Yoga Alliance Hrs: 65 (approximate)
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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 and 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.
This program includes:
• A two-hour Hatha Yoga class every day, suitable for all levels
• Ayurveda workshops that will discuss the causes of disease from the Ayurvedic perspective and its relation to addiction along with addictive tendencies of each doshic type and simple detoxification practices
• Tools of Recovery workshops that will expand your awareness and understanding of the Four Paths of Yoga and how these spiritual practices can be integrated with the tools of 12-Step Programs
•Open 12-Step meetings where those in recovery will talk about their experience, and that not in recovery will see what these meetings are like.
Please read Durga’s article , ” The 6 Tenets of Yoga of Recovery” especially written for the 10th Anniversary Special Issue – Ayurveda, Addiction and Recovery – in Light on Ayurveda
“I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the 10th Anniversary edition of Light on Ayurveda Journal, it is encouraging that Yoga of Recovery is recognized as a useful way to introduce people in the recovery community to the healing tools of Ayurveda and Yoga.” – Durga Leela
Durga Leela, E-RYT 500 is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained at the California College of Ayurveda and also in Kerala, India. She leads several Ayurvedic Retreats at International Sivananda Yoga Ashrams. Durga has been involved with the 12-Step Fellowship for over 10 years. She completed her Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course in May 2002, the Meditation Immersion Course in January 2005 and the Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course in March 2006.
“Durga brings a profound understanding of the psychological issues associated with addiction and recovery to her knowledge of the powerful healing traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda in her retreats and teaching. A recovery retreat led by Durga initiates and supports the process of deep inner work to create lasting change. Attending one of the Yoga, Ayurveda and Recovery Retreats is a personal gift that can last a lifetime.”
Felicia M. Tomasko
Editor, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine
Board member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Boardmember, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine