Upcoming Events, Retreats, courses, service projects & alcohol-free Trips
This virtual event will host breakout rooms where you’ll make deep connections with people from all over the country, a lineup of amazing workshops, entertainment on both evenings, and some surprises sprinkled in throughout the sessions… We may already have a pet show and tell and a joke contest on the itinerary 😉 The goal of this event is to come together in spite of all the disconnection in the world and provide a safe place to facilitate healing while keeping things fun and authentic. This event is for Cafe RE members ONLY and will be hosted via ZOOM. Registration is required for this event and is included with Café RE membership.
2022 is a new year! You deserve peace, joy, and a sense of calm. This is much more than a 30-day alcohol-free challenge or sobriety course. It represents you having the courage and openness to listen to the body and make a major change in your life. In this 14 session course, geared towards the newcomer, we’ll cover different recovery paths, is A.A. right for you, how to build community, techniques for calming the mind, spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, and the best part is you won’t be alone. Join fellow course attendees on Zoom for 14 sessions. Classes are both lecture and small group discussions. Homework and resources are emailed after each class. Course starts Saturday, January 1st at 3:00 pm EST and course days are Sundays, Monday’s and Thursday’s.
The Recovery Elevator Costa Rica 2022 retreat is catered towards individuals who want to connect with others that are also on their alcohol-free journey. The opposite of addiction is connection and this trip is all about connecting! If you love to travel and saying yes to adventure, this trip is for you. We will kick off in San Jose, head to La Fortuna/Arenal, continue onto the cooler cloud forest in Monteverde and then head to the beach at Manuel Antonio before heading back to San Jose. Included in this trip are a guided night-time nature walk, thermal hot springs, an afternoon on a catamaran, recovery workshops, and guided meditations. As they say in Costa Rica – Pura Vida 🤙
Join us for our first-ever sober Ukulele 101 course. This course takes place on Saturdays at 12 PM EST for 8 weeks starting February 5th, 2022. It’s important that we create a life that no longer requires alcohol and learning this fun tropical instrument is a fun way to do that! This course is for the beginner Ukulele student and prior experience isn’t necessary. You’ll learn the basics of the Ukulele: how to hold the instrument, how to tune it, major/minor chords, basic strumming patterns, simple scales, and more. In addition, we’ll also be covering key recovery topics, and ways the ukulele can help you quit drinking. In a breakout session, you may find yourself playing a C Major chord and then sharing your rock bottom moment!
(DTB) is a six-week course for Café RE members only. Times are Tuesday nights at 8:30 PM EST for 75 minutes, followed by an informal “parking lot” discussion for Q&A. This course is all about connection. Meet together as a group once per week, participate in smaller breakout discussions and connect with others in your optional (highly recommended) WhatsApp group. Coursework assigned after each session. DTB is our intro course to an alcohol-free life. If you’re exploring a life without alcohol, this course is a must. We’ll cover accountability, routine, dealing with cravings, mindfulness, spirituality, and more. This course is included with Café RE membership.
At this hotel conference style event, you’ll build an alcohol-free community with others who are on the same path as you. This Thursday evening to Saturday night event is all about connection, authenticity and learning new ways to say adios to the booze. Explore fundamentals of meditation and participate in group meditations with live music. Sound healing/LIVE music is a large component of this event. Learn how music (sound vibrations) can create inner harmony at the cellular level, resulting in more clarity and focus. You’ll build in-person connections during the several scheduled small group breakout sessions. Spouses and significant others are invited to attend. Space is limited to 290 participants, and we encourage you to stay with us at the hotel.
Come realize the ultimate truth of your nature and existence and experience the oldest surviving religions, customs, and rituals on the planet. India is the birthplace of four great Dharmic Religions of the world namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, countless sects, and yogic and tantric traditions. On this 14 day trip, we hit the big destinations in India while also getting off the beaten path for a night of glamping and connecting with local communities. On this alcohol-free trip, you’ll connect with the inner child while exploring some of the most spiritually profound locations across the globe.
Hear what people have to say about these life changing events!
“In October 2018 I had the good fortune of being able to travel to Peru with Paul and the RE community. Not only did I gain some new lifetime friends, but we were able to perform service work and quickly developed heartfelt connections within a local Peruvian community. I’ve been forever changed by the experiences on that trip, and I’m looking forward to future adventures with this group!”