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


Dr. Masaru Emoto - Consciousness & Water

Dr. Emoto Masuru

The Isbourne Holistic Centre in Cheltenham is welcoming Dr. Masaru Emoto, the world-famous pioneer into the study of the effects of consciousness on water. This is only three appearances in his UK tour. He will be speaking at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham. Dr Emoto’s best-selling books such as ‘The Hidden Messages of Water’ contain extraordinary photographs showing how states such as love, joy, prayer, fear and anger create dramatic changes within water crystals. Dr Emoto believes that his studies demonstrate the power of cultivating inner peace and of using our words and thoughts carefully, a teaching he calls ‘Hado’, meaning ‘moving wave’. Isbourne Holistic Centre, 3 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1TH  UK 

+44 1242 254321

Traffic on the road to silence

Thursday, October 16, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mindfulness and Osho Vipassana: A Weekend of Silence. 

Meditation, like playing a musical instrument, is a skill and takes practice. So, if you would like to learn the skill of truly doing nothing except witnessing, then now is a great time to start or if you just need more practice or find it difficult to fit meditation into a busy life, here is a chance to give yourself the silence it takes to be truly still, to enter more deeply into meditation practice, and along the way to enjoy some great food. 


 A 3-day Mindfulness silent retreat. 


Fairfield House, 51 Long Street, Williton, Near Taunton, Somerset 



From £225.00 all inclusive on a twin sharing basis.

To book: 

Tel: 01984 634503 or  

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

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.