Body & Soul Escapes by Caroline Sylge is the first book of its kind, bringing together over 450 inspiring journeys and retreats around the globe. Blending inspiring features with practical first hand experience, the book covers family-run guesthouses, villas and hotels for do-it-yourself retreats in rejuvenating locations; yoga, pilates, tai chi, dance, art & adventure holidays; meditation retreats and ashrams; purpose-built holistic venues offering personal development courses; life coaching weeks; ayurveda and detox resorts; thalassotherapy and thermal spa retreats; destination health spas and extreme fitness weeks. Body & Soul Escapes is aimed at anyone looking to de-stress and re-energise. You might be tired, bored, restless and in need of a challenge, stuck in the wrong career or relationship, or unfit and determined to change your lifestyle. You may be a yoga, tai chi or pilates enthusiast who wants to explore your practice on a deeper level, a sybarite in need of a good pampering, a spiritual warrior wanting to get back to basics, or a stress addict who has forgotten how to eat, sleep and breathe properly. There are venues and holidays to suit every temperament, life stage and budget - hang out at an alternative retreat in France or treat yourself to a chic bikini boot camp in Mexico; get back to basics in a jungle ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka or express yourself on an artistic retreat in New Zealand; practise yoga on an African safari, cycle alongside monks in Buddhist Laos, or learn to meditate on a hillside in Australia.