Now in its sixth edition, "The Good Retreat Guide" is the definitive work on where to find a retreat that suits you. This authoritative guide is used by people everywhere who need to find a place where the world will not intrude - a place aside to nurture the spirit, heal the body and bring peace. Whatever your beliefs, it offers the greatest choices of retreats, from monasteries to holistic holidays and explains: the purpose of a retreat, what you do on one and how to make the most of it, the many diverse kinds of retreat, from yoga and meditation to Interfaith or Holistic, and the benefit of spiritual exercises for self-development and better health. With a selection of retreats in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, other European countries, Asia and Africa - "The Good Retreat Guide" is all you need to find a refreshing break and a renewal of mind, body and spirit away from the demands of a hectic world.
Stafford Whiteaker, bestselling author and former monk, writes on spirituality with a knowledge of psychology and health that is grounded in his professional education and with an emphasis on the practical that comes from many years of meditation practice and spiritual contemplation.