Yoga and art were chosen as therapeutic tools because of the increased responsiveness of trauma-impacted youth to these interventions.
1. Yoga and Creative Arts Curriculum
This curriculum is based on yoga’s “eight limbs”, it honors the rich tradition of yoga while maintaining secularity. It 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
A 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. This curriculum is essentially a handbook of creative art ideas that girls, staff and treatment facility partners can peruse together to plan activities for upcoming sessions.
5. Wise Inside Teachers Guide: A Companion to the Wise Inside Essentials Curriculum
This Teacher’s Guide is a manual for teaching yoga and creative arts to marginalized youth. The guide is meant to be a companion to the Wise Inside Essentials Curricula. It offers an important neurobiological foundation for working with youth affected by trauma. Wise Inside Essentials was mainly developed for our National Affiliate program.
6. Wise Inside Essentials
This set of lesson plans is the essence of our model, encompassing The Art of Yoga Project’s best practices in working with marginalized and system-involved girls and female identifying youth. The program is inclusive for all girls and female-identifying youth, including those who may be exploring their gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
7. Wise Inside Essentials: Gender Expansive
To serve a broader community and to meet the needs of boys and male-identifying youth as well as those that are non-binary and gender non-conforming. Wide Inside Essentials: Gender Expansive is a set of lesson plans that reflect our understanding of the needs of all youth equitably and follows our best practice known as "gender-responsivity."