We are delighted to be offering another popular yoga retreat for 12-Steppers here at Rural Escapes Portugal. This retreat is for people who are in any 12-Step programs (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/evenings we shall have an optional practice which will link beautifully into step 11 – this will include. yin yoga, silent walk meditation, yoga nidra and a healing gong bath.

We shall also have 12-step meetings twice during the week as well as a visit to a local AA meeting in Portimao.

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. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

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 or Santa Clara – Saboia train station at an additional cost. Do let us know if you are interested.

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. We have two dogs and a cat but they are not allowed in the accommodation areas.

This yoga retreat is for people in a 12-step fellowship who have at least one year sobriety and the support of a sponsor.

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 £360/€405 per person based on two people sharing or £560/€630 euro single. Please note we keep our prices low for 12-steppers and in return we ask everyone to help with washing up, this will amount to washing up in pairs at least twice during the retreat. We also offer one concessionary place if available.

To secure your place you will need to pay £100 non refundable deposit and the full price of the retreat must to be paid 1 month before the retreat begins. 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.