FAQ - More About Recovery Rising Yoga...
What Kind of “Recovery” are you talking about?
This question gets asked quite often. Recovery means, “To return to your original self.” When a student comes to a Recovery Rising Yoga class or workshop they will receive time and tools to assist them with gaining awareness into emotional and physiological blocks that have been keeping them from experiencing their true self. Recovery Rising Yoga is a tool to utilize on a path of self-healing.
Isn’t “Recovery” just for Drug Addicts and Alcoholics?
No. Anybody can be on a path of recovery. Recovery Rising Yoga does not place labels on students. Labels simply describe the symptoms. We work underneath the labels and on the core issues and physiological imbalances. If you have been acting out either physically, emotionally, or both and it has started to affect your health and those around you then a path of recovery may be for you. There are many resources to find start you on a recovery path. You are not alone. Help is everywhere. All you have to do is ask!
Is this a 12 Step based class?
No it is not an exclusive 12 step based class. I do, however, draw from many self-healing resources which sometimes includes 12 step teachings.
I have never practiced yoga before and there is no way I can even begin to think about getting my body into the postures I see in yoga magazines. How can I take this class and get any benefits?
Recovery Rising Yoga attracts students of all different shapes, sizes, ages, and flexibility levels. One of the beautiful benefits of Kundalini Yoga is almost anyone can practice it and receive a benefit. It is much different from a Hatha based yoga class where more emphasis is put on Asanas (postures). Asana is only a part of a Kundalini Yoga class. You will also practice Pranayama (breathing techniques), Mantra, Meditation, and of course Savasana (Deep Relaxation). This is a workshop style class so the yoga is only one half of the class. Activities are either woven throughout the class centering around the class theme or after the yoga set. Each class is different and so much more than just a yoga class!
Do I need to bring anything to class?
Yes and No. It is recommended you bring a Yoga mat and Water. If you do forget or just don’t have a mat we provide them at the studio. Paper is always available if you need to write down notes during class and journals are not only welcomed they are encouraged.
Can this class be utilized in place of professional help?
NO. This class is a tool to be used in conjunction with your current recovery program and not as a replacement for professional care. If you are currently under the care of a Licensed Behavioral Health specialist please check with them before attending. Always check with your physician before starting a new exercise program. Kundalini Rising Yoga Studio teachers make no claims of being Licensed Behavioral Therapists and students who practice do so at their own risk.
“A Person Can Not Change or Sustain Change Until They have Awareness”- Yogi Bhajan