Kyczy Hawk RYT E-500 is a yoga instructor and author. She teaches in treatment centers as well as yoga studios in her hometown of San Jose, CA. Her volunteer time includes teaching yoga in Elmwood Women’s Jail and The Recovery Cafe San Jose. She has been a space holder for the internationally known Y12SR (Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery) for over six years.

Kyczy has published several books including “Yoga and the Twelve Step Path” 2012 and “Life in Bite Sized Morsels” 2015. Her book “Yogic Tools for Recovery; A Guide To Working The Steps” which was launched November 14, 2017.

Kyczy has developed a series of yoga sequences for Studio Live TV that incorporate recovery principles in all-levels yoga classes. The link for them can be found on her website
Recovery has allowed her to heal and enhance her relationships with her kids, her family and her grand-family. Life is now rich with possibilities which she explores with art, craft and travel.

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  1. Kyczy, Thank you so much for this gentle, more in depth explanation of how yoga works the twelve steps through our bodies on all levels. I understand this now, as I have not before-intellectually. I find myself ready for more. I very much needed to hear your words, “when we are not safe, we do not grow…”.
    This is true for me. I must now give myself permission to find a safe place to do yoga, so that I can grow, and more deeply heal, in the ways my heart, mind and body is asking for, as you described. Heaviness and tightness in the lower back, the hips and pelvic areas, where I carry much stiffness that needs to be worked out. So very glad you are present and giving your gifts in wisdom, as you continually live your own exploration.

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