Explore an addiction recovery model that connects the dots between the ancient wisdom of yoga, neuroscience breakthroughs, and the practical tools of 12-step programs. With this course, take the first step toward becoming Y12SR certified and promoting healing and recovery in your community.
Nikki Myers is a yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner who founded CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. She launched Yoga of 12-Step Recovery in 2004 based on her own personal struggles with addiction.
"Nikki is raw, authentic, generous, funny, open-hearted, and brilliant and gives all of herself to this work and to her students. I'm in awe of her commitment and her love. I cannot recommend her work enough and know that anyone who works with her will cultivate the essential skills to support them on their own path of healing and embodied recovery."
— Seane Corn
"Nikki is a dedicated student, an inspired and passionate teacher, and a masterful trainer of teachers. She is committed to the ongoing study and practice of yoga and sharing its life-changing benefits with those working to overcome addictive behavior. I was honored to have her as a student in the Viniyoga teacher and therapists training programs, and am honored to have her as a friend."
— Gary Kraftsow
Y12SR stands for the Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. Rooted in the wisdom of Yoga Sutra 2:16 (“future suffering can be avoided”), the Y12SR online intensive integrates the cognitive tools of the 12-step program with the somatic practices offered through yoga.
This training can benefit anyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or those affected by the addicted behaviors of others. It’s also for yoga teachers and addiction recovery professionals who may be interested in becoming Y12SR leaders and offering Y12SR in their communities.
A certified Y12SR leader is someone who has completed part 1 and 2 of the Y12SR training and is now able to offer Y12SR classes to their community. They have the tools and knowledge to create and hold safe spaces for those impacted by addiction.
There are two steps to becoming a certified Y12SR leader. The first is to take this prerequisite online intensive (Y12SR: The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Training) offered through Yoga International. The second is to complete the in-person Y12SR leadership training that is offered in various cities throughout the United States and abroad.
No. This is part one of a two-step process.
No. This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about addiction, yoga, and the 12 steps.
Yes. You can log six non-contact hours with Yoga Alliance.
Y12SR was born from founder Nikki Myers’ personal journey through addiction, relapse, and recovery. Nikki is a yoga therapist, teacher, somatic experiencing practitioner, and founder CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. She launched Y12SR in 2004.
There are 8 chapters that are broken down into individual learning modules that are easy to follow. Additionally, there is a digital pdf provided for course takers to reference as they view the presentation. At the end of the course, there is a review that you must complete if you would like to go on to part two of the Y12SR leader certification process.
Yoga Alliance requires all yoga teachers to accumulate at least 30 hours of continuing education every three years. 6 online hours are allowed to count toward this requirement.
Fulfilling six of these study hours is as easy as logging into the Yoga Alliance website and entering your hours after you’ve completed Y12SR. Continue your yoga education with this course and more from the Yoga International library!