The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leadership Training

Teaches participants the tools to offer weekly Yoga of 12-Step Recovery classes in their communities.

Important Notice

To be fully qualified to host Y12SR meetings you must complete both the Intensive as well as the Leadership Training.

What the training teaches

  • Create safe, sacred, open, inclusive space that welcomes all those dealing with their own addictive behavior or are affected by the addictive behavior of others.
  • Understand the 12-step process of addiction recovery as well as recognizing the symptomology of unresolved trauma, and a dys-regulated nervous system.
  • Use yoga and its practices to provide relapse prevention tools and sustainable ways for managing internal states.
  • Take advantage of teachable moments, help resolve ambivalence and work with those who are struggling emotionally.
  • Use social learning theory to model new behavior through observational learning.
  • Recognize the traps of projection, transference, countertransference, boundary violation, spiritual bypass/arrogance.
  • Work collaboratively within the group setting and with institutions.
  • Develop a network of professionals including trauma experts and others in the addiction/recovery treatment field.

As a result of the Y12SR Leadership training, there are now 12-step recovery based yoga classes held all over the United States. Want to find a leader in your area? Our list of certified leaders is here.

Upcoming Leadership Trainings


August 22-24, 2014

SoulSpace Yoga & Wleeness
26-28 West Main St., 2d floor, Plantsville, CT 06479

October 3-5, 2014

CITYOGA School of Yoga & Health
2442 Central Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46205

October 10-12, 2014

Uptown Yoga Lakewood
7330 Gaston Ave Dallas TX 75214

November 21-23, 2014

Yoga Home
424 E Elm Street, Conshohocken PA 19428

December 5-7, 2014

Body Grace Fitness & Yoga
215 Mill St. N.E., Vienna, VA 22180

March 6-8, 2015

EVOLVE Movement
219 Oberlin Road, Raleigh NC 27605