Nikki Myers

Keynote Speaker

The Issues are in the Tissues

This session presents a framework for addiction relapse prevention that includes the cognitive approach of the 12-step program, the trauma healing approach of Somatic Experiencing and the body/mind based approaches offered by yoga therapy and mindfulness practices.   Utilizing material from ancient texts, trauma research as well as information and data from modern neuroscience studies, we will explore how combining cognitive and somatic approaches supports changes in brain patterning.   This integrated framework, based in the  theme ‘The Issues Live in Our Tissues’,  presents a holistic addiction relapse prevention model that supports compassionate awareness, deep-rooted change and healing.   

Nikki Myers

An accomplished speaker, teacher, and practitioner, Nikki Myers is an MBA, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Health Coach. Born from her personal struggle with addiction, Nikki is the founder of Y12SR, Yoga of 12-Step Recovery. Based on its theme ‘the issues live in the tissues’, Y12SR is a relapse prevention program that weaves the art & science of yoga with the practical tools of 12- step programs. Y12SR meetings are available internationally, and the curriculum is rapidly becoming a feature of addiction recovery centres. Nikki’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Origin Magazine, and CBSnews.com. She is honoured to be a co-founder of the annual Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conferences at Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center. Nikki was a keynote speaker at the 2017 International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) conference, and a featured speaker at the International Conference on Integrative Medical held at Harvard Medical School. She was named a Yoga Journal Game Changer in 2015 and is an honoured recipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award. www.y12sr.com