Retreat Guru Team – About Us

We believe all human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present.

Going on a retreat can be a skillful way to reconnect to one's basic sanity. But putting on retreats is hard and complex work. We believe that retreat centers should have state of the art digital tools that allow them to work as effortlessly as possible. Our mission at Booking Guru is to help retreat centers thrive.

Our company started in 1998 building websites and booking systems for spiritual retreat centers and teachers. We are located in beautiful Nelson, BC Canada. It is a truly amazing little town to live and work in while providing booking software for retreat centers throughout the world.

Software Team

Deryk Wenaus

CEO & Co-Founder

Deryk has two decades of experience as a programmer and project manager and has completed over 50 IT projects. He is a long-time buddhist and non-dual practitioner.

Leadership Experience

Cameron Wenaus

COO & Co-Founder

Cameron is a project manager, designer and marketing advisor. He has been managing IT projects for over 15 years including 4 years as IT Manager for Shambhala International.

Booking Guru

Christine Crawford

Business Administrator

Christine has over 15 years experience in office administration and bookkeeping, she is dedicated to keeping the office running smoothly.

Computer Software Developer

Cloud Edwards

Computer Mage

Cloud tried to build a robot, but had to learn how to code. He learnt Python, built Pong, an Android App, then dove into web development. Cloud enjoys skateboarding, making music, doing taxes, solving horrid technical problems, and building things people care about.

Reservation Specialist

Terri Davies

Retreat Consultant

Terri is an early adopter of new ideas, has a passion for connecting with conscious business owners, and loves to meet others on the awakening journey in one form or another. Her motto: "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done"

Booking Management

Michelle Heinz

Project Manager

Michelle started as one of our clients when she introduced our software to her team at the Clear Sky Retreat Center. Her passion for new experiences and waking up, has made for great alignment with our vision. She is less sheepish now that she's out of New Zealand.

Yoga Software IT

Nick Albright

Project Manager

16 years of running IT projects, a decade of pursuing a yoga practise, 5 years of exploring meditation, a life time of hoping to make a difference... and finally it all finds a home with the team at Retreat Guru.

Shayne Kasai

Front End Developer

Shayne has been writing code for over 19 years. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and composing music for film.

Sonja Logtenberg

Retreat Center Maestra

In the early naughts Sonja fell in love with yoga and a software developer and married both. She now enjoys sharing her love of spirit and technology with retreat centre owners and teachers around the world.

Tanin Shunter

Customer Care

Tanin's path has led him from business school, to living and studying at an ashram, to apprenticing and travelling throughout Guatemala and Peru, and finally landing full circle in the world of conscious business. Tanin has discovered within himself a deep commitment to helping people and being of heart-centered service.

Olivia Stille

Product Manager

When Olivia discovered so many of her loves coming together in this mindful, mountain-town, tech company she thought, ‘Could this be real?’. It was! So she packed up her life in the big city and moved to Nelson where she now gets to live & work in alignment with her true self.

Eli Finer


Eli joined the Israeli army programming division thinking he knew how to code. He didn't. One would hope he learned a thing or two in the 20 years since. He combines his misguided perfectionism with his critical nature to make people happy and occasionally, himself, miserable.

Andy Chute


Andy loves making cool software and has been programming since he was in high school with Shayne. He also enjoys working around the house and gardening with his wife and cat.

Jenny Dion

Content and Social Media

Jenny dedicated her education in holistic nutrition to helping others conquer their health goals. She jumped into entrepreneurship and learned everything she could about social media and writing. Jenny loves creating organic, healthy twists on meals, adding to her plant obsession, traveling our beautiful planet and practicing yoga. She is beyond excited to connect people to incredible experiences.

"Our communication and efficiency has greatly improved with Retreat Booking Guru now that we have the ability to accept credit cards online and schedule automatic notification emails."

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