Welcome to Manipura. We are a virtual centre of spirituality, committed to expansion and connection.

Manipura is home to ReDIScovery,  a program to support recovery from addiction. The program is offered as weekend workshops, and as a 12-week online platform. Learn more about ReDIScovery here.

YogiJD is the Executive Director of Manipura. After years of addiction to alcohol and drugs, he now lives happily and healthily in full recovery – thanks to the tools and techniques of the ReDIScovery program.


“Yoga is the Journey of the Self, Through the Self, To the Self”

~ Bhagavad Gita

When we are trapped in addiction, we lose our true identity. The ReDIScovery program incorporates the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Buddhist philosophy to lead you to rediscover your true self, and support you to overcome unhealthy behaviours and patterns. If you are new to recovery, or searching for a way to renew your commitment to sobriety, this program will give you tools to help free you from addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex – all forms of addiction.

Program Highlights:

  • Learn tools and techniques to support your freedom from addiction
  • Breathing exercises to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Guided meditations to calm your nervous system and connect with your true self
  • Writing exercises to release resentments
  • Yoga kriyas to build energy and inner strength

“REdisCOVERY – A journey to your true self” is a 12 week online addiction recovery program developed by Yogi JD.

To join the next 12 week program, watch here for upcoming dates, or contact us for more information.

About Yogi JD

Yogi JD discovered Kundalini yoga in 2004 while living in Vancouver. Shortly afterwards he attended a Kundalini Men’s camp, which was a life-changing experience. Ever since, he has sought opportunities to deepen his spiritual connection with courses, retreats, teaching, and a regular practice.

After years of dealing with depression and addiction to drugs and alcohol, Yogi JD is now in full recovery – sober and content. He credits Kundalini yoga and the 12-Step approach of AA with with providing the tools to connect with his higher self. He has drawn on his years of experience and extensive learning to develop the RE(dis)COVERY program, a 12-week online recovery program.

His credentials and experience includes:

  • Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (200-hour Hatha)
  • Registered Yoga Teacher with the International Kundalini Teacher Association (Level 1 Kundalini)
  • Attended more than 7 White Tantric meditation events
  • Attended Winter Solstice Celebration at Lake Wales in Florida (2017 and 2018)
  • Fundamentals of Yoga Philosophy Level 1 at the Sivanada Ashram in the Bahamas (2018)
  • Winter Solstice Celebration at Lake Wales in Florida (2017 and 2018)
  • Summer Solstice Celebration  at Guru Ram Das Puri, New Mexico (2017 and 2019)

Experience Kundalini yoga with YogiJD on YouTube, and visit our Events page to see where he is teaching next.

Contact Us

We welcome opportunities to answer questions about the RE(dis)COVERY program, or discuss having Yogi JD teach at your event, workplace, or community.