Begin Again: Yoga to Support Addiction Recovery

Venue:

Begin Again: Yoga to Support Addiction Recovery

Chicago,  

Time:

From  2018-12-08 00:00:00  to  2018-12-08 01:30:00
Event Description
Addiction is a compulsive need for a substance (alcohol, drugs, etc.), habit (overeating, overindulging, etc.) or practice (excessive phone or Internet use, overworking, obsession to fix things or someone's life, etc.) that is known to be harmful to self and others. It separates and disconnects people from one's self, their families, and their community.In Begin Again: Yoga to Support Recovery, we'll learn to use the tools and practices of yoga to support self-regulation that enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We'll move and breathe mindfully to reconnect with ourselves and release what's held in our bodies. Group sharing circle will precede or follow an intentional, themed yoga class to deepen any work that participants may be currently doing or jumpstart the healing journey. Open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behaviors or affected by the addictive behaviors of others. This is a relapse prevention tool and is not a replacement for therapy or meetings. WHEN: 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, starting July 20, 6-7:30 p.m.WHERE: Tribe Healing Arts (1819-21 W. Belmont)COST: Suggested donation $10 (or $15 to pay it forward to help someone else in need)*Cash or check at the doorThis is an open and inclusive group. All levels welcome. No prior yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration strongly encouraged. Feel free to bring a friend!ABOUT THE ORGANIZERFernie calls herself a “student of life,” always exploring and learning life’s mysteries. She strives for an honest exploration of herself and encourages others to do so. Fernie’s healing journey from codependency has not been easy, but she has found that healing is possible through talk therapy, continuous internal inquiry, yoga and meditation. Fernie is forever grateful for her teachers, James Tennant and Jim Bennitt of Tejas Yoga, for helping her develop a deeper understanding of yoga, and for continuing to inspire her to live authentically and teach from the heart. She continues her studies with Jim and James. Other influences include Pema Chodron, Sharon Salzberg, James Fox of Prison Yoga Project, Nikki Myers of Y12SR, and Seane Corn and Hala Khouri of Off the Mat into the World. Fernie is a trauma-informed yoga teacher and a certified Yoga for 12 Step Recovery leader.Fernie enjoys reading, travelling, and is a proud parent to three cats.Questions? Email yoga.beginagain@gmail.com