“The instructor has helped me connect my mind with my body… I’ve always lived in my mind while I abused my body. Yoga is a huge part of my recovery and has given me the strength to work through my demons.”
When paired with traditional recovery programs, mindfulness and yoga programs have shown positive treatment effects for substance use disorders and rehabilitation. By increasing self-control and decreasing cravings and depression, combined programs that include elements of yoga and mindfulness have helped support rehabilitation more than those using only traditional rehab methods.
Of participants evaluated felt more
relaxed immediately after a group
People have participated in our yoga
groups since 2014
Programming is now offered in 7
counties in greater philadelphia and
A study of women with PTSD. randomly assigned to a yoga group or a control group, found a trend toward decreased alcohol and drug use risk factors in the women who participated in the yoga group. (source)
Women who were offered mindfulness-based relapse prevention programs during recovery had fewer drug-use days and legal or medical problems when compared to the group who just had traditional relapse prevention therapy. (source)
We are committed to evaluating our Recovery programs to better understand the benefits of our offerings to participants.