Revelstoke selected for trauma yoga program

Instructors are being sought to lead yoga classes for women and children fleeing violence in Revelstoke.

A new yoga program being brought to Revelstoke is geared towards women and children escaping domestic violence.

Instructors are being sought to lead yoga classes for women and children fleeing violence.

Yoga Outreach and BC Society of Transition Houses have launched a project that will provide trauma-informed yoga programming for women and children who are escaping violence across B.C.

“Transition and second stage housing services across our province are the critical safety net for women fleeing violent relationships,” says Joanne Baker, BC Society of Transition Houses Acting Executive Director.

Revelstoke is one of the communities chosen for the Reaching Out With Yoga (ROWY) project.

In a news release, the organizers of the program say that practicing yoga is a valuable tool to support those escaping spousal violence.

The project is being funded by the Public Health Authority of Canada and is being run by Yoga Outreach and the BC Society of Transition Houses. It will explore the impact of trauma-informed yoga on the health and well-being of women and children who have experienced violence and are currently accessing transition houses across B.C.

The project is scheduled to launch in June in Revelstoke, Burnaby, Ucluelet, Kitimat and Revelstoke. The organizers hope to expand it to 16 communities within the next five years.

“This project is a huge step towards our goal of removing the barriers of access to yoga for our most vulnerable community members” says Delanie Dyck, Yoga Outreach’s Executive Director.

Yoga Outreach is a non-profit that has taught yoga-informed classes with mental health programs, addiction recovery centres, prisons, youth centres, transition houses and other social servcies in the Lower Mainland since 1996.

ROWY is looking for yoga instructors to lead the program in Revelstoke. Volunteers are required to complete an 18-hour course in order to learn the skills for trauma-informed yoga. If you’re interested, contact Delanie Dyck at delanie@yogaoutreach.com or 604-385-3891. Visit yogaoutreach.com for more information.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Revelstoke workers vote to strike

This comes a day after city council gave themselves a raise

Revelstoke Rotary Club celebrates over 90 years of service

Globally, there are over 1 million Rotary members

UPDATE: Revelstoke City Council gives themselves a raise, councillor resigns in protest

The mayor’s pay is set to go from $30,000 to $60,000 over three years

Highway 1 closed near Golden

DriveBC estimates the road to reopen at 1 p.m.

UBCO students raise funds for those affected by Philippine volcano eruption

All proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross

B.C.-based Coulson Aviation C-130 crashes in Australia

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

B.C. RCMP spent roughly $750K on massive manhunt for Port Alberni men

Manitoba RCMP helped with 17-day search through the province’s northern terrain

Future space homes could be made of mushrooms

NASA explores use of fungi to build structures in space

Empty speedboat sinks off Kelowna shore on Okanagan Lake

This is the third report of a boat found in the lake in the past two weeks

Man killed by police in Lytton called 911, asking to be shot: RCMP

Howard Schantz, also known as Barry Schantz was killed following a standoff at his Lytton home

Kelowna General Hospital takes steps to prevent spread of coronavirus

So far, at least six people have died and 275 people have contracted the virus worldwide

Most Read