About Asana Lodge

Operated by Step One Recovery, Asana Lodge is a recently refurbished 22-bed drug and alcohol rehab facility in Towcester, surrounded by the scenic countryside of Yardley Gobion. Asana Lodge drug and alcohol rehab centre offers a comfortable and relaxing space for residents to recover from their addictions whilst receiving top-quality care from a team of addiction treatment experts.

The services at Asana Lodge combine quality, modern accommodation with world-class therapy programmes to help those who have abused drugs and alcohol to understand the nature of their addiction and learn the ways to overcome it. The specialist team works around the clock to provide residents with much needed support and advice during their stay. Whilst Asana Lodge provides residents with traditional therapies such as group and cognitive behavioural therapy, they also offer unique treatment sessions to tackle addiction issues, such as weekly bootcamp sessions in the onsite gym with a personal trainer.

The facilities

Surrounded by beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, Asana Lodge is set within an acre of green space which gives residents the breathing space to relax and rewind after therapy sessions. The building matches the beauty of the outdoor scenery, as they have recently undergone huge renovations so residents can enjoy the highest-quality accommodation and modern facilities. The contemporary facilities are unlike anywhere else in the UK which provides clients with the perfect environment to receive relaxing rehabilitation treatment.

Asana Lodge’s facilities include:

  • 22 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Modern welcome lounge and visitor’s room
  • 1-2-1 therapy rooms
  • Library
  • Gym facility and personal trainer
  • Large lounge space for clients
  • Commercial kitchen and dining area
  • Bespoke nutrition plans
  • Healthy meals cooked by on-site chef
  • Laundry and cleaning
  • Outdoor garden and seating area

Their vision and values

The team keep their vision and values at the heart of everything they do.

Core values include:

  • To always focus on the needs of clients.
  • Take the greatest care in clients, their families, and staff at all times
  • Continue to be authentic and honest, even if it is difficult
  • Remain professional and always be willing to adapt to suggestions
  • Maintain the creative integration of scientific and evidence-based Holistic treatment
  • Be ethical at all costs

Asana Lodge’s approach

Asana Lodge make sure to take care of each client individually, which is why they create personalised treatment plans to suit the needs of every person. Their clients are regularly assessed by the team at the clinic to check for health and safety risks and to monitor the treatment plan. They understand that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to addiction treatment, so if the team feel that the treatment plan is not suitable or working well for the client, they are quick to adapt it based on personal requirements. They are unlike any other rehab facility in the UK and strive to put patients first in everything that they do.

They host weekly bootcamp sessions led by personal trainers, providing residents with a fun routine which enables them to make goals and achieve them. Physical health is hugely important which is why the sports sessions are such a great addition to their recovery programmes.

Their key offerings include:

CQC Accredited

Asana Lodge are committed to upholding the best quality of care for clients and are constantly looking for ways to further improve services. In line with government guidelines, Asana Lodge are inspected by the independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) who check for health and safety procedures as well as treatment programmes to ensure that clients are receiving adequate care in line with government regulation. They go above and beyond their requirements to provide patients with excellent care.

Meet the team!

Alexander Lapa – Psychiatrist

Dr Lapa is their psychiatrist who first graduated in Medicine in 2000 and has since gained accreditations in addiction related fields. He is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), is a member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and the Independent Doctors Federation (IDF).

Dr. Olalekan Otulana – Doctor

Dr. Otulana is a specialist in Substance Misuse Management who determines resident’s treatment needs for medical detoxification and other interventions. He is an experienced GP and Addiction Specialist Physician as well as an Advanced Practitioner Member of Addiction Professionals with a wide range of experience in the addiction field.

George Hayes – Personal Trainer

George has been active and loved sports for the last twenty years. He played rugby for the Wasps RFC Academy for two years and his since pursued a career in health and fitness. He works with Emma to provide residents with a weekly workout and hopes to make sustainable changes for those who have not been previously fit.

Emma Gazeley – Personal Trainer

Emma became a qualified Personal Trainer in 2012 and has since instructed over 1000 hours of 1-1 PT and group fitness sessions. She believes that strength comes from overcoming the things you couldn’t think you could do.

Claire Harris – Senior Recovery Worker

Claire is their Senior Recovery Worker who has worked in the Health and Social Care sector for over 15 years. She has a wealth of experience in the addiction field and has previously worked as a Support Worker and Rapid Response Health Care Assistant.

Madissar Iqbal – Operations Manager

Madissar has over 20 years of experience working in managerial positions in substance misuse areas, such as his work as a prison officer. He delivered various programmes to inmates suffering with substance addictions, and in 2006 set up the Drug Intervention Programme within Bedfordshire. Over the last two years Madissar has progressed to a senior managerial role at Asana Lodge.

Hichem Mzougui – Head Chef

Hichem is the head chef who makes nutritious meal plans for our residents. He has previously planned corporate events and client functions. Hichem is currently studying a degree in International Tourism Management and International Development at the University of Northampton alongside his work as a chef.

Jay Adshead – Lead Therapist

Jay is a Psychodynamic therapist who has worked as a therapist for the past 10 years. He specialises in alcohol misuse, stimulant and opiate use, managing trauma and disordered attachment styles. Altogether he has over 20 years of experience of substance misuse in both residential and community settings.

Don’t just take our word for it…


Tim said: “I have been in many treatment centres, and I have never experienced anything like this. I have learnt more here in 2 weeks than I have in all my time in and out of recovery. I cannot express my gratitude to Asana Lodge enough.

The staff, service, groups, therapies & overall experience was excellent. I am leaving here with a fantastic foundation to my recovery and I owe a massive thank you to all at Asana Lodge. I will be highly recommending to anyone in need.”


Clare Sanderson said: “Stayed for 15 days at Asana and cannot fault it one bit. I left a different person, every member of staff was amazing, never felt judged and was made to feel so welcome.”

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: May 13, 2024

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.