Why teach Yoga to incarcerated Youth?
My journey through yoga has taught me that anyone can benefit from yoga, especially those who have faced severe trauma in their lives. In June 2014 I completed a yoga teacher training through Uprising Yoga, a program dedicated to bringing yoga into the lives of incarcerated youth in Los Angeles. This training had a profound affect on the way I see children in the criminal justice system. Most of these kids are simply products of their environments who ultimately need love and care, just like all all children. I am very passionate about bringing yoga to these kids and doing what I can to be of service to this community.