The Intersection of Business & Spirituality: Casa Shambala

Opening a healing retreat is no small feat. For most who find themselves on this path, the work comes from a deep soul calling and, in many cases, a story of being pushed or guided along. But this can create an experience of friction as heart-driven healers find themselves struggling to pay bills and fill retreats. The earth-bound nature of business comes knocking, and sometimes they don’t want to answer. Is it possible to have both a spiritual mission and a savvy business sense?... More..

For the spiritually curious: retreats at Creacon Wellness

Creacon Wellness Retreat specializes in services that balance and revitalize your entire being - spirit, mind and body. When you peruse the list of services offered at Creacon, an award-winning retreat center in the rolling hills of Wexford Ireland, you’ll see a lot of the usual: massage, yoga, and acupuncture. Move over into the “mind” category, and you’ll see you can also have a sort of spa for the mind: psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and NLP are on offer with highly trained therapists... 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..

An inside look at a fitness retreat: Evolve Retreat Co.

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..

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..

Devotion to the divine – thoughts from Swami Shivabhaktananda

Swami Shivabhaktananda, director of the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Val Morin Quebec, allowed us the opportunity to gain some insight and clarity on his outlook to devotion and spirituality. Growing up, Swami never understood the commonly accepted “Go to school – so you can get a job – so you can make money” approach to life. He could never fully... 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.