Y12SR – The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery "The issues live in our tissues."
What is Y12SR?
Y12SR is the Yoga of 12-Step Recovery.
Y12SR is an innovative mind-and-body practice that addresses alcoholism/addiction relapse prevention.
Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program of recovery with the physical and spiritual practices of yoga.
Y12SR pairs a traditional 12-step-based discussion group and a physical yoga practice.
12-Step recovery model is cognitive--a talking, thinking practice--& yoga offers a complimentary somatic approach.
Why Combine Yoga and Recovery?
The 12-Step Recovery model approaches addiction at the cognitive level. Created in 1939 by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, it is the most recognized and pervasive addiction recovery program in the world with millions of practitioners. Transcending alcohol and substance abuse, addiction recovery addresses behaviors such as gambling, overeating, sex and love, shopping, co-dependency, etc. Addictive behaviors separate and disconnect individuals from themselves, their families, and the their communities.
The traditional Yoga practice includes a somatic approach. Yoga itself means union, integration and balance. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR assists people to develop body awareness, to learn to feel what’s going on in their bodies, and to self-regulate.
How does it work?
Y12SR meeting are 90 minutes long in length. The first 45 minutes are an open discussion meeting (led by a trained Y12SR leader) followed by a 45 minute led yoga + meditation practice.
Who participates in Y12SR?
Y12SR is open to anyone and everyone dealing with alcoholism/addiction — their own, or the addictive behavior of others.
Y12SR is an open and inclusive group. All “A’s” are welcome.
What does it cost to do Y12SR?
We do not charge to participate in Y12SR. There is no fee to participate in the meeting and yoga class. Meetings are offered to the community by donation.
What do you do with the money that’s donated?
Donations are divided between the host facility (1/3), instructor (1/3) and a non-profit serving the recovery population in the community (1/3).
Modeled from the meetings of 12-step programs, the Yoga of 12- Step Recovery is a group-sharing circle followed by a intentional, themed yoga class. Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A'a are welcome.
The 12-step program approaches addiction at a cognitive level, yoga includes a somatic approach. The combining of the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual disease that it is. Yoga of 12-Step Recovery recognizes that yoga and its practices are a part of a holistic recovery program and rather than a replacement, it provides adjunct tools to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of addiction.