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I thought this dated list with location information might make it easier to find the best time/offering for you to join us.

Details are found under the Retreats or Workshops or Training Certification pages.

Date Event Location
June 12 – 18, 2015 Recovery 2.0 Beyond Addiction FREE online, sign up with this link


June 12– June 19, 2015 Foundations of Ayurveda7-day Certificate Course


Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
June 19 – 22, 2015 YoR 4-day retreat Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
July 10 – 12, 2015 YoR Weekend Workshop  

Soul of Yoga, Encinitas, San Diego, CA

July 10 – 16, 2015 YoR 7-day non-residential50 hour certificate training Soul of Yoga, Encinitas, San Diego, CA
July 18 – 19, 2015  

Niroga Yoga Therapy TrainingYear 2 starts Feb 21, 2015

Oakland, CA
July 28 – 31, 2015 YoR 4-day Retreat  

Grass Valley, CA

July 28 – Aug 6, 2015 YoR 10-day Training Certification Grass Valley, CA
August 8-17, 2015 Yoga & Ayurveda Certificate Course, 10-day Training Certification Grass Valley, CA
Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2015 Foundations Recovery Network – Moments of Change Conference  

The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL

Oct 20 – 22, 2015  

Conference of the Lawyers Assistance Program

Albequerque, NM
Nov 6 – 15, 2015  

YoR Training Certification

Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
Dec 13-14, 2015  

Inner Peace Yoga Therapy (session 1 starts Nov 29 – Dec 14, 2015)

Ancient Yoga Center, Austin, TX
April 15 – 24, 2015 YoR 10-day Training Certification  

Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

April 26 – May 5, 2016 Yoga & Ayurveda Certificate Course, 10-day Training Certification Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

June 12 - 18, 2015: Recovery 2.0 Beyond Addiction FREE Online Conference

Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction is a free online conference that brings together the voices of 30+ professionals and thought leaders to deliver cutting-edge, inspirational, spiritual, medical and practical approaches to overcoming addictions of all kinds. We’ve gathered the best information and teachers in the world to help inspire people struggling with addiction, supporting their families and loved ones as well as those who work in the field of recovery. You will leave more aware, more empowered, and with the tools you need for successful recovery, optimal health and a life of fulfilling purpose, BEYOND ADDICTION!

Tune into the live streaming video conference from June 12 – 18, 2015.

My interview will air Sunday June 14th

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June 12 - 19, 2015: Foundations of Ayurveda Certificate Course, Yogaville VA, USA

7-day Foundations of Ayurveda Certificate Course at Yogaville, Buckingham, VA

Yoga Alliance Hours: 55 (approximate)

Certificate issued jointly from American Institute of Vedic Studies (AIVS) and Yogaville

IMG_1379Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing, integration and transformation on all levels of our being. Traditional Ayurveda focuses more on the treatment side of this process (Chikitsa) for body and mind, while Traditional Yoga aims more at self-development and Self-realization (Sadhana). 

Modern Yoga has smetimes tried to create a therapeutic model, but, until now, this has been largely apart from Ayurveda or restricted to asana only. Such a model is limited and seldom reflects the greater Yoga tradition or the Ayurvedic ramifications of Yoga philosophy and psychology. This course aims at providing a more traditional model of Yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, the medical aspect of the Yoga tradition.

Ayurveda is now recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine available and its popularity is spreading throughout the world. This comprehensive program covers the main Ayurvedic concepts and language.

This is a thorough, foundational course for students based on the books and distance learning programs of Dr David Frawley and taught in the Integral Yoga tradition. The course is designed for students of all kinds. There is no required medical background for those wishing to take the course. You may already have a background in Yoga, such as gained by graduates of our TT or some kind of previous Yoga training.

IMG_1399Topics of Study:

Philosophy of Ayurveda, 3 Gunas, 5 elements, 3 doshas, 20 Qualities, Constitutional Examination, Mental Nature,  Subdoshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, Subtle Doshas – Prana, Tejas and Ojas, Digestion (agni), and waste elimination (mala),

Upon successful completion of the training students receive a co-certification signed by the Integral Yoga and the American Institute of Vedic Sciences (AIVS).



July 10-16, 2015: Soul of Yoga, Encinitas, San Diego, CA

Yoga of Recovery first non-residential, 50 hour certificate course

soy_logo2July 10-16, 2015 8am – 5pm

This course is open to anyone.  Yoga or other Health Professionals must take all 7 days to receive certification and/or Elective Course credit.

Workshop and training hours are approved for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.

Tuition: $900 (included as an elective for Yoga Therapy and 300 Hour Training)

Soul of Yoga, is Your Space for Re-Discovery! Re-Discover the Yogi in you.  Re-Discover your authentic power in a supportive community.

Soul of Yoga and its community are a reflection of the founders’ (Tom and Trisha Kelly) intention to share love, friendship, health and healing, as well as cultivate deeper connection to the Divine Source and our own souls.  Both studied and served for many years at the Self-Realization Fellowship, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda.

The Soul of Yoga Institute offers San Diego’s only Yoga Therapist Training Program officially accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).  This means that this program has met a high level of industry standards and is at the forefront of Yoga education and certification, offering a comprehensive curriculum that addresses healing from every aspect.  Graduates of the program will be true yogic healers of body, mind and spirit.

The healthcare industry is making large and fast strides in the incorporation of Complimentary Alternative Medicine. Healing professionals who have the capabilities to offer multi-dimensional, holistic techniques are being sought out by individuals and accepted by the medical industry at an unparalleled pace.  This Yoga Therapy program will provide you with the structured career support and professional guidance you need to begin working in this field right away.  To Find Out About Our Easy and Affordable Payment Options Call – Dawn, Program Specialist at 760.271.7001 or email Sundara 

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July 28 - Aug 6: YoR 10-day Certificate Course, Grass Valley, CA, USA

July 28 – August 6, 2015

$795 plus accommodations for 10 nights.
Accommodation options for the 10 night stay, per person:
Tent – $500;  Dorm (4 person) – $650;  Cabin (2 person) – $850;  Cabin (1 person) – $1400
Deluxe Cabin (2 person) – $1200;  Deluxe Cabin (1 person) – $1950

Yoga Alliance Hours: 100

Phone: 800-469-9642 or 530-272-9322

Yoga of Recovery at the Yoga Farm CAThe Yoga Farm is located in the foothills of California’s Sierra Mountains, situated in the heart of California’s Mother Lode Country. It is surrounded by rolling hills, forests of oak and pine, and clear streams. Here are 70 acres of secluded peace and solitude, where the sounds of nature soothe the mind and body – ideal for yoga retreats and meditation.

Yoga of Recovery for Counselors in CaliforniaIn spring and summer yoga classes are held on the outdoor deck shaded by a grove of oak trees. You can take a meditative walk in our Peace Miracle Labyrinth; casual, contemplative walks around the beautiful 40 acres, and the adjacent 30 acres or hike the 108 steps to Siva hill. A cedar sauna is open year round.Pleasant, simple lodging in dorms, double occupancy rooms or cabins. Our cabins are set on the hillside overlooking the pond and surrounded by the natural beauty of the ashram, providing total peace and tranquility. If you prefer to sleep closer to nature in the fresh, clean open air you can bring your own camping gear.

This course is co-facilitated by Swami Sitaramananda and Durga.

Yoga of Recovery for Counselors CA teachersSwami Sitaramananda is a gifted speaker and teacher of Yoga and Meditation, serving for more than twenty-five years in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams & Centers. Swami Sitaramananda’s great experience of the intricacy of spiritual life, her vedic knowledge and her love of spiritual seekers have made her an able spiritual teacher.

She is an internationally respected teacher who presents the intricate yoga philosophy and practice in a simple, down to earth and humorous manner. She is an expert in teaching Positive thinking and how to deal with the mind and the emotions.


August 8 - 17, 2015: Ayurveda & Yoga Certification Course, Grass Valley, CA

Tuition Cost $1,300 plus accommodation

photo-24This is the first in a series of modules offered by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization in collaboration with Dr David Frawley (Vamadeva).   The course manuals are derived from the correspondence courses of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.  

Taught by Swami Sitaramananda and Durga Leela.  Guest comment from previous course … “My experience at the ashram taught me so much about myself and provided me with discipline around my yoga. Swami Sitaramananda provided deep wisdom on yoga philosophy with so much sacred space and presence–I was able to go deep in my own explorations in every class that she taught. Durga Leela provided such depth, humility, and practical wisdom on Ayurveda. She was able to convey the foundation of this amazing science with humor and practicality. I’m not sure I would’ve ever been able to receive this wisdom through any book (because I have read many on this topic!). Durga was able to demonstrate the yogic life through her interactions with Swami, her gentle kindness and humility with students, her flexibility balanced with discipline, and her pure joy for life. I am honored to have been her student.”

Topics of study:

photo-23Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Overview – Ayurvedic Yoga therapy – History and Philosophy of Ayurveda – 3 Gunas – 5 elements – 3 doshas – 20 Qualities, 10 pairs of opposites – 5 Subdoshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha – Subtle Doshas – Prana, Tejas and Ojas – Digestion (agni), and waste elimination (mala) – Constitutional Examination – Mental Nature


Upon successful completion of the training students receive a co-certification signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and the American Institute of Vedic Sciences (AIVS).



Nov 6 - 15, 2015: YoR Certificate Course, Yogaville, Buckingham, VA

Yoga of Recovery Certificate Course

IMG_2132Yoga Alliance Hours: 65 (approximate)

  • Tuition $795 plus accommodation
  • Lodging: $540 to $825
  • 10% Early bird discount until September 07, 2015

Phone: Domestic: (800) 858-YOGA (9642),  Int’l: (434) 969-2048

Yoga of Recovery at Yogaville, VirginiaSituated on the banks of the James River in Buckingham, Virginia with the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, Yogaville encompasses over 600 acres of serene, wooded landscape. Five sacred sites, including LOTUS, provide a variety of options for meditation, prayer and spiritual gatherings. Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville serves as the headquarters of Integral Yoga International, which is the worldwide network of Integral Yoga Institutes and Centers.

Yoga of Recovery for Counselors Course at Yogaville VAThe most popular accommodations are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath.  Private dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms are also available for one or two people. Private rooms are available in our two Lotus Guest Houses. You may also bring your own tent, bedding and towels and camp in a quiet, wooded area.  Campers have use of bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby. Tent sites are available both with and without platforms.


April 26 - May 5, 2016: Ayurveda & Yoga Certification Course, Nassau, Bahamas

Tuition Cost $1,300 plus accommodation

This is the first in a series of modules offered by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization in collaboration with Dr David Frawley (Vamadeva).   The course manuals are derived from the correspondence courses of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.  

Topics of study:

IMG_0779- Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Overview – Ayurvedic Yoga therapy – History and Philosophy of Ayurveda – 3 Gunas – 5 elements – 3 doshas – 20 Qualities, 10 pairs of opposites – 5 Subdoshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha – Subtle Doshas – Prana, Tejas and Ojas – Digestion (agni), and waste elimination (mala) – Constitutional Examination – Mental Nature


IMG_4016Upon successful completion of the training students receive a co-certification signed by the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and the American Institute of Vedic Sciences (AIVS).


April 15 - 24, 2016: Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

Apr 15 – 24, 2016

(Course fee $855 plus accommodation $64-$137 per night, 11 nights - plan to arrive on or before April 21, 2015 and depart on May 2, 2015 or later)


Phone: 1-866-446-5934 or 242-363-2902

Yoga of Recovery for Counselors course in BahamasThe Yoga Retreat is an island paradise with crystal clear water and pure white sands… a true sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. It is located across the bay from Nassau on one of the finest beaches of the world. Five and a half acres of tropical paradise await you where you will find a heaven far from the hectic demands of everyday life.

Yoga of Recovery for Counselors in BahamasThe Retreat is built around a semi-closed outdoor meditation temple There are spacious exercise platforms facing the warm blue green water of the Caribbean. Swaying palms provide you with shade and shelter. You can stay in one of our cozy wooden cabins, or if you prefer, you may pitch a tent in the quiet coconut grove. Here is the perfect environment for you to enjoy the warm companionship of like-minded people from around the world.

Yoga of Recovery for Counselors Training Certification Course

Yoga Alliance Certification

CEUs available – Email to inquire

About The Course: Yoga of Recovery is the first comprehensive course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools to offer a more holistic mind, body, spirit approach to addiction and self-destructive behaviors.

This course is for therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, sponsors, yoga teachers, Ayurvedic practitioners etc. Anyone interested in a more holistic and complete view of the problem and its solution. Bringing the west (12 Steps) and the East (Yoga and Ayurveda) together offers us a truly empowering approach to counseling those who embark on a program of recovery. It is the evolution of the solution.

Upon completion of the course you will have the skills to introduce the healing potential of the holistic sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga into your own life and those around you.

For those in counseling roles the course will offer you additional tools and a deeper understanding of the comprehensive approach to wellness, emotional sobriety and sustained spiritual development using Ayurveda and Yoga as extension therapies to any 12 Step work. If you are already a Yoga teacher, this course will make you uniquely qualified and more confident to teach yoga in rehabs or to people in recovery from any addiction. You will fully understand the root of the problem and the holistic approach, extended from limited understanding of substance abuse/behavioral problems to be treated with asana alone, to a full range of therapies for mind, body and spirit from these powerful healing modalities.

Hatha Yoga:

Course students will practice hatha yoga 2 hours per day, the class will be suitable for all levels. This course does not qualify you as a hatha yoga teacher, it simply brings you to the awareness and experience of its benefits, within the context of the wider framework of yogic psychology and philosophy and the healing aspects of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda workshops:
· Causes of disease from the Ayurvedic perspective and its relation to addiction.
· Addictive tendencies of each doshic type and their underlying needs and vulnerabilities.
· Likely damage caused and some simple suggestions for balance.
· Simple, practical methods to revitalize the body’s systems and boost the immune system such as proper daily and seasonal routines.
· How to be ‘established in the self’ – the best way to strengthen ongoing recovery.
· Ayurvedic nutrition.
· Seasonal and lifestyle suggestions.
· Simple yet essential detoxification practices.
·Counseling practices most useful for each type.

Tools of Recovery workshops:
Become able to correlate and discuss the many similarities between the foundations of Classical Yoga and those of the 12 Step Programs. This course expands your awareness and understanding of the 4 Paths of Yoga and how these spiritual practices can be integrated with the tools of 12 Step Programs.

Open 12-step meetings:
Many people who work in the field of recovery are themselves in recovery. Here we talk about our experience, strength and hope around any addictive habits that we are recovering from. This helps us develop more openness and compassion around both our own lingering compulsions and the struggle of different ‘drug of choice’ than ours. These meetings will also be a very beneficial experience for those not in recovery, to see what meetings are like, what their clients are involved with.