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

Project Partner CEDAR + GOLD

Cedar and Gold is an Indigenous-led initiative that facilitates the development of culturally-rooted health and wellness programs for Indigenous communities and organizations across Turtle Island. We collaborate with Indigenous Knowledge Holders, Elders, artists, and health professionals to offer a variety of initiatives for youth, women, and men to promote balance in body, mind and spirit. Learn more about us at cedarandgold.ca.

The development of this initiative was made possible by funding from the Province of British Columbia and the Healthy Communities Initiative