From individuals to entire communities, nearly everyone has been affected by either substance use or mental health disorders. Two-thirds of all families will be touched in some way. September is recognized as National Recovery Month, bringing awareness to those in recovery and the supporting substance use treatment and mental health services across the nation.
This September, Transformation Yoga Project (TYP) will partner with yoga studios and community spaces across the Greater Philadelphia Area for its “30 for 30” fundraising campaign in honor of National Recovery Month’s 30th Anniversary, raising money and awareness for Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Recovery programs. These 30+ donation-based yoga classes will support TYP’s services in a variety of recovery and behavioral health settings.
Both TYP and SAMHSA are part of the service community dedicated to working with those in recovery and impacted by recovery. 46.6 million adults aged 18 or older reportedly suffered from a mental illness in 2017. In that same year, 20.7 million people aged 12 or older needed substance use treatment (SAMHSA).
This fundraising series is a special opportunity to support the recovery community in a unique way. Classes will take place in the month of September throughout the region, and are open to the public. No prior yoga experience is required, and donations are encouraged at any and all levels.
Stay tuned for the full “30 for 30” class calendar and more information about the classes. Make sure to follow our social media to keep up with classes and to learn more about Recovery Month and TYP’s recovery programs.