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Welcome,
Thank you for taking the time to visit Happy Sober Yogi. I am so excited to
share the healing and transformational aspects of yoga with you. My goal is to
help people in recovery from addiction experience the freedom and peace of
mind offered by yoga and meditation. By connecting the mind, body and spirit
using breath and movement, individuals are given a powerful relapse
prevention tool. Yoga has been integral to my own recovery. Now it is my
privilege to share it with others. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Best Regards,
Natalie
Addictive behaviors separate and disconnect us from ourselves, our loved ones and our
environment. Yoga itself means union, integration, balance. In the addiction recovery
realm, yoga is an adjunct tool to address the physical, mental and spiritual disease of
addiction using breath, movement and mindfulness.
Yoga offers us the means to develop the physical energy, mental clarity, emotional
stability and determination to respond to life’s circumstances. Yoga is proven to reduce
stress and anxiety, which can be especially difficult in early recovery. By becoming aware
of the mind-body connection, one can feel the relapse pattern happening inside physically
and emotionally. This awareness gives people an invaluable opportunity to notice and
pause - an opportunity to rely upon recovery program tools, rather than relapsing on drugs
or alcohol.
Natalie Hyman founded Happy Sober Yogi to help people find hope, experience peace of
mind, and rediscover joy while living through challenging times. The ancient practices of
yoga and meditation are accessible, effective methods to empower individuals to embrace
sobriety and stay in long-term recovery.
Natalie trained in India with international yoga instructor Kia Miller to become a Radiant
Body Yoga teacher (RYT 200). Natalie is also a certified leader for Y12SR (Yoga of 12Step Recovery), an innovative relapse prevention program founded by Nikki Myers. In
May 2014, Natalie started the first Y12SR meeting in Colorado which is held on Saturday
mornings at the Orchard Club South in Englewood.
Natalie is a Harvard Law School graduate who left the legal profession to pursue her true
calling. After fighting breast cancer in 2009, getting sober in 2011, and losing her mother
to breast cancer in 2013, Natalie finally realized her destiny was to help others transform
their lives by overcoming challenges with courage and grace. By sharing her truth with
compassion and humor, Natalie inspires people to discover and live their truth.
The Happy Sober Yogi signature workshop offers a fun and easy introduction to these life
changing practices. Taught in a half-day format, suitable for all levels, amazing content!
Yoga and Meditation Practice
• One hour relaxing vinyasa yoga class
• Learn basic yoga terminology and asana (poses) –
with personal assistance and clear demonstrations
• Introduction to meditation and pranayama –
how to use breath and mantras to calm the body and mind
Discussion and Q&A
• What is Yoga? How can it help me?
• Yoga Philosophy + The 12 Steps + Spiritual Principles
• Each participant will receive written handouts with yoga sequence,
meditation and breathing practices to try at home
Recovery Communities & Resources
Recovery Books
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Alcoholics Anonymous - www.aa.org
Hazelden.org
Y12SR.com
tommyrosen.com (Recovery 2.0)
xa-speakers.org (AA speakers)
InTheRooms.com
advocatesforrecovery.org
youngpeopleinrecovery.org
manyfaces1voice.org (Anonymous People)
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Spiritual Inspiration
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Mark Nepo - marknepo.com
Eckhart Tolle - eckharttolletv.com
Marianne Williamson - marianne.com
Gary Zukav - seatofthesoul.com
en*theos - entheos.com
Spiritual Inspiration
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Yoga Classes Online
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YogaGlo - yogaglo.com
GaiamTV - gaiamtv.com
Meditation
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Chopra Center Meditation Resources - Link
Isha Foundation Free Meditation - Link
Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book)
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (AA
12x12)
Recovery 2.0, Move Beyond Addiction and
Upgrade Your Life - Tommy Rosen
A New Pair of Glasses - Chuck "C"
Each Day a New Beginning - Karen Casey
A Day at a Time - Hazelden Meditations
Twenty-Four Hours a Day - Hazelden
Meditations
Drop the Rock, Removing Character Defects Hazelden (Bill P., Todd W., Sara S.)
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The Book of Awakening - Mark Nepo
The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav
Illuminata, A Return to Prayer - Marianne
Williamson
A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
When Bad Things Happen to Good People -
Harold Kushner
When Things Fall Apart, Heart Advice for
Difficult Times - Pema Chodron
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
Yoga
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Meditations from the Mat - Rolf Gates
Yoga and the path of the Urban Mystic -
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Sri Swami
Darren Main
Satchidananda
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