Faculty - Evonne Sullivan

Evonne Sullivan, BA, CHRL
Yoga and Meditation Teacher - Mental Health & Addictions

Evonne Sullivan is a trauma-informed Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, and Speaker specializing in mental health, addiction recovery, and employee wellness. She facilitates wellness sessions within organizations, healthcare, treatment centres, educational institutions, conferences, and special events.

Evonne is partnered with CAMH Foundation teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for patients in treatment at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, in addition to teaching for employee wellness with Sinai Health. Her work is applicable to individuals, clients, employees, and organizations.

Through her Yoga for Wellness & Recovery program and EvonneSullivan.com, she spreads the message of mind-body health through teaching, education, and practice. She creates a supportive, trauma-informed environment for health and healing.

As a person in long-term recovery, Evonne’s regular yoga practice is fundamental to her ability to manage challenges with anxiety and depression. She credits her health, wellness, and sobriety to living consciously and in touch with the mind-body connection.

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

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Yoga & Addiction Recovery: A Holistic Health Approach

Evonne Sullivan - SA4SUL

This session explores yoga for addictions and recovery from a holistic approach, focusing on mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social health. Participants will learn about the benefits of yoga as a health and healing tool, including for addictive behaviours, long-term recovery, relapse prevention, trauma, and overall wellness. Yoga will be examined as part of a positive addition to a well-rounded, sustainable health and recovery plan, as well as its current use within mental health care and addiction treatment. These topics will then be incorporated into a trauma-informed yoga practice focusing on the mind-body connection, stress reduction and positive community health. This Yoga for Wellness & Recovery practice is adaptable for all levels and provides breathing, mindfulness, movement and meditation.


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


Mental Health & the Mind-Body Connection

Evonne Sullivan - SU3SUL

This session explores the mind-body connection through breathing, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices that are beneficial for mental health. Participants will learn mind-body tools and resources that can offer assistance in managing challenges related to anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, trauma, and addiction. These techniques will then be incorporated into practice with Mindful Breathing Meditation and Trauma-Informed Yoga. The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga and meditation will be explored, as well as the relationship between mood management and the mind-body connection. This session is adaptable for all levels.


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (2 HRS)


Yoga For Wellness & Recovery

Evonne Sullivan - SU4SUL

This session brings together learning, community support, and practice. It begins with an interactive discussion about the benefits of yoga for mental health and/or addiction recovery. Evonne will then speak about her own lived experience and how mind-body practices have been fundamental in her sobriety and ability to manage challenges with anxiety and depression. This open group format will also provide attendees with the opportunity to share their own experiences or ask questions. The second part is a Yoga for Wellness & Recovery practice. This yoga session is trauma-informed and focuses on the relationship between mood management and the mind-body connection. It offers a combination of breathing, postures, movement, mindfulness, and meditation. Teachings are adaptable for all levels.


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