Tommy Rosen knows a thing or two about addiction and recovery. The LA-based yoga teacher has 21 years of recovery from acute alcohol and drug addiction under his belt – and his experiences fuel his personal mission of offering the tools of yoga to people trying to recover from addiction.
After years of teaching yoga for recovery classes, workshops and retreats, Rosen’s latest project takes his work to a whole new level. Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction is a five-day online conference bringing together 35 experts from the yoga, spirituality, medical and holistic recovery fields. Rosen produced and hosted the event, which is available completely free to people around the world.
“The internet brings people together,” he told me. “It’s scalable to infinity and reminds us that anything is possible.”
In this audio conversation, Rosen tells us more about the vision and purpose behind Recovery 2.0, introduces us to some of the experts involved and shares his theory for why addictions have become so prevalent in North American culture.