MONDAYS 16:30 - 18:00 



A programme of yoga for people in recovery from addiction and substance misuse funded by MARS Goodness Grant to keep costs low. No-one will be turned away because of their financial situation.

The eight week programme offers participants the opportunity to develop invaluable skills for remaining in sobriety such as self-discipline, positive and responsible thought and action, self-reflection. Important skills of psychological regulation and tolerance of sensation can be used to downgrade cravings and as an aid to restore physiological and mental balance following substance misuse.

We advise that participants should already be sober or clean and committed to a path of recovery when beginning the MARK course and should contact a GP with any medical concerns prior to beginning.

Individual life coaching also available to participants. Mats available.


John is a yoga lover and life coach who has been a community worker for 30 years. He is 22 years in recovery and first came across yoga through an Edinburgh Community Yoga Outreach class. He recently travelled around the world and spent much of it learning and practicing yoga with yoga communities and teachers in many different countries. His passion is in making yoga more accessible and relevant to working class men in Scotland and he has recently set up the social enterprise Yogrow to combine his love of life coaching and yoga. He is also a passionate golfer and singer but thankfully his lack of skill at both, has very little impact on his enjoyment of these pastimes.


John teaches Addiction Recovery Yoga on Mondays from 17:00 - 18:00 and Community Yoga on Fridays from 18:00 - 19:30 with Edinburgh Community Yoga at the Beetroot Sauvage Wellness Centre. He also teaches a Men’s Yoga class on Tuesdays from 19:15 - 20:30 with Beetroot Sauvage Wellness Centre.

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