Arrival: Sunday, August 4
Departure: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Accommodation options for the 10 night stay, per person:
Tent - $500
Dorm (4 person) - $650
Cabin (2 person) - $850
Cabin (1 person) - $1400
Deluxe Shared (3 person) - $950
Deluxe Shared (2 person) - $1200
Deluxe Cabin (1 person) - $1950
This original and comprehensive 10-day certification program offers a holistic and complete view of the problem of addiction and its solution. It is ideal for yoga teachers and health professionals, and useful for people with family histories of addiction or family members with addictions. Upon completion of the course you will have the skills to introduce the healing potential of the holistic sciences of Ayurveda and yoga into your own life and those around you.
- Root causes of addiction
- Addictive tendencies of the doshic types
- The role of prana in recovery (diet and exercise-
- Understanding the gunas our
- Four paths of yoga for those in recovery
- Raja Yoga and 12 steps
- Ayurvedic nutrition
- The importance of proper daily and seasonal routines
- Key recovery tools - satsang-support-fellowship
- Ayurvedic counseling profiles
- Detoxification and herbal therapies
6:00 - 7:45 am Morning Satsang: meditation, chanting,
talk on yoga
8:00 - 10:00am Yoga Psychology/Philosophy with
11:00-12noon Karma Yoga (selfless service)
12:00 - 3:00pm Ayurveda/Tools of Recovery Workshop
with Durga Leela
3:00 - 4:00pm Free Time
4:00 - 6:00pm Afternoon Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm Vegetarian Dinner
6:45 - 7:45pm Open 12-Step Meeting (optional, every
8:00 - 9:45pm Evening Satsang: meditation, chanting and
talk on yoga
This course is open to anyone but maybe of particular interest to therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, sponsors, yoga teachers, Ayurvedic practitioners. All health professionals dealing with people who are recovering from addiction, people with family members with addiction and/or histories of addiction.
Please note that many people feel a great benefit from attending the retreat and the course together. The retreat is usually offered immediately before or after this course. This allows you to see how the coursework is presented to and received by a varied audience of people in recovery.
Upon successful completion of the training students receive a co-certification signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and the course instructors.
The training is registered by and fulfils the requirements for Yoga Alliance certification. Certified yoga teachers graduating from this program may receive credit RYT500 accreditation with the Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) available
Course graduates earn credits toward graduate degrees from the Open International University.
This program is eligible for:
- 81.5 hours for nurses
- 81.5 hours for mental health counselors
- Applications pending for social work and substance
- 108 hours for yoga instructors (YA