Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Director of Recovery Yoga, Jayne Ashenfelter, the program is growing by leaps and bounds. Jayne's strength stems from dogged determination paired with a passion for yoga and heartfelt empathy for those on the path of recovery from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sugar, food, gambling, eating disorders, depression, trauma, and other compulsive patterns of detrimental behavior. Because addiction is a family disease, our classes at partnering yoga studios offer a unique therapy to the individual in recovery while also welcoming anyone impacted by a loved one's condition.
Jayne's goal is for all participants to be empowered by the practice and encouraged by their inner-strength. "It's about going inside and finding bliss within, regardless of what's going on in the world around them," she said. "Breathe through it, acknowledge it, and let it go."
We are pleased to announce that additional partners are joining our five original studios:
In April, Ahimsa House, in the heart of West Philadelphia, began offering a weekly class.
Beginning in May, The Center in Downingtown will be adding two classes per month and The Light Within in West Grove will be adding one class per month.
Twisters Wellness Centers will be offering classes at their locations in Erdenheim and Ambler in June.
Dana Hot Yoga is hosting our SOLD OUT Yoga for Trauma and Addiction Teacher Training on May 9th. In June, they will be adding Yoga For Recovery classes to the schedule at all three of their locations; Bala Cynwyd, Glenside, and Spring House.
Jayne is also in the process of negotiating deals which would bring our recovery classes to several prominent universities, treatment centers, and a church that's geographically centered in proximity to over fifteen city funded sober living facilities.