moving from recovery to discovery

Compassionate Inquiry, Yoga & Meditation

Free 20min Zoom session
Do you feel stuck?
Do you feel like you are ready to clear some old patterns?
Are you battling with anxiety or depression?
Do you feel insecure and want to get your power back?
Do you feel like you are ready to take care of yourself in a compassionate way?
Do you want to move from Recovery to Discovery?

Safe space
without judgement &
without shame

Recovery Zone is a safe space which helps you

better understand your experience in order to enhance your journey toward a new connection to your ‘in the present’ Self.

My aim is to co-create, with your help, a space where your suppressed emotions can be fully acknowledged, felt and honoured, without judgement and without shame. We will become curious about the Authentic You and this inquiry will allow you to better understand the origin of your behaviours while also bringing compassion to those parts of you who may have created coping mechanisms that no longer serve you. The aim is to liberate you from past conditioning in order for you to be able to stand confidently in your authenticity. 

I offer one-on-one sessions based on Compassionate Inquiry (C.I.), a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, as well as workshops.

The workshops use C.I., yoga, breathing techniques and meditation specifically designed for coming out of the thinking mind and moving into the body, allowing the body to feel the sensation and release what no longer serves you.

If you would like to find more about the process I follow or if you’d just like to connect, get in touch for a free 20 min Zoom session, by filling in the contact form.

About Me

My name is Steve Borloz. In January 2015, after what seemed to have been 15 very successful years working in the marketing field, I realized that I needed a radical lifestyle change!

I had to surrender and come to terms with a powerful coping mechanism I had created, a process addiction that I had learned to hide from everyone for over 25 years, because of the amount of shame it brought me – damaging my relationships and my ability to live a fulfilling and joyful life.

Through the process of crossing the river of change, I was able to transform my life, and now I want to share what I’ve learned in order to help those who find themselves in a similar situation.

In 2019 I was part of an intensive year-long training program designed to give me the skills of a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner. Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by     Dr Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

My knowledge is grounded in the steps I took to find a solid recovery from my treatment at an addiction clinic and the 12-Step Fellowship meetings as well as the therapy groups I attended. I trained as a Kundalini Yoga teacher, a Recovery Assistant went on to complete the Beyond Addiction Course co-facilitated by Dr Gabor Maté.

I’ve fully embraced every minute of my recovery journey, feeling compelled to find the most effective tools for dealing with the behaviours we engage in that end up having devastating effects on our lives.

I’m really excited about my new journey where I offer a safe space as well as share knowledge, experience and tools with others suffering from addiction, burnout, depression or for people who want access to a better life.

What do I offer?


During this intense time of total lockdown globally until 30.04.2020.

I am offering:

  • Up to two donation based (or if you can’t afford it, free of charge) Compassionate Inquiry sessions via Zoom.
  • Donation based ( if you can’t afford it, free of charge) daily yoga & meditation at 8 am (South African Time) from Monday to Friday (you can find the hyperlink posted on my FB page).

One-on-one sessions

Feel free to contact me for a free 20 min. Zoom session.



I offer yoga workshops which focus on personal experience, are adapted for people wanting to slow down and release what no longer serves them anymore. 

Below is a list of the courses I’ve done and programs I’ve been part of:

1. Intensive training and education as a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner.

Compassionate inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

2. Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 200hrs (Yogi Bhajan).

I’m currently teaching at a Studio in Cape Town, South Africa.

3. Recovery Assistant Course.

This course helps people to better understand the mechanism of various addictions (incl. co-dependency), in order to offer a practical, more hands-on approach when helping someone struggling with addiction. I’ve co-developed and implemented a Mindfulness-based morning routine for Recovery Direct in Cape Town

4. Beyond Addiction Training (The Yogic Path to Recovery).

This is based on Kundalini training and draws from the extensive research Dr Gabor Maté has done on the matter of addiction and self-defeating behaviour.

5. Closed Group Work

To fully understand my process addiction.
Active member of the 12-Step Program

I have walked this path of deep learning and service so that together we can take you from recovery to discovery.


“I had two compassionate inquire (CI) sessions with Steve and found the experience not only fascinating, but incredibly helpful.

 As a Specialist Wellness and Addiction Counsellor, I am always open to try new therapeutic modalities. So far in my life I have tried many forms of treatment and have found most of them to add value to my life.

 As far as Steve and CI go, I was very surprised. Steve has a most gentle nature and seem truly inquisitive and interested in me. He professionally, yet compassionately, smoothly and quickly guided me to what seemed to be the heart of the matters I was consulting him on. I was stunned that we could go that precisely into a healing space, yet uncover issues that never came up in any form of therapy after many sessions. I felt 100% supported and held during both my sessions.

 I have already recommended Steve and CI to people I know and shall continue to do so.”

 Freddie van Rensburg- Specialist Wellness & Addiction Counsellor

It has truly been a pleasure working with Steve, over the past year. I treasure our experiences together. He has shown a consistent understanding of complex Spiritual & Psychological teachings & utilizes this alongside his own life experiences, to hold sacred space for me.  He is warm and funny and displays appropriate reverence for the matters that came up within my sessions.  I was especially impressed, as he created a neutral container for my personal challenges, while validating my emotions, as a centered therapist.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to benefit from his male perspective, which shed light on some of my historical challenges & limiting and faulty beliefs.


Christy Leis

Steve is one of a kind, his ability to create safety in a therapeutic setting is unparalleled. As a woman whose trauma has come mostly through men, I was worried about how I would be able to heal having a man take me through my pain. Steve first and foremost created a place for me where I always felt safe just to be. His honesty, kindness and love have made our sessions some of the most transformative I have ever had. I have healed my mistrust and pain with the masculine. His natural ability to gently but strongly take you through your pain is truly life-changing. He has taught me so much about myself in our time together over this last year that I have brought my missing puzzle pieces back in with love and compassion. His abiding presence and commitment to my healing has shown me that I can live my authentic truth. I now live authentically and am able to see my defense mechanisms at work. Steve, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you are and for your work. I recommend Steve to anyone looking to heal. 


Lauren Heap- Life Coach. Author. Reiki Master

Steve came into my path as most things that have come to guide me along my way; firstly, perfectly timed and welcomed and secondly, in a way or with a method that makes rational sense to me too. 

Sessions for me are about connecting to ‘feeling’, and sometimes it’s for one minute only! Steve has a gentle way of guiding the tone and setting the mood to encourage the very simple (often elusive!) act of feeling. Always it’s a very real and easy talk around a memory, or life in general, or the way the brain works and how trauma stays … Wherever the session ends up going; I always feel that Steve has a way to help me there. I think when you move through your own stuff in this way – as Steve has too – you just have so much to give and so much understanding for others and their journeys as well. 

The CI approach and fundamentals give a clear and meaningful pathway to working through whatever comes up, or doesn’t, in the session and in life thereafter!  The connections to self that I experience there are for me, jewels, added to my life. I love chatting, laughing, crying, realizing and flowing through my life with Steve.



Steve is amazing. I have been working with him for a year. I always come away with a deeper connection, more compassion, and helpful insights.


Stacey Lehrman Nicklas


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Warm regards,