Prison Yoga Teacher Trainings We bring yoga to prisons. Once inside, we train adults in custody to become yoga teachers for other adults in custody. Establishing certified yoga teachers within prisons builds multiple layers of capacity and healing on the inside, from community members on the inside in tandem with community members on the "outside".
“The program has given me more perspective of the brain and neuroscience stuff. It’s been cool looking at the brain developmentally, looking at how people are functioning. That’s taught me a little more compassion, a little more patience.”
Yoga in Schools Program The student populations at Bridges Middle School and Thomas A. Edison High School consist of a bright, culturally and socially diverse student body with a large variety of learning differences including ADHD, Tourette’s, dyslexia, and autism spectrum. Yoga helps them to cope with the anxiety and frustration that often accompanies these differences, to improve their sensorimotor skills, and promotes focus, concentration, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Yoga in Hospitals Legacy Emanuel Many of our students at Legacy Emanuel are living at or below the poverty line. They struggle with multiple chronic health issues that are challenging due to lack of resources including obesity, diabetes, and depression. Many students carry with them trauma histories due to generations of poverty. Yoga helps them to manage their pain, regain strength, and be in community with others who experience similar challenges.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Yoga is a proven practice to support people going through drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation. Our brains can overcome even long-standing, compulsive, self-harm behaviors. Yet, we need tools that support people at every level: brain, body, mind, heart, physiology, psychology, and spirituality.
Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music Bringing music to life. Bringing life to music. At DAYA Foundation, we understand that when human beings are shunned or isolated, we all suffer. That which we shun, is that which we shun in ourselves, too.