Thanks to support from our sponsors, Transformation Yoga Project began a Restorative Yoga and a Mindfulness based literacy program at Delaware County's Juvenile Detention Center last week.
Restorative Yoga is a powerful healing practice that deepens one's relationship to stillness and silence. Using props to support the body in positions of ease, postures are held for five to ten minutes without effort or force. This kind of gentle opening of the body through relaxed and conscious breathing offers participants an opportunity to renew and heal by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, the body's rest & digest response.
This has been made possible thanks to a grant from the The Give Back Yoga Foundation, mat donations from Consciously Cool Chick, ongoing monthly support from our generous corporate sponsor TULA Software, and the incredible fundraising drive orchestrated by Enso.
We are honored to be able to provide 4 classes per week for the incarcerated youth of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Although these classes are voluntary, they are always full of receptive young men and women. We’ve had numerous stories of the positive effect that yoga and mindfulness has had on many of the participating youth as they deal with life’s stressors. Many have stayed in touch with Transformation Yoga Project upon their release and have expressed interest in continuing their practice outside of the facility or even training to become yoga teachers themselves.
The students at Lima Juvenile Detention Center are inspiringly enthusiastic to participate in our transformative program. Their dedication to the practice of yoga grows ever more evident with every passing week. It's truly an honor and a privilege to serve such a committed group of kids!