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Yoga Therapy Sacramento

Our holistic addiction treatment center in California offers yoga therapy in Sacramento, alongside other services that help individuals and families heal from addiction. The mind, body, and spirit approach at Pathways Recovery focuses on whole-person health and healing from substance use and dual diagnosis disorders. So, if you’re interested in yoga therapy in Sacramento, what should you know? How can yoga therapy help you or your loved one in addiction recovery, and what is a yoga therapy session like? 

This page will review how getting yoga therapy in Sacramento can help you or your loved one in addiction treatment at Pathways Recovery. First, let’s define yoga therapy, what it entails, and its role in addiction treatment. Then, we’ll discuss how yoga therapy is used to promote the best recovery outcomes in conjunction with other treatments at Pathways Recovery and other features that set our rehab center apart. 

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is a treatment method or modality that uses yoga poses and other elements of the ancient practice to support mental or physical health. Addiction can take a toll on the body and mind, and many people facing substance use disorders have underlying mental health concerns such as stress, trauma, anxiety, and neurodevelopmental disorders like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that require treatment. 

Dating back thousands of years, yoga is an ancient practice connected to a broad range of mental and physical health benefits. During yoga therapy, you might:

  • Learn and practice yoga poses.
  • Use breathing exercises, as directed by your teacher.
  • Engage in guided meditations or relaxation exercises.

Yoga soothes the nervous system and can be a helpful coping skill. The benefit of yoga therapy vs. standard yoga practice is that it is addiction and mental health-informed, conducted with specific goals and benefits in mind. 

The Role of Yoga Therapy in Addiction Treatment

The goal of yoga therapy is to work alongside other treatments used for addiction, such as behavioral therapies and motivational therapies. Yoga therapy is a supportive or complementary therapy that is often used as part of a whole-person approach to addiction, dual diagnosis, or mental health treatment. 

Research on yoga shows that it can:

  • Improve mental health outcomes. Yoga can reduce depression, anxiety, and stress while boosting quality of life scores. It can also promote better focus, anger management, and body image. 
  • Improve physical health outcomes. Yoga has been associated with better blood pressure, heart health, immune functioning, and other benefits. 

Using a whole-person approach, addiction treatment providers are able to look at all of the factors that play a role in your experiences with addiction, mental health, and recovery. For example, co-occurring anxiety, trauma history, gender-related experiences, lack of access to the right coping skills, or trouble implementing coping skills and self-care.

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How Yoga Therapy Supports Other Treatments at Pathways Recovery

All therapies used in addiction treatment spaces support clients in different ways. While yoga therapy can come with the benefits listed above, other treatments must be used, too, to address addiction or dual diagnosis disorders fully and comprehensively. Other therapies and approaches included in our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs include but aren’t limited to the following. 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Medically-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in California
  • Psychoeducation (for individuals and families)
  • Animal Assisted Therapy 
  • Medication Management 
  • Process Groups 
  • Family Therapy 
  • Brainspotting
  • Fitness 
  • 12-Step

Outings and a regular meal schedule are also included in our inpatient programs. Together, the therapies in your individualized treatment plan at Pathways Recovery will give you a strong foundation for recovery by providing coping skills, relapse prevention (including understanding the emotional and mental symptoms of relapse, which occur before physical relapse), communication and relationship skills, treatment for co-occurring disorders, and more. 

What Else Should I Know About Pathways Recovery?

Although addiction affects a significant portion of the population, most people don’t get the help they need. Additionally, rehab centers and programs aren’t created equally, and the experiences individuals have at different rehab centers can vary tremendously. On top of offering yoga therapy in Sacramento as part of our whole-person approach, here are some of the features that set Pathways Recovery apart from other recovery centers.

We provide a full continuum of care

With a full continuum of care, Pathways Recovery is there for our clients through every possible step of the addiction treatment process. We offer the following programs and services:

We offer free assessments. During your intake assessment, we can recommend a starting level of care or discuss treatment options with you to help you find the right treatment trajectory for you. Insurance verification for treatment at Pathways Recovery is also 100% cost and commitment-free. 

Gender-specific care makes a difference 

Pathways Recovery is a 5-star addiction rehab center with gender-specific programs for women and men. Research shows that gender can impact a person’s experiences with substance abuse and mental health in multiple ways. Gender-specific programs not only provide clients with a safe space to express themselves, but they also consider and tend to the unique experiences a person might have that relate to their gender. 

Dual diagnosis specialization

In addition to standalone addiction treatment services, Pathways specializes in dual diagnosis treatment. Over a quarter of people living with a serious mental illness are said to experience a substance use disorder. Addressing addiction and co-occurring disorders at the same time is associated with better treatment outcomes. 

Client-to-staff ratio

Pathways Recovery has a small client-to-staff ratio. Our men’s rehab center takes up to six clients at a time, and our women’s rehab center accepts eight clients at a time. In turn, group sizes for activities like yoga therapy are small and comfortable. Private rooms are available to inpatient clients, alongside a range of other amenities.

Aftercare planning and alumni support

Before your program at Pathways Recovery comes to an end, we’ll help you make a custom relapse prevention and aftercare plan. Some clients engage in multiple levels of care at our facility and use a step-down approach; others just attend one, like inpatient rehab. Our alumni program provides support to former clients and helps them stay on their path to recovery.

Call Pathway Recovery for Yoga Therapy in Sacramento

Pathways Recovery’s experts are proud to offer yoga therapy in Sacramento, alongside an extensive variety of other effective services for addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. When you get in touch with our Northern California addiction rehab facility, we can answer any questions you might have about our treatment services and programs, schedule a tour, or discuss insurance benefits. 

Call our top-rated drug rehab in Sacramento to learn more about how Pathways can help you or your loved one heal. 

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