• Y12SR

    yoga of 12 step recovery
    a bhakti center social initiative

The Bhakti Center is happy to partner with Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) to provide support for people struggling with addiction, through weekly yoga classes.

Y12SR is a relapse prevention program that combines the timeless wisdom of yoga, the practical tools of 12-step programs, and the latest research on trauma healing. As part of a holistic recovery program, it works in tandem with traditional treatment to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of addiction.

The program serves those recovering from all manifestations of addiction, from behavioral addictions to substance abuse – creating a safe place on the mat where trauma can be released. It also supports those who are impacted by a loved one’s addiction.


Y12SR Yoga Class & Meeting /  tuesdays, 7:30-8:45pm (room: 2w)

•  Classes begin with a 12-Step meeting centered on a theme, such as honesty, hope, faith or courage, then continue with a Yoga class built upon that theme.

Y12SR Meditation Class & Meeting / thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm (room: 2e)

•  30 minute meeting and 30 minute meditation that will vary between a guided seated mediation, yoga nidra or guided restorative practice.

where?  the bhakti center. 25 first ave.

how much?   classes are donation based *

registration not required

what to expect

  • no yoga experience is necessary – the classes are for all levels, from absolute beginners to accomplished yogis
  • friendly & knowledgeable teacher makes yoga philosophy and practice clear and simple
  • a chance to come together, hear some inspiring wisdom, and move our body’s in a supportive environment
  • group size approx. 10-25 people

*  All proceeds from The Bhakti Center’s Y12SR classes are reinvested in addiction recovery services.

For more information on The Bhakti Center’s Y12SR classes write to y12sr@bhakticenter.org.

The Bhakti Center’s Y12SR program is directed by Alexandra Seijo, an accomplished yoga teacher and practitioner. Her interest in 12 Step Recovery was born from her experience of growing up with addiction in her family and her own personal struggle. Her introduction to Bhakti-yoga was the seed that started her own journey to recovery.

“For many years I’ve contemplated the parallels between the wisdom of the yoga tradition and 12 step recovery, and intertwined them into my personal practice to find an easier, softer way. In recovery we have a second chance to be receptive to the miracle of life, to try to love all living beings, and to feel the power of God while practicing integrity, honesty, and patience – one day at a time.”

Alex holds a 500-hour yoga teacher certification from Pure Yoga and has studied Yoga of 12 Step Recovery under the program’s founder, Nikki Myers. She is a long-standing member of the recovery community.

Her favorite verse is Bhagavad-gita, 6:30:
yo māṁ paśyati sarvatra / sarvaṁ ca mayi paśyati
tasyāhaṁ na praṇaśyāmi / sa ca me na praṇaśyati
“For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.”