UPCOMING RETREATS IN PERU: YOGA RETREAT ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAM with TEJ KAUR and NIRMAL SINGH: March 21st to 31st, 2015 TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL JUNGLE RETREAT with JESSICA BERTRAM: March 7th to 16th, 2015
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Come experience yoga, meditation and sacred ceremony in the Andes and the Amazon.
Summary of the Yoga Program: The yoga course that we offer is an innovative yoga and meditation-based recovery program called Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery. This program was designed by naturopathic doctor and Kundalini Yoga expert Sat Dharam Kaur ND in collaboration with addiction specialist and renown author Dr. Gabor Mate (In the Real of Hungry Ghosts, When The Body Says No) The Beyond Addiction program provides a comprehensive solution that addresses many facets of addiction. It includes yogic, dietary ad nutritional guidelines to balance brain chemistry and glandular function; yoga and meditation practices to cultivate relaxation, joy, awareness, concentration, mood stabilization, flexibility, spiritual awakening and inner strength; and a safe, loving group environment to support personal healing and transformation. Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic system combining breathing, movement, stretching, postures, mudras (hand gestures), eye focus, the use of sacred sounds and rhythm, relaxation and meditation. It provides an antidote to the stress response. The Kundalini refers to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us. The Beyond Addiction program has been implemented annually since 2008 in yoga studios, community centres and recovery centres in Canada. Previous graduates of the program from all walks of life have been successful in reducing or elimination substance abuse and addictive behaviours.The program is designed to ameliorate all types of addictions including overeating, shopping, sexual addictions, alcoholism, smoking, drug abuse, TV and Internet addiction, gambling, and unhealthy habits.
Preliminary research supports the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practice in addiction recovery with the following results: · Improvement in psychological behaviours and symptoms · Long term improvements in well being, self esteem and personal empowerment · Reduction in cravings and anxiety · Decrease in depressive symptoms · Decrease in smoking · Reduction in behaviour related to eating disorders · A reduction in alcohol use in alcoholics · Improved coping mechanisms to handle stress · A decrease in the stress response