YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY ("Y12SR") MISSION:
To Empower Individuals with Practices that Support Recovery and Enhance Physical, Mental and Spiritual Well Being.
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery offers a rich and powerful framework for addiction recovery and relapse prevention.
Y12SR “connects the dots” between the ancient wisdom of yoga, the practical tools of 12-step programs and the latest research on trauma healing and neurobiology. As part of a holistic recovery program, it works in tandem with traditional treatment to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of addiction.
The program serves people recovering from all manifestations of addiction, from behavioural addictions to substance abuse – creating a safe space on the mat where trauma can be released. It also supports those who are impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Weekly meetings led by certified Y12SR leaders are available in community settings internationally.
US based Y12SR founder Nikki Myers began offering Yoga of 12-Step Recovery intensives in 2003, drawing on her personal background and experience to introduce an integrated practice to her local yoga and 12-step communities. As demand grew, the program evolved into structured weekly meetings, with trainings that prepare leaders to bring Y12SR into their own communities.
Tina Ward is a certified Y12Sr leader based in The Hague, Netherlands. Yogaward offers weekly Y12SR meetings which are open to all regardless of whether you are or are not a member of Yogaward. Details of meetings can be found on the Yogaward Calendar.