Yoga Vacation Program
May 2 — 6, 2023

Yoga of Recovery Week

Overcoming Self-Defeating Lifestyle Behaviors

John Kelly, Durga Leela, Ramkumar Kutty, and Katie Papo (Ambika)

Join those on the recovery path as we learn about, share, discuss, and practice tools from yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. These are proving to be the most sought-after, long-term solutions to sustainable emotional sobriety.

Learn from renowned presenters about pioneering systems of care to meet the needs of people in recovery today. From Harvard Medical School to an Ayurvedic community in India, discover the healing power of collaborative care in a global community that is guided by ancient spiritual wisdom systems. Gain holistic knowledge and practical advice for natural and safe solutions for the path of recovery.

This week’s presenters have each developed programs and organizations, over decades of work and research, to address treatment, recovery, and healing from all issues related to addictions, eating disorders, dysfunctional families, intergenerational trauma, institutionalized racism, and suicide.

Each speaker will contribute to our understanding of the underlying causes of addiction and how we can enhance and sustain recovery through research, science, spirituality, yoga, and Ayurveda.
This symposium goes beyond being ‘sober’ to include thriving in the community and being balanced emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Join us and contribute to this drive to make change and raise our awareness about all issues surrounding addiction and how we, our families, and communities can heal from these issues.

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School – the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) at MGH, and the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS).

Dr. Kelly is a former President of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology, and is a Fellow of the APA and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions, as well as foreign governments and the United Nations.

Dr. Kelly has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, chapters, and books in the field of addiction medicine, and was an author on the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process, mechanisms of behavior change, and reducing stigma and discrimination among individuals suffering from addiction.

Durga Leela is an Ayurvedic and Yoga Therapy Specialist and the founder of Yoga of Recovery®, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and yoga with recovery tools for those affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors. She teaches a holistic approach to recovery, integrating mind, body, and spirit. She overcame her own struggles with addiction and is a grateful member of 12-step fellowships for over 20 years. She is the author of Yoga of Recovery: Integrating Yoga and Ayurveda With Modern Recovery Tools for Addiction with a foreword by David Frawley.

Dr. Ramkumar Kutty is a lifelong student of Ayurveda and other traditional Indian knowledge systems and an internationally renowned speaker. He is a founder-director of Punamava Ayurveda, and institution committed to universal wellbeing through authentic Ayurvedic practice. He works in collaboration with Yoga of Recovery, facilitating profound healing through cleanses and Panchakarma.

www.punarnava.org

www.vaidyagrama.com

Katie Papo (Ambika) is the founder of Rewired Eating, a Sivananda Yoga teacher, and a leader of yoga, food, and wellness programs for the past decade. She frequently presents within the Sivananda organization on the topics of stress management, self-care, and the art of eating.

May 2

morning satsang
Overcoming Anxiety and Stress with Ayurveda | Ramkumar Kutty

noon workshop
Being in Treatment with Ayurveda: Physical Medicine for Detox and Metabolic Repair | Ramkumar Kutty and Durga Leela

2pm workshop
Soul Medicine | Durga Leela

evening satsang
Understanding Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, Remission and Recovery | John Kelly

May 3

morning satsang
Overcoming Anxiety and Stress with Ayurveda | Ramkumar Kutty

noon workshop
Stigma and Discrimination in Addiction: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions | John Kelly

2pm workshop
Yoga, Stress, and Food | Katie Papo

evening satsang
Addiction Recovery: From Culture To Science | John Kelly

May 4

morning satsang
Overcoming Anxiety and Stress with Ayurveda | Ramkumar Kutty

noon workshop
Recovery Milestones: Who needs what, when, for how long, and at what intensity? | John Kelly

2pm workshop
Recovery: Grassroots Community Continuum of Care | Durga Leela

evening satsang
Coming to Wholeness with the Guidance of Ayurveda and Yoga | Ramkumar Kutty

May 5

noon workshop
Serving from Wholeness | Ramkumar Kutty

2pm workshop
Yoga, Stress, and Food | Katie Papo

May 6

2pm workshop
Yoga, Stress, and Food | Katie Papo

 

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