Places to Be: a compendium of tranformational holidays, and places to just be
Welcome to the definitive guide! For fifteen years, Places to Be has been helping people to find retreats, workshop centres and alternative holidays as well as venues in which they can run their own events. To the right, you will see a selection of places from the site. To find others, you might like to choose a category from the tabs along the top and then further refine your search in the area below that. We hope you will find the perfect place to be, and also of course that when you book with them, you mention our site. It will help maintain this service for you, and for all the places you are seeing. Good luck with your search, and may you have a happy, meaningful and inspiring stay.
Using the Retreat Seeker Many traditional establishments cater for retreats but there are also a growing number of smaller venues. Check whether retreats are for individuals or groups and if guidance is available.
Using the Workshop Seeker Search on subject speciality headings. These categories can only be a very crude guide. Often the text on the venue’s page is more specific, and do contact them for detailed information.
Using the Venue Seeker If you’re looking for a place to run your own event then you’ll probably want to search on size and features such as catering options. More detail is given on venues’ own pages, but do check info has not changed.
Using the B&B Seeker Many places listed are representative of a new breed of B&B which offer something more. Perhaps it’s catering for special diets, perhaps an educational service or healing therapy.
Using the Health Spa Seeker These are retreats that focus on relaxation and on healing the body, mind and spirit. Check for more details on the health spa’s own page, and with the establishment itself.
Using the Holiday Seeker Search on broad holiday types. Some operators may use only one venue, some several, while other organise tours. Often the text on the operator’s page is more specific, and do contact them for detailed information.
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 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Workshops
Valencian Community, SpainIf you value your health and well-being then a Yoga Break is the perfect gift to yourself. Our holidays in Spain will help replenish your mind, body and ...
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The Abbey picture
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Intentional Community
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
Oxfordshire, EnglandThe Abbey is a retreat and education centre housed in 13th Century buildings and four acres of peaceful grounds. Rooted in the Christian tradition and open to the wisdom of other faiths, ...
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 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Workshops
TurkeySince 1993 we have been running courses in various styles of Yoga - Iyengar, Ashtanga, Okido, Kundalini - sometimes combined with hill-walking, shiatsu and boat trips. Our house and ...
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 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Self-Catering Space
County Clare, IrelandThe Boghill Centre is a residential activity centre situated off the beaten track between Lisdoonvarna and Kilfenora in the North of County Clare. It lies at the foot of the beautiful ...
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 ✓ Retreats
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
 ✓ Venue for Hire
 ✓ Holistic Holidays
 ✓ Alternative Camp
Multiple locationsWe run courses in the UK and USA and give retreats in the desert of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The work is based on 'life as dream' and includes shamanic and buddhist techniques of meditation, ...
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 ✓ Bed & Breakfast
Somerset, EnglandMarlborough House is an enchanting and unusual small hotel in the heart of Georgian Bath. Exquisitely furnished with elegant antiques, but run in a friendly and informal style, we offer ...
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 ✓ Retreats
Castelo Branco, PortugalOur yoga retreat centre is nestled in the valley`s of rural Portugal and is a place of peace and harmony. Our yoga retreats combine ashtanga yoga and dynamic yoga using vinyasa krama ...
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Global Retreat Centre picture
 ✓ Workshops
 ✓ Retreats
Oxfordshire, EnglandOwn course programme.

What’s special about these organisations? This is a selection from the the wonderful places and organisations that we have to offer throughout our site. Refresh in your browser and you’ll see a different choice. How do I get more information about a place listed on this page? Click on the name or picture to see any particular entry. The full text will not appear, as unfortunately none of the above has a full page entry on this site, but you will be able to see their address details.