Meetings/classes are by cash-only donation – all donations go to NamaStay Sober, a Boston based non-profit organization that provides complimentary yoga, meditation, cycling, rock climbing and art classes to individuals recovering from addiction.
Y12SR (http://y12sr.com/) combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of Yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental & spiritual dis-ease that it is. Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and Yoga practice open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All As are welcome.
During the Yoga portions of class, I will offer either Yin Yoga or Yoga Nidra.
Yin Yoga is an approach to postural yoga that is complimentary to an active style of postural yoga. The intentions in Yin are to stimulate, strengthen and revive tissues of the body that are not addressed in other active styles of yoga. In Yin Yoga, you bring your body into a posture where you feel modest levels of sensation, you allow your muscles to relax within that experience, and you try to remain relatively still for between three to five minutes. The vast majority of the poses are done on the floor.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditative practice for deep relaxation and healing. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation that typically is done for 35 to 45 minutes lying down. In Yoga Nidra, we restore our body, senses, and mind to their natural function, and awaken a seventh sense that allows us to feel no separation, that only sees wholeness, tranquility, and well-being. A proven antidote to anxiety, Yoga Nidra has been adopted by veterans, recovering addicts, and average stressed-out people of all ages and walks of life.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
All levels of yogis welcome. This 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 and support us on the path of continued recovery.
Micaela ‘Miki’ Garzoni has been practicing yoga intensely since 2009 and is currently enrolled in a 300 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Josh Summers. She has an unwavering passion for all that is Yoga, concentrating on Vinyasa and Yin. In June, 2016, she completed her training with Nikki Meyers as a leader for Y12SR – The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, and is offering this class in Acton, MA, on a monthly basis. In long term recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, Miki wants to bring support, healing, and yoga to anybody touched by addictions in her community. A mother of three and grandmother of one, Miki is dedicated to her family; to her Friesian horse Kosmo; and to AA and the recovery community. In the evening, when not at meetings, Miki loves to knit and read books on yoga and recovery.
Revolution Community Yoga
537 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720