An accomplished speaker and teacher, Nikki is an MBA, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. Born from her struggles with addiction and work with countless students, 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 now featured in many addiction treatment centers. Nikki’s work has been noted in many publications and podcasts and she’s been a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide including the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) and the international conference on Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Nikki is honored to be a co-founder of the annual Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conferences at Esalen Institute and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She was named a Yoga Journal Game Changer and recipient of the esteemed NUVO Cultural Visionary Award.