June – yoga retreat for 12-steppers

6 June – 13 June 2018

By popular demand we are delighted to be offering a second Yoga Retreat for 12-Steppers here at Rural Escapes Portugal.

This retreat is for people who are in any 12-Step program (AA, NA, Alanon, FA, OA etc) and who have at least 1 year continuous sobriety/clean time/recovery.

We offer a safe place to explore and deepen our recovery, facing and releasing whatever gets in the way from us being who we truly are. We shall use the chakra system as a map to help us on our journey into self inquiry, deepening our understanding of ourselves as we flow through our yoga and meditation practice.

Each day will begin with a brief discussion specifically focusing on a recovery topic relating to each of the chakras, followed by a yoga practice. In the late afternoon/evening on some evenings we shall have an optional practice which will focus on step 11 (prayer and meditation) – on each evening we will have either a yin yoga practice, a silent walk meditation, yoga nidra or a healing gong bath.

There will be an optional 1 hour 12-step meeting twice per week and we shall visit a local AA meeting in Portimao.

There will also be plenty of chill-out time to enjoy this beautiful spot, take a dip in our stand alone pool situated in the Eucalyptus forest or hang out in hammock.

All vegetarian meals are included in the price (see below) as are 3 visits to local beaches on the stunning west and south coast – Odeceixe, Amoreira and Alvor.

We are situated 90 mins from Faro airport and 3 hours by train from Lisbon. Please note the retreat does not include flight transfers however we can arrange to pick you up from Faro airport at an additional cost. Do let us know if you are interested in having a flight transfer so we can coordinate flight times.

Please note Rural Escapes Portugal is in a rural location and is a completely off grid retreat venue. Our accommodation is mainly in bell tents which are very comfortable, with proper beds. We provide all bedding and a shower towel. Please note that we have two dogs and a cat but they are not allowed in the accommodation areas. All food on the retreat is vegetarian and or vegan. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know.


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This retreat is a small retreat for just 8 people. If you are interested then it is recommended you book asap as this retreat will book up quickly.


The price for this retreat is £330 (€380)per person based on two people sharing or £530 (€610) single.

Price includes 7 nights accommodation, brunch, dinner, snacks (all vegetarian), a communal kitchen with tea, drinking water and snacks and 3 trips out. We have kept our prices low so that the retreat remains inclusive rather than exclusive, in return we ask everyone to help a little with small tasks such as washing up, chopping veg/fruit and watering the land.

To secure your place you will need to pay a 10% non refundable deposit and the full price of the retreat must to be paid 1 month before the retreat. You can request to pay in installments if you wish.

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For more information including flight transfer information and to pay please contact Camilla directly +447786527686 or fill out the contact form below

12 step retreat June