Sustainable addiction recovery is about more than the mind... the issues live in our tissues.
“Sustainable addiction recovery is about more than the mind…the issues live in our tissues…” Nikki Myers, Yoga for 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) Founder
What is Y12SR?
Modeled from the meetings of 12-step addiction recovery programs, Y12SR combines the structure of a 12-step meeting with the practices and philosophies of yoga. The program was created by Nikki Myers in 2003 and is now offered throughout the country and internationally.Y12SR is a relapse prevention program designed to support and offer healing to addicts and persons affected by addiction. Y12SR meetings are open to the community and all are welcome to attend—one does not need to currently be attending a 12-step program or practice yoga to participate.
What is Y12SR NOT?
Y12SR is not a 12-step program, nor does it replace 12-step meetings or any addiction recovery program.
What can participants expect?
Each meeting includes a group-sharing circle preceded or followed by an intentional, themed yoga class. This combination of yoga with the 12-step model empowers us to approach the physical, mental, and spiritual challenges of addiction. Each student is welcome to speak and share during the sharing circle, but nobody is required or pressured to do so. The facilitator may incorporate meditation or breathing exercises, all of which will be guided with thoughtful instruction. The yoga practice is designed for all levels. Please wear comfortable clothes, and arrive with an open heart and open mind.
Join us at Heart of the Village Yoga, 5:30 – 7:pm, Tuesday evenings to participate
in a Y12SR Meeting. Classes are donation based. Click here for more information and to register.