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, spiritual retreats and wellness. Some of the categories look so inviting that I just couldn’t help but click on them to see what they were about. For example, here’s one for recovery retreats held in Panama.
Many people learn and practice daily life skills as children, getting better as they continue in their adult life. They mature by using their judgment, learning from mistakes, gaining patience, and using time management. For someone people with addiction, these skills are somewhat lost or never learned well from the start. People with addictions are often impulsive, especially when under the influence of a chemical. This becomes the established habit, making it difficult to learn self control. ….You will not “fall through the cracks” here! You will enjoy an intimate resort setting: a maximum of 8 guests at a time. This means we will get to know you as an individual, intimately, and will work hard with you to help you achieve your goals. You will have the very best, comprehensive retreat that works and delivers results!
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Next I looked at the organic retreats held in West Waterford, Ireland, Portugal and Kandy, Sri Lanka. All are small retreats with personal care, small, little-known places in local communities and just the type of places that would be restful and relaxing. Here is some information about the one in Kandy.
Ayurvedha treatments our doctor will consult and recommend personal tailor made therapy course. Eco friendly nature resort.Yoga and Ayurvedha retreat.
Perhaps you would rather seek out a luxury retreat in Blairsville, Florida or Kapaa, Hawaii.
Quantum Hawaiian Retreats on the beautiful garden island of Kauai blends ancient wisdom, quantum physics, meditations, NLP and universal laws to create a life changing retreat experience. Recently featured by USA TODAY as one of the top 10 spiritual retreats in North America.
I wonder if there is any standards for each listing by the staff of Spiritual Retreats? Turning to the “contact” section I see that it is the Association of Spiritual Retreats based in London, and that to have a listing would cost at least $250 per year. Still no word as to the criteria used to accept or reject various retreats. I’m going to write to them and I’ll let you know when I hear back. In the meantime, check out this amazing very international website. http://www.spiritualretreats.com/
Here’s the reply from this organization RE the registration standards.
Thank you for your kind comments on the association. In answer to your question regarding joining the association the membership process is as follows:
- Retreat Centre submits listing and pays membership fee
- The membership the retreat centre will not go live until our research team carry out some basic checks via the internet and phone.
- Once the retreat has been accepted the listing goes live on the site
- Featured members normally have editorial in our quarterly magazine attached
- The retreats then get marketed through the regualr channels which has so far proved to be very successful.
- Customers are asked to post reviews of their experiences at the retreat centre.The basic principal of the site is to raise awareness of the tremendous healing that can be found at a retreat centre. You may notice that we do not allow large chains of retreats to join the association as our ethos is to help small individual private retreat holders spread their message and showcase what they have to offer at a small cost.Shortly we will be launching a learning platform where members can upload and retail courses, podcasts, and products.I hope this helps.Kindest Regards,Caroline
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Posted on 12. Oct, 2013 by Vicki Starfire.
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Posted on 12. Jun, 2013 by Vicki Starfire.
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