More than Mental
Addictive behaviors are ingrained not only in the mind, but also in the body. The founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR), Nikki Myers, often says, "The issues live in our tissues." The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) addresses addiction as the mental, physical and spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR is recognized as part of a holistic recovery program rather than as a replacement for the 12-Step Program and other therapies.
Addictive behaviors disconnect us from ourselves, our loved ones, and our environments. Conversely, the word yoga means union, integration, and balance. The practice of yoga teaches the fine art of balancing our multidimensional lives while living in a complex world. When we learn to breathe smoothly through challenging poses on the yoga mat, we can apply the same principles to remain calm and steady when faced with life's many challenges.
Y12SR is a relapse prevention program. The community-oriented classes are facilitated by Y12SR leaders, or space-holders. The classes are open to anyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. No regular Y12SR classes are currently being offered, but there may be periodic Y12SR workshops at Yoga Chikitsa.
For more support in recovery, check out Tommy Rosen's Recovery 2.0 community. You can access his Recovery Resource Guide here.
Don't hesitate to reach out if I can be of service in terms of private Y12SR sessions or Recovery Coaching. Namaste!