Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) is a 12 step based discussion and yoga practice open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behaviors or affected by the addictive behaviors of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s (NA, AA, SLA, Al-Anon) are welcome.
In this group, we weave together the ancient wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12 step programs. We recognize that the “issues live in our tissues” and through our intentional themed yoga practice, guided by our breath, we invoke God to help us release whatever is held.
This group is in no way a replacement for 12 step meetings, a sponsor, or any other part of a 12 step recovery program. It is an adjunct providing what we believe is another helpful tool in addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual disease of addiction.
Our sharing and practice is based on the 12 steps. Just as the practices of yoga bring us into alignment, the 12 steps bring us into right alignment with something greater than ourselves. The analogy used in the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery is, as human, we are a vessel. Addiction turned our vessel upside down. Steps 1-3 turn the vessel right side up. Steps 4-9 help prepare the vessel for sail. Steps 10-12 set the vessel to sail on a spiritual voyage.