Have you ever wished you could cease a health impairing “habit”?
Do you consistently participate in a behaviour that impacts your relationships, your finances, your joy?
Do you love someone who does any of these?
Perhaps you are a health practitioner or yoga teacher who is interested to learn how yoga assists in the healing process?
If so, you may want to learn a little more about that cycle, the edge of addiction and compulsion and how yoga can be the guide on the path to wellness.
We welcome guest presenter Kyczy Hawk, author and yoga teacher from California, USA as she leads a compelling workshop, expanding on our understanding of addiction and what it does to body mind and spirit.
Kyczy will also discuss how yoga, along with abstinence or modification, can enhance the way to health.
The session will conclude with a special somatic* yoga practice, suitable for all levels of practitioner to soothe the nervous system and send you home feeling re-integrated.
*Somatic yoga is not a different style of yoga, rather a movement therapy. It’s a way of re-educating the way our brain senses and moves the muscles a very subtle but effective way of working with the body.
What is addiction?
Does this word refer only to those who have lost it all due to drugs use and alcohol?
Addiction actually covers processes such as codependency, gambling, over and under eating, financial excesses and more.
In this informative afternoon workshop, you will learn how the brain accommodates to these excesses and how the ancient teachings of yoga, applied consciously, can assist us in healing.
By attending this afternoon workshop, you will:
- Gain more insight into the addictive process
- Learn about the challenges of recovery
- Discover how the body holds our painful stories and how yoga can release them
- Learn the “how” of “why” yoga assists healing from addiction and
The learning outcomes for this session:
- An overview of what addictions are and how they manifest
- The impacts of addiction to the energy centers and nervous system
- Reinforce the importance of community for continued wellness
- How yoga and recovery can be partners in healing
Who will deliver this workshop?
Kyczy Hawk is a yoga teacher and author. She teaches in treatment centres as well as yoga studios in her hometown of San Jose, California in the USA.
Her volunteer time includes teaching yoga in Elmwood Women’s Jail and The Recovery Cafe San Jose. She has been a space holder for the internationally known Y12SR (Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery) for over six years.
Kyczy has published several books including “Yoga and the Twelve Step Path” 2012 and “Life in Bite Sized Morsels” 2015. Her book “Yogic Tools for Recovery; A Guide To Working The Steps” was released November 14, 2017.
She is a contributor to national and international magazines (I Love Recovery Cafe, Yoga Times, Recovery Illustrated, OM Magazine, Recovery Today Magazine and Indigo International, among others.)
Kyczy has developed a series of yoga sequences for Studio Live TV that incorporate recovery principles in all-levels yoga classes. The link for them can be found on her website www.yogarecovery.com.
Recovery has allowed her to heal and enhance her relationships with her kids, her family and her grand-family. Life is now rich with possibilities which she explores with art, craft and travel.