Shaila works with a limited number of students between retreats through telephone consultations. To qualify for personal guidance, you must have attended a Bodhi Retreats retreat and have the intention to attend another in the future. Shaila does not offer personalized training for meditators who have not attended her intensive retreats. It is at those retreats that she offers comprehensive meditation instructions for attaining jhāna, clarifies the purpose for the practice, and gets to know the qualities, dispositions, tendencies, and aptitudes of individual meditator’s minds. This shared experience on retreat helps her to be an effective guide.