10 Live sessions 

Saturdays 8-10am PST & Mondays 7.30-9am PST

 from May 28-Aug 29


Additional optional sessions

Open All-fellowship 12 Step Meeting -
Sundays 8-9.15am PST

Recovery Book Discussion Meeting (Not 12 Step) -
Tuesdays 12-1pm PST

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

  • 36 Course Hours

    19 hours prerecorded and 17 hours live video conference with your instructors Durga Leela and Tarini

  • 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 can submit to receive continuing education credits with 3 major Yoga certification organizations

  • Yoga Alliance - 36 hours — YACP Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider®

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

  • NAMA PACE - 36 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

"I didn't want it to end!"

K.N., Person in Recovery, Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda student

"I did not want the program to end! It really was excellent. I really enjoyed connecting with people during the [live] meetings too. I would love to stay involved and participate again next time." K.N., Person in Recovery, Yoga Teacher, Ayurveda student

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.

Yoga Instructor

Tarini Shanna Ramakrishnan

Tarini(Shanna Ramakrishnan) Yoga Therapist, RYT 500, Yoga of Recovery Counselor, Yoga Nidra Teacher, and Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor Tarini is an experienced yoga therapist and teacher, studying in both the tradition of TKV Krishnamacharya and Sivananda traditions. Tarini has been studying closely with Yoga of Recovery creator Durga Leela for the past 7 years. Tarini is an enthusiastic and upbeat teacher, excited about the level of healing the Yoga of Recovery practices have brought to her own recovery journey, and has committed her life to empower others to realize their own healing potential through these teachings. Tarini is from Sacramento, California. Currently, she studies and teaches from her home in South India where she has lived for the past 5 years.