The School for Recovery gives Café members and non-members the chance to grow, heal, discover, take risks, and surprise themselves by doing and becoming what they never thought possible. Members of the Café can sign up for as many classes as they wish. Volunteers are also encouraged to take classes as a benefit of serving the Café. Volunteer Teachers are able to teach a topic of interest and craft their own schedule and frequency– whether it’s weekly or bi-weekly classes, or monthly or bi-annual workshops.

While the word “recovery” doesn’t appear in most of course titles, every single class is designed to provide support, wisdom, and companions for the hard work of making healthier choices as we live with whatever it is we are recovering from.

Participation in the School advances the recovery journey in a number of ways:

  • Taking classes gives people meaningful things to do with their time and gets them out of their heads
  • Offers them ways to build deeper relationships with people who are serious about recovery
  • Provides mentors who are committed to their healing and growth
  • Introduces them to new ideas and experiences that can take them on life-giving paths they’ve never imagined
  • And most importantly, the School for Recovery is about letting yourself get passionate about something and diving into it in creative, healing ways

All questions about the School can be directed to leigh@recoverycafelongmont.org.

Current Classes

Weekly Classes


Grief & Loss Support, Maggie G., 11:00-12:00
Description: If you are hurting form a recent loss, or experiencing a time of grief, please join us.

Making Friends with Technology, Dave F., 1:00-2:00
Description: Whether it’s figuring out how to navigate your phone, computer, or tablet, learn how to maximize your time, be more efficient, and stress less with computers. 


Contemplative Crochet, Anne K., 1:30-2:15
Description: Learn the foundations of crochet and mindfulness. This class promises a calming environment that will help with stress reduction and  self-esteem. A wonderful class for people who have trouble with anxiety and sitting still. Materials are provided.

Soul Sisters, Pam P., 2:30-3:30 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Pam P. is a licensed therapist and peer facilitator. She provides the space and discussion for self-identifying women to find safety and support in any area of their lives.

12-Step Yoga, Rachel Z., 4:15-5:00
Description: Join Rachel for a very gentle yoga and meditation class. Each class will include a short discussion about Steps 1, 2 or 3. Each of the practices will explore an aspect of an individual Step. All levels are welcome. Mats provided; bring your own if you have one.


Yoga for Recovery, Erica L., 11:00-11:45
Description: Practice breath and movement as Erica leads the group in body alignment, reintegration, and peace.


Narcotics Anonymous, 11am

First Friday Folklore, John S. & Spellbinders, 2:00-2:45, 1st Friday of every month
Description: Feel connected to the region in a larger way as we listen to stories of history and folklore from around Longmont, Boulder County, and Colorado.

Storytime, Members and Volunteers, 2:00-3:00, 3rd Friday of the month
Description: Build community as we listen to our volunteers and Members tell their stories of their lives and recovery. 


Please email leigh@recoverycafelongmont.org to volunteer as a Teacher!

We are an Emerging Member of the

Recovery Café Network