The Good Retreat Guide Online

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Welcome to The Good Retreat Guide Online. Here you will find dozens of places to find peace and spiritual renewal all over Europe and beyond. Interesting, wonderful, different, and exciting places to relax, explore your inner awareness, and practice your spiritual beliefs. You can also read about going on a retreat, about different kinds of spiritual practices, how to meditate, and much more.

We hope you find something to take with you from this website. May you be blessed in your journey of the spirit.

Stafford Whiteaker, Editor


Ayurveda en Provence

Programme de septembre à décembre 2015

Cure de six au 18 2015 (il reste 6 places)

Cure de six jours 10 au 16 octobre 2015(il reste 8 places)

Cure de 10 jours du 31 octobre au 10 novembre 2015

Mini Cure du 12 au 15 décembre 2015

Cure de six jours du 12 au 18 décembre 2015


Les  cures sont des  « Purva Karma » qui sont des cures d’équilibration de sa constitution que nous proposons en six ou dix jours.

Des cures selon les règles du Pancha Karma.

En automne on régule particulièrement VATA (agitation, stress, sécheresse, douleurs …) Si nécessaire on équilibre aussi les excès l’énergie Pitta (acidité, troubles digestifs, toxines,…) et Kapha (prise de poids, dépression).

Au programme personnalisé : Diététique végétarienne et dépurative, massages, bains de vapeur, shirodhara, traitement des yeux (cure de septembre), yoga, méditation, balades dans la nature, etc .

Cette cure  est en fait conseillée préventivement à tout le monde. Pour les personnes en perte de vitalité, pour démarrer une correction alimentaire, pour les personnes victimes de stress ou de changement dans la vie.


La mini cure de décembre est un moment pour se reposer en vivant  les principes de l’ayurveda.

Au programme : Cuisine indienne végétarienne, massages, bains de vapeur, yoga, relaxation, repos, méditation et balade dans la nature.

Elle s’adresse aux personnes qui veulent découvrir l’ayurveda et aussi aux personnes très actives qui sentent qu’il faut faire un break.

C’est aussi un excellent moyen pour découvrir l’ayurveda


IMPORTANT : Toutes nos cures sont personnalisées



This month at Fairfield House

Fairfield House are offering two special weekends this month: 

Summer Solstice Revitalising Spa Retreat

From 19th to 21st June bring a partner, friend or family member to enjoy a whole weekend of being pampered. For only £195 pp you can both enjoy

  • Luxurious rooms 
  • Delicious detoxing vegetarian food
  • A guided walk in the beautiful Quantocks, by the sea or on Exmoor
  • ​Use of the infra red sauna and an outdoor hot tub
  • A treatment
  • Yoga or exercise class
  • A mindfulness session

If you can’t make it to this weekend, consider their Osho Vipassana and Mindfulness Three Day Silent Retreat


Mindfulness together retreat

SanghaSeva offer “Meditation in Action” retreats in India, Europe and Israel-Palestine. Their retreats and events bring support to social, humanitarian and ecological projects, while also exploring a deeper and more supportive way of living a human life fully. In this kind of retreat the meeting of the world out there with the world within us is made possible. SanghaSeva’s retreats in India are: Anandwan Leprosy community, a vibrant and inspiring community, comprising cured leprosy patients and people with any “disability” that has led them to be cast out from their families and societies.The work retreat offers time for living and working in the community alongside the residents, developing friendships and learning new skills. Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living is dedicated to bringing together sustainable development, ecological building, and spiritual growth. Through the work retreat you will be participating in the creation of food gardens, permaculture landscaping, and earth building.SanghaSeva are inspired by non-violence, deep-ecology and buddhism. 
They hope to be offering a continuation of the deepening of meditation, contemplation or spirit by bringing it into life through the way we live.




Yasodhara Yoga at Radha Caudet

After celebrating its 50th Anniversary last year Yasodhara Ashram has 'officially' named the unique yogic teachings offered by Yasodhara-trained teachers in venues all over the world   Yasodhara Yoga, developed by Swami Radha, is offered at Radha Caudet. See the article in the July issue of The Yoga Magazine entitled Finding Yasodhara Yoga.                                


The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices

How often people need some kind of guide when they take up a more prayerful life and want to take their longing for their relationship with God to a new level. This book, Creating a Life with God, is a good guide to use, introducing you to 12 prayer practices, covering solitude, silence, mind and imagination, your body and your creativity, and how to connect in your prayer life to nature and your surrounding community. Your travelling companions in this book range from the famous Julian of Norwich to Saint Ignatius.  We feel this is a most helpful book, clearly written, full of concise but good information about the different ways to pray, and a guide for both the beginner and the more experienced person.

Creating a Life with God
ISBN 9870857462442
Bible Reading Fellowship, Abingdon, UK 
2003/20014  Paper UK £7.99