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Whats your best Retreat Read?

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

We want to create a top ten book list to post on our retreat pages.

Can you nomate any  book in the following caterogies?

What is your best retreat read?


2)Self Development

3)Self Help

4)A wind down read. A book to just be with and enjoy

5)Thought provoking

6)Green and Eco

7)New for you. A topic, type, author, catergory of book you haven’t read before.

And the winner is……Thats up to you.

The Retreat Company

Pilates Retreat in Sunny Cape Town, South Africa

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Pilates Retreat in Sunny Cape Town, South Africa

10 days of challenging Pilates, workshops, outdoor activities, local culture & hospitality in an absolutely stunning location

Practice Pilates in stunningly beautiful Cape Town South Africa. We have chosen the award winning Lalapanzi Lodge as our venue of choice. With gorgeous views across the Cape and hidden in 600 acres of forest and fynbos this is the perfect setting for an invigorating retreat. Meet new people, share your love for Pilates, enjoy new experiences and take in all that this beautiful part of the world has to offer.

Full Details of this 2014 Pilates Retreat in South Africa can be found here:

Just a little idea…copy this.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Transform your life. Sharing with you a way to leave the 9-5 rat race and have more free time to retreat home and away. Join the “copy this idea” trend happening at the moment. Click here to find out more.


Retreat from Pre Xmas Madness

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Ultimate Mind & Body Retreat, is the perfect holiday for those seeking a little extra special rest & relaxation instead of the pre xmas rush….They have an all inclusive price £945

The 6 night / 7 day luxury retreat package includes:

Sole use of your own luxury double suite at an award winning private complex & spa, which is just a gentle walk from the beach.

Can you see yourself here?

Can you see yourself here?

  Full board, with 3 delicious, cleansing and detoxifying meals per day



  Body toning

  Stunning coast and mountain walks

  Luxury anti ageing facial

  Luxury full body marine wrap

  Complimentary use of our wellness spa with heated indoor wave pool, sauna & Jacuzzi

Interactive wellbeing workshops:

  How to use Nutrition to turn back time…

  How to create optimum health  …

  It is attitude not age that matters…

  Fabulous at any age…

  *Return private airport transfers 

*Also available upon request, private 1-2-1 sessions with the retreat team and a menu of treatments, therapies & massages.

If this is inviting for you contact

Web site:

Telephone: 0034 660458853

Retreat In Italy- Last minute offer.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Retreat In Italy: £245 discount Retreat Company website vistors.


Aishi Ali Founder of “Living from the Heart” offering an opportunity to extend the summer and clear your head by attending the next retreat in Italy at the end of September with this HOT offer! This week long retreat will help enter a heart space and experience the deep connections with yourself and others. It will give you the chance to spend a concentrated block of time working on your relationships with yourself and others in a group. During and after your group sessions, you’ll have ample time to practice and reflect on what you’ve learned.  We are offering a special discount if you respond directly quoting the retreat company offer the regular fee is  £795 special offer will be £550 grab a hot offer while you can!


Extend the summer- Last minute discount of £245

Extend the summer- Last minute discount of £245

Contact:Aisha Ali     Consultant Psychotherapist
UKCP reg UKAHPP Accredited MBACP
07855 781 210

Retreats-dogs welcome.

Friday, September 13th, 2013


How many times have you been ready to book on a retreat but the thought of leaving your dog at home is the deal breaker! Its been well documented for years that having pets around can reduce stress. I am talking to those of you who don’t have allergies or phobias to animals. So to find a retreat where you can take your dog/s would suit a good many people who wouldn’t normally think of going on a retreat.

Optimise Retreats has found a great solution for dog lovers. They offer a 5 day

OPTIMISE Your Life Retreat,

A bespoke retreat promoting wisdom, wellbeing and fun in a relaxing coastal setting in a luxury house on Anglesey, North Wales.

They promote  truly unique, life changing retreat experience designed to reboot your mind body and soul.

On offer is a range of therapies to restore you, workshops and
coaching to inspire you and activities to engage you.

Enjoy walks on the beach. Not only are they dog friendly so either bring yours but they offer for those whose love animals but don’t own one to “borrow theirs”.

On the retreat you will eat locally sourced vegetarian food which aims to detox and even help you lose a few pounds.

You can also explore the magical sites around Anglesey.

Design your own timetable. Dip in and out as much as you want.

A 3-for-2 offer,

for details or “simply call us today.”


Founder Martin Murphy offers ” A 3-for-2 deal at the moment. For details visit the website or simply call them today.”

+44 (0) 7733121967


OPTIMISE your Life


Retreats for Solo Travellers

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Never been on a retreat before? Never been on a retreat by yourself before. It can be a scary step.

You can rest assured. Serenity Retreat is a holiday company for solo travellers on a spiritual or self development journey.

They operate affordable retreat style holidays in Greece and the UK.  Their aim is to give you some space to ‘be’ and to breathe. In Greece they give you the option to join in with the structured activities: to take advantage of one of the courses on offer, to have a massage or Reiki, to join in  for meditation and walks, or to go on trips –  but it will always be down to you.  Do as much or as little  as you like.  Nothing is compulsory – it’s YOUR holiday.

They also run meditation based weekends in the UK and will be offering Meditation Teacher Training courses (certified by the Yoga Alliance) in the Spring.

They deliver their retreats with love that spills out into their programmes. Never been on a retreat before? Never been on a retreat by yourself? Serenity Retreat just might allay your fears.

Contact Kim Bennett
07921 520166 / 01698 542787



Retreats for Solo Travellers

Just Imagine?

Retreats with natural swimming pools

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Vale de Moses

Andrew and Vonetta run a  meditative retreat space called  Vale de Moses. There is  daily Yoga classes,  massage & acupuncture treatments in the remote Portuguese mountains. Nestled in the valleys below the picturesque village of Amieira, Oleiros, Vale de Moses is an old restored terraced farm with newly planted woodland gardens and orchards and 2 rivers with cascading natural pools. Yoga retreats in 2013 run between March and November with an experienced team of yoga teachers and therapists, with guided walks and mud baths. 425€ to 750€ per week. 20% discount for 2 weeks. Group hire available.

A good night’s sleep is essential for our bodies to rest and heal from the demands we make of them in our lives. The 4 stone houses in the forest that they restored are deeply restful places to sleep and to bathe. You can choose from 2 private bedrooms in the farmhouse or shared places in either the guest house or the Adega. All the beds are either high quality mattresses or Portuguese made futons with cotton sheets, towels, blankets, pillows and duvets.

3 delicious ayurvedic meals a day are offered using fresh vegetables and fruit available from the retreats  own  gardens during the season or from a favourite local greengrocer in Oleiros. The menu is eclectic in nature fusing Vonni’s Barbadian cooking with Andy’s English and Italian roots. Rich in pulses, grains and fresh vegetables, low in salt and high in fresh herbs. Honey from local wild bees rather than sugar. Cooked with mindful attention and according to basic yet profound Ayurvedic principles, our food is tasty, fresh, easily digested and balanced to truly support your yoga practice and well-being.

Should you be interested in this naturally run retreat, you can reach Vale de Moses by taking the Saturday afternoon coach from Lisbon 6pm or Porto 4pm to the local town of Oleiros, where Andrew and Vonetta can arrange to  pick you up by car at 9.30pm. Coach timetable, prices and tickets on the Rede Expressos website.

For more info



A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

So they say and what we believe.

So can you take the 2 minute test?

Lets us know if you failed or passed.


Work Life Balance..Crashing the Myth

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Crashing the Myth of Work/Life Balance

Author Jon Gordon helps us find our happiness.

Most of us live our lives like we’re on a tightrope, teetering between giving our all at work, giving our all to family, getting just enough sleep, and then doing it again the next day. We call it work/life balance. Excuse me. But do you really want to live like a tightrope walker hovering over the abyss?

Best-selling author Jon Gordon doesn’t. In his latest book, The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work, Gordon says the idea that we can achieve balance every day of our lives among our multiple responsibilities, passions and interests is just, well, crazy. “We experience guilt from wanting to be with the family we love, yet there is this pressure to be successful and make money,” he says.

Gordon suggests we let go of the idea of achieving balance and pursue “purpose and passion” instead. Strive to find joy and fulfillment in everything you do. Look at balance as a longer-term goal. Instead of trying to achieve it every day, work to achieve it over the course of a year.

“A lot of people who amass great financial wealth often have trouble with relationships at home,” he says. “Your wealth must include an abundance of relationships.” Give your all to work during your busy season; take extra time for family in the off-season. Engage yourself no matter where you are. When at work, work hard and love it. When with family, play hard and focus on your loved ones. Turn off the BlackBerry, and don’t answer the phone. He says finding time for both work and life is more about “rhythm” than balance.