Y12SR Leadership Training

This Y12SR program presents a framework for addiction recovery that includes the cognitive approach of the 12-step program, the trauma healing approach of Somatic Experiencing and the body-based approaches offered by yoga and mindfulness practices.

Utilizing material from ancient texts, trauma research as well as information and data from modern neuroscience studies, we will discuss exactly how combining the cognitive and somatic approaches can support changes in brain patterning. This holistic framework, based in the theme, ‘The Issues Live in Our Tissues’, presents a holistic relapse prevention model that supports compassionate awareness, change and healing.

Y12SR Combined Certification with Nikki Myers

The Y12SR Combined Training equips participants to hold Y12SR classes in their communities. This is a combination of the Y12SR Intensive and the Leadership Training. This training results in full Y12SR certification. The first section of the training focuses on the ‘understanding and application’ of yoga and the 12 steps. Here we will:

• Explore the sources of addictive behavior

• Investigate yogic and 12-step principles as a foundation of recovery

• Recognize the symptomology of unresolved trauma and nervous system dys-regulation

• Discover sustainable ways for self-regulation that enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being

The second section of the program gives participants the tools to offer weekly Y12SR classes in their communities. In this section participants learn to:

• Create safe, sacred, open, and inclusive space that welcomes all dealing with their own addictive behaviors or are affected by the addictive behavior of others

• Use yoga and its practices to provide relapse prevention tools and sustainable ways to manage internal stress

• Take advantage of teachable moments, help resolve ambivalence and work with those who may be struggling emotionally

• Recognize the traps of projection, transference, countertransference, boundary violations and spiritual bypass

• Develop a network of professionals including trauma experts and others in the addiction recovery treatment field