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When our residents come to Hammocks on the Edisto, they may be suffering. They may have experienced some form of trauma, or they may have a mental health condition that is contributing to their substance use issues. In such cases, a women’s wellness program is ideal. From the time that residents enter our program, they know that our team cares for them. Our residents have the opportunity to stay in one of our beautifully decorated semi-private rooms. However, the wellness experience doesn’t end after the women store their belongings. We also offer a range of opportunities to engage in holistic wellness.

Yoga and Meditation

Hammocks on the Edisto will weave together the philosophy and practices of yoga with the guiding principles of the 12-step program to create a centered mind and body sobriety approach. The word yoga translates to “union.” Uniting the mind and the body through a series of postures synced to the breath to create a deep connection to yourself, your sobriety, and the world around you.

Types of Yoga Offered

We offer six distinct types of yoga at Hammocks on the Edisto. These practices include:

  • Hatha yoga involves holding postures, breathing techniques, purification techniques, and energy regulation techniques. Hatha yoga teaches you how to feel and change the energy in your body while creating a deep level of self-awareness.
  • Vinyasa yoga is a faster-paced sequence of postures that residents sync to their breathing. Each pose is linked together to create a “flow” of seamless transition of breath and movement. Vinyasa combines strength, focus, flexibility, and balance to increase your heart rate while creating a calming emotional state.
  • Yin yoga is a quiet and slow-paced style of yoga that includes holding each posture for a longer period of time. Yin is designed to access the tissues beneath the muscles. This type of yoga targets the connective tissues, fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. Yin is a more meditative practice allowing you to turn your attention inward, allowing you to safely focus on your mind and the physical sensations of your body.
  • Yoga Nidra translates to yogic sleep. Yoga Nidra is a heavily guided meditation designed to help relieve stress and guide you into a deep state of relaxation.
  • Pranayama is the practice of breath regulation. There are many breathing techniques, strategies, and exercises that can be used to activate the parasympathetic nervous system in order to calm the body and create clarity in the resident’s mind.
  • Meditation is a set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention.

Our Yoga Schedule

Our clients do yoga six days a week at our treatment center. Our schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays: 1 hour of hatha yoga paired with the 12-step principles and readings
  • Tuesdays: 1 hour of vinyasa yoga paired with the 12-step principles and meditation
  • Wednesdays: 1 hour of combined vinyasa and yin practices, paired with the 12-step principles and readings
  • Thursdays: 1 hour of yin yoga and yoga Nidra paired with the 12-step principles and readings
  • Fridays: 1 hour of yoga containing elements of Hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga, combined with meditation, 12-step principles, and readings
  • 1 hour of Vinyasa yoga paired with the 12-step principles and readings

In addition, each class will begin with Pranayama, or breathwork, which activates a sense of calmness and mindfulness.

How Does Yoga Therapy Help Heal Addiction?

Our Certified Yoga Instructor has been certified by Yoga 4 Sobriety. This is a unique certification that combines the 12-Step Program with our own 7 chakras. Yoga is a way to improve the mental condition, but it has so many more applications, including:

  • Stress relief
  • Improvements in sleep quality
  • Reduction in fatigue
  • Increase in stamina
  • Elevation of mood
  • Improved self-esteem

Through yoga therapy and mental health treatment, patients may find the self-control and discipline to overcome substance use disorder involving drugs or alcohol.

Additionally, we recognize that recovery from addiction is often a life-long process. Therefore, we teach yoga to ensure that our residents have the tools to manage their cravings and temptations outside of treatment. With the help of yoga, many of our residents have the opportunity to stay sober and healthy as they finish treatment.

Learn More at Hammocks on the Edisto

Hammocks on the Edisto is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for women in South Carolina. We provide a 30-day inpatient recovery experience specifically tailored for women in order to promote healing. We’re committed to providing the best possible recovery services to women above the age of 18.

Yoga is one tool that we use to assist in our residents’ recovery. Through holistic treatments, evidence-based therapy methods, and a community environment, our residents find the assistance they need to recover from addiction. To learn more about women’s yoga therapy or other offerings, call today at 833.793.0191 or use our online form.


¹ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Yoga: What You Need To Know. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/yoga-what-you-need-to-know.