Schedule

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are temporarily cancelling some classes and changing how we run others. For more information about individual events, see below.
 

We are still supplying Narcan kits to anyone in need. To get a kit click here.

 

If you are struggling while in isolation, please reach out. We will do our best to help, or to connect you to resources who can.​

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

Our classes are open to the public. Someone does not have to be in recovery or have a history of substance use to attend, and no one who attends our programs has to identify themselves in any particular way. We only ask that those who attend our programs be caring and compassionate toward other attendees. For more information click here.
 

Many of our classes also allow "drop-ins," this means you can come to the classes that fit your schedule and you do not have to commit to consistent attendance. If it is your first class, please try to be on time or discuss your schedule with us first. 

We do our best to keep our classes affordable. The terms "by donation" and "pay what you can" or "pay what feels good" are all ways of saying that payment is NOT required to attend a class. However, our instructors are volunteering their time for free, and any donation you give goes directly to them. By paying what you can afford to pay, no matter how little, you keep the class going and keep it affordable for everyone. Remember, every dollar counts! 

Many of our programs are accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Court. Participants in a drug court program can get papers signed when coming to classes like guitar, meditation, and yoga just like they do at NA or AA.

For cancellations related to weather, check WWMT. We leave all other cancellations up to our instructors. The best way to know about last minute cancellations is to sign up for text reminders, they may also be reflected on our calendar.

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Auricular Acupuncture

Session dates & times below OR by request

NADA Auricular Acupuncture utilizes a non-verbal approach to healing that involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear. The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 35-45 minutes.

Chinese medicine believes that there is an extensive and complex energy system that flows throughout the human body. When this system flows freely, the body is in balance and healthy but interruptions and blockage in this energy system cause stagnation, disease, chronic illness and discomfort. Simply states, acupuncture is a technique that allows free-flowing energy and restores balance to the body. In terms of modern Western Medicine, acupuncture creates healing exchanges in the various functional systems of the body.

Acudetox auricular (ear) acupuncture is based on the fact that there are points for the entire body wrapped on the ear's surface. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) has developed a protocol using 5 points on the ear:

Benefits show:
-Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation

-Releief from stress and emotional trauma

-A discovery of inner quiet and strength

-Reduced cravings for alcohol, drugs, food, and cigarettes

-Minimized withdrawal symptoms

-Has a calming effect

-Increases energy

-Increases mental clarity

-Helps with sadness and letting go

 

For more information, visit acudetox.com
 

Plan on 45 min - 1 hr sessions
Treatment will be on a first come, first served basis unless prior arrangements have been made.
Open to the public, 18+ 
Cost: by donation (suggested $15 - $30 but all donations are welcome)


No​ planned sessions for the time being

 
 

Beginning Guitar

Tuesdays: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

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)
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

 

Boxing

Saturdays: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

This class is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of boxing. We will cover footwork, punching, and defensive movements while doing drills and group exercises.

Participants are not required to purchase equipment, however boxing gloves and handwraps are highly recommended for consistent attendees. Equipment is available for purchase through Title Ten Boxing in Portage, MI.

 

Please wear fitness and movement appropriate clothing.
 

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

 

Meditation

Mondays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

This class is designed to introduce you to yourself. We will explore this through a basic mindfulness and meditation technique, and by studying Buddhist principles. 
Beginner and seasoned practitioners welcome. 
Chairs supplied. Cushions are limited, so bring yours if you have one.

 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15)
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts




 

 

Tai-Chi

Saturdays: 10:00am - 11:00am

*class temporarily cancelled until further notice

Drop in for Tai Chi classes led by Matu Kurzawa. No previous experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes and socks or soft shoes.

Matu teaches Dr. Roger Jahnke's Tai Chi Easy five, which is a technique that uses five movements opposed to the tradition 108. This simplified approach is designed to still afford the practitioner many benefits of Tai Chi. Matu also teaches Qigong, which is a mind-body-spirit practice that improve's one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self massage, sound, and focused intent.

 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15)
Accepted by the Kalamazoo Drug Courts

 

 

Yoga with Andy

*class temporarily canceled until further notice

Tuesdays: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Thursdays: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This gentle yoga class focuses on deepening the mind-body connection while building strength and flexibility. This is a restful and calming class that is appropriate for all levels. Asana (poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation practices will be included in every class. Yogis of all levels are welcome.

This class primarily focuses on Hatha Yoga but occasionally features Kundalini yoga.

Please wear comfortable, stretchy, or loose-fitting clothing. 

We have yoga mats, blocks, straps, and blankets available on site, but you can also bring your own.

 

Open to the public, drop-ins welcome, 18+ 
Cost: by donation (suggested $5 - $15)
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

*class online as of December 2020

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

Online meeting information coming soon

 

SMART Recovery

Tuesdays: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

*class resumed as of October 2020

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

*Meetings temporarily canceled

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: Temporarily Canceled

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