Bozeman, Montana


August 14th – 18th, 2019

This retreat is SOLD OUT. Email to get on the waiting list.


Recover the person you were meant to be

We did this retreat in 2017 and it was so much fun. My stomach muscles and cheeks hurt from so much laughter. I never knew sobriety and this journey could be so much fun. 

-Paul Churchill

Experience recovery and personal growth


Connect with other like minded individuals


Learn tools to be successful in sobriety


Explore different recovery aproaches in a hands on environment

At the end of the last Bozeman retreat, it became clear this event needed to happen again. This event was special. They all are, but this location is ideal for connecting with others and most importantly yourself. You’ll begin to realize that you can do this. That life without alcohol is possible and the answer has been inside you the whole time. There is something magical about the wind in the pine trees in Big Sky country. Listen and find out what it is…

Your Retreat includes


Attendees will stay in a large comfortable, cozy, and clean cabin. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and breathe in the fresh, crisp Big Sky air.

Food and Drink

Retreat includes 3 healthy meals, snacks, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available each meal.


Transportation to and from the retreat from the Bozeman, Yellowstone international airport.


Industry professionals lead workshops and events on how to be successful in life without alcohol.


What will this retreat be like?
In short, this retreat will be outrageously fun. At times, your cheeks will hurt from laughing, there will be personal breakthroughs, there may be tears, life long connections will be made, and it’s all going to take place outside of your comfort zone.
What is the cancellation policy?

Full refunds will be processed until 5 pm (MST) on July 14th, 2019. Cancellations after this date will not be processed.

I’ve never been to an AA or 12 step meeting, will I feel out of place?
No, not at all. This is a non 12 step based recovery retreat that pulls resources and tools from all different kinds of programs. There may be references to 12 step programs, but Recovery Elevator is in no way affiliated with any programs.
Will there be mention of God or a Higher Power?

This is not a religious-based retreat. For some, this will be a spiritual retreat. For others, it will simply be hanging out with other like-minded individuals in beautiful Big Sky country. We will cover the concept of a “higher power” more in-depth at the retreat. 

What to pack?

Pack for warm days, cool nights and clothes for light to moderate outdoor activity. We will be doing a short hike (walking shoes are fine) and visiting a lake.  Please bring these specific items: Waterbottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, bug spray, a notebook or journal, and headlamp.

What are the workshops going to be like?

Workshop list is subject to change.

  • Intro to Meditation let by Elaine Huang from Embodiment of Freedom 
  • Clarity Breathwork – Clear old energies, unhealthy patterns,  and negative conditioning with the breath.
  • Brainspotting – Access, process and release negative emotions, pains, and unhealthy thought patterns
  • Hana Somatics – led by a licensed practitioner, teach the body how to relax through neuromuscular movement
  • Get your day started off right yoga each morning!
  • Learn how to give your authentic self a voice
  • Your Story – Change the vibrational frequency around your story
Sweet, summer camp in the Rockies! Zip line, rock climbing, and rafting!

Yes, these activities are a blast, but are not part of the itinerary. The schedule is full of workshops geared towards learning how to lead a successful life in recovery but we will be doing some hiking near the cabins. We highly recommend you add a couple of days to your trip to experience all the Big Sky Country has to offer.

Is there a sobriety requirement?

We ask that all attendees have at least 30 days of sobriety. However, we understand that slip-ups occur and you shouldn’t cancel. We do require that all withdrawal symptoms have passed before attending this retreat as there will not be trained medical professionals on staff to assist with the detoxification process of alcohol.

Can spouses or significant others attend?

This specific retreat is geared towards those in recovery and spouses or significant others are not invited to attend. Spouses are invited to attend the RE LIVE in Denver spring, 2020 event. 

What do my flight times need to be?

Transportation to the retreat leaves at 5:30 pm Wednesday, August 14th. Plan on arriving at the Bozeman, Yellowstone International (BZN) airport near that time. If you’re staying at a hotel the night before, take an under or a cab and meet at the fireplace near baggage claim. Transportation will arrive at the airport on Sunday, August 18th at 11:30 am, so flights need to be at least 1.5 hours after that.

I remember a lot of hot dogs at summer camp when I was a kid. What will the food be like?

Three healthy meals are prepared by in house staff daily. There will be a vegetarian option for each meal, and if you have any other special dietary requests, please email And of course, there will be s’mores by the campfire:)

What kind of physical activities can we expect to see?

We won’t be scaling Denali, but we will do a couple short hikes, perhaps some lawn games and some other old school summer camp games. It is not necessary to purchase hiking boots for other hiking equipment. 

Do I have to attend all the workshops?

All workshops are optional, however, we highly recommend you attend as many as possible.

Can I stay at a hotel and attend the retreat during the day?

In order for you to get the full benefit of the Recovery Elevator retreat, we require all attendees to stay at the retreat facility.

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