Sober Fun in the Sun
Sober Retreats in Southern Spain
Sober Fun Retreats
Why being sober can be fun!
About 3 years ago I decided to stop drinking alcohol. Just had enough. I was fed up with the hangovers and felt like I wasn’t going anywhere in life. I started a blog and Instagram account about my alcohol-free lifestyle and in 2021 I also started organising Sober Retreats.
My retreats are aimed at sober (curious) women that like (or need!) a break from day-to-day life, while wanting the possibility to connect with each other. Since sobriety is, either by (lifestyle) choice or necessity, still frowned upon in today’s society, it can feel a bit lonely sometimes to be sober. You might be the ´odd one´ out on social occasions (as we all know most social activities are drenched in booze, from weddings to dinner parties & even playdates…) On my retreats you are not!
It's Your Time
I organise trips full of sun, yoga, hikes, amazing food, fun activities, relaxation & connection in dreamy accommodations… without the booze!
On my retreats you will find all the fun, laughter & connection, without any alcohol in the mix. I think that connecting with each other is key, it gives a sense of belonging.
Meet Your Host
Isabel van Zuilen
I’m Izzy – a Dutch expat, living in Marbella, Spain!
I left my country in 2006 so have been abroad for quite some time. I was born and raised in Amsterdam though. After graduating from the Hogeschool van Economische Studies Amsterdam I worked in casinos, both online and land-based, for most of my adult life. When I was working in Gibraltar I met my lovely husband, B. Fast forward a couple of years and we turned into a family of 3! We became parents of a gorgeous girl. While she was growing up I dipped my toes in the world of Real Estate for a few years but I realised that that wasn’t my calling either. I decided to fully focus on motherhood for a bit.
During that time my curiosity about sobriety grew. I have always had an unhealthy relationship with alcohol (I was a binge drinker from the age of 15) and I felt ready to do something about it. So I started a blog! And shortly after my sober account on Instagram. In case you are interested, you can watch a 10-minute interview about my decision not to drink alcohol anymore here –> where I was interviewed by Nicole King for Marbella Now on RTV Marbella TV.
On my blog I tell you all about my exciting journey towards full sobriety. I share tips, experiences, thoughts & personal stories with you that, I hope, will help you in one way or another. Maybe you are on the same path or thinking about heading this way?
I would love to hear from you, any shares, questions and/or ideas, bring them on, let’s do this sobriety thing together…!
Types of Retreats
Sobriety is LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST and it needs to be cherished and celebrated!
You might often be the ´odd one´ out on social occasions (as we all know most social activities are drenched in booze, from weddings to dinner parties & even playdates…). On my retreats you are not!
One is a 6-nighter, AKA the SOBER PARADISE RETREAT, and the other one is a long weekender (3 nights), AKA the SOBER BLISS RETREAT. Both have a similar itinerary but they differ in length and (therefore) price.
My sober retreats are aimed at sober (curious) women like you and me that like (or need!) a break from day-to-day life, while wanting the possibility to connect with each other.
However, while wanting to connect, you also might want to get away for some peace and quiet. On this get-away, you can be as solo or social as you want. I created a haven for both introverted as well as extroverted sober women (and anything in between).
Join us for trips full of sun, yoga, hikes, amazing food, fun activities, relaxation & connection … without the booze!
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