Teens & Adults in Recovery

Kula for Karma - Yoga for Recovery

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans suffer from some form of addiction?

As of 2012, 17.7 million Americans, or 6.8% of the population, were dependent on alcohol. 23.9 million Americans, or 9.2% of the population had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication in the past month. Use of these substances becomes necessary as brain and body chemistry develops a physical or mental craving, causing issues at work, home, school and in relationships—often resulting in individuals feeling isolated, helpless, or ashamed.

Yoga is a powerful addition to any Twelve-Step recovery program, as it teaches new coping mechanisms, self-discipline, and bodily awareness, as well as helping to train individuals to make a spiritual connection. Kula for Karma’s Therapeutic yoga programs bring the following benefits to those who are in recovery: self-acceptance, mindfulness, impulse control, and improved overall sense of well-being.

Current Programs

Advanced Recovery Systems, Orlando, FL    Advanced Recovery Systems, Maitland, FL     Advanced Recovery Systems, Washington

Hudson County Correctional Facility, Kearny, NJ      Integrity House, Secaucus and Newark, NJ      Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Advanced Recovery Systems, Groveport, OH     Advanced Recovery Systems, IAFF, Marlboro, MD The HOPE Program, Bronx NY

Past Programs

Fenwick, Bergen County, NJ    King’s County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY    Lower East Side Service Center, Manhattan, NY    

Pride Site 1, Manhattan, NY    Oasis, Bergen County, NJ    Columbus House, Essex County, NJ     

Mrs. Wilson's Half-Way House, Morristown, NJ      Advanced Recovery Systems, Sebring, FL     Onyx Studio, Warren, NJ



"Instead of running from the feelings of overwhelming-ness or frustration or anger, yoga allows me to absorb all those things and go through them, and come out the other side instead of being afraid or being taken over by them."

- Client at Integrity House

"Emotionally, [yoga] helps me because I have a lot of stressful situations… like the death of my daughter. And when I find myself stressing about it, or certain days come up like her birthday or her death anniversary, I find yoga to help me to take the tension off some... so I don't constantly focus on that."

- Client at Integrity House

"I’m very aggressive, very loud, very everything opposite of yoga. And for me to just lay there and sit there and get upset when the teacher can't come… I’m like “Oh my God, no yoga?! What do you mean?!” It really has made a difference to me."

 - Client at Integrity House