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Terri Simmons

SMS in Addiction Recovery


Terri has been a dedicated student of Karen Sprute-Francovich and Garden Street School of Yoga in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, since it opened in 2001.  After attending many years of public classes, attending many workshops, and finishing Anusara Immersions and Teacher Trainings, she began teaching at Garden Street Yoga and at North Idaho College in 2007.

She has been deeply influenced by the weaving of the Universal Principles of Alignment of Anusara Yoga, the practice of Self Observation, and the principles of 12 Step Recovery into her own practice and her teaching.  She encourages her students toward a deep and embodied unification of the body, heart and mind on the mat and in daily life.

Her teaching is also influenced by a “trauma informed” approach when working with students that are recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, domestic violence and PTSD, without compromising the Universal Principles of Alignment and the Anusara Yoga Method.  Having been sober herself since 2006 and recovering from alcoholism and complex trauma herself via the help of the 12 Steps and the Anusara Method (and an amazing teacher!), she is confident that these influences are very compatible and that true healing happens through a well-informed embodied practice!

website:  www.gardenstreetyoga.net