Yoga for Recovery - Recovery Adovactes“One day at a time” is often a terrifying slogan to a newly sober person. Sitting in your pain and discomfort goes is in direct opposition to the well laid path of “get up and run”.

It is for this precise reason why Yoga for recovery is so beneficial. At its core, Yoga challenges everything addiction and alcoholism creates.

Yoga for Recovery Therapy

In our Outpatient Program there are four points we strive to address through offering yoga:


  • While addiction is often described as a feeling of drowning, yoga is, in its most basic meaning “breath”.
  • While addiction disconnects us from our bodies, minds, and families, yoga is the practice of unity and union.
  • Where addiction causes frantic fluctuations in thought and behavior, yoga is the quiet neutrality of stillness.
  • And lastly, there is a phrase “the body keeps the score” coined by the author “Bessel Van der Kolk in his book of the same name. Dr. Van Der Kolk illustrates so well how the body stores trauma, loss, and pain in its tissue. Yoga integrates breath, movement and stretches to relieve and release energies stuck in the bodies tissues.

"After thirty-six years in recovery and twenty years in addiction treatment, I am now solely focused on providing personal, 1-on-1 recovery management services to those in need. When I most needed it someone reached out and took my hand and help save my life. Ever since I have dedicated myself to returning that kindness. When I was in dire straits many years ago with an addiction to drugs and alcohol, all I wanted to do was STOP! With the support of skilled clinicians and generous men and women in the recovery community I was not only able to stop, but discovered that I was becoming a better man, a better husband, better father, better colleague, better neighbor, and a better human being. I also found that the key to my happiness is found in service to others. I have dedicated my life to this task and have been gifted with the opportunity to direct others to the discovery of that better life."

- Stuart Birnbaum, Founder