A week with us costs £800 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 supper
- 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 trip to the local market for food, clothing and souvenir shopping
We at Azure wanted to host this kind of a retreat because we truly believe that azure offers the change to have a lovely relaxing holiday, away from all the crowds and alcohol focused activities. Our retreat is a safe space for those hoping to enjoy a holiday and stay close to their recovery aims, in a supportive environment.
This 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 and provide additional support if needed. We will also provide 5 workshops, which will take place over the course of the week.
Introduction Workshop – To allow each of you to share your hopes for the retreat and what you wish to gain from it.
Tree of Life – A strengths-based way of telling your story.
Mindfulness – Discussing it’s benefits and a practice session.
Beyond Dependence – To explore the joys of what recovery can offer you.
Relapse Prevention – To develop a plan for the future.
The retreat centres 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, physical ability, 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!
We start the day with yoga and breakfast, then you’ll be free to relax and explore the local surroundings at your leisure before meeting again in the late afternoon for a second yoga session. 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.
For those who just want to chill out, we have a sun-drenched swimming pool complete with sun loungers, as well as a quiet spots for meditation and contemplation.
The beach is less than 3 minutes walk away, and heading into town is an easy 20 mins walk or an inexpensive cab ride.
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
Visit to the Hammam for a Turkish bath, sauna and steam followed by trained therapists lathering your body with olive oil soap suds, an olive oil massage and gentle exfoliation – you will have never felt SO clean!
Just a short distance away and accessible by public transport you will find Bodrum, steeped in history, busy, and bustling, or visit nearby Gumusluk, which is an old Greek fishing village with a slow pace of life, where you can purchase local crafts, and lunch or dine in one of the many outstanding fish restaurants.
The retreat is perfect for single travellers – with meal times and yoga classes being communal, as well as lots of free time to hang out together and make friends. This really is the perfect break for those wanting to unwind and reconnect with their recovery, surrounded by other like-minded souls (and with a lot of laughter and fun in the mix). Azure recovery retreat shows no discrimination and welcomes everyone regardless of height, body size, age, gender, race ability, denomination, and orientation.
If this sounds like the holiday for you we’d love for you to join us!