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Last modified: September 28, 2012, 6:40 AM
UpRising Yoga is dedicated to bringing yoga to the communities that need it most. We are currently teaching in Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall. We started in November 2011 and have taught every Tuesday night the Alpha and Omega units. On average we have about seven to ten students per unit each week.
During this time, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe has publicly announced that we have reduced crime in those units. We are working close with The Probation Department to expand to more units.
While teaching in Juvenile Hall, we discovered 82% of the foster youth were sexually trafficked and have geared our focus toward healing this trauma. We have attended several community symposiums and workshops where we can introduce yoga to at-risk youth.
We are in the process of expansion and include adults in our program, as well as training.
This program is offering the participants an opportunity to understand how yoga can be used effectively in all aspects of their life. We have seen major promising results thus far.