I'm Yogi JD. I started my yoga practice in 2002 and completed my first teacher training in 2011. Over the years I've deepened my spiritual connection with courses, retreats, meditation, teaching, and a daily practice. I also raised two children, built a career, moved across the country, built another career, and got divorced. I always struggle to stay sober. I am full of pain and shame.
I've been sober since November 23 2017. The 12 steps and sobriety community have been a huge influence. What finally made my sobriety stick has been connecting with my true self. That inner journey has been the key that unlocked me from the prison of addiction to alcohol and drugs. My daily practice of yoga, breathwork, and meditation gives me freedom and joy. It is now my life's work to try to share these tools and techniques with others. Learn more about my Rediscovery Program.
As a spiritual being in recovery from drugs and alcohol, I've completed these courses and obtained the following certifications relating to yoga and addiction recovery:
- Certified Addiction Counsellor (The Addictions Academy)
- Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour Hatha + 200 hour Kundalini)
- Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Level 1 Certified)
- Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery