What an amazing women! Niiki founded Y12SR: THE YOGA OF 12-STEP RECOVERY, a relapse prevention program that brings together yoga philosophy and practices that weave together the ancient wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of the 12-step addiction recovery model. Niiki travels all around the U.S. giving leadership training for her program. This stems from her recovery of many addictions .
Niiki talked about co-dependency, the disease of the lost self. ” You can’t see the picture when you are in the frame.” She spoke about healthy boundaries and healthy self esteem. Our yoga practice was about holding the space through our asanas (poses) and to feel our own boundaries within. Trusting our intuition of self reliance. Niiki is a dynamic teacher who holds her own space. You can feel it from her. At the same time she is vulnerable and open with her words and actions. She really WALKS THE TALK!
(More about my time at Kripalu in coming blogs.)
What I got from Nikki
When you have a role model like Niiki Myers she inspires you to be your best self. There was this deep inner strength that I got from her that allowed me to feel it too. I loved how brutally honest she was. Nothing was left unsaid about her past. Ask and you will receive. Niiki helped me to not hide from the truth. To face my fears dead on. So leaving with her words of wisdom I have a tool box;
truth, caring, responsibility, courage, acceptance, communicate, understand and to be honest. It all starts with myself.
So much gratitude!
Thank you Niiki