Who is Calm Lion?

Calm Lion is an international organisation committed to the highest quality of training for international recovery wellness coaches. Founded by Buddhi Lokuge and David Collins, and supported by experienced facilitators and master coaches, we will guide you on a journey of growth and self discovery.

Calm Lion is closely aligned with its sister non-profit organisation, the Ubuntu Academy of Coaching and Training (U-ACT). Together we have trained recovery wellness coaches around the world. They are taking these transformation skills to all those in need.

Calm Lion is accredited by the International Coaches Register (ICR) who is ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED by Lloyds Register Netherlands and registered with United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS). The organisation is committed to the highest quality of training and ethical standards of practice.

What is Recovery Wellness Coaching?

Many people from diverse backgrounds are seeking assistance to connect into holistic health and wellness, free of harmful substance use and limiting behaviour. Coaching is an empowering intervention to support individuals, families, groups and communities that are challenged with substance use and addictive behaviour disorders.

Through the use of systemic work we are able to assist in the transformation and growth of those seeking sustainable recovery and wellness.

What the training includes:

  • The recovery wellness coaching framework
  • Recovery wellness coaching techniques.
  • Models addressing healthy lifestyle choices, rebuilding relationships, creating authentic change and transformation.
  • Self-directed online learning.
  • Downloadable videos, infographics, pdfs and training manual.
  • Weekly group integration and support calls with your facilitators.
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • International accreditation opportunities.
  • Access to international coaching collaborations through Workplace.


As a Recovery Wellness Coach you will:

  • Empower others in moving forward in their personal and professional lives.
  • Be capable of running individual and group coaching sessions.
  • Be trained in how to work with those impacted by negative lifestyle choices to create sustainable recovery and wellness.
  • Be supported by an international network of recovery wellness facilitators, supervisors and coaches.
  • Have access to ongoing training and professional development through the Calm Lion and U-ACT Workplace platform.
  • Get access to resources and information to support you in your work as a professional recovery wellness coach.


Meet Your Trainers

David Collins

David is a Master Coach with many years of experience working in the areas of systemic recovery and wellness, growth, transformation and diversity. His passion and thinking bring an experiential depth to the work that he facilitates. David is the founder of the Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust (U-ACT) as well as being the co-founder of Calm Lion.

Dr Buddhi Lokuge

Buddi is the co-founder of CalmLion and an addiction medicine specialist doctor and a certified addiction recovery coach. He is an Addiction Medicine and Public Health Medicine Fellow with the Royal Australian College of Physicians, and a certified recovery coach with Ubuntu Addiction Community Trust (UACT) and the International Coaches Register. 

Pricing Packages

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$2,800

Calm Lion Professional Recovery Wellness Coach

Full Certification Training

This 40-hour course is designed for individuals interested in working as professional coaches to support individuals and groups who are wanting to develop healthy, sustainable lifestyle practices to support holistic wellness.


In the course coaches will:

  • Learn how to coach using a systemic approach to recovery and wellness.
  • Develop strong coaching skills and practices.
  • Create opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Network and collaborate with international recovery and wellness coaches.
  • The course is an empowering tool whether you are yourself in recovery and wanting to support and assist others, or is you are the partner or loved one of someone who is challenged with unhealthy lifestyle choices.


What the course includes:

  • Four three-hour weekly workshops to cover the theoretical component of the work.
  • Six 90-minute weekly integration calls to connect with other coaches and your facilitators in order to deepen the work presented in the online material.
  • Full access to the Teachable course material.
  • Downloadable manual.
  • Full support through the certification and assessment process.
  • Ongoing professional development.


The course is offered online with weekly integration calls to connect with other coaches and your facilitators in order to deepen the work presented in the online material.

$1,500

Calm Lion Recovery Wellness Coach

Personal Development Course

This 40-hour course offers the same coaching content at as the full certification programme. The course includes all the elements of the full training, with self-study through the Teachable platform.


This course is intended for personal development and will support you in your personal recovery.


You will have the support of Calm Lion's facilitators and coaches to ensure that you receive the insight you require to support yourself or a loved one in recovery.


What the course includes:

  • Four three-hour weekly workshops to cover the theoretical component of the work.
  • Six 90-minute weekly integration calls to connect with other coaches and your facilitators in order to deepen the work presented in the online material.
  • Full access to the Teachable course material.
  • Downloadable manual.
6 payments of $500/month

Calm Lion Professional Recovery Wellness Coaching

Pay the training course off over six months

This payment option gives you the opportunity to pay the course off over six months. You will have full access to the course as you move through the recovery wellness coaching work.


You will have full access to videos, course material, online support calls, as well as downloadable infographics and the learning manual. There will be weekly integration calls with your facilitators to deepen and anchor the learning.


What the course includes:

  • Four three-hour weekly workshops to cover the theoretical component of the work.
  • Six 90-minute weekly integration calls to connect with other coaches and your facilitators in order to deepen the work presented in the online material.
  • Full access to the Teachable course material.
  • Downloadable manual.
  • Full support through the certification and assessment process.
  • Ongoing professional development.

For further inquiries on the Professional Recovery Wellness Coaching please feel free to email us on [email protected] and we will get back to you.