Press reviews of Body & Soul Escapes

Press reviews of Body & Soul Escapes

‘Body & Soul escapes is such a thorough overview of the spa/retreat world – and I love the fact that so many of the places covered are so affordable.’  Sunday Times Style

‘packed with advice that manages to be both sensible and inspirational.’ Condé Nast Traveller

‘comprehensive guidance on the newest and best retreats, spas and fitness adventures.’ Vogue

‘full of snappy information, with no fluff, on where to get the spa effect you want at the price you want it.’ Red

‘Caroline Sylger Jones’s energising book offers a global guide to over 450 retreats from Scotland to the South Pacific, along with handy explanations of everything from raw food diets to Noble Silence.’ Marie Claire

‘This weighty tome is brilliantly-researched and gorgeously seductive-looking, beautifully photographed and chunkily full of info about yoga retreats, life coaching courses, spas and retreats all over the world – think: Scandinavia to China via India, Ireland, Greece (you name it…)’ Jo Fairley,

‘What better holiday reading could there be than a book that’ll help you plan next year’s rejuvenating break?’ Mail on Sunday

‘The first guide of its kind to dedicate its pages – almost 400 – to inspiring journeys and pampering retreats for people looking to de-stress and re-energise.’ Daily Express

‘This new book should come with a health warning for anyone whose passions combine yoga and travel – you simply won’t be able to tear yourself away. The vast array of yoga and wellbeing retreats now out there has been brought together in one place; the reviews are well-written, clear, honest and pitched at the lay reader; a comprehensive glossary at the beginning of the book and a set of easily identifiable symbols adds to the clear lay-out. I can’t recommend this book enough. Just make sure you realise that any purchase will be a prelude to some serious day-dreaming.’ Lucia Cockcroft,

‘This indispensable guide by experienced travel journalist and yogi Caroline Sylger Jones provides essential advice for the spiritual tourist no matter what their budget or chosen pursuit. Packed full of information and impartial reviews, this is the one book you’ll definitely want to take on holiday with you.’ Yoga Magazine

‘Caroline Sylger Jones spent the last five years experimenting with different retreats and holidays – from alternative, artistic, Ayurvedic and boot camp through dance, drumming, life coaching and meditation to trekking and yoga – so that we can be sure what each offers. Potential trips are recommended after first hand experience and are suitable for various budgets and temperaments. Covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East, India, the Indian Ocean, Asia and the Americans, she also delves into what to expect on more unusual retreats, how to prepare for detox,and, pricelessly, how to deal with group dynamics.’ AsiaSpa Magazine

‘Are you in her bad books because you failed to book a romantic summer break, but managed to squeeze in a week’s skiing with the lads in the Alps earlier on in the year? Then Body & Soul escapes is just the ticket. Okay, so you’re not into yoga, meditation or ayuverdic therapies (I can’t even spell that!) and you are probably not in touch with your feminine side, but this book will give you all the information you need. And it’s not one of those books destined for the coffee table either – you can find places to visit that suit your budget, whether you have the bank balance of a Getty or no balance at all. Caroline is an experienced travel writer and a dedicated yoga student – and it shows that she’s passionate about her subject. This is a comprehensive travel guide for those who are looking for an alternative to the flip and flop beach holiday. It’s easy to use too. Each continent is colour coded, with clear maps and essential travel information and each destination clearly marked out with symbols to help you navigate. The glossary is a minefield of information on everything from Aarti to Zen Meditation. I would like to try out the Hawaiian Temple Bodywork, but to find out what that is you’ll have to buy the book!’ Men’s Health

‘What does your body need and what does your soul need? Whether you want to get back on track or off the beaten one, Caroline Sylger Jones’s Body & Soul escapes covers all the options – and all the world. It’s very well researched and a rich resource, and since we are warned on page one that ‘the present moment is all you ever have’, this guide will certainly help you plan how best to seize it!’ Devon Life Book of the Month 


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