April 02-05 2020 • METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

Faculty - Evonne Sullivan

Evonne Sullivan is a Registered Yoga Teacher specializing in yoga, mindfulness and meditation for mental health and addiction recovery. As a person in long-term recovery, her regular yoga practice is fundamental in managing challenges 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 mental health and addiction recovery groups, as well as working within organizations, businesses, treatment centres, healthcare and special events. She is partnered with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, teaching at the Queen Street site and also instructs for
the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Evonne creates a supportive, trauma-informed environment for mind-body health and healing. Her teachings are applicable to individuals, families, supporters and professionals. In her work life, personal life and within communities, Evonne 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

Focusing on mental health and the mind–body connection, participants will learn practices and tools specific to various mental health challenges, including: anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, and trauma. Techniques and knowledge will be shared through discussion and a yoga practice with the objective to support ongoing health and healing in self and others. Topics will be addressed based on yoga’s ability to alter the nervous system, promote rest and digest, and rewire the brain through neuroplasticity. This session combines professional teachings and lived-experience, and approaches yoga as an evidence-based practice for various conditions and disorders. "Yoga for Wellness & Recovery" incorporates breathing, movement, postures, and mindfulness for mental health, and was developed through teaching and working in conjunction with organizations, universities, health care, and the recovery community.

THURSDAY MARCH 28

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

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Addictions Recovery: A holistic health approach

Evonne Sullivan - SU4SUL

Participants will learn about the benefits of yoga for addictions from a holistic health approach (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social). The session will explore yoga as a health and healing tool for addictive behaviours, harm reduction, relapse prevention, long-term recovery and overall physical and mental wellness. Combining specialized trainings and practices, yoga will be examined as part of a positive addition to a well-rounded, sustainable health plan. Evonne will also share about how yoga has been fundamental in her own recovery journey, teaching experience and advocacy. Topics will be then incorporated into practice focusing on the mind-body connection, stress-management and positive community health. This ‘Yoga for Wellness & Recovery’ provides breathing, mindfulness, movement, music and meditation.

SUNDAY MARCH 31

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (2 HRS)

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