Yoga Outreach provides trauma-sensitive yoga programming to adults and youth facing challenges with mental health, addiction, poverty, violence, trauma, and imprisonment. Volunteers are trained by Yoga Outreach on how to deliver trauma-sensitive and accessible yoga programs. Last year, Yoga Outreach facilitated more than 600 classes in the Lower Mainland.
“It’s inspiring to watch the clients see a program through and move onto next stage, progress, become empowered, centered and strong. To be in savasana without opening their eyes, fully relaxed and still, letting go. The women have become strong before my eyes, and its amazing to be a part of..." - Volunteer Instructor, Addictions Treatment Centre.
For as little as $15 a month, less than a drop in yoga class, you can ensure that youth and adults in mental health facilities, prison or youth custody, alcohol and drug treatment centers, women and children who have experienced violence, or adults suffering from early onset dementia, have access to the powerful and healing practices of yoga and meditation, providing a method to reclaim their minds and bodies, to self regulate, and to connect with people in their community.