FNWYI is a unique, 80-hour trauma-informed curriculum and training that prepares First Nations women and two spirited people to practice and offer culturally-responsive and trauma-informed yoga programs in their respective communities.

We collaborated with community leaders, Knowledge Keepers, Yoga teachers, Indigenous scholars, and Elders to create the framework for this program. In its future iterations it will be stewarded by Jessica Barudin.

For inquiries about the initiative please contact Jessica Barudin at jessicabarudin@gmail.com

The development of this initiative was made possible by funding from the Province of British Columbia and the Healthy Communities Initiative in 2020 and 2021 respectively.