Yoga for 12-Step Recovery

Addiction is more common than you may think. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. That is approximately 1 in 10 Americans. With that in mind odds are that you, or someone you know, has dealt with substance addiction.

But addiction travels beyond substance misuse and ventures into more subtle territories. Dr. Marsha Linehan notes that “addiction includes any repetitive behavior that an individual is unable to stop, despite the negative consequences of the behavior and the person’s best efforts to stop.” This definition invites us to expand our perspective on what addiction looks like and encourages a deeper level of self-inquiry.

It is with that expanded view of addiction and the self-inquiry that followed that I became interested in completing the Y12SR (Yoga for 12-Step Recovery) Leadership Training. From mindless social media scrolling to alcohol consumption and everything between and beyond, I believe we are all susceptible to falling into patterns of successful, yet unproductive, methods of coping with difficult emotions. I know I certainly have! And, as Nikki Myers the creator of Y12SR says “we are all addicted to something.”

Y12SR was created as a holistic model to address the dis-ease of addiction. Each Y12SR session includes a group sharing circle, yoga, and meditation. Together, we will cultivate social support and connection.

Y12SR sessions begin May 1st at The Studio and are open to anyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or those affected by the addictive behavior of others. Given the perspective presented above, that means everyone is encouraged to join us!

Every Wednesday beginning May 1st

Location & Time:
The Studio - 5100 Franklin Ave. Waco, TX 76710 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Each session is donation based. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to MHMR Peer Support Services. Suggested cash donation of $10.

Led by:
Tara Macchioni will act as the space holder for each Y12SR session. Tara has completed the Y12SR Leadership Training and is excited to bring this powerful practice to Waco!

To sign up for a Y12SR session, please visit

To learn more about Yoga for 12-Step Recovery please visit Y12SR.