In the second in a series of interviews for The Huffington Post Blog that features educators who will present at the 2013 Yoga Service Conference, Executive Director Rob Schware talks to Y12SR founder Nikki Myers on how she combined yoga and a 12-step addiction recovery program into one effective practice.
“Over the course of my years in the 12-step program, I’ve seen that there are many addicts in recovery just like me who are dealing with levels of disconnection that have roots way beyond the cognitive….(Y12SR) weaves the healing art and science of yoga together with the very practical tools of 12-step addiction recovery programs. It’s a relapse prevention program, based on the theme ‘the issues live in our tissues.'”
– Nikki Myers, founder of The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, a program now used in multiple treatment centers across the United States
Click here to read more about Nikki’s personal experience with overcoming addiction, and her vision for the future of service yoga in America.
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