Where: Asheville Yoga Center, 211 S. Liberty St.
When: Saturday, Dec. 22, 1-3 p.m. Donations accepted. Info: http://www.youryoga.com or http://ashevilledonationyoga.com.
The holidays can be an especially challenging time for people struggling with substance abuse. All those boozy parties and hellish relatives can make alcohol or drugs hard to resist. But the Asheville Yoga Donation Studio has a solution to get through the darkest days of the year. This pay-what-you-can extension of Asheville Yoga Center offers Yoga for Recovery, a sliding-scale class for anyone struggling with addiction. The class is run by Addiction, Recovery and Prevention and encourages "individuals who have coped with life by using substances learn how to embrace the present moment — the good and the bad."
So how can you help this program thrive? By engaging in Winter Solstice 108 Sun Salutations, an afternoon of live music and mantra with Chaitanya, Saraswati Markus and Johnny Gi. Dobrá Tea will provide drinks and refreshments for anyone seeking a warm mug of nonalcoholic cheer.
Yoga for Recovery meets Fridays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. and is geared towards anyone in recovery, regardless of yoga ability. This therapeutic experience needs community support to continue the program, so lift your arms and drink some tea in celebration of sobriety this season.
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