Yoga of 12 Step Recovery
Combining the ancient wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step programs.
Wednesdays at 4:00pm starting December 6, 2017
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) was created as a holistic model to address the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction. Informed by the latest research in neuroscience and trauma healing, Y12SR “connects the dots” by combining the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of the 12-step recovery model – the most well-known addiction recovery program in the world, with millions of active practitioners.
Whether you are working to overcome addiction or are impacted by the addictive behavior of others, Y12SR meetings are for you.
Modeled on the structure of 12-step meetings, Y12SR meetings include a group sharing circle followed or preceded by an intentional, themed yoga class. They are open to all individuals who are working to overcome all manifestations of addiction – from behavioral addictions, to substance abuse – as well as those impacted by the addictive behavior of others.
Pay an amount of your choosing. Meetings are donation-based, with all funds shared between the teacher, the host facility, and a local nonprofit that supports addiction recovery. You are welcome regardless of the size of your donation.
Regularly scheduled meetings are Wednesdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Please check the calendar in case of changes or cancelations before coming to class.
I’ve never practiced yoga before, can I come to a Y12SR meeting?
Yes. The yoga teacher will generally ask if there is anyone new to yoga. If they do not, let them know. Once you identify yourself as a beginning student, your teacher will offer specific guidance.
ARE Y12SR MEETING ONLY FOR MEMBERS OF AA?
These meetings are open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is a open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome.
IS Y12SR A REPLACEMENT FOR MY EXISTING RECOVERY PRACTICE?
No. Y12SR in no way replaces 12-step meetings, a sponsor, or any other part of a 12-step recovery program. It is an adjunct providing another helpful tool to more fully address the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction.
WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW IF I AM AN ADDICT, ALCOHOLIC, OR AFFECTED BY THE DIS-EASE OF ADDICTION?
You are welcome to be in the inquiry of these questions as you attend.
DO I NEED TO HAVE MY OWN YOGA EQUIPMENT TO PARTICIPATE?
No. There a loaner mats and props available at the studio.
What are Y12SR sessions like?
This 90 minute practice integrates yoga and 12 step recovery for individuals working to create and maintain a life of health and balance. We begin with a topic focused sharing circle based on 12-step philosophy and then take it to the mat where coordination of breath and movement offers us the healing power of yoga.