Founded in 1998, Living Yoga brings the study and practice of yoga to kids, youth and adults in correctional facilities, drug treatment centers, and behavioral/mental health facilities.
The heart of what we do is beautifully simple; we bring teachers, skilled in the practice of yoga, to individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives. Yoga can give these individuals better, more effective ways of dealing with the destructive effects of trauma, helping them to heal and become healthier, more productive, more positive members of their communities. We do this work through a corps of highly trained, highly skilled volunteers.
We currently offer 30 weekly classes at 20 institutions, reaching 3100 students over the course of the year.