Yoga Vacation Program
May 19 — 23, 2024

Yoga of Recovery Symposium

Overcoming Self-Defeating Lifestyle Behaviors

Durga Leela, Kelvin Young, Cathy Coleman, and Tarini (Shanna Dadisman)

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. Gain holistic knowledge and practical advice for natural and safe solutions for the path of recovery.

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 exploration 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.

Offered as 5 satsangs and 8 workshops (subject to change).

The presentations associated with this Yoga Vacation Program begin with an 8pm satsang on the first day of the program and conclude with an 8pm satsang on the last day of the program.  Click here to read more about the Yoga Vacation Program details and view the ashram schedule for yoga classes and meals during your stay. We suggest you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your program for the optimal experience.

Please note there will be a Yoga of Recovery Retreat titled: Life is Sweet: Practices for Self-Soothing to Overcome our Addictiveness from May 14-18, 2024 prior to this program. We invite you to extend your stay for this transformative course.

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.

Kelvin Young, RSS is an award-winning sound healer, recovery support specialist, published author, co-founder of the SoulCare Love, LLC and sober from alcohol and other drugs since March 6, 2009. Kelvin has presented around the country in diverse settings, including yoga studios, retreat centers, conferences, high schools, colleges, prisons, addiction treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, and mental health agencies. He is passionate about holding space for people to heal and is known for his warm, loving, and down-to-earth way of connecting with people.

Cathy Coleman holds a doctorate in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has worked for the past six years with the CIIS Center for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research, and earlier was a senior administrator at CIIS for 20 years in several key administrative roles. She was President Kepler College, a state-approved college of astrological studies in Washington state. She is the author/editor of Intrepid Explorer: Reflections of the Life and Legacy of Ralph Metzner (to be published by Inner Traditions in Fall 2024). In private practice as an astrologer and coach, she has lectured nationally and internationally on Western and Eastern (Jyotish) astrology. She is the National Education and Certification Director for the Professional Astrologer’s Alliance (PAA). With her late husband, Ralph Metzner, they co-founded the Green Earth Foundation
(www.greenearthfound.org). She was married to Ralph for 31 years, and is a mother and grandmother.

For the past 10 years, Tarini has closely studied with Durga Leela, incorporating the practices of Yoga of Recovery into her unique recovery journey.

Tarini’s own recovery journey led her to discover the transformative power of Yoga of Recovery. She has attended multiple Yoga of Recovery courses since 2014, completed the Sivananda Yoga Teacher’s training course (Yoga Farm, California 2016), became a Yoga Nidra facilitator (2016 with Dr. Marc Halpern), and graduated as a Yoga Therapist from Yoga Vahini’s 4 year course in 2022. Throughout these programs, she gained invaluable insights into her addictive habits and discovered effective tools and practices to find her own flow through life’s challenges. Tarini (she/her) brings a unique perspective to YoR Yoga Therapy sessions, drawing from her personal experience as someone in long-term recovery from heroin use disorder.

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