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


India Yoga Festival

Yoga on the beach

BHAKTI CAMP / 10-15 Jan 2016 
BHAKTI PILGRIMAGE / 10-20 March 2016


Here are three yoga programmes in Indian for next year that celebrate Yoga, Bhakti and Spiritual Expansion. A  blend of Traditional Yoga and the newest tendencies and styles from around the globe are on offer. Inspiring swamis and ashram directors will share their life experience  of India and together  with international Yoga teachers the programmes aim to help you discover the most renewing and refreshing aspects of the practice. Programmes of full days of classes, workshops and kirtains include 20 styles of Yoga; 25 renowned Yoga teachers and artists; 50 Yoga classes; 4 Sunset Kirtans, Hanuman Chalisas, Traditional Fire Pujas, Aaratis. Many of the activities are offered Free of charge in addition to what is included in the programme cost.

"You can open your eyes now" Book Review

Book Cover

You can open your eyes now is the story of a young man’s journey from emotional upsets in relationships and disappointment with his life to finding spiritual awareness and the rewards this awareness can bring. The writing is straight-forward and the story candid and easy to read. The main character, Alex, tells us of his breakdown of a long-term relationship, his fight with depression, his fear of building a new life, and, finally, his experiences of the healing that can come from a spiritual dimension to the way you live your life. The key theme of this book is about the importance of bringing spirituality into our everyday lives and living in a way meaningful to us and by values that are eternal and giving to others rather than just the short-term ones of the world we live in. In the case of Alex, as with the author himself, The Servers Society ( Omilos Eksipiretition), founded by the poet and philosopher Dimitris Kakalidis, is where they both find themselves a place and a group, who support their awakening their spiritual consciousness.

You can open your eyes now, Ade Durojaiye, Mergas Seirios Publications, Athens, Greece, 2015. More information about The Servers Society and to buy the book:

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




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.