Hi Jill, and the wonderful Uprising Yoga family!
I was in your last round of trauma-informed training, and I wanted to let you know some great news....After months of maneuvering the hoops, I finally started my yoga group at the juvenile detention facility I work at here in Bakersfield!!! As far as I know, it's the first yoga class/group in a lockup facility here in Kern County! I have taught two classes so far, and I have them set up on a weekly basis. I have 9 young men in my class (it's an 8-week session) right now who have never practiced yoga. They show up every week eager and willing to learn, laugh, and try new things! I am grateful to you and the Uprising Yoga community for reminding me of the importance of this work, for giving me the courage and strength to continue to advocate for these valuable youth who need us, and for the constant reminder that I'm not in this alone!
Feb 15th, 11:58am