5 Spiritual Retreat Destinations To Visit in 2018


These days it seems there is a far higher spread of spirituality versus traditional dogmatic religion and this is a great thing. Spirituality allows far more freedom in terms of what and how you practice and often lends itself to borrowing ideas and beliefs from various schools of different theologies which means you can kind of try out a number of things. Spiritual people also tend to travel a lot, looking for that next wildly energetically intense place where they can set down and chill out for a while, and if this sounds like the kind of thing you want to do this year, check out these top five spiritual sites to visit in 2018.

Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury had long been thought of as being the site of the mythical Isle of Avalon. The cathedral here was the site of the burial of King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere which added to the belief of this as being Avalon. With Glastonbury Tor rising up and overlooking the surrounding countryside with two healing springs at its base – one red and one white, it’s easy to see why this is a place of significant spiritual energy. A trip to the White Spring – an enclosed spring with a number of altars for a number of deities is a great way to spend an hour or two. Be sure to visit the Chalice Well, the red spring as well as climb the Tor itself for immense views around the area. This is believed to be the site of Earth’s heart chakra.

Mount Sinai, Egypt

Widely believed to be the site where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God, Mount Sinai is a revered and spiritual place not just for Christians but for Muslims as well as spiritual people who love great sunrises, intense energetic centres and awesome sunsets. Believed by new age practitioners as the location of Earth’s throat chakra, this is a spot where you will experience some truly awesome energy, whatever time of day you’re there. Be sure to visit the Burning Bush, housed in St Catherine’s Monastery at the base of the mountain. Get here by heading to Sharm El Sheik, Nuweibaa or Dahab. From there you can get a taxi or tour easily.

Sedona, Arizona

Known for its interesting red rock formations in the desert, Sedona is also known as being a location of several vortices which bring energy to the area that has attracted numerous seekers and those looking to have a bit of a reset and relax. The vortices of Sedona are believed to be ideal for those looking for healing and transformation and the area attracts so many visitors – perhaps for this very reason – that you can even do Vortex Tours. Of course if this is your kind of thing though, you will know a tour probably isn’t necessarily the best way to find connection here.

Varanasi, India

On the banks of the holy Ganges River in India is the extremely holy city of Varanasi. This has been a site of spiritual pilgrimage for centuries – if not millennia – for those looking to be cleansed and renewed. It is believed that the Ganges can help those seeking to end the continual cycle of reincarnation to pass through to nirvana. This is a site not just for Hindus but also Buddhists and Jains and many come to the funerary ghats here to cremate their loved ones and then spread their ashes in the holy river.

Bosnian Pyramids, Bosnia

A bit of a new one on the spiritual scene, the pyramids of Bosnia are believed to be a hugely energetic place. Many believe these pyramids to set off electromagnetic pulses and beams into outer space and its believed that these pyramids have acted as a beacon for aliens visiting earth. Whether or not this is your thing, you have to admit that pyramids in Bosnia sounds like a pretty cool thing and it continues to attract both those who are curious as well as those who are spiritual and looking for new avenues of energy.

So if you’re looking for a great getaway this year that is sure to recharge your spiritual batteries, look no further than one of these great options. So which will you pick this year? Tell us in the comments below!