Recovery/Self Discovery with Susie Bloodworth (RYT-200)
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I would stop doing that?” or “ I wish I could stop thinking that?” “I have no self-control, no will-power.” You are not alone.
Many people think that addicts are simply people that can’t stop taking drugs. Certainly, that is one type of addiction. However, the forms of addiction are varied; including, work, food, nicotine, other people, sex, gambling, social media, alcohol, negative thinking, fear, worry and the list goes on and on. The truth is that we are all addicted to something. Addiction is really distraction from our secret selves. And our secrets keep us mentally, physically and spiritually sick. Many times we don’t even know were are hiding the truth from ourselves.
Although, distractions may vary, there is one solution - a connection to our Higher Self. The 12 steps of recovery are designed to relieve obsession thinking and lead individuals to a spiritual awakening. The 8 limbs of yoga are designed to help the practitioner lift the veils of illusion to achieve union with divine. Same, same, right? 12 step recovery and the yoga are both paths to the same desired outcome.
This twelve week workshop series will illustrate the linkages between yoga philosophy and the spiritual principles behind the 12 steps. The series is an opportunity for the students to explore the two complementary paths, uncovering and discovering what it standing in the way of being fully awake, peaceful and happy in this lifetime.
This series is designed to be a journey of transformation through self-reflection and cultivation of personal faith. The process may not be easy but the approach simple and accessible. Methodologies will include: movement, meditation, mudra, breathwork, sharing of information and experiences and journaling.
12-week group program
Start Date: September 8th, 2019
Week 1 (9/8): Introduction - "Honesty” (2 - 4pm)
Week 2 (9/15): “Hope”
Week 3 (9/29): “Faith”
Week 4 (10/6): “Courage”
Week 5 (10/13): “Integrity”
Week 6 (10/20): “Willingness”
Week 7 (10/27): “Humility”
Week 8 (11/10): “Brotherly Love”
Week 9 (11/17): “Discipline”
Week 10 (11/24): “Perseverance”
Week 11 (12/1): “Spirituality”
Week 12 (12/8): “Service”
Having suffered and recovered from intense physical and spiritual sickness, Susie Bloodworth is no stranger to the cycle of death and rebirth. Yoga is what brought her back to life in 2016. Susie understands that we are all recovering from something, and her unique style of yoga seeks to support students in their own journey to recovery. Susie is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT-200) who graduated from Our Sacred Space School of Yoga (OSSY) in October 2018. Susie has a Masters of Arts in International Health and Human Development and 29 years of experience teaching, training, and mentoring in various capacities both domestically and abroad. Valuing her role as both student and teacher, Susie has been inspired by her dynamic and empowering yoga instructors at OSSY, especially Jamie Martell, who has always encouraged her to seek and dig deep. Susie understands that there is a time to move and a time to be still and listen, both on and off the mat. As such, she teaches yinyasa, a style which combines active vinyasa yoga with calming yin poses. Her classes involve gentle to moderate movement along with breathwork, meditation, mindfulness, discussion, humor, and compassion. In addition to facilitating her students’ understanding of themselves, Susie helps students identify with each other to encourage community and the understanding that we are never alone.