Current Programs

To learn more about our programs, scroll down this page or select a program using the menu on the right.

 

Beginning Guitar

Tuesdays: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Beginning Guitar is led by experienced guitarist and luthier Steve Stover. This class is friendly to both beginners and more experienced guitarists who want to play guitar with others. A few guitars are available for use at each session, so please bring your own if you have one. To donate a guitar click here.

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15) — 
donation not required to attend
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

*Due to COVID-19, some of our programs are temporarily canceled and are no longer featured on this page. We are working to bring back more programs as soon as possible.
 

Yoga with Jamie

2nd & 4th Thursday of every month: 6:00-6:45 (12 Step Meeting)
6:45-7:30 (Yoga)

This class is an opportunity to integrate the 12 steps of recovery with yogic philosophy and practices. Anyone who is curious is welcome, especially anyone touched by addiction. An individual does not need prior experience with the 12 steps, nor any kind of present work within the 12 step community to attend. This program runs an hour and a half with a 12-step meeting during the first 45 minutes and a 45 minute yoga practice after. This two-part structure allows for participants to attend the meeting AND yoga practice OR it allows them to attend just the 12-step meeting or the yoga the practice as they see fit.

 

Adding yoga to recovery is an adjunct practice and it is not meant to stand alone or replace any existing 12 step program, therapy, or other medical interventions. Meetings always include readings from the current book we are in. The readings will be provided to you, no need to have the book they are read from. Practices are lead in a yin & yang manner. Addressing the needs to include movement and stillness postures, as well as breath work and meditation. Some may include yoga nidra.

 

Possible benefits from integrating recovery principles and yoga practices:

 

  • Adding to the process of building a like-minded & supportive community

  • Normalization of recovery

  • Body-mind somatic work with postures, relaxation techniques and breath to work with:

    • Anxiety or depression

    • Pain

    • Grief

    • Habitual patterns of behavior that are not working for an individual

  • Another tool for the recovery process

 

Additionally, Y12SR is inherently trauma sensitive as it works somatically with the “issues in our tissues."

 

Donations are accepted for Y12SR meetings and practices. This is NOT REQUIRED to attend. Donations can be made with cash in person.

 

Please email me at Jamieraymondyoga@gmail.com with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Get added to my email list for updates or class cancelations.

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15) — donation not required to attend
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

 

12 Step Buddhist Recovery

Mondays: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

*class online as of November 2020

We welcome anyone seeking relief and recovery from the suffering caused by substance-related and behavioral addictions. 

We seek to apply Buddhist principles to our recovery and in our lives so that we may learn to recognize our attachments, practice letting go, and uncover our basic Buddha nature.

Join us in practicing meditation, discussing Buddhist teachings, and learning skills and tools for your recovery.


 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+ 
FREE
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

Classes cancelled on observed holidays

Zoom Meeting Code: 717 9421 4632
Password: v4ghci

 

Dharma Recovery

Sundays: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Dharma Recovery is a peer-led, grassroots, democratically-structured organization, movement, and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together.

 

Our program uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. We believe that recovery is about finding our own inner wisdom and our own path.

 

Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering. We’ve found that this Buddhist-inspired path can lead to liberation from the suffering of addiction, and we support you in finding your own path to recovery

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+ 
FREE
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

Classes cancelled on observed holidays

 

SMART Recovery

Tuesdays: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

SMART stands for Self Management And Recovery Training. This program helps individuals gain independence from an addiction to either a substance or activity. If you are receiving medication assisted treatment, struggling with addiction, or in early or long term recovery, then this program is for you.

This is NOT a 12 step program, but all recovery pathways are welcome.
Instead, this program advocates for individual choice based on teaching four points: 

1. Building, enhancing, or maintaining motivation to abstain.

2. Coping with urges. 

3. Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

4. Balancing momentary and enduring satisfactions.

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+ 
FREE
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

Classes cancelled on observed holidays

 

Family & Community Meeting

COPE's Family & Community Meetings are a support group style meeting for families, friends, and community members affected by addiction to learn more about addiction and how they can help themselves or their loved ones with recovery. It is also an opportunity for someone with lived drug use/addiction/recovery experience to receive community and peer support. Abstinence or recovery is not required to attend. 

Due to the nature of the topic, we like to keep the room 18+ but can make exceptions for someone who is younger depending on the circumstances. 

For accommodation requests or any questions, or to speak with the facilitator beforehand to get a feel for the group and how it may benefit you, contact Nancy at 269-330-3643.


FREE

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome

Coffee & basic refreshments provided. 

Speaking or sharing is NOT required to attend
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

Kalamazoo County Meeting:

The first Thursday of every month and the third Monday of every month: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

held at COPE Network
2705 Virginia Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49004

Online Access
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7355460466
Meeting ID: 735 546 0466

Berrien County Meeting: Temporarily Canceled

The third Thursday of every month: 7-9pm
held at Carol's Hope
4032 M139, St. Joseph

 

Overdose Prevention Trainings:

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
         6:00pm - 8:15pm

Learn how to recognize and respond in the event of an opioid overdose

This free class will provide participants with:

  • Information on the current overdose crisis

  • Understanding of how addiction affects the brain

  • Information about the Adverse Childhood Experience study and its connection to substance use disorder

  • Information about harm reduction

  • Ability to recognize an opioid/heroin overdose

  • Learn how to respond using naloxone aka Narcan
     

Everyone attending is eligible for a free naloxone kit.

Open to the public.

Attendees can be 13 years and older.
To receive a free naloxone prevention kit you must be 18 years or older.

Location: COPE Network
2705 Virginia Ave, Kalamazoo MI

Cost: FREE

Registration: Registration is preferred but not required. Please register here.
Parking: Attached parking lot

Language: Presentation in English, to request an interpreter call 269-580-8290

Accessibility: Ramp entrance into building. 3 steps into presentation room. Large bathrooms but no wheelchair accessible stalls. For further accommodations or accessibility information please call 269-580-8290

To request a private Narcan training for yourself or for your organization, business, or small group, please contact us at 269-580-8290.