Sober Yogis Challenge

Are you looking for support on your path through sobriety? Join others in a safe environment to develop supports in your life to keep you on track toward your goals.

It is never too late to re-create the life you want to live. The Sober Yogis challenge is an eight-week challenge designed to kick-start your yoga practice and ignite your recovery. Participants of all ages and levels of fitness may participate. Moving meditative practices are gaining notoriety for their effectiveness in addiction recovery. If you want to join like-minded individuals and expand your recovery supports, this is the program for you.

This challenge works by blending traditional therapeutic practices with Eastern mindfulness techniques to attain successful autonomy from chemical dependence.

Participants are required to take class five days and attend one group therapy session per week. Those who complete all eight weeks of Sober Yogis will receive a month of unlimited yoga for free.

Bikram Yoga has teamed up with local therapists and substance abuse professionals to offer a special program to help support individuals seeking to maintain and enhance their sobriety.

Bikram Yoga is well-known for its impact in supporting those in recovery. Famous teachers like Jeanne Heaton notoriously used the practice to recover from heroin addiction. Every teacher at Bikram Yoga Portsmouth has a minimum 500-hour teaching certification, with decades of experience on our staff. Our seasoned and welcoming staff will guide you through the practice with care and attention.

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Rolling Admission

Sober Yogis offers rolling admissions. Register for a weekly group, sign up for yoga classes and start feeling better! Contact us here to get started!

The Therapy

Sober Yogis offers a two-pronged approach to help you with your sobriety: group therapy and therapeutic hatha yoga classes. Our lead therapist Barb Dugan, LADC, SAP, of Recovery Services has over 27 years experience in addiction recovery.

Weekly group support sessions will help you get support from people on a similar path, develop a community within the yoga community and share your experiences. The support meetings allow us to observe the recovery of others and offers witnesses to our own successes. These groups are effective because they draw you into a culture of people who are taking care of themselves and making living a meaningful life a priority. Trained clinicians will help guide and support the groups to maximize effectiveness. Group therapy may be covered by insurance. Sliding scale available.

Daily Bikram Yoga classes

The Bikram Yoga series is a therapeutic yoga program designed not only to bring optimal physical health, but as a mindfulness practice to help reduce the neurological response to stressful stimuli and past trauma. The intensity of the physical practice helps to train the mind to focus despite external distractions. As students gain control of their breath in difficult postures, they learn to control their reactions outside of the hot room as well.

A key component of the practice of yoga is the feeling of euphoria and well-being after practice. This combination of improved physical health, decrease in stress and feeling great are the reward for your hard work on the mat. In preliminary studies, Bikram Yoga has shown a dramatic ability to reduce post-acute withdrawal symptoms like depression, anxiety, loneliness, apathy, emotional overreaction, irritability, and sleeplessness.

The Sober Yogis Challenge is offered both here at Bikram Yoga Portsmouth ability to and at Bikram Yoga Epping. Yogis from either studio may participate in the group therapy sessions.

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