Sept 21-Dec 7

Live sessions every Monday




Description

Embody health in recovery from all addictive disorders, (substances, food/sugar and behaviors) through Ayurveda, framed in the most accessible, relatable and practical way.  Address the needs and vulnerabilities that underlie these habits with pioneering look at our stress-response tendencies.  We’ll look at our 'acting out' tendencies, and how physical practices and daily routines can widen the window of tolerance.  We come to deeper self-understanding and self-regulation for resilience one day at a time. 

Yoga of Recovery works with everyone whose lives have been affected by addiction, in themselves or loved ones - people who have sex addiction, eating disorders, codependents with no substance abuse, and others where substance abuse is present but it is not the primary presenting issue. The program is also open to anyone who wants to learn lifestyle and stress management skills.

Health and recovery from addiction and disease involve fully living in the wholeness that you are. By recognizing your innate strengths you can learn to revitalize your body’s systems rather than to depend on addictive, unhealthy behaviors. Build a strong foundation for living well, and learn about stress, digestion, sleep hygiene, and detoxification. Practice deep self-care and emotional regulation through simple Ayurvedic daily routines that you can practice at home.

The program is an integration of the philosophy and psychology of yoga and Ayurveda - offering many physical practices to allow us to embody our recovery pathway.

Course Features

  • 50 Course Hours

    27 hours prerecorded and 24 hours live video conference with your instructor Durga Leela

  • Live Discussion

    Live online discussion with Durga Leela and your fellow participants. Get answers to your questions and dive deeper into the course subjects

  • Philosophy & Practice

    Integration of the philosophy and psychology of yoga and Ayurveda. Learn many physical practices to allow us to embody our recovery pathway.

Continuing Education Credits

Upon completion of this course you will receive continuing education credits with 3 major Yoga certification organizations

  • Yoga Alliance - 50 hours — YACP Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®

  • IAYT - 27 APD hours — Advanced Professional Development with the International Association of Yoga Therapists

  • NAMA PACE - 50 hours - National Ayurvedic Medical Association - Professional Advanced Continuing Education

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objective #1

    Understand how the Ayurvedic cause of disease encompasses all diagnostic descriptions of addiction in both western medicine and 12 step programs. Student will be better able to discuss addictive habits with clients from perspective of 'common pitfalls of human condition' rather than pathological identity for life

  • Learning Objective #2

    Deepen students understanding of the Yoga/Ayurveda understanding of the body's stress response according to Gunas and Doshas. Related to ACE - Adverse childhood/climate/community experiences; stress and traumatic events as well as the effects of unhealthy lifestyles and relationships over time. Understanding what aggravates and what soothes each one and how we move from one to another using Yoga and Ayurveda tools of self-care and self-understanding. Understanding what level of intervention is needed for different feeling states. Choosing practices that offer safe activation and comforting stabilization.

  • Learning Objective #3

    Convey the importance of time and environment in the language common to recovery - one day at a time. Help clients clue in to imbalance and appropriate response in the moment, rather than allowing imbalance to build over a longer period of time.

Testimonials

Exceeds Expectations

by Kathllen, 27 years' recovery, Ph.D. Psychology

Wow, I came with expectations—I left with much more than I could have ever dreamed of. Yoga is so very much more than asana. Recovery is so much more than not drinking. This program allowed me to truly experience the true sunlight of the Spirit. Durga is a true example and knowledgeable. She Rocks!

Benefits Everyone

by I highly recommend the Yoga of Recovery program to anybody who is faced with addiction in their lives, as well as those who are just interested in the topic. The knowledge contained in the YoR program can actually really benefit anyone in navigating daily life. S.C.

I highly recommend the Yoga of Recovery program to anybody who is faced with addiction in their lives, as well as those who are just interested in the topic. The knowledge contained in the YoR program can actually really benefit anyone in navigating daily life. — S.C.

Revolutionary

by Connie B.

In YoR we get to the root of the problem and address the unique constitution of the person and how to work with imbalances using this ancient medicine. I love how the mind, body, and spirit are seen as integral to the overall health and wellness of the system. REVOLUTIONARY!

Wealth of Information

by Maheshwari

I am a 61 year old Yoga therapist. I wanted to learn more about the therapeutic application of healing through all the various addictions. I thought this program was an excellent wealth of information and taught within a practical system that can be applied in various settings. Thank you Durga for sharing so much information in such a short time!

Not to be Missed

by Atma Hari Kaur

This course provided the missing pieces of the puzzle. I now feel I have the set of tools I need to face the challenges of the times as well as my own personal demons. In her light-hearted manner, Durga paints the picture that anyone can understand. She is both knowledgeable and able to apply what she knows making the workshops insightful and relevant for each and every attendee. LIFE-CHANGING! Not to miss! Fun!

Instructor

Yoga of Recovery® Founder

Durga Leela

Durga Leela holds the RYT-500 qualification, having completed both the Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course and an Advanced Yoga Training. She is also extensively trained in Meditation and Vedanta. Durga is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained both in the US (at CCA) and India and serves as the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Yoga Farm in California, since 2003.