Yoga and Recovery at Esalen

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One
day at a time.
We can all take this advice, whether we are in recovery or not.
But for those who are, it's a gentle reminder how your spiritual life can
support and hold you--each and every day.

An
upcoming workshop at the legendary retreat center, Esalen, in Big Sur, California, will explore the
place where science and spirit meet when it comes to recovery.

Buzz caught up with one of the workshop teachers, Rolf Gates, and asked him about
the five-day program, Yoga and Recovery: A Celebration of Healing, which also features Nikki Myers, Jai Uttal, Vinnie
Marino, Carrie Coppola, and Kevin Griffin:

"It
integrates traditional approaches to recovery with the powerful disciplines of
asana, pranayama, and meditation," he says. "For the first time, we're bringing
together the truly innovative work that is happening in the field of addiction
and mind/body practices."

And about the workshop's
subtitle "a celebration of healing?" "In the exquisite beauty of Esalen,
overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it will be exactly that," says Gates.

It's not too late for you or
someone you love to sign up: Visit www.webapp.esalen.org/workshops/8705

If this isn't possible, pick
up workshop leader Kevin Griffin's book, A Burning Desire: Dharma, God &
the Path of Recovery and One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
for inspiration and guidance.

We want to know: How has
yoga helped with your recovery?