Our Training

The Art of Yoga Project Model:
Trauma-informed Mindfulness for Marginalized Youth

Saturday, March 6, 2021: 10 am – 3 pm (via Zoom)


The Art of Yoga Project offers trauma-informed and strength-based yoga and creative expression programming to marginalized youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our annual training is designed for yoga teachers, school teachers, and therapists— but it is open to anyone who wants to expand their skillset in working with youth who have experienced trauma. In this training you will learn:

  • The Art of Yoga Project’s model of gender-responsive, strength-based, culturally-sensitive, and trauma-informed mindfulness and creative expression programming;
  • The neuroscience of developmental trauma and sequential intervention informed by the Child Trauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, which can be adapted to any type of therapeutic programming for youth;
  • How the teen brain functions, pathways into the child welfare and juvenile justice system, and issues facing teens who have experienced trauma including commercial sexual exploitation of children, substance abuse, and other mental health disorders;
  • Guiding principles of cultural humility as it relates to race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and how to honor rather than appropriate yoga and mindfulness; and
  • Best practices for teaching mindfulness to this specialized population, including how to effectively manage youth maladaptive behaviors that can show up in the classroom. 

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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.