Yoga of nature, yoga of consciousness: Samadhi Yoga Ashram

Vishnu Panigrahi, the founder and teacher at Samadhi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India believes we are all perfectly situated to practice the yogic lifestyle. With a little study, we're already in the perfect training grounds... More..

The bigger your faith, the bigger your life: Blue Osa

Yogi Aaron lives by this mantra, his personal application of the yogic teaching of Shraddha. His deep faith and commitment to his saddhana, combined with regular yoga and meditation practices have helped him to manifest a beautiful, sacred space. Blue Osa Retreat Center in Costa Rica. Leading yoga teacher training immersions... More..

What does it really mean to slow down? Yoga in Salento

When you think of coastal Italy, you probably imagine leisurely dinners of rich and savory foods; slowly sauntering through romantic landscapes, then returning to sweet conversation with a glass of Italian wine. A time where you can forget about your email, to say the least. But can you imagine the same slowed-down pace of living on a retreat?... More..

Tips on creating a global retreat business: Christina Thomas

I reached out to Christina Thomas because I was impressed by her track record of running well-loved retreats all over the world, especially in locations that aren't on the map yet for many retreats-goers. She strikes me as a pioneer, and I love her insights into where things are headed and what's required to succeed in this business... More..

Two reasons to fall in love with yin yoga

Yin Yoga is still somewhat of a mystery to many yogis. The ancient practice embodies the wisdom from Eastern Medicine with classic Hatha yoga poses. Under the guidance of notable teachers such as Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, it’s a teacher training I wish I would have done sooner. I’m always promoting Yin Yoga at my studio, but when I describe Yin Yoga and all the wonderful benefits, I hear a lot of people saying, “What’s Yin? I don’t think I’ve practiced that before. Would I be able to do that?”. My answer the majority of the time is an overwhelming YES... More..

Bridging Eastern and Western healing: with Tiffany Cruikshank

Why do you practice yoga? Do you come to the practice to help heal an injury, or support spinal health, or perhaps for stress relief? Maybe yoga is your spiritual practice, and the physical benefits are an afterthought. A fusion of all these things? For Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine®, the magic of yoga... More..

How to revive your soul – advice from Charley Patton

If you’re feeling as if your mind is in a different space than your heart, or you are feeling like the world has more to offer to you, you might want to take some advice from Charley Patton. Charley spent 16 years lost in a stressful corporate world. He not only felt like he had lost his sense of self, but also his soul and the fire that ignited it. His discovery of yoga... 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.