This year your Giving Tuesday Generosity provides our youth with yoga equipment and supplies like blocks, bolsters, balancing pods, t-shirts, and yoga practice books.
Evidence-based models for intervention
Y.O.G.A. for Youth New Orleans is the local affiliate of Y.O.G.A. for Youth - the first youth yoga organization founded in 1997 by Krishna Kaur.
We use a holistic approach to empower teens at risk for, or in contact with the Juvenile Justice System. These are our most vulnerable population – children ages 10-17 who have been removed from home and school.
Working with the dedicated staff at juvenile detention centers and organizations supporting youth development, our team of teachers, educators, and social workers provide yoga instruction to youth and staff, promoting self-care and the benefits of yoga/mindfulness.
Our youth yoga curriculum is designed:
with specialized programming and curriculum for youth to develop resilience, and to make decisions from a place of self-awareness
for youth to experience how yoga/mindfulness improves health and wellness
by integrating multiple yoga disciplines into the work of serving youth
with the understanding that cultural and social sensitivity plays a role in our interactions