This five-year research project brought trauma-informed yoga to women, children, and youth who have experienced violence and were using transition or second stage housing services in BC, as well as to those who support them. Yoga teachers from the community were trained in trauma-informed yoga in order to support these classes. The project explored how this style of yoga impacts the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced violence, as well as anti-violence workers.
This was a collaborative project between Yoga Outreach and the BC Society of Transition Houses a a member-based, provincial umbrella organization that, through leadership, support and collaboration, enhances the continuum of services and strategies to respond to, prevent and end violence against women, children and youth.
This project launched in 2015 and will ran through 2021 and was made possible through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.