A P.E.I. yoga instructor is offering classes to help people recover from addictions through yoga and meditation.

Michelle Burns — yoga teacher, meditation instructor and life coach — has been teaching yoga at the provincial addictions treatment facility at Mt. Herbert since December, and is also creating retreats for people recovering from addictions.

The yoga classes at Mt. Herbert are covered by the province.


Yoga instructor Michelle Burns has noticed some improvement in the addicts she is working with. (CBC)

"I just think we need as many tools, techniques and processes available to people as we can possibly get so that there is a variety of different options available," said Burns.

She said people who've taken the yoga classes have seen less need for sleep and anxiety medication, feel less stress and more confident in their lives.

As part of her private practice Burns plans to offer more yoga classes specific to addictions in the fall. Those classes would be outside the treatment facility. She plans to look for funding and sponsors to make the classes accessible for those who need it.