Today's guest is Mary Tilson, a yoga and meditation teacher, holistic recovery coach and retreat leader, and certified addiction recovery coach. Mary creates world-class retreats that have received top ratings from Yoga Journal and Conde Nast Traveler. She worked for three years as the Yoga & Wellness Director at Nihi Sumba, which was named "Best Hotel in the World" by Travel+Leisure Magazine, and she continues to collaborate with wellness and travel industry leaders such as COMO Hotels, ROAR AFRICA, and others.
Mary and Amy discuss Mary's personal and professional experiences with Yoga Therapy and recovery. Twelve-step Programs for alcoholism and addiction recovery, Self-acceptance and Self-study and more.
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They discuss the following topics:
Mary’s journey and experience with addiction and recovery in her own lifeWhy the somatic piece is so important during the recovery processTrauma (The relationship between pain and trauma)Barriers Mary faced during her recovery journeyThe Sober Curious MovementSelf-acceptanceThe concept of Surrendering in Yoga PhilosophySpirituality in Yoga TherapyThe idea of Self-study or self-analysisMary’s experience with doubts during her recovery journey
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