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CE Workshop | Scientific Research on Yoga and Substance Use Disorder Recovery

December 9, 2021, 1pm ET


About This Workshop

One in seven people in the United States is expected to develop a Substance Use Disorder at some point in their lives, with only ten percent receiving some type of treatment. Nikki Myers (E-RYT 500), founder and director of Yoga for 12-Step Recovery, joins Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa for an important discussion on how yoga might help people who experience a Substance Use Disorder. This workshop will review the scientific research and rationale for using yoga to support recovery and improve overall mental health, and feature a real-world application of yoga as a powerful and sustainable supplement to 12-step programs. If you or someone you know suffers from substance use disorder or addiction, you may find resources on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website, or you can call their national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – U.S. only.

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About the Presenters

An accomplished speaker & teacher, Nikki is an MBA, E-RYT500, Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Ayurvedic Specialist. Born from her struggles with addiction and work with countless students, Nikki is the founder of Y12SR, Yoga of 12-Step Recovery.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Yoga Research for Yoga Alliance. Dr. Khalsa has conducted scientific yoga research since 2001 on yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and workplace and school settings.


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