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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

Sign up for FREE here


July 10-12, 2015: Yoga of Recovery Weekend, Encinitas, San Diego, CA

yogaofrecoveryweekendJuly 10 – 12, 2015

Soul of Yoga, 627 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: 760.943.7685

soy_logo2Friday evening 7-9pm
Sat & Sunday 8am – 5pm
Tuition: $300

Have you ever said “I just seem to have an addictive personality”? Many of us have, although that does not lead us to search out the nearest rehab. Indeed most of us notice our addictive cycles around many things other than, or along with, drugs and alcohol.

Whether you’re in recovery or would just like a new perspective on how to really grow rather than slipping and sliding on your own best intentions, this workshop will offer you new tools for self-understanding and care.  This course offers the best in behavioral health care from both Yoga and Ayurveda.

Durga Leela, founder of Yoga For Recovery, will help us understand how to take the energy we use up maintaining, justifying and wrestling with our addictive personalities and transform it to deepen our understanding of our life, embodied self and purpose.

The weekend course will cover:

  1. The Roots of our Addictive Personalities/behaviors
    (6 Tenets of Yoga for Recovery)
  1. From “Struggling and stuck in a rut” to “Release and Stability”
    (Gunas – down and out of addiction)
  1. Chronic stress response: Your stress signature.
    (Gunas and Doshas – Restless, Irritable, Discontent – Hospitals, Jail & Institutions to Happy, Joyous and Free)
  1. Emotional Regulation through simple sense self soothing techniques.
    (Life is Sweet – Sweet self care suggestions)

July 18 - 19, 2015: Oakland, CA

Niroga Yoga Therapy – A Comprehensive 2-Year Yoga Therapy Program

Building on its highly regarded year long training program for Certified Yoga Teachers, Niroga Institute also offers a 2-year Certified Yoga Therapist program. This training is designed for advanced Yoga teachers and other health professionals who want to supplement their practice with yoga therapeutic techniques. If you are a yoga teacher or health care professional with a serious yoga practice, you will gain valuable insight from knowledgeable yoga faculty and fellow practitioners.

Yoga of Recovery for Niroga TherapyNiroga Yoga Therapy Training

Year 2: Special Populations

Niroga Yoga Therapy Certification, Year 2, provides an integrated application of major physical systems and related chronic conditions from Niroga Yoga Therapy Year 1. The second year addresses a wide range of Special Populations from group settings to one-on-one assessments and individualized recommendations. Advanced Yoga therapy techniques and integrated lifestyle approaches are adapted to meet the specific needs of the group or client. Topics explored include those dealing with life-threatening illness, trauma, chronic pain, sports, pre-natal, men’s and women’s health, occupational health, addiction and disabilities.

Durga is on the Faculty of this school along with top instructors in the fields of yoga therapy, she will teach Yoga of Recovery this weekend

Telephone: (510) 704-1330
Niroga Yoga Therapy Certification Program
For program inquiries, please contact Heidi Brown, Niroga Yoga Therapy Program Manager


Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2015: Palm Beach, FL

Moments of Change: Innovations in Integrated Treatment at Foundations Recovery Network National Conference, The Breakers, FL

moments-of-change-banner-smallTwice a year, Foundations Recovery Netowk hosts conferences that feature the latest in behavioral health education. Experts from all over the country provide unique workshops and keynote presentations on a variety of treatment subjects.


IMG_2287Yoga of Recovery is invited to teach a morning yoga session to conference participants at each of these conferences for the past several years.  It is a great honor to be at the Breakers again this year – we use pool towels for daily practice on the beach – bring comfortable clothes.

IMG_2240On the forefront of behavioral health education, Moments of Change addresses topics not simply relating to typical substance use disorders or mental health conditions—but also to the atypical situations, specialty populations and complex cases. We want to prepare you for changing conditions in a changing world, and we also want to boost the health of your organization—your connections, your revenue and your efficiency. Moments of Change can help you understand and face issues of regulation and compliance, ethics, care planning and referrals as our industry grows and evolves. If you’re treating patients, running a practice, focusing on the best treatment modalities, or looking to improve your company’s performance, operations and outcomes, Moments of Change is exactly what you need to take your patients’ recovery and your ability to treat them to the next level.


Dec 12 & 13, 2015: Austin, TX

Inner Peace Yoga Therapy 300-hour Level 1 Training – Foundations inYoga Therapy 

This course is designed to introduce you to the vast field of yoga therapy, overview the teachings and philosophies of the yoga tradition and their relevance and application to yoga therapy, introduce you to modalities of yoga therapy as applied to various health conditions, and provide you with a solid foundation to build your knowledge on your path to become a yoga therapist.

Topics include: Yoga of Recovery; Functional Yoga Therapy; Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy; Yoga for Depression; Pain, Science, and Therapeutic Yoga;  Adapting Yoga for Heart Disease; Yoga for Cancer; Back Care Yoga and more

logo1-2Austin, TX:  (Session 1) November 29 – December 14, 2015; and (Session 2) Jan 30 – Feb 12, 2016

Telephone: 970-946-8961; Fax: 970-385-1009IMG_2151