Healing Addiction: Yoga for People in Recovery
Classes Start on June 26, 2023
Discover how you can help your students address the root cause of addiction, release stigma and shame, and achieve sustainable recovery.
Addiction is a major public health crisis. In 2021, over 107,000 people in the United States alone died of an overdose — that's one every 5 ½ minutes. Addiction affects not only the individual but also their families, friends, and communities.
As a yoga teacher or therapist, you can make a difference.
Now more than ever, we need informed and compassionate leaders who can inspire change at a grassroots level in their local communities. This course will provide you with knowledge and skills to support students experiencing all types of addictions and make your classes a hub for healing and relapse prevention.
You’ll come away with a comprehensive understanding of addiction; including the neurobiology of addictive behavior, common therapeutic approaches to addiction treatment, and the relationship between addiction and trauma. You will also learn about the yogic and ayurvedic framework for disease, how yoga fits in with conventional therapies, and how this understanding can inform your work with students throughout the recovery process.
What Do We Mean by the Dis-ease of Addiction?
Broadening the Lens: The Umbrella of Addiction
The Neurobiology of Addiction
Addiction and Reward Pathways in the Brain
Creating a Platform for Sustainable Recovery
What is the Stages of Change Model?
Common Contemporary Addiction Treatment Approaches
How Ayurveda Understands the Root Causes of Dis-ease
Models for Healing from Yoga Philosophy: The Five Bodies
Addiction and the Kleshas: Avidya and Asmita
Addiction and the Kleshas: Raga, Dvesha, Abhinivesha
The Mechanics of Transformation According to the Sutras
What is the Connection Between Addiction and Nervous System Dysregulation?
Redefining Trauma: The Five Bodies and the HIP Theory
The Issues Live in Our Tissues: How Trauma Impacts the Body
Why Incorporate Yoga in Addiction Prevention and Recovery?
Embodiment Concepts and Practices that Support Recovery
Creating Spaces that Reduce Stigma and Shame
How to Make a Yoga Space Truly Trauma-Informed
Incorporating Practice Reminders in a Yoga Practice
Embodiment Practice 1: Find the Middle
Embodiment Practice 2: Pause Button and Wisdom Posture
Embodiment Practice 3: Keep Coming Back and Practicing the Principles
Closing Message and Next Steps
How to Continue Your Training with Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
Founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
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The Yoga and Recovery Symposium gathered leading thinkers to disseminate research, share practices, and foster dialogue about how yoga can help people heal from addiction and eating disorders.
Next Cohort Starts on June 26, 2023