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Yoga of 12 Step Recovery comes to Thetford

Yoga of 12 Step Recovery comes to Thetford

4 February 2019

Every Thursday at 5:15pm in our Norfolk service's Thetford office, the recovery café area is transformed into a yoga studio. One of our staff members is trained in the delivery of ‘Yoga of 12 Step Recovery’ so we are pleased to offer these sessions to our service users and affected others.

The official blurb says Y12SR “connects the dots” between the ancient wisdom of yoga, the practical tools of 12-step programs, and the latest research on trauma healing and neurobiology. As part of a holistic recovery program, it works in tandem with traditional treatment to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of addiction.

One of our service users had this to say about it:

“I have had many years battling addiction and mental illness especially anxiety, and as such am fearful of change and trying new things. When I heard about the 12 step yoga program, I had many questions - am I fit enough, can I do it ? However my fears were unfounded. It is an extremely relaxing practice, some of the poses can be a little tricky at first, but there is a very comfortable pose to return to at any time if you're struggling, and no-one is judging, just learning. You can also share with the group if you wish, but it is by no means compulsory. I leave the sessions feeling refreshed and relaxed in the knowledge that each time I've taken part in an activity that's good for mind, body and soul. I've started to feel fitter and more confident. It is a more than suitable past time for all shapes, sizes and abilities and a great opportunity to try something new. Finally, the sessions are completely free, so you need only bring yourself and an open mind.”

If this is for you, please contact our Thetford Office on 01603 514096 to find out more.