Yoga for Addiction Recovery takes place Sunday in Avon |

Yoga for Addiction Recovery takes place Sunday in Avon

Local yoga instructor Liv Fagerholm, seen here, will teach a yoga workshop for addiction recovery in Avon Sunday.
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What: Yoga for Addiction Recovery.

Where: Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Cost: $15.

More information: Call 970-376-8479 or email

AVON — You probably know that yoga is healthy as a physical practice. You may not know that it’s also helpful for healing physical and emotional traumas. Recently, yoga has been found to be particularly helpful in working with addiction. While addiction creates chaos and separation, yoga unifies and brings about balance. Combine yoga with the 12 steps of recovery and you’ve got a magical modality that helps addiction recovery in both the body and the mind.

On Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, Synergy Center for Wellness will host the Yoga for Addiction Recovery workshop. Led by local instructor Liv Fagerholm, the workshop will be based on the model from Nikki Meyers, a leader in the yoga for recovery movement. The workshop will begin with a short introduction followed by an open 12-step meeting, meditation and yoga practice. The workshop is open to everyone, whether you are in recovery or have known someone who has struggled with addiction. Participants should note that addiction isn’t limited to drugs and alcohol; it can be food, sex, gambling, the Internet, codependency and much more.


Fagerholm is a certified yoga for 12 step recovery teacher and 200-hour yoga teacher. She was inspired to teach addiction recovery yoga by her own journey into sobriety and her love of yoga.

“This workshop isn’t just for recovering alcoholics or drug addicts, it is for anyone and everyone whose lives have been touched by addiction, which is most of us,” Fagerholm said. “Getting sober is just the beginning. Once I stopped drinking, I then had to learn how to live without drinking. The 12 steps and yoga helped me to do that. I’d love to share that with others.”

To sign up or for more information, call Fagerholm at 970-376-8479 or email her at Synergy Center for Wellness is located in the Sheraton Mountain Vista, 160 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., across from the Avon Post Office.

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