Yoga of Recovery® Retreat: Wholehearted Recovery
with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500
June 22 - 25, 2017
During the Yoga of Recovery Retreat, we will explore a loving approach to recovery, one that integrates the most effective approaches of the East and the West.
Let’s change our story from one of suffering to one of healing, making use of yogic practices that appeal to our emotional temperament: physical practice, devotional practices, self-enquiry techniques, psychology, and philosophy.
Ayurveda is the science of self-healing, and you’ll love the Ayurvedic tools that will help us embrace our recovery:
- Daily practice of Integral Hatha Yoga
- The roots of our addictive personalities/behaviors (6 Tenets of YoR)
- Chronic stress response
- Types of stress signatures: restless, irritable, discontent
- Emotional regulation through simple self-soothing techniques
- Cause of disease from holistic perspective
- Facilitating community conversations about the problem and the solution
You can also choose to take YoR as a longer immersion course, June 22–July 2, 2017.
Yoga of Recovery invites us to undertake heartfelt self-reflection around our various addictive processes and guides us on how to utilize the many healing aspects of the Vedic sciences in the recovery process.
We’ll look at our own story, tracing the roots of our addictive behaviors. This approach appeals to all types of people: those in long-term recovery; those reluctant to call themselves an “addict;” those who prefer secular self-help programs over the 12-Step Program; those who are not sure that they have “addiction” but know that they need help with some aspect of their life; those who “do” Yoga; and those who “can’t do Yoga”—that is, EVERYONE!
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 people affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors or for people who have family members with histories of addiction. All age groups and addictive/self-destructive tendencies are addressed.
We suggest at least three months of continuous sobriety for alcohol/chemically dependent guests, as we are not a medical/detox facility, so if this is the level of care you need please seek appropriate help. Please contact us if you feel able to attend in your early sobriety — we’d like to ensure the retreat is the best option for you. Those with eating disorders or 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).
I did it last year, got a lot out of it, and wanted to both rekindle the experience and deepen my experience. — Michael Gluck
This was a much needed and wanted retreat. Incredible insight. A weaving of various traditions. Loved it! — Maryellen T.
Durga Leela is a practical, down-to-earth, and to-the-point speaker who has worked on her own path of recovery. Trained in Ayurveda in both the U.S. and India, she is the director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valey, CA, and a professional member and conference speaker for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Durga has been interviewed for all Recovery 2.0 online conferences. See more at YogaOfRecovery.com
Learn more about Durga Leela, E-RYT 500