NOT GETTING HELP
According to the NHS 75% of young people struggling with mental health won't get the help they need. That percentage is unacceptable to us so we're working to empower as many children and teens as possible with practical mental health tools that they can use in their daily lives.
$200 - $350
The cost of 1 on 1 talk therapy can range from $200 - $350 per session. Making it so expensive that many people opt instead to suffer through difficulties in silence. Our programs offer high impact, low cost interventions that serve the wellbeing of all young people.
1 IN 6
TRAUMA IN CHILDREN
1 in 6 children across socio-economic lines experience 4 or more ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) making them more likely to suffer from obesity, depression, and drug abuse. Yoga and meditation helps young people develop the resilience and skills to grow into happy and healthy adults.
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Going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of its students and teachers can help keep children and young people healthy in the mind, body and spirit. Whether you're looking to support your students or staff we have a variety of services and programs that can help.
Yoga is a vast science of life that originated in India 10,000 years ago. Scientific studies from reputable institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Oxford and more prove what yoga teachers have known for thousands of years. That yoga relieves pain, reduces depression and anxiety, enhances your focus and flexibility; and improves the quality our your life!
At SOHAM we believe that yoga is a life science, best integrated into our daily lives and we practice what we teach. We know that a regular practice creates mental clarity and calmness; and relieves chronic stress patterns. Which is why our yoga teachers have a regular yoga practice that ensures that we're committed to our personal growth.
We surveyed our participants and have learned from our pilot after-school program and mid-term camp that 100% of our participants benefited from our yoga and mindfulness programs. Teens that go through our programs self report that they are less anxious, experience greater calm and peace, and feel better in their mind.
WHERE DID MY YOGA JOURNEY BEGIN?
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
At three low points in my life, well-meaning friends suggested I try yoga. At the time I dismissed their suggestions completely because I thought yoga was for white, privileged, skinny women with time on their hands. I honestly thought, "Who recommends yoga for depression!" But at 25 my mom lost her battle with cancer and I hit rock bottom. At the time I didn't know it, but my grief was manifesting physically and I started suffering from shortness of breath, neck pains, and severe chest pains.
But there was no relief in conventional western medicine. After multiple tests and scans could not find the source of the pain, I tried yoga as a last resort, and it saved my life. Through yoga I was able to regain control of my breath, body and mind. And overtime I was able to release emotions and pain that I had been bottling up since I was a teenager.
You see, from age 11 up until I was 21, I suffered in silence from depression, but my story isn't unique. The NHS says 75% of children and teens struggling with mental health don’t get the help they need. So I plan to change that. Because I know that if I had discovered yoga and meditation when I was teenager that the quality of my life would have better sooner. I know I would've been a happier and stronger kid. So it's my mission, joy, and goal to give back what I wish I had when I was growing up. Through my regular yoga practice I have healed in unexpected and lasting ways and I have gained so much that I now look to pay it forward wherever I can.