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Yoga Therapy and Somatic Movement for Addictions

The journey from addiction to recovery through wholeness presents many challenges. The road is often long and fraught with relapses, which proliferate feelings of hopelessness in the person. It is becoming clear that the condition arises as a coping strategy for environmental stress: the person creates a strategy to dissociate from the present moment by dedicating themselves to a repetitive cycle of gaining, using, and recovering from a substance.
The condition is notoriously complex to treat; therefore, we clearly need to promote an integrative approach to healing. It is important to provide training that helps recovery workers—among them yoga teachers/therapists—to competently use tools that give rise to integration of the mind, body, and emotions.

This is where the delivery of yoga therapy and somatic movement comes in.

How long is this CPD course?

This is a 60 hour training course. A certificate of attendance will be given as a further-education training with a Yoga Alliance-approved trainer. 

What does is share?
This course has been designed to share scientific knowledge that gives rise to a special understanding of how human physiology works in health and in stress; the neurobiology of the reward pathways and how they can be supported to readapt to a different set point; yogic techniques from the Kundalini and Hatha traditions; somatic practices; and, most importantly, somatic facilitation skills that support integration.


How does it work?
This offering teaches methods for using yoga as a container that allows spontaneous somatic movement to arise. The practitioner then has a framework to hold participants as they make the journey back to the body and the internal world; connections are made, deep listening becomes possible, and the relationship with life is forever changed. We use meditation to harness the mind, which in turn supports the participants on the return home—to the heart.

Investment for this course is £800.

To hold your place we ask for a £250 deposit.

Details of our booking policies can be found here.

Dates and Venue

Dates for 2021:

4-5th September 
2nd-3rd October 
6-7th November 


The journey takes 14 weeks to complete. We meet together for a two day weekend every four weeks, the learning is supported by eight * two hour sessions.  The timing for the shorter sessions is decided to suit the group. 


Online or at The Space, Eyam Courtyard at Eyam Hall 

When I sat on the mat I felt I was exactly where I wanted to be. The energy that was created was amazing.

It felt like a mystical gathering. I loved it and would definitely recommend it.


Adaptogenic Yoga student, 2016

practice space

“The road out of addiction can be long and fraught with pitfalls. Yet, we can interrupt our patterns and find our way back to self authority.”

Shaura Hall

Course Curator

It was a complete gift of an experience. Our group – with no shared history and very different needs – were gently, skilfully and lovingly guided through a process that provided every single person with what they needed.

I wouldn’t hesitate to repeat the process or recommend it to others.


Fellow traveller and team member

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