Yoga of Recovery: Healing the Habits that Bind Us – Weekend
with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500
September 12 - 15, 2019
A weekend option for those who don’t have time to come to the full 7-day offering.
Yoga of Recovery® is the first comprehensive course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools and 12-step principles to offer a more holistic mind, body, and spirit approach to addiction and self-destructive behaviors.
Explore a loving approach to recovery, one that integrates the most effective approaches of the East and the West. Using Yoga and Ayurveda, the science of self-healing, we can change our story from one of suffering to one of healing. During the Yoga of Recovery workshop, you will have the opportunity to engage in yogic practices that appeal to your emotional temperament, including physical practice, devotional practices, self-inquiry, psychology, and philosophy.
Embody your recovery by:
- Practicing Integral Yoga Hatha
- Learning about the roots of addictive personalities and behaviors (6 Tenets of YoR)
- Understanding the chronic stress response and types of stress signatures
- Regulating the emotions with simple self-soothing techniques
- Understanding the cause of disease from a holistic perspective
Private Ayurvedic consultations and body treatments will also be available (additional fee and pre-booking required).
This weekend workshop program is also part of Yoga of Recovery – Module A: Healing the Habits that Bind Us—a longer, more in-depth certification program that is suitable for professionals and coaches who work with those on journeys of recovery.
Yoga of Recovery invites us to undertake heartfelt self-reflection in regards to our various addictive processes and guides us on how to utilize the many healing aspects of the Vedic sciences in the recovery process.
During the workshop, we’ll look at our own stories, 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 program offers recovery tools 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.
Open to all. We suggest at least 3 months of continuous sobriety from alcohol/chemical addiction, as we are not a medical/detox facility (if this is the level of care you need, please seek appropriate help immediately). Please contact us if you feel able to attend in your early sobriety—we’d like to ensure that the program 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.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 12 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA log in information.
- Integral Yoga 300-hour Mentored Program: 12 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
Duga Leela is a fantastic teacher and visionary. — 2017 Participant
The sessions were great. Durga did an amazing job of blending and making sense of the Yoga and 12-step principles. — Past Participant
I thought this program would be a neat recovery boost and a fun getaway. It was so much more! I got more than I could’ve ever imagined. — Past Participant
Just the best place ever. [The] training was thorough and fascinating. The experience was beyond words. Thank you. — Annie Marks
This was a much needed and wanted retreat. Incredible insight. A weaving of various traditions. Loved it! — Maryellen T.
I did it last year, got a lot out of it, and wanted to both rekindle the experience and deepen my opinion. — Michael Gluck
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