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About Pancha Karma Specialist and ayurvedic counselor Durga Leela

Durga Leela BA, CAS, PKS, Yoga Acharya
Durga Leela (spiritual name) is the founder of Yoga of Recovery R
Durga holds the RYT-500 qualification, having completed both the Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course and an Advanced Yoga Training. She is also extensively trained in Meditation and Vedanta.
She is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained both in the US and India and serves as the Director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Yoga Farm in California, since 2003.




She is a professional member and speaker for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), also a member of Yoga Alliance.



Durga is a practical, down to earth, and to the point speaker who has worked on her own path of recovery. She has a great sense of humor and a real warmth for understanding the trials and tribulations of our human condition. She has been a grateful member of 12 step fellowship for over 14 years.


“Durga brings a profound understanding of the psychological issues associated with addiction and recovery to her knowledge of the powerful healing traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda in her retreats and teaching. A recovery retreat led by Durga initiates and supports the process of deep inner work to create lasting change. Attending one of the Yoga, Ayurveda and Recovery Retreats is a personal gift that can last a lifetime.”

Felicia M. Tomasko
Editor, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine
Board member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Boardmember, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine