Y12SR Yoga For 12-Step Recovery
Y12SR Yoga of 12-Step Recovery ONLINE
w/ Ashley Sporleder of Revolution Community Yoga
*Class not currently running*
Meetings/classes are by donation only. All donations will go to The Megan House Foundation, a residential treatment home for young women in recovery located in Lowell, MA: https://themeganhouse.org/programs/about/ (Please Venmo donations to @Ashley-Sporleder)
Y12SR (Yoga of 12 Step Recovery) is an innovative mind-and-body practice that addresses addiction relapse prevention. Each Y12SR session includes a group sharing circle, modeled from the meetings of the 12-Step addiction recovery programs, and an accessible yoga class, guided by its theme “The Issues Live in Our Tissues.” Y12SR pairs the practical tools of 12-Step programs with the traditions and wisdom of yoga to create a model that addresses addiction on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. Y12SR is open to anyone and everyone dealing with addiction (their own or the addictive behavior of others) and is an open and inclusive group. All “A’s” are welcome.
The 90-minute class will be split into two 45 minute sections with a brief break in between. The Meeting portion will consist of a reading/topic discussion and then group shares. The yoga portion will consist of a brief meditation, breath work and a Yin/Restorative practice that is accessible to all bodies and all levels (no yoga experience required). Please wear comfy clothing and grab whatever “props” you have- pillows and blankets work great!
Meetings/classes are by donation only. All donations will go to The Megan House Foundation, a residential treatment home for young women in recovery located in Lowell, MA: https://themeganhouse.org/programs/about/ (Please Venmo donations to @Ashley-Sporleder)Note: Y12SR is in no way a replacement for 12 step programs, a sponsor or any other addiction therapy. It is offered as another “tool” to help support you on the path of continued recovery.
Ashley first discovered yoga in 2016 at a time when she needed it most. As an athlete and Type A personality, she was no stranger to exercise but didn’t see the value in “stretching.” Within 30 days, that all changed. For the first time in a long time (maybe ever), she slowed down and felt at home on her mat. While the physical changes were great, it was the spiritual transformation that kept Ashley coming back for more. Through yoga, she was able to get out of her head and into her body and in turn, find balance, compassion, acceptance and healing. In 2018, Ashley completed her 200 hour teacher training under Cindy Boulter at Revolution Community Yoga. In 2020, she completed the Y12SR – Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Certification Training with Nikki Myers. As a woman in recovery, Ashley has dedicated herself to being a life-long student and to sharing with others exactly what yoga has given her: confidence, self-love and gratitude. Off the mat, Ashley enjoys hiking with her dog Levon, spending time with her family and friends and painting.