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Yoga Therapy & Mindfulness for Addictions

24-27th October 2024

Addictions influence all aspects of a person’s life.  Evidence reflects that comprehensive treatments that consider the mind, body, behaviour, and world-view are most effective in the long-term. Yoga is an integrative, biopsychosocial practice, which builds self-awareness, strength, clarity of mind, impulse control, an internal nexus of control, and resilience.

By clearly understanding how therapeutic yoga can promote psychological and physical changes, yoga professionals, key workers and therapists can tailor practices to support and fortify the addicted mind, easing the process of recovery and helping to prevent relapse.

Who is the training for

Yoga Therapy for Addictions is geared towards yoga teachers, therapists and professional addiction workers.  Our training will give you the skills to work from a complete mind-body perspective.

Next training dates at The Space in Eyam

24-27th October 2024


Investment for this training is £495 per person.

You can secure your place on the training with a non-refundable deposit of £250.
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 (2015)

What the course includes

During this training you will learn how to use therapeutic yogic-based approaches for addictions empowering you to work with clients privately, in clinics, and in group settings. You will also learn:

  • 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 can support shifts to healthy worldview
  • What mindfulness is and how we can teach people to be with the mind
  • Practices that have been influenced by the mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) protocol
  • How yoga and mindfulness can be integrated into a CBT framework for working with addictions
  • How to teach a four-week yoga and relaxation course developed by Shaura Hall for working with addiction in recovery settings
  • Kundalini practices specifically useful with addictions for ‘keeping up spirit’ in the face of adversity
  • A form of Yoga Nidra that was developed specifically for this client group
  • The course is combination of lecture, mind-body practice and process-based integration
  • What kinds of long-term goals and practices can be created for helping the person to remain substance free
  • How to work with addictions and recovery from a yogic and mindfulness perspective with individual clients and groups
  • How to liaise with the medical community and be part of a clinical team

How to facilitate safety in class and promote it out to the world

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.

Next dates: 24th-27th October 2024


Photography featured on this page by Savannah van der Niet.

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