Yoga of Recovery

Integrating the Wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda with the Tools of 12-Step recovery for addiction recovery

Yoga of Recovery

YOGA, AYURVEDA, 12-STEPS

Yoga of Recovery is the first comprehensive course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools to offer a more holistic mind, body, spirit approach to addiction and self-destructive behaviors.

This course is for therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, sponsors, yoga teachers, Ayurvedic practitioners etc. Anyone interested in a more holistic and complete view of the problem and its solution. Bringing the west (12 Steps) and the East (Yoga and Ayurveda) together offers us a truly empowering approach to counseling those who embark on a program of recovery. It is the evolution of the solution.

Upon completion of the course you will have the skills to introduce the healing potential of the holistic sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga into your own life and those around you.

For those in counseling roles the course will offer you additional tools and a deeper understanding of the comprehensive approach to wellness, emotional sobriety and sustained spiritual development using Ayurveda and Yoga as extension therapies to any 12 Step work. If you are already a Yoga teacher, this course will make you uniquely qualified and more confident to teach yoga in rehabs or to people in recovery from any addiction.

You will fully understand the root of the problem and the holistic approach, extended from limited understanding of substance abuse/behavioral problems to be treated with asana alone, to a full range of therapies for mind, body and spirit from these powerful healing modalities.

Participants receive Continuing Education Units through Yoga Alliance

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Yoga of Recovery Teachers, Swami Sita and Durga Leela smiling in Vietnam

Ayurveda Workshops

· Causes of disease from the Ayurvedic perspective and its relation to addiction.

· Addictive tendencies of each doshic type and their underlying needs and vulnerabilities.
· Likely damage caused and some simple suggestions for balance.
· Simple, practical methods to revitalize the body’s systems and boost the immune system such as proper daily and seasonal routines.
· How to be ‘established in the self’ – the best way to strengthen ongoing recovery.
· Ayurvedic nutrition.
· Seasonal and lifestyle suggestions.
· Simple yet essential detoxification practices.
· Counseling practices most useful for each type.

Tools of Recovery Workshops

Become able to correlate and discuss the many similarities between the foundations of Classical Yoga and those of the 12 Step Programs. This course expands your awareness and understanding of the 4 Paths of Yoga and how these spiritual practices can be integrated with the tools of 12 Step Programs.

Open 12-step Meetings

Many people who work in the field of recovery are themselves in recovery. Here we talk about our experience, strength and hope around any addictive habits that we are recovering from. This helps us develop more openness and compassion around both our own lingering compulsions and the struggle of different ‘drug of choice’ than ours. These meetings will also be a very beneficial experience for those not in recovery, to see what meetings are like, what their clients are involved with.

Yoga of Recovery encourages spending time in nature. Indian carved statue of Vishnu in the sunlight
Yoga of Recovery encourages spending time in nature. Indian carved statue of Vishnu in the sunlight

Tools of Recovery Workshops

Become able to correlate and discuss the many similarities between the foundations of Classical Yoga and those of the 12 Step Programs. This course expands your awareness and understanding of the 4 Paths of Yoga and how these spiritual practices can be integrated with the tools of 12 Step Programs.

Open 12-step Meetings

Many people who work in the field of recovery are themselves in recovery. Here we talk about our experience, strength and hope around any addictive habits that we are recovering from. This helps us develop more openness and compassion around both our own lingering compulsions and the struggle of different ‘drug of choice’ than ours. These meetings will also be a very beneficial experience for those not in recovery, to see what meetings are like, what their clients are involved with.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Program Name Price Register
June 2 - 9, 2019 Yoga of Recovery: Healing the Habits that Bind Us $650.00

Faculty

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Swami Sitaramananda

Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, who is a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda and was nominated acharya, senior teacher, by him in 1989.  She is presently acharya of US West coast Centers and Ashrams as well as Asia, especially Vietnam, China, and Japan. Swamiji has been director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm for more than 20 years and has taught many international Teachers Training Courses in California, Vietnam, China, Taiwan and India and is teaching regularly at Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Nassau Bahamas. Swami Sitaramananda is the author of Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy…

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Swami Dharmananda

Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm for many years and is in charge of the karma yoga program.  He is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows in 2013 and is keenly interested in yoga psychology and philosophy, presenting the classical teaching in a practical and accessible way to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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Durga Leela

Durga Leela is founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program integrating Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body and spirit approach for those affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors. Yoga of Recovery is currently offered as workshops, retreats and certificate courses. Durga holds the RYT-500 qualification, having completed both the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course and an Advanced Yoga Teachers Training. She is also extensively trained in Meditation and Vedanta. She is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained at the California College of Ayurveda and also in Kerala, India. She is Director of…

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