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Yoga Therapy + Mindfulness for Addictions CPD Training

Yoga is a remarkable practice that builds self-awareness, strength, clarity of mind, and resilience. By clearly understanding how yoga can promote psychological and physical changes, we can tailor practices to support the person and help prevent relapse.

The Minded Addiction Recovery Kit (MARK) component of the training uses an integrative yogic-based approach to share regulatory tools for body and breath; mindful awareness highlights repetitive thinking and advanced facilitation supports the process.

This training enables practitioners to work from a complete mind-and-body perspective and firmly setting the foundation for successful engagement with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
What you will get from this training
Students learn how to use integrative yogic-based approaches to addictions that will allow you to work with clients privately, in clinics, and in group settings.

You will gain:

  • Knowledge of how to teach a four-week course that has been developed over years of working with yoga and relaxation practices in addiction and recovery settings
  • An understanding of how to work with addictions and recovery from a yogic and mindfulness perspective with individual clients and groups
  • A certificate of attendance and CPD points from the Minded Institute and Yoga Alliance
Glasgow Dates + Location
To be announced

This training is held at YogaJo’s

Lennox Park, Main St, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 6JN, UK

2019 London Dates + Location
14-17th November 2019

This training is held at Haptivate, Arlington House, 220 Arlington Rd , London NW1 7HE



Investment for this training is £450 per person.

You can secure your place on the training with a non-refundable deposit of £200.
Please note: full payment required 28 days prior to the start of training. Please see our policy details for more information.


I am filled with gratitude that I was fortunate enough to have attended this training.
Since my training, I have been running a group each week for almost two years and the feedback we get each week is honestly touching. It has had a profound impact on not only the service users lives, but also my own.
Catherine Perry

Founder, Almond Blossom Yoga

How is the course structured?

The training has a three-tiered approach—physiology, psychology, and behaviour—so as to greatly enhance the likelihood of preventing relapse and overcoming addictions.

This training imparts knowledge on:

  • Why we become addicted to substances and behavioral patterns
  • Which underlying neurological and psychological tendencies make people more vulnerable to addiction
  • How different substances impact the physiological systems of the body
  • What happens in the brain when we practice yoga and mindfulness and how this knowledge can be applied to people struggling with substance abuse
  • Specific yoga practices for addiction and recovery
  • How the yogic perspective supports long term change 
  • Explore a kriya from Kundalini Yoga as part of the MARK course
  • What mindfulness is and how we can teach people to be with the mind
  • How yoga and mindfulness can be integrated into a CBT framework for working with addictions
  • How to promote feelings of safety in class and in the world
  • What kinds of long-term goals and practices can be created for helping people to remain substance free
Training facilitator
This training is developed and led by Shaura Hall. Shaura is an accredited Yoga Therapist C-IAYT with a wealth of understanding and experience with addictions. You can read more about Shaura’s background here.
Working the Field
Shaura works with advanced facilitation methods that she commonly refers to as Fieldwork; conscious connection to the inherent wisdom of the Earth and our expanding universe allows the group to work with what arises for integration during the group dynamic. This aspect of the course is unique to each group, it is a vital aspect of the process and allows the participants to see beyond what happens on the surface of our interactions with each other.
Photography featured on this page by Savannah van der Niet.
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