Yoga Therapy – A Sober Way Home
Plato once said, “Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”.
Breathe. Yoga means many things to many people. Whether it’s spiritual, mental or physical, yoga is a process of uncovering and discovering one’s self. Much like sobriety. There is a bridge we cross from suffering to freedom and yoga, when one is willing, can help us. Simply by connecting the calming of the mind to the movement of the body with the breath.
Some are not sure what to expect when they come to yoga; what they will get at A Soberway Home is a practice that incorporates all of what we need; spiritual, mental and physical outlets to create a peaceful, balanced and more connected state of mind. Like sobriety, yoga takes work and effort. It incorporates many of the principles that recovery does, like surrender, belief, willingness, courage, honesty, humility, perseverance, spiritual development and being part of the community through service.
You will be introduced to many of these principles and many of the poses that represent them. You will be challenged spiritually, mentally and physically, just like our addictions have challenged us. You will gain strength; you will build stamina and develop the courage that we need to continue on the path of recovery. But most importantly, you will feel a sense of peace and gratitude for the ability to get sober, stay sober and connect with your body through your breath.
Jennifer Sobel – Core Strength and Aerobic Yoga Leader
Jennifer has been a practitioner of yoga for over a decade. Enjoying many different types of practice her focus lies within various forms of Vinyasa Flow. She received her 200hr RYT training studying Ashtanga Yoga with Dave & Cheryl Oliver in Scottsdale AZ.
Her experience with addiction & recovery has enabled her to create a bridge between her two passions; yoga & sobriety. Having suffered a back injury in 2007 her practice has become a spiritual journey towards a more humble place within herself. “I don’t have to satisfy my ego anymore by pushing my bodily limits. Instead I work to lose my ego thru my breath & the practice of what yoga is to me…a calming of my outward senses & a closer look inside”. Jennifer moved from Phoenix & now resides in Prescott, AZ, a place she says is “truest to my nature.”