Co-written with Andrew Moore, this book supports individuals in substance abuse recovery in maintaining a home-based yoga practice, while utilizing a set of yoga and mindfulness-based exercises proven to support those in recovery.

Yoga for Recovery: A Practical Guide for Healing is a resource for developing a trauma-sensitive yoga practice to support anyone in recovery or seeking personal growth.

This guide provides a partial approach for developing a complete yoga and mindfulness practice, including breathing techniques, mindful movement, and meditation. With helpful tools for dealing with stress, tension, addiction, and anxiety, this book is for people who would otherwise not have access to yoga, or who would like to continue their practice outside of a studio setting.

As part of the Yoga Service Council's "Best Practices" Series, this book synthesizes this wealth of knowledge to gather over 100 Best Practice guidelines for teaching yoga to veterans in ways that are safe, effective, sustainable, socially equitable, and responsive to the particularities of the military experience.


Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans is designed to help not only yoga teachers wanting to work with veterans, but also individuals in the medical field working with veterans and veteran family members, as well as VA administrators, and veterans’ organizations.

Yoga is rapidly gaining acceptance as a valuable resource for physical, psychological, behavioral and spiritual health in the U.S. criminal justice system and worldwide.


Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System is a user-friendly guide that explains how to develop, implement, and sustain high-quality yoga programs appropriate for jails, prisons, youth detention centers, and court-ordered programs.

Synthesizing the knowledge and experience of 29 leaders in the field, this book is a must-have resource for anyone interested in yoga in the criminal justice system, including yoga teachers and yoga service organizations, correctional officers and other criminal justice professionals, and physical and mental health providers.

Mike has contributed to several books on best practices for teaching trauma-informed yoga, and as an active member of the Yoga Service Council he was twice asked to be part of a small team of respected yogis to develop, document, and publish best practices for programs serving veterans and people within the justice system.

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