WHITE FLAG SPEAKER SERIES
White Flag Speaker Series was created to shine a light in the dark. The ceremony of #truthtelling diffuses the secrets that our addiction likes to keep. Truth is the antidote. The elixir, and the healing serum. By sharing TRUTH we set ourselves and others FREE.🙌
Long time Yogi, former teacher at Jivamukti NYC, collaborations with David Life and Sharon Gannon, Michael Franti, and many others. Founder of Satsang Yoga Charleston and, “The Natural teacher,” YTT.
Plus..., he has hit many bottoms in addiction in various realms, and I am so looking forward to hearing him share on this from the yogic perspective!
He will be speaking to us about addiction, recovery and ultimately joy!
Tommy Rosen is an internationally renowned yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last 3 decades immersed in recovery and wellness. He holds advanced certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 29 years of continuous recovery from addiction. Tommy teaches yoga at conferences, festivals, retreats and online throughout the year, sharing the power of breath and movement to build vitality, boost immunity and live optimally.
He is the founder and CEO of Recovery 2.0, where he has created the Recovery 2.0 Global Community, the Recovery 2.0 Online Conference series, the Recovery 2.0 Group Coaching Program and the Recovery 2.0 Coach Training.
Tommy also leads yoga and recovery retreats and workshops internationally spreading the message of “Don’t just survive, THRIVE.
How did this 1980's Skateboard Punk Rocker Drug Addict find recovery & become a devoted Buddhist leading others in the dharma for over 20 yrs? Noah has been practicing Buddhism since 1988. He turned to Buddhist meditation practice to recover from addiction and has successfully maintained abstinence. In 2007 he founded the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. In 2008 he developed and implemented a Buddhist based addiction treatment program called Refuge Recovery, which is now flourishing around the world.
Author of several best selling books on Buddhism and Recovery from Addiction.
Rolf Gates will share his journey in Recovery from Addiction and how Yoga and Meditation have supported his long term recovery.
Rolf Gates, author of Daily Reflections on Addiction, Yoga, and Getting Well—as well as the best-selling Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga and Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Compassion—is a leading voice in contemporary yoga, and his work is used as a resource for yoga students and teachers worldwide. He conducts vinyasa intensives and 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings internationally. A former US Army Ranger and social worker specializing in addiction, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his teaching and life. His work has been featured on television and in print, including Yoga Journal, People magazine, and Travel and Leisure. His first children’s book, Yoga Friend: A Pose by Pose Partner Yoga Adventure, was published in 2018. Rolf is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Yoga.
Taryn Strong (she/her) is a founder of the SHE RECOVERS Foundation - a global grassroots movement currently consisting of more than 300,000 women in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders, other behavioral health issues and/or life challenges. Taryn identifies as being in recovery from trauma, a substance use disorder, disordered eating and self-injurious behavior. Taryn is a trauma-informed yoga instructor, recovery coach, silversmith, aromatherapist, dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and herbalist. Taryn has developed a unique yoga retreat program and led over 40 yoga for recovery retreats since 2012 and created and leads the SHE RECOVERS Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is also the host of the SHE RECOVERS Podcast.
Kevin Griffin is the bestselling author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and several other books bridging dharma and recovery. A co-founder of the Buddhist Recovery Network, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and a sought after speaker and teacher. He offers retreats, workshops, and public talks internationally. He was trained and teaches regularly at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the West Coast’s leading Buddhist retreat center.
Nikki Myers an accomplished speaker, teacher, and practitioner, Nikki Myers is an MBA, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Health Coach. Born from her personal struggle with addiction and work with countless students, Nikki is the founder of Y12SR, Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. Based on its theme ‘the issues live in the tissues’, Y12SR is a relapse prevention program that weaves the art & science of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs. Y12SR meetings are available internationally and the curriculum has rapidly becoming a feature of addiction recovery treatment centers. Nikki’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin Magazine, CBSnews.com and countless podcasts. She is honored to be a co-founder of the annual Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conferences at Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Nikki has been featured as a keynote speaker at the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) conference and the International Conference on Integrative Medicine held at Harvard Medical School. She was named a Yoga Journal Game Changer iand is an honored recipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award. web: www.y12sr.com
From Past Retreats
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