Exploring The Ethical Principles of Yoga
For Drug and Alcohol. Professionals
This course utilizes the structure of MHACBO (Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon) Ethics guidelines and explores how the ethical principles of yoga (and other world wisdom traditions) overlap and intersect. By exploring how they intersect, the potential for the guidelines comes alive, and gives us opportunity to practice these principles in everyday life, making them feel more relevant and compelling. We will explore the five yamas (ethical principles) of yoga: non-harming, truthfulness, non-stealing, moderation and non-grasping. Learn more about yoga’s foundations to help yourself and your clients integrate the recovery experience with everyday living. Program cost is $45. Two scholarships are available to BIPOC applicants - please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this scholarship. This course is taught by E.B. Ferdig, (C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEAP), who is a certified yoga therapist and has been teaching yoga to diverse populations since 2003. She has been training yoga teachers since 2010. E.B. has been teaching in social service agency settings since 2009, including Central City Concern, OHSU Richmond Clinic, Home Forward and Friendly House. She has completed extensive coursework in drug and alcohol counseling, and she’s excited to bring her yoga expertise to this profession.