Yoga & Recovery
Sobriety Corps Podcast
"Vigilance in Recovery"
Insight Timer article
"Honesty in Recovery"
Insight Timer article
Sun and Moon
All classes are a vigorous & soulful blend of Hatha + Vinyasa + Power Yoga. They are taught from a Holistic viewpoint, utilizing elements of Bhakti, Ayurveda, and various spiritual practices to connect mind-body-Spirit. Aim of each class is to guide students to the innermost self via dynamic sequencing. Attention is directed toward present moment awareness, consciousness of breath, and mindfulness of movement. Music is used throughout class to move students toward deeper states of awareness. Core influences/inspirations: the Five Mindfulness Trainings (as taught by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh), the Eight Limbs of Yoga (as outlined by Patanjali); the Five Great Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space); the Seven Chakras recognized by Chinese Medicine and Hatha Yoga; and the 5 Yamas (moral codes) and 5 Nimayas (self-disciplines) of Raja Yoga, which include non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, contentment, and self-study.
YOGA FOR RECOVERY classes specifically open, balance, harmonize, and heal areas of the body where men and women in recovery from addiction store tension and emotions. Focus is on the throat (self-expression, lack of trust, confidence), shoulders (burdens, responsibility), heart (sorrow, grief, loss), pelvis (sexual issues, conditioning), hips (betrayal, abandonment, judgment), and core (fears, control, relationships).
I am currently teaching at a rehabilitation center for addiction recovery in Malibu. My book RECOVERY WITH YOGA: SUPPORTIVE PRACTICES FOR TRANSCENDING ADDICTION (Shambhala Publications), will be available in FEB 2024. Feel free to contact me about availability and opportunities to teach public and private sessions, workshops, retreats, online events, and more. Please also sign up for my email newsletter to receive all updates, schedule changes, and other news.
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