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Sunday Feb 25th

 12am - 3:30pm


A pioneering ' Yoga for Recovery' workshop open to everyone.

Join Gratefulyogi for a 'flyer' into the powerful transformative spiritual tools used in yoga and 12 step recovery programs.



This workshop is open to all; Yoga teachers, therapists, those who are affected by addiction (theirs or others) or those in recovery. This workshop is to enable a compassionate understanding about the 'spiritual tools' available to treat addiction, specifically the part yoga can play. Drawing upon her own personal experience, Lisa will share how the 12 step program can be integrated with Hatha Yoga, how yoga can be integrated into daily healing practice for the mind, body and soul- which relates to 'one day at a time' suggested in 12 step programs.
Including -
- How raising awareness with workshops like this will break down the 'stigma' concerning mental illnesses like addiction.
- What yoga practise are useful (and what are not!)
- How to support yourself first, then others in their recovery from addiction.
- Participate in a recovery focused yoga practise including asana, pranayama, mantra,
meditation, yoga nidra.
- Gain a better understanding about 'addiction' and the umbrella of addictive behaviours.

- Explore the disease model- chronic, long lasting conditions that can be controlled (12 step
programs don't control) but not cured.
- The idea that addictions progress. They get worse.
- How a 'yoga sangha' can be safe space for those in recovery.
- Gain an understanding about the 200 different 12 step programs that help: alcoholics; addicts; gambling; sex and love; shopping; media etc.
- Recognise the shift that happens in recovery, from self harm towards self care.
- Denial (don't even know I'm lying) how to practise patience and tolerance when you're in contact with those who relapse. Also to understand the additive nature- dishonesty, denial, delusion, control, fantasy, frozen, depression, self centred, negative, perfectionists, self seeking, self pity, big ego, low self esteem etc.
- Similarities between the 12 steps and yoga philosophy, discipline, surrender, sangha, prayer,
meditation, self study, karma, seva and selfless service.
- Explore the mental twists that lead into obsession, triggers and trauma, including Niki Meyers 'The issues live in the tissues'.


Investment - £35.00

Low wage Concessions - £20.00


Prepare for your workshop

Wear comfortable clothing that you find it easy to move in.  We have Mats at the studio so no need to bring one with you unless you prefer to use your own.  Yoga is usually practiced in bare feel but if you prefer to wear socks, the non slip kind are the best to use.  Please arrive at least 10 mins before the workshop to allow time to check in and familiarise yourself with the surroundings and staff.


Whos Lisa?

More about Lisa Horwell - a certified C-IAYT yoga therapist, CNHC, Y12SR leader, BWY dip,
Rayleigh Red Tent founder, Women's Empowerment Space Holder, Gonging Goddess and owner of Grateful Retreat in Brittany, France. I am extremely passionate about yoga and recovery, and feel as though it is time to share my knowledge and my own personal journey in the hope that others can perhaps gain their own self knowledge and healing regarding these issues.



You may cancel a workshop/event/course up to 5 days before class. If you early cancel, you get a full refund.

Cancelling a workshop/event/course within 5 days or failing to attend a booked workshop/event/course is non-refundable. You may pass a booking onto a friend at no extra cost, however we must be notified of the change by email if a friend will attend in your place.