Yoga for Youth in Trauma Recovery

This article is by an instructor who is in recovery from bipolar disorder and substance abuse. The instructor has a history of trauma and was homeless for periods during her transition age years. She has worked in the mental health field for eighteen years and is a National Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher. Yoga was part of her recovery and is now part of her wellness plan.

In this article, she introduces the practice of yoga and reviews some of the available literature related to its use by youth who may be classified as at risk or have trauma histories. In addition, she offers some guidance regarding pursuing a yoga practice.

Population of focus: Youth in trauma recovery

Link to resource: http://www.pathwaysrtc.pdx.edu/pdf/fpS1202.pdf

Author: Casadi Marino is a PhD student in the Portland State University School of Social Work and a Graduate Research Assistant with the Regional Research Institute.