This retreat offers a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools and 12-Step Principles for a holistic mind, body and spirit approach for all those affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors, and for people with family members with histories of addiction.
We explore the root causes of addiction and healing from addiction using a multi- dimensional perspective, focusing on healing the physical body, strengthening the mind and cultivating sattva—peace and serenity. Every age group and all addictive and self-destructive tendencies are addressed. During this program you will participate in and understand the need for the physical dimension of healing from addiction, including yogic diet and the
Among other things, you will also explore deeper aspects of the physical dimension of healing from addiction through Ayurveda, which works at healing and purifying the body and mind.daily practice of Yoga asanas (physical exercises suitable for all levels), pranayama (breathing exercises) and conscious relaxation.
Please note: we require alcohol/chemically dependent guests to have at least three months of continuous sobriety. Those with eating disorders and behavioral addictions (relationships, gambling, spending, etc.) should have enough stability to embark on this work.
Private Ayurvedic consultations and body treatments will also be available (additional fee and pre-booking required).
Comments from participants of past programs:
“Durga was very knowledgeable and personable. She manages questions exceedingly well, great sense of humor.”
“I valued learning the bridges between 12 steps, yoga and Ayurveda and how to apply them to my life.”
“The material was well organized, deep and comprehensive.”
“Durga was very knowledgeable and personable, she manages, questions, exceedingly well, with a great sense of humor.”
“Great information, thorough, practical, useful.”
“I came to enhance my teaching at a drug rehab center. I received more than I hoped for.”
Durga Leela, E-RYT 500 is a clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma specialist, trained in both the U.S. and India. She is the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in California and a professional member and Conference Speaker for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She is also a member of Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She has been involved with the 12-Step Fellowship for over eleven years and is extensively trained in meditation and Vedanta.