The Yoga of Recovery Certification Course was an amazing experience both personally and professionally. Learning how to assess body constitution and adjust lifestyle habits can improve and ease the path of recovery. We were provided with tools to implement into our daily lives, as well as knowledge and application to bring back to students and clients. Durga Leela is a wonderful teacher and visiting the beautiful Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The ashram housed 300 plus guests and karma yogis. We celebrated Seder, Easter and daily morning and evening Satsangs (gathering together for the truth) with individuals from across the world, including many other Canadians. The beaches of Paradise Island are vast and breathtaking. I welcomed silence of the mind, calming of the body and fullness of the soul.
Thank you to Durga Leela (Yoga of Recovery) and Tommy Rosen (Recovery 2.0) for entrusting me to chair nightly open 12-Step Discussion Meetings for this 2-week period. After dinner, visitors, karma yogis and those part of the Recovery Symposium gathered to focus on recovery, check-in and form fellowship…a home away from home. If I had been told 5 years ago that I would leading recovery support groups of 20 to 30 others journeying to health while overlooking the clear waters of Nassau, most likely I would have laughed, definitely not understood the significance. I cherish these special memories of service and friendship in such a unique special environment.
Amongst like-minded spirits, following their hearts towards wellness and peace – I found a place of love, vulnerability, growth, experience and connection.