Sivananda Yoga vedanta center, Chicago


Yoga of Recovery Weekend Workshops
February 11th-13th, 2011

with Clinical Ayurveda Specialist Durga Cathy O'Neill

This unique program combines the wisdom of Yoga, meditation and the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda with the tools of 12-Step recovery programs. Learn about this ground-breaking integrated approach to recovery. These programs are open to all; they will be especially beneficial to 12-Step members.

Durga (Cathy O'Neill) has been involved with the 12-Step fellowship for more than 8 years, leading retreats internationally on the Yoga of Recovery. She is a yoga teacher and Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, trained in both the USA and India.

Read an article from Yoga Chicago about Yoga of Recovery programs previously held at the Center at

Friday, February 11th, 2011:
7:30-9pm FREE Introductory Talk
Yoga and Ayurveda and 12-Step: The integrated treatment of addiction and self-destructive behaviors in the 21st century

Saturday, February 12th, 2011:
10:30-12pm Yoga class
12-1pm Vegetarian Lunch
1-2:30pm Life is Relationship (the roots of our addictive behaviors)
3-5pm Addiction's energetic movement: down and out

Sunday, February 13th, 2011:
9-10:30am Ayurveda: The Addictive Tendencies of the Doshas
Yoga class
12pm-1pm Vegetarian Lunch
1pm-2:30pm Ayurvedic nutrition: an uplifting diet to support recovery

3-4:30pm 12 Steps and the 4 Paths of Yoga.

Cost: $108 for whole program with pre-registration. Individual workshops $25. Saturday all day $50, Sunday all day $75.

It is our policy not to turn sincere students away because of lack of funds. If our suggested rates of donation are truly beyond your means please contact the director to make a special arrangement.

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