August 24-26

Friday 6:00-9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 9:00-4:00 pm


Purusha Yoga Studio 3729 Balboa Street

San Francisco, CA, 94121

United States (map)


Photo by Marcos Moraes

In this workshop, you will learn holistic, healing yoga practices that are designed to complement an ongoing regular recovery program. These practices address the whole human experience including; Physical, Emotional, Energetic, Intellectual, and Spiritual.

Engaging in a holistic, comprehensive and personalized program elevates the potential for understanding one’s true self and potential. This sense of self and life potential assists one in overcoming addiction. Therapeutic Yoga and classic Yoga Philosophy provides the means to strengthen the relationship to the truth as well as parts of the self that have been neglected or in the shadows. These shadow selves are the very parts that need our attention to begin to understand the depths of our experiences, needs and intrinsic desires in this life. Many find a significant sense of meaning in spiritual paths as a means of connecting to the deep truth, others and the world around us. Yoga provides not only physical health but also mental, emotional and spiritual paths of study and exploration. In this workshop, we will also explore how Yoga Philosophy, lifestyle, and practices relate and correspond to the traditional 12-step program.

It is reported that approximately only 10% of those requiring a recovery program actually receive it.
Therapeutic Yoga is approachable and easy to apply to a variety of populations and situations.

This workshop is designed for Health Professionals, Therapists, Advanced Yoga Teachers, and Yoga Therapists. This course is part II of a two-part “Yoga For Mental Health” module in the 300-hour courses.

Workshop fee: $400


This course counts toward our 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.  Save money by registering as a 300-Hr YTT.


Eric Sparks is the co-owner of Purusha Yoga Studio and School in San Francisco, CA. A classically trained ballet dancer since 1982, Eric has been a company member of Boston Ballet, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet and, a Soloist with Miami City Ballet. Eric is a lead teacher of professional yoga trainings, yoga retreats, and a continuing education provider with the Yoga Alliance. Read full bio







Rachel Jennine Goudey, Psy.D., C-IAYT, is a holistic therapist and yoga instructor in the Bay Area, specializing in practices that integrate the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit. Rachel comes from an eclectic background in dance,yoga, and psychology. She believes that movement and an acute awareness to the body are a vital component in the healing process and promoting overall health and wellness. Read full bio