Amy B. Smoyer, PhD

Incarcerated Lives, Health & Social Work

Trauma Informed Yoga

This community-based intervention grew out of Amy's ongoing collaboration with Evergreen Family Oriented Tree, a New Haven non-profit that provides supportive services and housing to people in recovery, including people returning to the community from prison and inpatient treatment programs.

After training with 108 Monkeys, a New Haven non-profit dedicated to increasing access to yoga that is based in the belief that practicing yoga is practicing justice, Amy initiated a trauma-informed yoga practice with women living at Evergreen.

Grant: Smoyer, Amy B. (2015).  Trauma Informed Yoga for Women in Recovery.  Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program, Yale School of Public Health. Direct Costs: $500

Related Publications

  • Smoyer, A.B. (2016).  Being on the mat: A process evaluation of trauma-informed yoga for women with substance use disorders.  Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 43 (4), 61-83.