Y12SR is a 12-Step based discussion and yoga practice open to anyone with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group, all are
welcome! Today it is rare to find someone who has not been affected by the disease of addiction either personally or by the addiction of others. Tommy Rosen, a leading authority on addiction defines it as any behavior that you continue to engage in despite the negative consequences. Disease or “lack of ease” is something anyone experiences whenever we are struggling with the things that keep up stuck. The 6 big addictions, drug, alcohol, food, sex, gambling and now technology are obvious. But what about the underlying addictive behaviors that we continue to do despite their negative effects on our lives such as procrastination, negative thinking, self-doubt and resentments? All of these give us “lack of ease” in our lives, which leads to disease. Y12SR (Yoga for 12-Step Recovery) is guided by its theme, “The Issues Live in the Tissues” and assists people to develop body awareness to help learn to feel what’s going on in their bodies and to self-regulate. Yoga combined with the cognitive tools of the 12-Steps truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual disease that it is.
Kim Hurd is from Madison, WI, is a certified Y12SR Leader (Yoga for 12-Step Recovery) , a 200 Hour Alliance trained Vinyasa Flow instructor, and a CCAR certified Recovery Coach. Kim is passionate about mentoring others to the path of recovery with the theme of Y12SR that the “Issues Live in Our Tissues”. Through the holistic approach of yoga, meditation and nutrition in addition to the 12-Steps this creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease that it is. She teaches Y12SR at drug treatment centers through the Urban Outreach Foundation and at yoga studios. She also mentors through both private and online consultations to women who are struggling from their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. She is the co-founder of “The Gathering, Dream Dance Chant Play” an organization that gathers women in recovery from around the world at retreats and online moon circles.