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Therapeutic Yoga for Addiction and Recovery


In this three-day 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.

Three-day workshop: 

Friday August 24 / 6-9 pm

Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26 / 9 am- 6 pm

Workshop fee: $400



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




For over 20 years, Joy Ravelli has led workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings. Joy is the co-owner and founder of Purusha Studio and School in San Francisco, CA. She is also the founder of the Purusha Seva Project, a non profit organization that brings powerful yoga practices to underserved and at-risk populations throughout the Bay Area and the world. 

Joy has a master-level of experience and knowledge in the fields of natural fitness, somatic movement, thai yoga bodywork, martial arts, pilates, and classic yoga. She enjoys meditating and practicing with diverse people, places, animals, children and nature, while celebrating all the connected magic in this world. Read full bio