December 1, 2020

Guest Blog: Using Yoga in Our Work – The Reaching Out with Yoga Research Project

What did we study and who participated? Reaching Out with Yoga (ROWY) was a 5-year collaborative research project between the BC Society of Transition Houses and Yoga Outreach, which piloted Trauma-Informed Yoga (TIY) in Transition and Second Stage Houses and PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment) Programs  in British Columbia. The project studied how participating in TIY impacts the health and well-being of women, children, and youth with experiences of violence, and front-line staff who work in the anti-violence sector. Staff working at the pilot site organizations were invited to participate in a half-day Using Yoga in Your WorkTM (UYiYW) workshop. During the workshop, staff learned grounding, breathing, and...
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