Yoga & Meditation Sailing Retreat For Sober Adventure Seekers

Yoga & Meditation Sailing Retreat For Sober Adventure Seekers.

It is pretty much common knowledge that Yoga & Meditation offers many physical & mental benefits to people who participate in it.  As a result Yoga is increasing in popularity and you will find Yoga classes in every Town an City across the globe.

So why consider coming to one of our retreats? Well the answer is pretty simple for really.

Our retreats are totally sober based and therefore whatever your reason you may have for visiting us you have one thing in common with all our guests – you want spend quality time surrounded by sober and like minded people like you.

I know from my own personal experience that having to live in an alcohol free world is a truly life changing experience and every social event I attend is hard. This is exemplified in so much as I now avoid every social occasion I can and I don’t stay long when I have to attend. The same applies to many people who simply choose not to drink, being the odd one out in a social situation can be often frustrating, if that is the right word to use.

Yoga & Meditation Sailing Retreat For Sober Adventure SeekersLet me ask you this if you now live a life of abstinence. Have you ever been in a room full of people and you are the only person not drinking an alcoholic drink? How does it make you feel, of course for those choose not to drink, then it maybe far easier for you – as you actually have a choice!

Whether sober or not, the fact remains that as a general rule, as the evening wears on the atmosphere can change and so can the people around you. That is why our retreats are not only different but unique. At our retreats the equilibrium always remain the same!

Furthermore, our retreats are based around running water and in particular the ocean. We call this Ocean Therapy whereby we harness the power of the ocean. The power of the ocean waves have been scientifically proven to have a positive impact upon the way the we feel.

Researchers at Columbia University have found that one of the major producers of negative ions is splashing water and the oceans have plenty of that. Our retreats therefore have there very own very own negative ion generator – which is the bow on our boat.

Research has found that the ocean typically has 2000 negative ions and 1000 positive. The energy generated by the splashing water causes splitting of neutral particles of air, which frees electrons that attach to other air molecules causing a negative charge.

Interestingly, the normal ion count for fresh air in the country is 2,000-4,000 negative ions per cubic centimetre. Whereby at a large water fall one may find over 100,000 negative ions. On the other hand, polluted air such as in our large cities may have as few as 100 ions or even less in some cases.

These negative ions are tasteless, odourless and invisible and studies have indeed shown that they can affect how we feel. On the other hand positive ions are really the bad guys (which may sound strange) as they cause you to feel drowsy, unmotivated, and often left feeling depressed.

According to ion researchers at Columbia University negative ions reverse these feelings. They produce a biochemical reaction in the body that increases the levels of a person’s mood chemical called – Serotonin. This chemical has long been associated with inducing a reduction in depression,
regulating anxiety and making a person feel much happier. Never mind the clinical trials. How much better do you feel when sailing on a boat, when its breezy, the sun is bright and the spray is flying. Sober Waters Retreat offer unique alcohol free, yoga & meditation sailing retreats appealing to anyone seeking a spiritual water based experience in a sober environment. In addition, our adventure based spiritual & holistic retreats will help rejuvenate you and improve your general wellbeing through relaxation healing.

We offer a number of various retreat options depending upon your requirements – some of these being listed below:

1. Alcohol Free Sober Yoga & Meditation Sailing Retreats.

We offer a basic retreat for those who simply wish to be part of a substance free adventure retreat with like minded people.

2. 12 Step Retreats.

Traditional therapy and 12 Step Recovery groups are very important in the growth and wellness of many of us. Still, sometimes we need to take a step back. Maybe you need time away to look at yourself or to make significant changes in your life. PLEASE NOTE: Our 12 Step Retreats are NOT detox retreats and we only accept clients after an initial consultation.

Retreats are highly effective and complement other therapies, 12 Step Recovery programs and spiritual practices. Our Sober Waters Retreats will help your overall well being through our unique approach and combination of traditional therapy along with Ocean Therapy.

Our 12 Step Retreats includes a daily group discussion to help strengthen your understaning of the 12 Step Program. The result will give you be a reinforced vigor to face the world upon your return home.

3. “In Recovery” Retreats.

Our “In Recovery” retreats are different to a “12 Step Retreat” in that there are no daily group meetings as all participants are comfortable where they are and as a result, simply want an amazing sober holiday experience.

In an article published in 2005 by the National Summit on Recovery it stated that “Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness and quality of life.”

Moreover, the longer an addict is in recovery, the better quality of life satisfaction, resulting in stress goes down dramatically as recovery progresses. It has been well documented that stress or negative emotions are the number one predictor for a relapse.

As a recovering addict, have you found it difficult to find relate to others who are not in your situation? We offer a unique break whereby you can be safe in the knowledge that you will be surrounded by others who understand you as they are in the same situation as yourself.

Our Sober Waters Retreat offers you a perfect chance to relax with others in an active recovery group. On a personal note. One of my greatest fears whilst beginning my journey towards becoming a clean and sober person was how on earth would I ever have any more fun in my life? I had all the self-esteem issues that stem from with inside some of us. I thought to myself, how am I going to form real and authentic friendships with people like me? More importantly how would I repair and re-build those relationhips that meant so much to me? So how have I addressed these issues over the past 3 years?Put simply, I attended numourous retreats, whereby surrounding myself with like minded people who not only understand me but are on a similar journey.

So if you are in recovery and want to spend some quality time with new friends who understand you why not sign up for the next Sober Waters Retreat.

4. Executive/Corporate Retreats.

Our retreats will suit those business people who wish to experience an amazing sailing adventure based around sobriety.

Whilst we can offer bespoke retreats for specific groups upon request, we primarily offer 4 different retreat options, with each one addressing a particular stage of recovery that a person may find themselves in at any one time.

Why a Sober Waters Retreat is Totally Unique.

Our Sober Waters Retreat is unique in the fact that it was born out of a desire to give those of us in abstinence or those who simply want an alcohol free break in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

It is well documented that Yoga & Meditation have many physical & mental benefits and include – but not limited to the following:

Lowering blood pressure.

Reducing insomnia.

Increased flexibility.

Increased muscle strength and tone.

Improved respiration, energy and vitality.

Maintaining a balanced metabolism.

Weight reduction.

Cardio and circulatory health.

Improves athletic performance.

Protection from injury.

Stress prevention.

Induces mental clarity and calmness.

Increases body awareness.

Relieves chronic stress patterns.

Relaxes the mind and sharpens concentration.

However for some and particularly for those who are in recovery this may not be enough. On our Sober Waters Retreats we create an atmosphere that is both welcoming & friendly.

So How is This Created on a Sober Waters Retreat?

Yoga & Meditation Sailing Retreat For Sober Adventure SeekersFirstly, we base our retreats around running water, whereby we harness the power of the ocean. We call this Ocean Therapy, which is in fact, based on scientifically proven research carried out over a number of years.

Researchers have found one of the major producers of negative ions is in fact splashing water. Therefore our retreat already has its your very own negative ion generator – the bow wave on our yacht.

Research has found that the ocean typically has 2000 negative ions and 1000 positive. The energy generated by the splashing water causes splitting of neutral particles of air, which frees electrons that attach to other air molecules causing a negative charge.

Interestingly, the normal ion count for fresh air in the country is 2,000-4,000 negative ions per cubic centimetre. Whereby at a large water fall one may find over 100,000 negative ions. On the other hand, polluted air such as in our large cities may have as few as 100 ions or even less in some cases.

These negative ions are tasteless, odourless and invisible and studies have indeed shown that they can affect how we feel. On the other hand positive ions are really the bad guys (which may sound strange) as they cause you to feel drowsy, unmotivated, and often left feeling depressed.

According to ion researchers at Columbia University negative ions reverse these feelings. They produce a biochemical reaction in the body that increases the levels of a person’s mood chemical called – Serotonin. This chemical has long been associated with inducing a reduction in depression,
regulating anxiety and making a person feel much happier. Never mind the clinical trials. How much better do you feel when sailing on a boat, when its breezy, the sun is bright and the spray is flying.

Secondly, all our retreats are sober based and therefore whatever your reason for joining us, all our guests have one thing in common – a sober adventure with like minded and friendly people. From my own personal experience, having to now live in an alcohol free world or for those who simply choose to, sometimes life can be hard. Have you ever been in a room full of people, whereby you are the only person not drinking an alcoholic drink? Naturally, should you choose not to drink, then it is far easier for you. However the fact remains that as a general rule, as the evening wears on the atmosphere can change and so can the people around you. That is why our retreat is different. Can you imagine yourself being in the same room and nobody is drinking and the friendly atmosphere always stays the same!