Inspiring Minds: Live Conversations Offering Wisdom for Our Time

Over 36 million people globally are estimated to suffer from drug use disorders, with pandemic-related mental health issues only fueling rates of substance abuse. Mindfulness and embodied practices are increasingly being employed as part of an integrative approach to addiction and recovery. Join us in a conversation with a leading scientist and a yoga of recovery teacher as they explore the coming together of east and west in pursuit of a more holistic approach to healing. Together, we discuss:

  • The processes of deep inner work that can contribute to lasting change
  • The evidence-base that’s emerging and how to expand access to mindfulness-based approaches to recovery. 


Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW

University of Utah

Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW is Distinguished Endowed Chair in Research and Distinguished Professor in the University of Utah College of Social Work and Director of the Center on Mindfulness … MORE

Durga Leela

Yoga of Recovery®

 Durga Leela is an Ayurveda Practitioner and Yoga Therapist and the founder of Yoga of Recovery®, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for all those … MORE

Geoffrey Menin

My music comes directly from the heart and the spirit. The meditations are pure improvisations – there is no forethought given to what I will play before my fingers hit … MORE


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