Recovery Retreat


Azure Wellness Retreat was created as a space for reflection, healing and reconnecting – a calm oasis from many of the stresses of modern living. Following a wonderfully successful inaugural recovery retreat in 2018, we are pleased to announce two sets of dates for 2019 –

4 – 11 May 2019
7 – 14 September 2019

Our recovery retreat is a relaxing, refreshing holiday with a difference. Hosted by Counselling Psychologist Dr. Clemmie Jacques and experienced addictions counselor Lyn Kirby, of Promis Clinics, this week focuses on building recovery gains, emotional growth, physical well-being, and relaxation. As well as daily group therapy sessions, the retreat includes yoga, meditation, delicious vegetarian food, activities, excursions and plenty of time for fun in the sun.

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A week with us costs £700 and includes the following

  • 7 nights accommodation in our newly renovated hotel, complete with outdoor pool
  • Airport Transfers
  • Delicious vegetarian cuisine made in our kitchen with fresh ingredients – breakfast, lunch and suppe
  • Yoga classes twice daily (pre-breakfast and pre-dinner, excluding Sundays)
  • Visit to the local hammam for a steam, scrub and short massage (optional extras can be purchased)
  • Days excursion to local fishing village for lunch, shopping and beach fun
  • A private boat trip along the beautiful Aegean sea, with several stops for swimming and sun bathing
  • A trip to the local market for food, clothing and souvenir shopping

We at Azure created the Recovery Retreat because Azure is the perfect environment to have a peaceful, relaxing holiday, away from the crowds and alcohol focused activities holidays often revolve around. Our retreat is a safe space for those hoping to enjoy a holiday and stay close to their recovery aims, in a supportive environment.

The retreat is aimed at those in early but stable recovery from alcoholism, substance and behavioural addictions. It’s ideal for those wanting to continue or enhance their journey towards this goal. Two experienced therapists will be on hand to explore your experiences in group therapy sessions and provide additional support if needed.

The retreat centers around twice daily yoga classes (these are completely optional – you can do as much or as little yoga as you wish) which are aimed at all levels, from beginner to advanced. If you’re a newbie, don’t worry! What we love about yoga is that it is a practice that is inherently flexible. It can be modified to cater for “everybody” – regardless of size, shape, age or sex.

There are no strict regimes, do as little or as much as you like, with expert guidance in a laid back, friendly atmosphere. It’s your holiday – we want you to have fun! By the end of the day, your mind will feel at ease, your body alive with a fresh sense of rejuvenation, and your spirit awakened with exuberance.

Holidaying in recovery can be an anxiety-provoking prospect, which is why Azure Wellness Retreat aims to provide a safe and trigger free environment to enjoy all the usual holiday pleasures; relaxing by the pool in the sunshine, meeting new people, dining out, excursions and boat trips.
A recent guest

The recovery retreat in Turkey organised by Clemmie was one of the best holidays ever. Without the presence of alcohol and with other like-minded people I was able to thoroughly relax and enjoy the experience. It certainly helped to be able to talk in the group sessions in stunning surroundings. I would definitely recommend it!
A recent guest

By the end of a week spent at the retreat, you can definitely expect to feel rested, revitalised and proud to have built up some new recovery tools to take forward with you and use on other holidays or at social events.
A recent guest