Our mission is to empower youth to face everyday stress and significant life challenges with resilience and calm through yoga and mindfulness techniques. Our strengths-based and trauma-informed programming supports physical and mental health, positive behavior, and healthy relationships.
What We Do
The Oxygen Project, an initiative of Urban Breath Yoga, partners with schools and youth agencies in the St. Louis area to provide ongoing yoga programming on a sliding scale basis that supports youth development. Yoga instructors facilitating programming are trained in age-appropriate, trauma-sensitive, and strengths-based practices.
Oxygen Project serves:
- Public, private and charter schools
- Juvenile detention centers
- Mental health organizations
- Residential agencies
- Children’s hospitals
Teaching and Training
Oxygen Project’s Teaching Yoga for Youth: The Fundamentals 18-hour training course is designed for yoga teachers, yoga teachers in training, and experienced yoga practitioners with a genuine interest in teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth in schools and community organizations, with a focus on those that mostly work with underserved youth. Experience working with youth is preferred. This course will prepare teachers to adapt yoga techniques for elementary through high school aged youth and lead classes that are trauma-sensitive, age-appropriate, and engaging.
Teach with the Oxygen Project
Would you like to teach with the Oxygen Project? We are currently building our staff of instructors. Experience teaching yoga and working with youth are required, and training in yoga for youth is highly preferred.
Questions about Oxygen Project?
Please email Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org