Integrative Healing & Recovery Programs, LLC
Integrative Recovery Therapy/Yoga for Recovery was founded in 2007 by two yoga teachers who shared a vision of bringing Yoga and Mind/Body disciplines to the addiction recovery community as tools for healing and transformation.
Laura Winslow: RYT-500 Yoga Alliance, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Inner Peace Yoga Therapy
Laura has been a devoted Yoga practitioner since early 2000 and has been teaching yoga since 2007.
She received her Yoga Teacher training in 2007 under the guidance of Joseph LePage, a pioneer and leader in Yoga therapy training programs since 1993 and the founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Laura completed her Yoga Therapist training through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. She received an additional certification from Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Yoga of Recovery for Counselors in 2009.
She has continued to expand her knowledge and experience by attending yoga therapy workshops and trainings for depression and anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD, and teaching teens. Since 2007, she has taught hundreds of yoga, mindfulness and other mind-body therapy classes at local facilities such as Genesis Recovery Center, OnTrack, Kolpia Counseling, Addictions Recovery Center, Lithia Springs Program for incarcerated teens, as well as various yoga studios and the YMCA. Additionally, she provides individual sessions for addiction recovery and chronic pain therapy through the Oregon Access to Recovery program.
Laura’s training in Integrative Yoga Therapy encourages the practice of all of the most powerful Yogic tools for transformation including physical postures, breathing practices, hand positions, guided relaxation and meditation. Her intention for her classes is to provide nurturing for the body, mind and spirit and to help her students reconnect with their inner peace and wisdom as well as releasing their physical and emotional pain and suffering. She has also trained in Qi Gong, Eden Energy Medicine and many other movement disciplines such as ballet, modern, jazz and tap dance.
She co-founded Integrative Healing and Recovery Programs, LLC, and co-authored curriculum for Breaking Free of Chronic PainTM, (www.breakingfreeofchronicpain.com), a seven-week program for chronic pain management, which incorporates training in body awareness, gentle movement, energy techniques, deep breathing, mindfulness and guided relaxation along with education about enhancing one’s quality of life while living with chronic pain. She also co-authored curriculum for Integrative Recovery TherapyTM a twelve-week program for addiction recovery, depression and anxiety that combines recovery themes with mindfulness and mind-body therapies. The Integrative Healing & Recovery Programs are approved providers of Recovery Support Services through the Oregon Access to Recovery Program. Laura is also the co-founder and Project Director of a non-profit program called Southern Oregon Mind-body Outreach Project (www.somindbodyoutreach.org/), which provides yoga classes to incarcerated teens at the Lithia Springs Program in Ashland and is a program of Yoga Blue, Inc.
Prior to her endeavors in the field of mind-body therapy, Laura earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Finance and ran a successful securities brokerage business for more than seven years. Her business acumen is apparent in the organization of her yoga therapy curriculum as well as her ability to coordinate programs and collaborate with treatment providers.
Laura has been a devoted Yoga practitioner since early 2000. She has studied numerous movement disciplines since the early eighties including Qi Gong and Modern dance, as well as many other forms of dance. Teachings combine posture, breath, guided imagery, meditation and deep relaxation which work to nurture the body, mind and spirit. It is her heartfelt desire to share the gifts of awakening that she has received herself through the practice of Yoga. Laura specializes in working in addiction recovery and with teens.
Kathryn Reppond: RYT 500 Yoga Alliance, Yoga Therapy Ananda Seva, Movement Integration Techniques, Polestar Pilates Mat Instructor
Kathryn Reppond, registered yoga teacher (RYT Level 500) with over 35 years teaching experience, introduces into her mainstream practice the aspects of yoga therapy, both to herself and to her participants. A graduate of Yoga Therapy (300 hours) at Ananda Seva School (Santa Rosa, CA), she began volunteer work teaching yoga for a local addiction center after moving to the area eight years ago. She co- founded first Integrative Recovery Therapy, and later Breaking Free of Chronic Pain, whose aim is to assist participants in creating self-help practices through meditation, affirmation, yoga and energy medicine exercises. Formerly director of an adult education center where she conducted yoga and other classes involving movement, her focus has continued through the years to enrich any and all practices through better communication between the body and mind. She has initiated programs of dance and exercise for diverse population groups such as children, retirees at independent living centers and Alzheimer’s patients. In all, she remains guided by the therapeutic aspects of peacefulness and presence as provided by the yogic experience.
Integrative Recovery Therapy/Yoga for Recovery
PO Box 66
Jacksonville, OR 97530