Our Training

Using Yoga and Art to Support and Empower Marginalized Teen Girls

Next Training will be held
September 25 & 26, 2020.

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*Please note, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we do not know at this time whether we will hold this training in person or online.  We will update this page as soon as we are able to make that decision.

At The Art of Yoga Project we specialize in working with marginalized girls offering trauma-informed and strength-based programming. This training is for yoga teachers who want to expand their knowledge in working with at-risk girls in their own communities, or with other organizations that work with this specific population. Participants will learn about The Art of Yoga Project’s integrated approach to teaching yoga in juvenile detention, therapeutic treatment and alternative school facilities, the value of integrating creative expression into yoga classes, and tips and techniques for understanding and effectively handling issues specific to teen girls caught in cycles of trauma and abuse.

Course covers:

  • The Art of Yoga Project’s gender-responsive, strength-based, culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed programming approach;
  • How to effectively partner with juvenile justice, therapeutic treatment, and school facilities;
  • Issues facing teen girls and how they manifest in the classroom (such as substance abuse, developmental trauma, sexual trafficking and mental health disorders);
  • Tips and techniques for teaching yoga to this specialized population and how to effectively manage behavioral problems and other classroom challenges; and
  • How and why to integrate art and writing into yoga classes with girls and a sample lesson plan based on The Art of Yoga Project’s Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum.

Please have a yoga mat, water bottle, notebook, pen and a bolster/meditation cushion for comfort.

Registration: $325 includes all materials and a healthy light lunch (if we meet in person)

Registration is non-refundable.

If we are able to meet in person, the training will be held at:
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits – Redwood Shores
350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Shoreway Conference room
Redwood City, CA  94065-1455

Date & Time:
Friday, September 25, 2020, 1pm – 7pm  and Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8:30am – 2pm

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The Art of Yoga Project

The Art of Yoga Project focuses on early intervention to help marginalized and justice-involved girls prepare for a positive future. We are leaders in the treatment and rehabilitation of justice-involved girls by offering gender-responsive, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, and strengths-based programming.

Our mission is to lead at-risk, exploited and incarcerated girls toward accountability to self, others, and community by providing practical tools to effect behavioral change. We send specially trained yoga teachers, art therapists, creative arts and writing educators into facilities to deliver our mindfulness-based curriculum.

The Art of Yoga Project is a 501(c)(3) non profit. Tax ID #20-2448697.