Faculty - Evonne Sullivan

Evonne is a Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in yoga and mindfulness for mental health and addiction recovery. With lived experience, her regular yoga practice is fundamental in her ability to overcome struggles with anxiety and depression. She credits her health, wellness and sobriety to living consciously and in touch with the mind-body connection.

Through her 'Yoga for Wellness & Recovery' program and EvonneSullivan.com, she facilitates independent wellness and recovery groups, as well as working with a variety of clients, organizations, businesses, educational institutions, media and special events, including the Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Conference.

Evonne has trained with Yoga of Recovery, Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, LifeForce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety, Recovery 2.0 and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. She holds an Honours BA from the University of Guelph, a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from George Brown College and is a Certified Human Resources Leader.

As a person in long-term recovery, Evonne promotes a holistic, healthy lifestyle approach to mental health and addiction. In her work life, personal life and volunteering within the community, she is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and helps to break the stigma surrounding addiction.

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Mind-Body Health

Evonne Sullivan - TH6SUL

This session provides specific tools and practices for a variety of mental health challenges including: stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, ptsd and addiction. Participants will enjoy an engaging, interactive discussion and practice that will focus on accessing the mind-body connection for mental, emotional and physical health benefits. The mind and the body will be addressed as complements of each other, examining ways in which the body and breath can be used to modify states of stress, anxiety, low moods and depression. Take-away tools and information for implementation into daily life will be offered with a concentration on mental and emotional balance. Immersed in the yoga for healing world, Evonne shares her expertise, specialized trainings and lived-experience with participants through yoga, mindfulness and meditation. She combines professional and personal experience gathered through teaching and working in conjunction with mental health organizations, universities, healthcare and the recovery community.


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2 HRS)


Yoga for Wellness & Recovery

Evonne Sullivan - FR2SUL

Improving the mental, psychological and cognitive well-being in both adults and adolescents, yoga is gaining popularity as part of an effective treatment plan for various conditions and disorders, including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction. This two-part session begins with an interactive presentation for participants to learn about yoga, mindfulness and meditation for mental health and addiction recovery. Discover the benefits of using the mind-body connection as Evonne presents how to use that connection as a relapse prevention tool as well as a positive addition to a well-rounded, sustainable health plan. Tying together specialized trainings and lived-experience, Evonne will provide take away-tools and share her personal journey. There will also be time for a group sharing and discussion on wellness and recovery. In the second half of the session, Evonne focuses on the relationship between mood management and the mind-body connection. She offers a combination of breathing, mindfulness, movement, music and meditation. The physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of a yoga practice will be explored. For all levels: beginners to regular practitioners.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (2 HRS)