Teaching Yoga and Mindfullness to Youth in Crisis
Pioneer is very grateful to Street Yoga’s devoted volunteer yoga teachers who have been providing weekly trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness classes for youth at Spruce Street Inn since May 2016.
Located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Spruce Street Inn fills an important need for youth in our community who are experiencing crisis; the center offers services for up to 18 youth between the ages of 12 through 17, and is one of the few select programs in Seattle that provides assistance to “street kids”, chronic runaways and commercially sexually exploited children. Until Spruce Street opened in 2000, Seattle police usually took runaways and struggling street youth to the King County Juvenile Detention Center. Read an interview with one of the Street Yoga teacher's HERE about working with Spruce's youth.