Codependents have a unique set of characteristics that often overlap with those of the addicts they love but are not exactly identical. Next Steps: Daily Yoga Practices of Co-Recovery, invites anyone who has an addict (or recovering addict) in their life to spend 7 weeks learning holistic self-nurturing practices found in Yoga, Ayurveda, 12-Steps and the 7 tenets of co-recovery to build self-esteem and redirect a healthy focus to themselves. Meditation and breath work will be included in each session to help participants relax and calm the mind/body while an all level yoga asana practice may be incorporated when appropriate. Other self- nurturing practices to reduce stress and anxiety and techniques for self-focusing will be discussed throughout the course.
Next Steps will meet on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00pm from October 6, 2016 to November 17, 2016.
The course is designed for anyone who has a friend, family member, partner or co-worker who is suffering from or who has suffered from addiction or other self-destructive behavior. Participants will be expected to respect the standard rules of anonymity.
A full paying series is $117 and the course is available on a sliding scale (based on income).
The course will require a minimum of 10 people. If a more people are required to reach the minimum shortly before the course begins, someone may contact those already enrolled to offer the chance of recruiting a friend or two.
Sign-up for this series from here.
Please note: Refunds are not available for missed classes.
About the instructor, Mary Burruss:
Working through her own co-dependent recovery since 2002, Mary Burruss (M.Ed., RYT) organically combined a yoga practice with Al-Anon 12-Steps program before discovering Ayurveda during yoga teaching training under Guru Valma Brenton at Clarandanda in Baja, Mexico in 2010. Understanding that helping other co-dependents is part of her own continued path of healing, Mary became certified in Yoga of Recovery with Durga Leela in 2016. As a professional writer, Mary has published hundreds of articles nationally and regionally and acted as a ghost writer for Dr. Dilip Sarkar’s ( President, International Yoga Therapists) soon to be published book on integrating Ayurveda and conventional medicine. She is currently working on her own book about Co-recovery and soon you will hear her on local radio station 94.7 as the voice for Mindful Minutes. Her yoga students appreciate Mary’s dedication, encouraging nature and rye sense of humor.