Many modern seekers have had experience with psychedelics. Whether in a recreational party atmosphere, a more intentional exploratory manner, or another context, each experience has its own tone that lends itself to a certain kind of learning or depth. Participating in an Ayahuasca ceremony, on the other hand, is probably unlike anything you’ve experienced before... More..

How do I know if I’m ready for yoga teacher training?

You love yoga - everything about it. How it has impacted your life, the people you’ve met through your practice, the deep calm it gives you. You’re inspired to teach and share this practice with others. But how do you know if you’re ready to take that next step? Explore these questions to come to an answer that feels true for you at this point on your path... More..

 

Retreat Guru's Vision

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.