A yoga and mindfulness course designed specifically for families and friends dealing with a loved one’s dependence or substance abuse.
By combining gentle yoga postures, breath work and mindfulness practices, we will discuss the physiological and psychological aspects of addiction and recovery while providing therapeutic support for individuals who are dealing with the affects of living with a loved one who is (was) dependent on alcohol or another substance. This course aims to teach you how to rebalance your nervous system, regulate your emotions and inform you on how the yogic perspective can be applied to those affected by addiction. Colleen Lally also includes her own personal experiences and recovery techniques that she developed over the years as examples.
You will learn
gentle yoga postures that are both useful for energising and calming to your nervous system,
how to handle situations when you feel both comfortable and uncomfortable,
develop the ability to be with your emotions in a more gentle way, and
other various relaxation tools to calm yourself down when you feel overwhelmed.
Each week is themed so you can explore your yoga practice through different perspectives.
Each 2-hour session broadly follows the same structure
Beginners and all levels of yoga and meditation are welcome
You can work at your own pace in our supportive and non-judgmental environment so don’t worry if you have never practiced before. We will support you throughout the course.
You will have an opportunity before each session for a private discussion if you have any questions or concerns regarding yoga, meditation or mindfulness. You will receive individual attention due to the small class size.
Please note: This COurse does not replace your Medical treatment plan or fellowship meetings.