Lessons in Conference Planning – After Boundaries and Bridges 2019

2019-06-10T20:01:05+00:00

The Inspiration - why host a conference about bad stuff? On May 25, Yoga Outreach hosted its first ever conference: Exploring Boundaries, Building Bridges: Connecting Yoga, community, and self. We started by booking Matthew Remski, who had recently published a book about the aftermath of sexual abuse revelations in a well-known yoga community. While planning this author visit, we realized that there was even more to talk about. In the case of Pattabhi Jois, victims were fearful of coming forward against this popular important leader, and communities around the world reacted with complete denial, vicious anger, or suggestions that victims simply [...]

Lessons in Conference Planning – After Boundaries and Bridges 20192019-06-10T20:01:05+00:00

Could trauma-informed yoga benefit drug treatment for youth?

2017-07-19T11:26:03+00:00

Yoga Outreach has been providing trauma-informed yoga classes to justice-involved and at-risk youth for 18 years.   Based on the empirical studies that have established trauma-informed yoga as an evidence-based treatment intervention, and the observations of Yoga Outreach teachers, Yoga Outreach submitted a proposal to the Department of Justice to examine the efficacy of trauma-based yoga, and similar mindfulness-based stress reduction programs, as a promising adjunctive treatment intervention for justice involved youth receiving treatment for substance use disorders.   This study examines published studies and “grey literature” on both the standard substance use treatment models as well as a small, but [...]

Could trauma-informed yoga benefit drug treatment for youth?2017-07-19T11:26:03+00:00

What does it mean to hold space?

2017-07-07T11:25:07+00:00

Yoga Outreach has been providing trauma-informed yoga classes to justice-involved and at-risk youth for 18 years.   Based on the empirical studies that have established trauma-informed yoga as an evidence-based treatment intervention, and the observations of Yoga Outreach teachers, Yoga Outreach submitted a proposal to the Department of Justice to examine the efficacy of trauma-based yoga, and similar mindfulness-based stress reduction programs, as a promising adjunctive treatment intervention for justice involved youth receiving treatment for substance use disorders.   This study examines published studies and “grey literature” on both the standard substance use treatment models as well as a small, but [...]

What does it mean to hold space?2017-07-07T11:25:07+00:00

Yoga Outreach to provide trauma-sensitive yoga to women and children fleeing abuse across BC

2016-07-31T11:32:19+00:00

Yoga Outreach and BC Society of Transition Houses launching 5-year  research project called "Reaching Out with Yoga"  funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada that will provide trauma-sensitive yoga programming for women and children in transition houses across BC.   VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (March 30, 2016) - Domestic violence affects many women and children in BC. Programs that complement Transition House services, such as Reaching Out With Yoga, are an important part of supporting families as they leave their lives behind, and try to start over.   Yoga Outreach is non-profit that has been providing weekly yoga programs in various social [...]

Yoga Outreach to provide trauma-sensitive yoga to women and children fleeing abuse across BC2016-07-31T11:32:19+00:00

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