Yoga studio reaches out to those suffering with addiction

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 05:52 PM.

And she said her appreciation for the practice grows more each time she engages in it.

“The more I practice, the more familiar I am with me and less distracted by what is not me,” she said. She added that this resilience to distractions and expectations outside of oneself is an integral part of recovery.

And she wants to bring that kind of healing power to the community.

Landwehr said her recovery seminars will be a safe place to discuss issues of addiction and to “step out of the shadows of fear and shame.”

“The promise of recovery necessitates rigorous honesty,” she said. “Yoga is all about mindfulness, aka rigorous honesty.”

Attendees will be welcomed into a positive, nurturing atmosphere, and because of Landwehr’s experiences, “I am assured to be compassionate and understanding and grateful. Oh boy, grateful.”

The two-hour workshops will be held the second Saturday of the month at The Studio in Seaside. The first seminar will be Dec. 8 on the topic of “Changing the course of addiction: Yoga to help heal addictive thinking.”

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