Our Curricula

 

We have four codified yoga and creative arts curricula

Yoga and art were chosen as therapeutic tools because of the increased responsiveness of women and girls to these interventions.

Our Curricula:

1.  Yoga and Creative Arts Curriculum AYP’s first curriculum and based on yoga’s “eight limbs”, it honors the rich tradition of yoga while maintaining secularity. The YCAC offers a seasonal, academic approach with a panoply of both individual and group art and writing activities.
2.  Wise Inside The Wise Inside curriculum combines gender-responsive best practices with trauma-sensitive yoga, developmental assets for healthy adolescent maturation and contemporary neuroscience research on developmental trauma.
3.  Girls Empowered through Money Mindfulness An AYP Financial Literacy Curriculum intended to mitigate the lack of financial education available for youth today, particularly for young girls in marginalized communities.
4.  Aftercare Creative Arts Catalog A listing of innovative, themed expressive art experiences geared for teen girls in the juvenile justice system who are transitioning out of custody into the community. The ACAC is essentially a handbook of creative art ideas that girls, AYP staff and treatment facility partners can peruse together to plan activities for upcoming sessions.

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.