Part I – Interactive Presentation: Through theory and demonstration, participants will learn about yoga, mindfulness and meditation for mental health and addiction recovery. The benefits of utilizing the mind-body connection will be addressed; including as a relapse prevention tool and a positive addition to a well-rounded, sustainable health plan. Tying together specialized trainings and lived-experience, Evonne will provide take away-tools and share her personal journey. There will also be time for a group sharing and discussion on wellness and recovery.
Part II - Yoga for Wellness & Recovery: Focusing on the relationship between mood management and the mind-body connection, sessions offer a combination of breathing, mindfulness, movement, music and meditation. The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of a yoga practice will be explored. For all levels: beginners to regular practitioners. Improving the mental, psychological and cognitive well-being in both adults and adolescents, yoga is gaining popularity as part of an effective treatment plan for various conditions and disorders, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction.