We are delighted to offer our first  yoga retreat for 12-Steppers here at Rural Escapes Portugal.

This retreat is for people who are in any of the 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 journey through the chakra system using this as a gateway into self inquiry to deepen 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 we will have an optional class which will focus on a more meditative practice – including. yoga stretch, meditation, yoga nidra and a healing gong bath.

We shall also have two optional 1 hour 12-step meeting for all and will visit a local AA meeting in Portimao.

All vegetarian meals are included in the price (see below) as are 4 visits to local beaches on the stunning west coast – Odeceixe, Amoreira, Praia de Luz and Carvalhal. We can also arrange flight transfers from and to the airport at an additional cost. Please contact us directly for full details.

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.


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This retreat is a small retreat for just 8 people. We currently have 4 places left. If you are interested then it is recommended you book asap as this retreat will book up quickly.


Please contact us directly for cost of this retreat.

Price include breakfast/brunch, dinner, snacks (all vegetarian) and 4 trips out. We have kept our prices low and in return we ask everyone to help a little with small tasks such as washing up, chopping fruit, veg 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.

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