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Casa de Carrasco Yoga Retreat, Sierra de Cardo, Spain -www.yogaretreatsinspain.com
Daily poolside yoga set amid a sun drenched  organic olive farm. Accomodation is in luxury Safari style tents. Hikes into the surrounding Natural Park to explore castles, caves and Mediterranean fishing harbours from this beautiful mountainous region, just twelve miles from the Costa Daurada beaches.

Come to Life -Situated in a barn in South Gloucesterdshire, 18 miles from Bristol and Bath, this centre offers residential workshops in Nonviolent, Compassionate or Peaceful Communication. Accommodation in the house, barn or camping.

Cortijada Los Gazquez, Andalucia -www.losgazquez.com/en/
Creative Retreat / Eco-Guest House in the natural park of Sierra Maria-Los Velez in the mountains of Andalucia. As a guest house they are completely 'off-grid' making electricity from the sun and wind, harvesting rain water, recycling grey water, treating waste water with reed beds. They also offer artists residencies, creative courses and ecology holidays.

The Dharma House, France -www.thedharmahouse.com/
A retreat in the foothills of the Cévennes mountain in the south of France whose aim is to explore a lifestyle centred around ecological and sustainable ethics, placing an emphasis on integrating mindful awareness into daily activities.The centre enjoys fantastic views and is surrounded by olive, almond, peach, plum, mimosa, fig and apricot trees. The community is active in growing food and structuring the land with permacultural ideas and designs. At various times they hold meditation and yoga retreats, as well as courses on topics including permaculture and green building.

Galapita Healing Garden -Sri Lanka -www.galapita.com
Healing centre and sanctuary described by TS Elliot as "one of those rare and magical places that seems to exist outside time as though the world only revolves around its boundaries". Stay in open walled pavilions nestled among protected pockets of forests, paddy fields, waterfalls and a lake along the meandering river.

Prana del Mar Retreat & Wellness Center, Baja, Mexico -http://pranadelmar.com
A beautiful, beachfront retreat and wellness center specialising in yoga retreats, meditation retreats, and yoga holidays in Baja. Deluxe accommodations, warm hospitality, delicious meals, and a variety of international teachers leading week-long retreats. Luxurious facilities in a tranquil environment on a stunning Pacific beach surrounded by the mountains and desert. Come to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate with daily yoga classes, healthful cuisine, and enlivening spa services. Facilities include an elegant yoga studio, full restaurant, swimming pool and hot tub, lounges, serene gardens, a stone labyrinth, and more. The resort has sustainable features including solar-powered electricity, recycled wastewater, solar-heated swimming pool and organic garden.

Spirit Falls Retreat, Arizona -http://www.spiritfallsretreat.com.
A spiritual nature retreat in the cool mountain forests east of Sedona, AZ, These personal forest retreats are about solitude, self-discovery, spiritual awakening, healing, and creative inspiration. Spirit Falls is a peaceful sanctuary to share with the wildlife and enjoy each moment -hiking, swimming, hot springs, massage, and relaxation, with wind in tall pines and water dancing over rocks. The spirit of Spirit Falls is making a difference through retreat.

Spirit Skies Arizona, USA -another special holiday in a private cabin hermitage on a sacred hilltop with panoramic views, pristine silence, and amazing wildlife. The views and quiet solitude are extraordinary, and the elk and white tail deer are frequent companions during personal retreats. Ideal for silent meditation, self-discovery, spiritual awakening, outdoor yoga, and soul healing.
Unicorn Camps, Child Okeford, Dorset -www.unicorncamps.com
Alternative Family Camping Holidays for singers, dancers and magical beings at on Goldhill Farm in the heart of Dorset. The ethos of Unicorn Camps is that of living together in community and it is this that can often bring the greatest challenges and the deepest rewards.
Green Box -activity holidays in Ireland -detox, yoga, reflexology, plus family activities -climbing, walking, caving, canoeing.
Holycombe -a house of healing set in a verdant wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswold village of Whichford. Their aim is to provide a haven for healing and joyful activities, a retreat where music, dance, song, play, meditation and bodywork can renew energy and well-being.
Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Big Island, Hawaii -http://www.kalani.com
Mill Retreat Centre -a peaceful retreat in Normandy with up to 40 bed spaces for guests plus yoga, meditation and meeting rooms. There are 30 acres of grounds with lake and a variety of wildlife habitats to explore.
Places to Be -a compendium of transformational holidays in the UK -retreats, activities and workshops.
Ulpotha -yoga and Ayurveda retreat on an ancient pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka. It is a beautiful tranquil hideaway open to guests for part of the year.
Sunflower Retreats -Yoga holidays in Casperia in the Sabina mountains of Italy with accommodation in traditionally furnished mediaeval houses.
Womens Health Coach -offers health holidays for women in the south of France.
Yoga Breaks -specialise in Yoga holidays and retreats in the Alicante Province of Spain.

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May 2008
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