I am excited to share the upcoming Phoenix House event to support the Phoenix House Holistic and Wellness Program. Please consider participating and/or donating to “Noontime Restorative & Rejuvenating Yoga and Meditation”. By being a part of our Holistic and Wellness work toward Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention you
will be helping those struggling with addiction to find alternative modalities to recognize:
Automatic pilot and relapse
Awareness of triggers and cravings
Mindfulness in daily life and in high-risk situations
Acceptance of whatever is happening and acting skillfully
The role of thoughts in relapse
Taking care of yourself as part of a healthy lifestyle
Social support and keeping your mindfulness practice going
ABOUT THE EVENT:
On Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, Phoenix House of New York/Long Island will host a virtual event, “Noontime Restorative & Rejuvenating Yoga and Meditation”. Attendees will participate in a chair yoga and meditation class taught by world renowned yoga instructors Colleen and Rodney Yee to benefit Phoenix House in our effort to weave integrative health practices into the services we provide clients through our Holistic & Wellness Program.
Rodney and Colleen bring their decades of yoga practice experience to us having traveled around the world sharing the message and practice of yoga. They are well-respected within the yoga community and have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times and Vogue. Participants of their yoga retreats have included notables like Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. They also work with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation which brings yoga into hospitals.
Through this virtual event, we will provide this restorative experience for participants while raising awareness and financial support for Phoenix House’s Holistic & Wellness program that will include yoga, meditation, exercise and emphasis on healthy plant-based eating. This curated experience lets participants experience a Holistic & Wellness Program activity while making similar experiences possible for the clients we serve.
We are six months into the COVID-19 pandemic and health experts worry that isolation, stress and social distancing are leading to a spike In substance abuse. Yoga is increasingly being used in substance abuse treatment programs and throughout recovery to help prevent relapse, reduce withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings, and provide a healthy outlet to cope with potential triggers and daily life stressors.
ABOUT PHOENIX HOUSE
Phoenix House New York/Long Island has helped thousands of people overcome substance and alcohol abuse in order to lead healthy, productive, and rewarding lives. We currently support individuals and families by providing a wide range of services, from residential and outpatient treatment to continuing care and recovery support. Specialized services include treatment for people with co-occurring disorders; veterans, military personnel, and their families; and medication-assisted treatment, including buprenorphine and suboxone.