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T2015-YNC-127307 - Addiction and Recovery

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Start Date:
Nov 21, 2015
End Date:
Nov 22, 2015

Start Time:
8:00 AM
End Time:
6:00 PM

Red Lion Hotel on the River--Jantzen Beach
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217


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909 N. Hayden Island Dr. Portland, OR 97217

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Red Lion Jantzen Beach

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To book a room at this special rate, 800-733-5466 and mention YogaFit MBF by October 27, 2015.

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Addiction and Recovery will help Yoga Teachers gain a deeper understanding of Addiction and Compulsive Behavior in its many forms to include but not limited to Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling, Sex, Overeating, Shopping and Exercise. We will look at Addiction and Compulsive Behaviors through the lens of samskaras or deeply-ingrained pathways in the mind-body-spirit relationship that keeps these deeply held/ingrained patterns of behaviors in a seemingly endless/unbreakable cycle. Recovery will be addressed by focusing on the individual’s personal sense of power and ability to create new, healthier, samskaras through the 8-limbed path and by using specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven particularly effective at releasing these deeply ingrained pathways. Additionally, Yoga teachers, mental health professionals as well as anyone who works with Addicted or Recovering individuals will learn to develop a yoga class/session that helps their students/clients cultivate Sankalpa /Intention, Tapas/Intensity, Shani/Slowing, Vidya/awareness, Abhaya/Fearlessness, Darshana/Vision to get the person unstuck from their ingrained patterns. 

2 days (usually from 8 am – 6 pm)

Addiction and Recovery Manual

Freedom from Addiction: The Chopra Center Method for Overcoming Destructive Habits by Chopra, Deepak and Simon, M.D., David (Jan 1, 2010)  

Yoga and the Twelve-Step Path by Hawk, Kyczy (Apr 16, 2012)  

Clean by David Sheff

YogaFit (2nd Ed.) by Beth Shaw

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