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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
Feb 6 -12, 2015 Recovery 2.0 Beyond Addiction FREE online, sign up here
Feb 9 – Mar 9, 2015 Ayurvedic Detoxification Retreat / Pancha Karma – by invitation South India
Mar 15 – 26, 2015 Yoga & Ayurveda Certificate Course,  12-day Training Certification Dalat, Vietnam
Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2015 YoR morning yoga class – Foundations Recovery Network, Innovations in Recovery Conference Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA
Apr 4-5, 2015 Ayurveda & Yoga Niroga Yoga Therapy Year I (starts Feb 7)
April 12- 21, 2015 Yoga & Ayurveda Certificate Course,  10-day Training Certification Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
April 22 – May 1, 2015 YoR for Counselors 10-day Training Certification Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
May 3 – 9, 2015 YoR 7-day retreat Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
May 14 – 24, 2015 5-day YoR Retreat; followed by5-day YoR Certificate Course Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, FL
May 27, 2015 Evening satsang, 7.30-9.45pm Sivananda Yoga Center
May 28 – June 1, 2015 3-day YoR Retreat Woodbourne, NY
May 28 – June 7, 2015 YoR for Counselors 10-day Training Certification Woodbourne, NY
June 9, 2015 Yoga of Recovery evening workshop 6:30-8:30pm Integral Yoga Institute, New York
June 12– 19, 2015 Ayurveda Foundations 7-day Certificate Course Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
June 19 – 22, 2015 YoR 4-day retreat Yogaville, Buckingham, VA
July 11 – 17, 2015 YoR 7-day Yoga Therapy 50 hour training – Soul of Yoga San Diego, CA
July 18 – 19, 2015 Niroga Yoga Therapy TrainingYear 2 starts Feb 21, 2015 Berkeley, CA
July 28 – 31, 2015 YoR 4-day Retreat Grass Valley, CA
July 28 – Aug 6, 2015 YoR for Counselors10-day Training Certification Grass Valley, CA
August 9-18, 2015 Yoga & Ayurveda Certificate Course, 10-day Training Certification Grass Valley, CA
Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2015 Foundations Recovery Network – Moments of Change The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL
Nov 6 – 15, 2015 YoR for Counselors 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





Feb 6 - 12, 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 Feb 6 – 12, 2015.

Sign up for FREE here

Durga’s interview will stream Feb 6th for 24 hours only.


Mar 15 - 26, 2015: Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Counselor Certification, Vietnam

 Tuition Cost $1,000 plus Accommodation Cost $26 – $97 per night

Yoga and Ayurveda certification course in Vietnam

Yoga 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 120 hour Certificate from Sivananda and AIVS jointly.

Topics of study:

- 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


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).


Yoga and Ayurveda training in VietnamIMG_0366The 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 22 - May 1, 2015: Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

Apr 22 – May 1, 2015

(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 Ranch, Woodbourne, New York, USA

May 28 -  June 7, 2015

(Course Fee $795 plus accommodations $60-$155 per night, arrive afternoon May 28 by 6pm, leave afternoon June 7 by 3pm)

Phone: 1-845 436 6492

Yoga of Recovery for Counselors Course at Yoga Ranch NYYoga of Recovery for Counselors Course in upstate NYThe Yoga Ranch is located 100 miles from New York City, on 77 acres in the New York Catskills. A shortline bus from Penn Station takes you there in just over one hour from NY city.  There are two guest buildings; one is a turn-of-the-century farmhouse, the other a small 1920′s hotel built by the original owners as a place to provide fresh air for their NYC neighbors. Most accommodation is in simple shared rooms or single rooms, with separate, shared bathrooms.  Several small apartments with private bathrooms are also available.  Tenting is also welcome.


Location: Grass Valley, California, 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.


Nov 6 - 15, 2015: Yogaville, Buckingham, VA

Yoga of Recovery  7-day Certificate Course

Yoga 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.

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.