Nikki Myers developed Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) in 2004. Nikki is an accomplished yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner. She is the owner of CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. From her personal struggles with addiction, Nikki is quick to tell the world, "The 12-step program and Yoga saved my life - one is my lifeboat, the other my launching pad."
Y12SR Leadership Training this year on the West Coast! Nikki is coming to Willow Glen Yoga June 14 - 16, 2013. Sign up for this training now at the Willow Glen Yoga website workshop page.
This is a wonderful e-book to have with you at all times. Very useful for yoga teachers who need to have a quick, clear and complete reference at hand for student questions or when they have limitations. It is also a wonderful resource for students and their studies. Read more about Victoria E. McColm and her work - as well as order the book go to her website. Join in the conversation and keep yoga safe for all.
Blogs and Books
Excellent blogs on recovery topics begin with Lisa Fredrickson's website Breaking the Cycles.com Read about the many faces of addiction and recovery on her blog and other resources.
"Trauma and the Twelve Steps" by Jamie Marich, Ph.D. is a robust book giving therapists and clients, sponsees and sponsors a deep understanding about how the 12 Steps or recovery can be successfully used to help uncover and heal the wounds of trauma.
"Dharma Punx", "Against the Stream", "The Heart of the Revolution" and other books by Noah Levine. Come meditate with the Dharma Punx, make and distribute food and jackets at the annual San Jose CA burrito event, and find compassion for yourself and others. Meetings are held in LA, SF, Santa Cruz and San Jose CA, as well as NY and in BC, Canada. Check his site for more information.
"One Breath at a Time" and "A Burning Desire" are books by Kevin Griffin. He expands on the road to recovery and the Buddhists way. He is an awesome teacher and meditation instructor. More can be found out by checking his website.
Darren Littlejohn, a practicing Buddhist and yogi in the Portland area, and author of the highly acclaimed book: "The 12 Step Buddhist", is traveling a similar path. Keep abreast of what he is doing at the12stepbuddhist.com
Brenda Wilhelmson has written an award winningmemoir of her journey to a sober clean life, "Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife". Read about how the pain of a "high bottom" drunk can be healed in recovery. Watch an interview on the Father Albert show.
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