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.”