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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
Nov 11-13, 2016 Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Chicago, IL
29 Jan – 26 Feb, 2017 YoR Detox Retreat, by invitation only India
Mar 1-10, 2017 Yoga and Ayurveda course Dalat, Vietnam
Mar 16-22, 2017 Foundations of Ayurveda Course Chengdu, China
April 1-2, 2017 Niroga Yoga Therapy Training  Year I Oakland, CA
April 3-6, 2017 Innovations in Recovery 2017 Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego CA
April 10-13, 2017 Yoga of Recovery Retreat Nassau, Bahamas
April 10-19, 2017 Yoga of Recovery Immersion course Nassau, Bahamas
April 20-23, 2017 Recovery Symposium (with Tommy Rosen and Sarah Joy Marsh) Nassau, Bahamas
April 29 – May 8, 2017 Yoga & Ayurveda Certificate Course, 10-day Training Certification Nassau, Bahamas
Jun 14–18, 2017 SYTAR Newport Beach, CA
Jun 22-25, 2017 YoR 4-day retreat Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
Jun 22-July 2, 2017 YoR 10-day Immersion / Training Certification Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
July 7-9, 2017 Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Colorado Springs, CO
July 15-16, 2017 Niroga Yoga Therapy TrainingYear 2 Oakland, CA
Aug 10-13, 2017 YoR 4-day Retreat Grass Valley, CA
Aug 10-20, 2017 YoR 10-day Immersion / Training Certification Grass Valley, CA
Aug 20-25, 2017 Foundations of Ayurveda Certificate Course Grass Valley, CA
Aug 25–27, 2017 Ayurveda Weekend Grass Valley, CA
Oct 1-5, 2017 Moments of Change Conference, The Breakers, Plam Beach, FL
Oct 6-8, 2017 YoR weekend Retreat AYI, Salt Springs, FL
Oct 6-15, 2017 YoR 10-day Immersion / Certificate Course AYI, Salt Springs, FL



Aug 11 – 21, 2016: Grass Valley, CA, USA

YoR 10-day Certificate Course

$855 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 Dharmananda and Durga.




March 1-10, 2017: Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Counselor Certification, Dalat, Vietnam

 Tuition Cost $1,000 plus Accommodation Cost $44 – $67 per night

YACC VN Mar2014Yoga 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 sometimes tried to create a therapeutic model, but this is 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 of the doshas, subdoshas, malas (waste products) and agnis (digestive capacity of the body and mind).

This is a thorough, foundational course for students based on the books and distance learning programs of Dr David Frawley and taught in the Sivananda 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 TTC or some kind of previous Yoga training.

The goal of the course is to provide students a foundation in Ayurveda.  The course qualifies a person to function as an ‘Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor’, assessing Ayurvedic constitutional types and how to guide people to balance through daily health regimens and life-style recommendations.  You’ll be introduced to the basic assessment of Constitutional types and be able to educate your students/clients on balance through understanding themselves through Ayurvedic principles.

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.  Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a 100 hour Certificate from Sivananda and AIVS jointly.

Topics of study:

IMG_0987- Ayurveda and 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).


villac512The course will be held in Dalat, the City of Eternal Spring,  a very popular destination for it cool and stable weather, hovers between a pleasant 15°C (average daily minimum) to 24°C (average daily maximum) and attractive landscape of colonial villas, gardens, lakes and rolling hills. Located around 1,400 meters above the sea level, it is indeed an ideal place for Yoga retreat, summer escape and on-top-of-the-list rest and relaxation site in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.  Dalat market has always been a must-see site for visitors with its locally-made specialties such as artichoke tea, candied fruits, coffee and the finest cool climate vegetables and flowers in Vietnam.


April 10 - 19, 2017: Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

(Course fee $955 plus accommodation $64-$137 per night, 11 nights - plan to arrive on or before April 10, 2015 and depart on 20, 2017 or later – we have The Recovery Symposium April 20-23, 2017 so I hope you’ll stay for that)


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.


April 29 - May 8, 2017: Ayurveda & Yoga Certification Course, Nassau, Bahamas

Tuition Cost $1,400 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  - 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).IMG_2949


June 22 - July 2, 2017: YoR Immersion / Certificate Course, Yogaville, Buckingham, VA

Yoga of Recovery Certificate Course

YoRCourse Yogaville Nov2015Yoga Alliance Hours: 100 (approximate)

  • Tuition $995 plus accommodation
  • Lodging: $50 to $115 per night (includes meals)

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.


Oct 6-15, 2017: Amrit Yoga Institute (AYI), Salt Springs, FL

10-day Yoga of Recovery Certificate Course with Yogi Amrit Desai

amrit-methodEnroll Today: 352-685-3001 or
Tuition: Early Bird $1495 by 8 Sep 2017; thereafter $1695 (includes accommodation and meals);

Registration is from 1-4pm on Oct. 6, 2017. Program starts at 4PM on Oct. 6. Program ends at 12:30pm on October 15, 2017.

Health and Recovery are about coming to live in the wholeness that you are. Explore using the science of Ayurveda as a medicine that integrates body, mind, consciousness with environment. Find what works for you to fully embody your recovery and live well, one day at a time.

  1. IMG_3139Gurudev (Yogi Amrit Desai) Darshan and Q&A on how Yoga and Ayurveda helps us overcome all addictions
  2. Daily practice of Amrit Yoga and/or Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra with Collette
  3. The Roots of our Addictive Personalities/behaviors (6 Tenets of YoR
  4. Ayurvedic tools for living well one day at a time
  5. Chronic stress response – your stress signature (Gunas and Doshas – Restless, Irritable, Discontent – Hospitals, Jail & Institutions to Happy, Joyous and Free)
  6. Emotional Regulation through simple sense self soothing techniques (Life is Sweet – Sattvic sweet self care suggestions)
  7. Cause of disease from holistic perspective
  8. Digestion & Emotions – gut, heart, brain
  9. Facilitating community conversations about the problem and the solution

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.