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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All of us at The Good Retreat Guide welcome your comments and feedback on the retreats, the news, and everything we feature on the website. However, we are revising our database for the site and we will not be able to answer any emails from viewers or from retreat houses until after 01 September 2014. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We will get back to you as soon as we have completed our revision to the site. Many thanks, Stafford 


A Life at Work Retreat

Would you welcome the chance to get away from it all and spend some time contemplating your work, career and vocation in life? We don't often get a chance to really look at  how we feel about work and the issues and values attached to them. A Life at Work retreat might be just what you need. The next Career Retreat takes place 20-23 September near Bath, Somerset. Check it out.

+44 208 568 9841

Try Something New!

Spirit & Destiny magazine says: Why not take yourself on a vision quest? This is a native American tradition where you go off somewhere secluded in the countryside, and send time fasting and meditating. It gives you a chance to revive your spiritual energies and can be an opportunity to get insight into your life purpose. You can get some great ideas for secluded stays from The Good Retreat Guide.

Healing the Heart Retreat in Italy

20-27 September 2014
Puglia, Italy

A retreat for couples and individuals who wish to master the art of conscious relationships, marking the 10 year anniversary of Living from The Heart retreats. During this week  you will practise finding stillness of mind and body. Stillness helps you listen to your body's wisdom by becoming present instead of ruminating about the past or projecting yourself into the future. Verbal, non verbal and physical exercises designed to open the heart and increase intimacy, compassion and understanding. The morning session includes Kundalini Yoga, breath work and Chi Kung. The afternoon sessions will be a mixture of meditation and various group exercises centred on healing the heart. There will be time for relaxation and rest, walking, and using the swimming pool.

+44 7855 781210

The Spiritual Exercises Network

Making the Spiritual Exercises with the Secular Self

18-22 August 2014, Hinsley Hall, Leeds

A conference intended for those giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Key Speaker is Damian Howard SJ. The Spiritual Exercises Network offers those involved in the ministry of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises the opportunity to share and explore together. Membership is free. 

+44 1444 453287