Increasingly recognized as an effective intervention for relapse prevention, Yoga of 12 Step Recovery brings together the practical tools of 12-step programs, trauma healing and the science of neurobiology with the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy. Its holistic approach supports people who are in recovery from all manifestations of addiction; as well as family members, partners and friends who are affected by a loved one’s addiction.
Y12SR trainings are open to yoga teachers as well as other professionals, including social workers and counselors who work at juvenile hall. To be fully qualified to host Y12SR meetings, participants must complete both an introductory intensive and a leadership training.
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Training Curriculum:
The Y12SR Intensive is a weekend workshop for those who are interested in deepening their understanding and application of the 12-step program and its symbiotic relationship with yoga. It is now most frequently offered through online Y12SR Webinars to facilitate distance learning. Whether held online or in person, this intensive is “Step 1” of the two-part certification process to become a Y12SR leader.
6 hours of CEUs for the online intensive or 12 hours of CEUs for the live training are available through Yoga Alliance.
The Y12SR Leadership Training teaches space holders how to host weekly Yoga of 12-Step Recovery classes in their communities. These can be offered as open donation-based classes, or at a local treatment center. This training is “Step 2” of the two-part Y12SR certification process.
8 hours of CEUs are available through Yoga Alliance.
Occasionally, the Y12SR Combined Training is offered through larger venues or internationally. This combines the curriculum offered through the Y12SR Intensive and Leadership Training, allowing participants to become fully certified through a single training.
24 hours of CEUs are available through Yoga Alliance.
The Breaking Barriers Training: Exploring Personal Samskaras is not part of the Y12SR certification process, but provides a valuable tool to support relapse prevention. It examines the roots of codependency, often described as ‘the addiction to look elsewhere,’ the base out of which all other compulsions arise. Through lecture, discussion, experiential exercises and the tools of yoga, this weekend workshop presents tools for healing through a process of awareness, self-love and creativity.
12 hours of CEUs are available through Yoga Alliance.
Venues across the country, including:
Y12SR Conference and Retreat
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Y12SR Intensive (Step 1 of Y12SR certification)
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Y12SR Leadership Training (Step 2 of Y12SR certification)
Y12SR Combined Training (Complete both levels of Y12SR certification)
Breaking Barriers Training
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery trainings are generally three-day intensives hold over the course of a weekend, offering 8 to 12 hours of instructional time. Y12SR online intensives, held by webinar, offer a condensed schedule of 6 hours of instructional time. Combined trainings, which give participants the opportunity to become fully certified to lead Y12SR meetings, are held over the course of four days and provide 24 hours of instructional time. To view the most recently added dates across the country and internationally, visit Y12SR.com.
Pricing and registration:
Registration begins at $180 for Y12SR’s introductory online intensives, and ranges up to $550 for the combined training. Pricing may vary for special workshops and intensives that offer more or less than the standard hours of instruction.