With summer coming on in the Northern Hemisphere many of us are thinking ahead to a vacation time and wanting to find a special place. Here is a great site that might help you find just the place you would love for relaxation, inner guidance, to learn new skills or just to enjoy a part of the world off the tourist trails. The site is Retreats Online and they have organized retreats by location, date or subject. There is everything from a yoga retreat in Croatia to a desert magic retreat in Namibia. Probably the problem you will have is that there are too many enticing choices. Here is one of the descriptions of a weight loss retreat in Cost Rica.
How about a summer sanctuary on SaltSpring Island in British Columbia? July 10 – 14 of this year. It promises to have a good balance of Yoga and exploring this very active and interesting island. Here are some details of Paradise Found.
Enjoy our lake front slice o’heaven at our most relaxing-vibed retreat. Featuring yoga, aqua-size, chi gong, art play, amazing vegetarian meals and island excursions. You’ll have an opportunity to visit Ganges, listen (and maybe even dance) to live music, kayak*, ride horses*, beach-comb, enjoy a massage*, or just laze in the hammock. This is your opportunity to co-create your Mid-Summer fun. We base our plans and schedule on your requests and suggestions. Because we are a small group, it is relatively easy to give everybody a chance to do something special that they want. So what do you want to do?
This website is a great one to bookmark and explore when you have time or want to go some place new. You can also advertise with Retreats Online with very affordable rates. Like most directories the staff asks for details and testimonials before any listing is approved. The site is very easy to navigate. Contact links abound. I was a bit surprised not to see more social networking, but perhaps I just missed it. Check it out for yourself.
There are of course different types of spiritual journeys. Some people head off to explore ancient historical sites or to have an experience with others seeking some sort of spiritual enlightenment. Others are looking for answers or at personal direction. There is another group seeking more knowledge of a certain religion or spiritual path. These […]
For some decades now people have been talking about “raising your awareness” and “higher vibrations”. However, there are now an increasing number of people who are experiencing physical symptoms that are linked to what is called Spiritual Awakening. Actually, this is nothing new. People throughout history have had religious experiences in which they saw visions, […]
Here is another memorable retreat that not many people have experienced – spending a week at the Trappist Monastery, Our Lady of Calvary in Rogersville, New Brunswick, Canada. The Retreat House can accommodate up to 25 people. The rates are very affordable at $45/night meals included or $70 for a double room. Guests are welcome […]
Among the other articles, I have featured over the past years some very unusual trips to remote but safe locations. I’m sure I will continue to provide these “finds” to readers in the years to come. Here’s an article by an itinerant traveller, Lori Erikson, who has actually gone on most of the trips she […]
Here is another great tour and retreat group. You can see the details by going to the MysticFare tab above, “Mystical/Spiritual Tours and Retreats”. Here is a message from Sheri Rosenthal, the owner and organizer about this coming year. Our earth’s sacred sites have been designed by seekers before us for the purpose of fostering […]
Greetings for the year of the horse. I’m going to be posting in the next few days messages from the spiritual travel agencies and others that share this site with ads and discount prices. The first one comes from Spirit Falls and Spirit Skies Retreats in Arizona. Here is a really rustic, peaceful place run […]
In my surfing the web for interesting information I couldn’t resist clicking on the heading, “spiritual gangster”. Is there such a creature? Yes, the company touts the philosophy that some people want a “balance between the ancient practice of yoga and our modern world”. The store are quite numerous not just in the US and […]
We must be getting increasingly stressed out as a species judging by the number and popularity of retreat locations and venues for them. Here is a website, http://spiritualretreats.com that is actually an association of spiritual retreats and has divided them up into categories – 26 categories actually under the 3 main headings of spiritual holidays, […]
Here is a travel company (actually a Tibetan Cooperative) called Tibet Travel Coop that uses a Tibetan staff of travel agents, tour guides, cooks, drivers and hosts who know the Tibetan travel industry and have been working in every part of Tibet. The picture of the Coop members is great – all the families too […]