Over the course of two projects funded by Justice Canada. Yoga Outreach first completed an environmental scan and comprehensive literature review. The goal of this project was to compile findings that would support future program development regarding using yoga in this arena. We then went on to develop, pilot, and evaluate a trauma-informed yoga program in conjunction with drug treatment programs for youth involved in the justice system in different sites throughout the Province of British Columbia.  The goal of this project was to improve the health outcomes of youth by assisting them in the development of their ability to self-regulate both emotionally and physically, and to master impulse control/relapse. The project also delivered and evaluated training to support staff at partner agencies in using yoga based practices in their work as well as for their own self-care.

Project Resources

Download our comprehensive Literature Review


Download our Promising Practices Guide


Purchase a set of our Yoga Cards for sharing yoga with youth illustrated by Joss Frank. You will receive a digital download of a print ready file. For best results print on card stock with full bleed and have cut to 4″ x 6″. You can use the cards for personal or work purposes but you may not sell them or use them for training materials.

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Sample of Youth Yoga Cards

Evaluation for this project was completed by the McCreary Centre Society.

Agency partners for this project included:

Projects funded by Justice Canada