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


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

January 16-18, 2015

Nirvana Wellness and Yoga Center
321 Changebridge Rd, Montville, NJ 07045

February 27 – March 1, 2015

Mindful Turtle Yoga and Wellness
1111 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790

March 6-8, 2015

EVOLVE Movement
219 Oberlin Road, Raleigh NC 27605

March 13-15, 2015

Evolve Yoga and Massage
223 1st Ave, Kent, WA 98032

March 20-22, 2015

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

April 2-5, 2015

The Boiler House
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2BA, United Kingdom
+44 1284 777155

April 10-12, 2015

Yoga For Life
190 – 1 Belle Meade Road, Setauket, New York 11733
631-941-YOGA (9642)

April 24-26, 2015

Studio Bamboo
2861 Lynnhaven Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451