The Impact

The Art of Yoga Project has a commitment to program evaluation and research.  Our data collected over the past decade shows the following:

  • Quarterly surveys with at least 80% of girls consistently reporting improvements in interpersonal skills, pro-social behavior, and emotional regulation outside of class
  • Pre and post studies showing a statistically significant (p<.05) increase in self-awareness and self-respect and a trend toward increasing self-control
  • Case studies showing girls viewing themselves in a more positive and hopeful way; choosing more positive heavers; improving relationships with family members; improving relationships with probation officers ad judges; and improving relationships with peers
  • Qualitative results suggesting that the girls benefit greatly from an opportunity to relax, a chance to learn how to best deal with their anger or negative emotions, and to spend time ‘being in their bodies’ each day

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.