THE BLOG

My Interview with Nikki Myers--Creator of Y12SR 12 step recovery kari doherty nikki myers podcast interview recovery yoga and recovery yoga and twelve step recovery yoga for recovery yoga of 12 step recovery Jan 23, 2023

NEW PODCAST ALERT (Read to the end for giveaway details!)

Recently, I went on a one hour coffee date with a man I met on a dating app.

He didn’t ask excellent questions, as I generally hope...

Continue Reading...
Courage to Change the Things I Can 12 step recovery beginners yoga recovery serenity prayer wisdom yoga and twelve step recovery Jan 09, 2023

NEW PODCAST ALERT

In November I started teaching yoga twice a week at a local charter high school called Harmony Academy. 

I was contacted to teach yoga to the students for their PE period.

...

Continue Reading...
Integration for the New Year 12 step recovery baptiste yoga beginners yoga integration recovery vinyasa yoga yoga yoga and twelve step recovery Jan 02, 2023

NEW PODCAST ALERT

One major change that occurred for me in 2022 was finding sobriety.

As of writing this, I have 137 days weed and alcohol free.

On New Year's Eve I had the honor of being the...

Continue Reading...
Savasana as a Revolutionary Act 12 step recovery baptiste yoga beginners yoga savasana yoga and twelve step recovery Nov 21, 2022

NEW PODCAST ALERT

Early on in my yoga practice a discussion about savasana had come up one day while at the yoga studio. I said to the person with whom I was speaking that “I’m not...

Continue Reading...
J.A.D.E.--Justify, Argue, Defend, Explain 12 step recovery baptiste yoga beginners yoga recovery yoga and twelve step recovery Nov 14, 2022

NEW PODCAST ALERT

If you listen to my weekly podcast, you know that I love a good acronym! Acronyms are a type of mnemonic device that can help increase your ability to recall and retain...

Continue Reading...
Neti, Neti (Not that, Not that) 12 step recovery baptiste yoga recovery what is yoga yoga and twelve step recovery Nov 07, 2022

NEW PODCAST ALERT

Remember that saying we’re “human beings not human doings”? Cliches may feel trite and overused, but they remain true for many of us.

Maybe you can...

Continue Reading...
What is downward facing dog? baptiste yoga beginners yoga downward facing dog yoga and twelve step recovery yoga for beginners yoga pose Oct 05, 2022

 Downward facing dog is a capstone pose. We take this pose so frequently in yoga practice, returning to it over and over again. If you practice in the style of vinyasa yoga, which is what I...

Continue Reading...
What is Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery (Y12SR)? beginners meditation breath step eleven yoga and twelve step recovery yoga practice Aug 16, 2022

 Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery is a method coined by Nikki Myers. In order to lead Y12SR meetings, one may become a certified Y12SR space holder by attending Nikki’s two day leadership...

Continue Reading...
How do I modify a Sun Salutation? 5 Sun Salutation Modifications for Beginners beginners yoga modification oregon portland what is a sun salutation yoga and twelve step recovery yoga for beginners Aug 02, 2022

On the day of writing this, I’ve taught somewhere in the ballpark of over 1,000 yoga classes. In the span of that time, I have met and worked with a lot of people. In my experience, with...

Continue Reading...
What is yoga? beginners yoga breath help meditation oregon principles self help student teacher what is yoga yoga yoga and twelve step recovery yoga for beginners yoga practice Jul 28, 2022

WHAT IS YOGA?

It took me about 10 years of exposure to yoga before I ever enjoyed my first class. 

My first experiences with yoga were frankly, terrible

On most occasions, I would try a yoga...

Continue Reading...