Yoga for Trauma: Mind-Body Practices for Resilience and Recovery

Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2019

The Yoga for Trauma program focuses on how the practices of yoga can address the physical, psychological and spiritual challenges of addiction recovery.

Yoga for Trauma integrates a trauma-informed, yoga approach, providing safe, powerful tools to strengthen the physical body, increase vitality, build mental and emotional resilience, balance the nervous system, and foster deeper self-compassion and spiritual connection.

We will focus on asana (physical postures), kriyas (sequences), pranayama (breathing) and meditation practices to centre, ground, strengthen, rejuvenate, and to guide participants into greater integrity, and an increased sense of agency, within their own body, mind and spirit.

This therapeutic yoga program is beneficial for (but not limited to) anyone in recovery from; substance or behavioural addiction, psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress, PTSD, anxiety or depression.

The Yoga for Trauma program weaves together somatic and cognitive approaches to addiction recovery, and relapse prevention, in order to support conscious living beyond addiction. This program integrates yoga therapy, contemporary trauma research, and modern neuroscience, with the practical wisdom of 12-step recovery.

This program is for people that want to:

  • Safely explore relational, embodied self-awareness, and choice.
  • Integrate somatic, and cognitive approaches to addiction recovery.
  • Explore the nature of addiction, from a neurobiological and from a yogic perspective.
  • Learn trauma-informed yoga practices for self-regulation, stress resilience and emotional well-being.
  • Practice self-awareness and self-compassion.
  • Connect with others in a supportive recovery community.

Format: This program combines presentation and experiential learning, introducing concepts and practices of yoga for recovery and it's benefits in everyday life.  This course is open to anyone who self-identifies as being in recovery, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, mental health professionals, physicians, recovery coaches, and health and wellness practitioners.  No previous yoga experience is required.

Please note: If you are less than six months clean or sober from substance use please contact the program leader prior to registration at


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