Network faithful take note of this innovative program focused on incarcerated adolescent girls in Palo Alto California.
Because incarcerated teen girls warrant age-appropriate, gender-specific and culturally sensitive rehabilitative services, The Art of Yoga Project has developed an innovative gender-responsive intervention that combines yoga and creative art.
The Art of Yoga Project’s focus on yoga gives young women safe ways to push limits and test boundaries. It helps balance the intense hormones and powerful emotions of adolescence, offering healthy alternatives to violence, self-harm and substance use. The program builds trust in a circle of supportive peers and women elders, which is especially effective for young women with histories of physical and emotional abuse.