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13th-15th Jan 2023 CoDA Mixed Retreat – Noddfa

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th January

The CoDA Noddfa retreat committee are happy to invite you to attend the CoDA Mixed Retreat this January in person at the wonderful location of Noddfa, Penmaenmawr in North Wales. The Retreat runs from Friday 13th January to Sunday 15th January.

Please first reserve a place with the committee, providing your email address and/or mobile number to or 07853865040

It is important that we be able to contact you to confirm your place and attendance on the retreat and to confirm numbers for our hosts.

We then ask they you contact NODDFA directly to pay a non-refundable deposit of £20 (or pay the full balance) as a commitment to attendance.)

Updates added to website – 27th October – from Noddfa Retreat Committee.

NODDFA, Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF

Please contact Noddfa directly to pay the fee of £160 for accommodation and food for your stay, this is paid directly to NODDFA by cheque or BACS.

Additionally, there is a £10 Registration Fee to be paid on arrival which goes to CoDA.

Please provide them with your phone number and if possible an
email address to contact you for information relating to the retreat and your booking and cancellations.

There will be an initial cut off for reserving places on the 10th December.

Please not that you may also arrange separately with NODDFA if you wish to stay on the nights before or after the retreat.

Retreat timings

Registration is from 4pm on 13th January (Dinner 6.30pm) and the retreat ends Sunday 15th January at 3pm.

  • This is a Codependents Anonymous UK Approved Mixed Retreat. CoDA
  • Traditions are observed, and only CoDA approved literature is available for sale.
  • The retreat will adhere to the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Codependents Anonymous.
  • No outside speakers are involved.

There will be a social gathering on the Saturday evening – please share your talents with us! (though do be mindful of Tradition 6, i.e. no outside enterprises). All activities are optional.

Readings at meetings throughout the weekend will be taken from the following literature:

  • The CoDA big book
  • The codependents anonymous workbook
  • In this moment daily meditation book
  • …along with reading selections from CoDA approved literature.

CoDA literature will be available to purchase during the retreat.
Bring along a teddy, picture of yourself as a child and anything that may help reach and comfort your child within.

The Retreat will take place at Noddfa spirituality centre. Noddfa is home to a small, extremely kind and friendly spiritual group of religious Sisters and is a venue used by 12 Step and numerous other groups throughout the year. It is a lovely old house with views of the sea and the hills. The grounds are full of trees, colourful shrubs and flowers. There is also a walled vegetable garden, a labyrinth and many other hidden treasures.

NODDFA is a Welsh word meaning ‘haven’ or ‘refuge’. A place of peace and welcome, a place where you can regain energy. This is the venue we have again chosen for our Retreat and we hope it will be a time for you to relax and recharge while taking time to be self-aware.

During your stay it is not compulsory to attend all the meetings if you do not wish to.

The beach is a 10 minute walk downhill, and obviously it takes longer coming back. The mountains are also accessible and the grounds around Noddfa are vast. Most of the bedrooms are for single occupancy and each floor has ample washing facilities and plenty of tea-making areas.

Please bring a towel and a hot water bottle for extra comfort. The rooms (and attendance) will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

It is assumed that the retreat will be able to accommodate around 36 attendees as with previous years.

Any further CoDA queries for the retreat
Please contact the retreat committee by phone / Whatsapp on 07853865040 or by email

The food at Noddfa is wholesome and plentiful (and their soda bread is delicious!). If you need a special diet i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc. please inform Noddfa when you are booking directly with them.

NODDFA details are as follows:
Phone number: 01492 623473

We are looking forward to an exciting and uplifting Retreat and to
welcome new and previous participants.