December 2022 We’re so grateful to the Hudson Valley Pilot for this in-depth article featuring Sadhana Service Project’s work with Samaritan Daytop Village’s Fox and Meadow Run recovery centers in Rhinebeck, New York.
“The Sanskrit word “Yoga” means “union” or “connection.” Inspired by this meaning, the partnership between Sadhana Service Project and Samaritan Daytop Village’s Fox and Meadow Run recovery centers in Rhinebeck works to connect individuals burdened by a life of addiction and the trauma of incarceration with a place of personal change. Sadhana’s approach weaves together body-centered approaches with more traditional cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies.
Yoga instructors partner closely with staff at Fox Run, a 92-bed residential treatment facility for men, and Meadow Run, the 56-bed counterpart for women, for regular yoga, meditation, and spiritual exercises that are embedded into daily routines for those in treatment. The effects are powerful. “When I walk into that class, it’s a sanctuary. My yoga mat is my magic carpet,” says one participant. “Yoga lowers my cravings. It helps me to know that there’s another way to deal with my anxiety outside of medication.” Read more here >>