Workshop: "Yoga, Habit, and Addiction" with Robert Birnberg

Human beings are creatures of habit. Yoga teaches that these unconscious patterns or ‘samskaras’ can provide stability and comfort in the face of life’s uncertainties. Often, however, when we perceive and respond to the ever-changing present through the fixed lens of past experiences, we create suffering which creates limits and negative effects in every area of our lives. In extreme cases, this clinging to old habits long after they have stopped working is called addiction, a condition that has, over the years, taken thousands of lives worldwide and ruined countless more.

In this workshop, we will use Yoga’s many tools, including Posture, Conscious Breathing, Visualization, and Vasana Meditation (Faster EFT) to explore this fascinating, relevant topic. We will study Yoga’s theory of habit formation, discover the roots of our own addictive behaviors, learn practical tools for changing habits at their source, practice creating a future free from self-limiting beliefs, and explore the relationship between optimism, addiction, and spirituality.

To Attend
Online registration is open (click Buy Tickets button). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.

Please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or e-mail

About the Speaker
Robert Birnberg has been studying the Yoga Sutras for over 40 years, and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and Faster EFT Practitioner. After getting sober 22 years ago, Robert spent 14 years creating Yoga and Spirituality programs at various rehabs, including Clearview Treatment Center and Promises in Mar Vista.

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

University Hall, 3324
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies


$45 per person




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