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..

The creative spirituality of writing

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..

How do I prepare for my first Ayahuasca journey?

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..

The Connection Between Sex and Spiritual Evolution

Liisa Maimon

Many people on the planet view sex as a means to fun and pleasure, and there is definitely nothing wrong with that. However, in my opinion, it is a one-dimensional approach which overlooks the energetic power and cosmic essence of sex available to us as beings with consciousness. There is more to be gained – even in the sense of pleasure – if your focus is spiritual. More..

Becoming a Clear Vessel for Creative Manifestation

Zacchiah Blackburn

When we use our voice, we are literally manifesting in the world whatever we are thinking and feeling. Many schools of wisdom tell us that it is very important to pay attention to what we are thinking and feeling, and what we are expressing. This is because they understand that we are creating with every voiced expression, and we are creating karma. 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.