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 opens 4/23/23
- Access for all course content for one year
- Live dates 5/20-7/15 (All times are Pacific)
- Sat 5/20/23 8-10am
- Mon 5/22/23 Tarini On the Mat 8-10am
- Sat 6/10/23 8-10am
- Sat 6/24/23 8-10am
- Mon 6/26/23 Tarini On the Mat 8-10am
- Sat (SS) 7/8/23, 8-10am
- Sat 7/15/23, 8-10am
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
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
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Durga LeelaDurga 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.
Tarini Shanna RamakrishnanTarini(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.