September 16, 2017 @ 12:00PM — September 17, 2017 @ 5:00PM
We love yoga. We’ve had powerful healing experiences. We want to share that healing with the world. We proceed with the best of intentions and, yet, we may leave those we hope to help feeling disempowered and marginalized. How can we truly help?
You will explore an overview of many vulnerable communities and the importance of tailoring yoga practices to effectively meet the complex and particular needs of the population served. Yoga is part of an ancient system meant precisely to address human suffering – and particularly to address it in the body, where it lives. Facilitated by JoAnn Jaffe, OG Yoga Founder and Bill Brown, Prison Yoga Project San Diego Director / OG Advisory Councilmember.
OG Yoga's mission is "to deliver trauma-informed mindfulness-based yoga through partnerships with non-profit organizations serving marginalized individuals and correctional facilities to support healing, resilience, self-development and positive social change."
OG Yoga's programs serve incarcerated youth and adults, at-risk children & seniors and those facing difficult life circumstances that include homelessness, abuse, PTSD, domestic violence, foster emancipation and visually impaired. Partners include District Attorney's CARE Community Center, Kitchens for Good, Department of Corrections Female Offender Reentry Program, Naval Consolidated Brig, Alternative Healing Network Integrative Nights-Tubman Chavez Center, Las Colinas Jail, East Mesa Reentry Facility, the Girls Rehabilitation Facility and the Braille Institute.