Other Adventures - Holistic Holidays and Retreats


Skyros
Holistic community holidays, featuring a varied range of programmes, held each year on islands in Greece and Thailand (see our article for more information).
http://www.skyros.com/

Retreat Centre - Scotland
NewBold House is a spiritual community in Scotland offering retreats and
residential workshops in personal and spiritual growth. Find out about them here.
www.newboldhouse.org/

Sacred Scotland
Company who run guided tours around sacred sites located in the Perthshire area of Scotland, led by historical researcher and author Barry Dunford.
http://www.sacredconnection.ndo.co.uk/

Sacred site tours
Find out about retreats and tours of earth mystery and sacred sites held in the UK, Europe and other areas.
http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/

Celestial Tours
Scottish company specialising in "transformational journeys of self-discovery and healing." Choose from a tour of mystical sites in Scotland or swimming with the dolphins in Bimini, Bahamas.
http://www.spiritualtours.co.uk/

Rainbow Circle Camps
Group who organise camps for holistically-minded individuals - they're at locations in the South West of England, and occur between May and September each year. They offer the chance to learn alternative skills and a space for self-healing.
http://www.rainbowcircle.co.uk

Alternative Turkish holidays
A range of creative, relaxing and exploration holidays, with the opportunity to enjoy a range of alternative therapies, are on offer here, at Hauzur Vadisi in Turkey.
http://www.huzurvadisi.com/entry.htm

VegiVentures
Details of natural holidays held in Britain, Turkey and Peru suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They range from activity breaks and creative weekends, to relaxing breaks and hill walking.
http://www.vegiventures.com/

Croft House Retreat Centre
Cosy farmhouse in the Peak District offering an ideal location for self-directed retreats. A range of natural therapies are on offer (inc. reiki, herbalism, massage and iridology), plus there's a meditation room and library of books and relaxing music.
http://www.chrc.co.uk/

Sandra Shaw's sacred journeys
Holidays and weekend retreats led by Sandra Straw to a range of sacred places throughout the world, such as Scotland, Tibet, Peru and India.
http://www.circleoflight.co.uk/

Healing Centre
Weekend spiritual retreats are offered at this healing centre in Anglesey. Reiki and aromatherapy treatments are also available.
http://www.angleseyhealingcentre.co.uk/

Glastonbury retreats and sacred journeys
The Shambhala centre runs health and healing retreats in Glastonbury, Somerset, as well as organising sacred journeys to Egypt.
http://www.shambhala.co.uk

Relaxing Reiki
Couple who run reiki healing holidays at their home in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight. They also offer two-day residential training courses, too.
http://www.relaxingreiki.co.uk/

Penwethers holistic care centre
Centre in Cornwall that serves as a holistic "healing sanctuary" - particularly good for anyone recovering from illness or a stressful time. They offer group support, individual sessions and a range of alternative therapies.
http://www.holisticcare.org.uk/

Time to stop and reflect
Natural Space runs weekend breaks focusing on self-discovery and inner development. They're held in a stunning location, by the sea in New Quay, West Wales.
http://www.natural-space.co.uk/

Relax in Lanzarote
Relaxing and rejuvenating holidays in Lanzarote, featuring yoga, massage, reflexology and other therapies, plus lots of activities and a chance to see the local sights.
http://www.hoho.co.uk/

New Age travel
American company who organise a range of holidays to locations such as Stonehenge, Machu Picchu and the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids.
http://www.newagetravel.com/

Retreats and short breaks
Get away from it all, or take part in an organised retreat, at Gaunts House community in Wimborne, Dorset. They've got an active programme throughout the year, plus hold special gatherings in the summer for all the family.
http://www.rgf-gaunts.demon.co.uk/menu.html

Island retreats
Sylvia Clare and David Hughes run a variety of retreats (for individuals and families), courses and workshops on the Isle of Wight.
http://www.claritybooks.co.uk

Journeys in Cappadocia
Details of a company who run creative holidays, such as village breaks, riding tours and one-to-one live reviews, in Turkey.
http://www.urba.co.uk

Dolphin swims, desert adventures and spiritual breaks
Company based in Forres, Scotland who organise a selection of inspiring and different foreign holidays. There's the chance to swim with dolphins in Egypt, have an adventurous safari or opt for a spiritual break in Sinai.
http://www.dolphinswims.co.uk/

Swim with seals in Devon
Experienced skipper, Clive Pearson, runs trips on the Jessica Hettie off the North Devon Coast. As well as options involving swimming with the local seals, he caters for divers wanting to explore shipwrecks, trips to Lundy Island and fishing.
http://www.clovelly-charters.ukf.net/

Swim with dolphins in Florida
Centre in Florida, America that runs various sessions where you can swim with dolphins. They welcome adults and children from the ages of seven and eight years old, but they must be competent swimmers.
http://www.pennekamp.com/dolphins-plus/

Conservation holidays
Do your bit for the environment, and have a great time, by trying a conservation holiday. BTCV organises breaks of all lengths across the globe and they're suitable for all ages.
http://www.btcv.org/conshols/conshols_uk.html





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