Tula Yoga Project is a 501c3 nonprofit formed out of the collaborative efforts of Tula Yoga + Healing Arts and The Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg (YOFO). Committed to the continued advancement of the YOFO mission, Tula Yoga Project provides specialized classes and trainings to populations who are at-risk due to the impacts of stress and trauma.
Tula Yoga Project's offerings incorporate mindfulness-based yoga and meditation practices combined with evidence-based stress management skills that build resilience, regulate the nervous system and support healing ~ body, mind, and spirit. Tula Yoga Project instructors train with a faculty that includes yoga therapists, psychotherapists, licensed clinical social workers, and medical professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the complex effects of trauma, individually and globally. TYP classes are adaptive, empowering, and sensitive to the risks of triggering and re-traumatization that are potentially present in standard yoga classes.
Tula Yoga Project works with individuals, groups, yoga studios, therapists, educators, healthcare professionals, recreation programs, corporations, and other nonprofit organizations to expand our reach and impact within the communities we serve.
IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO BE COMPASSIONATE.
YOU MUST ACT.
The Dalai Lama
TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES THAT SUPPORT HEALING AND BUILD RESILIENCY FOR A MORE EQUITABLE, PEACEFUL, AND BALANCED WORLD.
OUR VISION IS A WORLD WITH HEALTHY AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES SUSTAINED WITH ABUNDANT ACCESS TO PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION.
WHO WE SERVE
Tula works with populations who are at risk for mental, emotional and physical challenges as a result of traumatic stress. We work with survivors, those in recovery, marginalized groups, and the various professionals who work with them.
Post Traumatic Stress
Mental + Emotional Abuse
Early Childhood Trauma
Addiction + Recovery
Adult + Youth Incarceration
Vicarious Trauma (i.e. First Responders, Social Services, Law Enforcement, etc.)
Military Combat Trauma
Disaster and Accident Related Trauma
Grief & Loss
AN ESTIMATED 6 OF EVERY 10 MEN (OR 60%) AND 5 OF EVERY 10 WOMEN (0R 50%) EXPERIENCE ATLEAST ONE TRAUMA IN THEIR LIVES.
NEARLY 1 IN 5 AMERICAN ADULTS WILL HAVE A DIAGNOSABLE MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION IN ANY GIVEN YEAR.
AN ESTIMATED 46% OF AMERICANS WILL MEET THE CRITERIA FOR A DIAGNOSABLE MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION SOMETIMES IN THEIR LIFE, AND HALF OF THOSE PEOPLE WILL DEVELOP CONDITIONS BY THE AGE OF 14.
CDC RESEARCH SHOWS MORE THAN 60% OF AMERICAN ADULTS HAVE EXPERIENCED AT LEAST ONE ACE (ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE), AND ALMOST A QUARTER OF ADULTS HAVE EXPERIENCED 3 OR MORE ACEs, LIKLEY AN UNDERESTIMATE.
ACCORDING TO THE CDC, 1 IN 4 WOMEN AND 1 IN 7 MEN WILL EXPERIENCE PHYSICAL VIOLENCE BY THEIR INTIMATE PARTNER AT SOME POINT DURING THEIR LIFETIMES.
GLOBALLY, AN ESTIMATED 736 MILLION WOMEN---ALMOST ONE IN THREE---HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, NON-PARTNER SEXUAL VIOLENCE, OR BOTH ATLEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFE.
TRANSGENDER VICTIMS ARE APPROXIMATELY TWO TIMES MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE PHYSICAL VIOLENCE.
AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES EXPERIENCE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AT A RATE 35% HIGHER THAN THAT OF WHITE FEMALES, AND ABOUT 2.5 TIMES THE RATE OF WOMEN OF OTHER RACES. HOWEVER, THEY ARE LESS LIKELY THAN WHITE WOMEN TO USE SOCIAL SERVICES OR GO TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
ONE IN 9 GIRLS AND 1 IN 53 BOYS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 EXPERIENCE SEXUAL ABUSE OR ASSAULT AT THE HANDS OF AN ADULT. FEMALES AGE 16-19 ARE FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION TO BE VICTIMS OF RAPE, ATTEMPTED RAPE, OR SEXUAL ASSAULT.
IN 2017, 8.5 MILLION AMERICAN ADULTS SUFFERED FROM BOTH A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER AND A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER, OR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS.
IN 2017 OVER 19.7 MILLION AMERICAN ADULTS (AGED 12 AND OLDER) BATTLED SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
GLOBALLY 800,000 PEOPLE DIE FROM SUICIDE EVERY YEAR -- THAT'S TWICE THE NUMBER OF HOMICIDE.
AN ESTIMATED 17 VETERANS PER DAY DIE BY SUICIDE IN THE US.
AN ESTIMATED 28.8 MILLION AMERICANS, WILL HAVE AN EATING DISORDER IN THIER LIFETIME. EATING DISORDERS ARE AMONG THE DEADLIEST MENTAL ILLNESSES, SECONDLY TO OPIOID OVERDOSE
BIPOC WITH EATING DISORDERS ARE HALF AS LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED OR TO RECEIVE TREATMENT.
AS OF 2016, THERE HAVE BEEN A REPORTED 5,712 CASES OF MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN THE US. ONLY 116 OF THOSE CASES WERE INCLUDED IN THE US DOJ'S MISSING PERSONS LISTS.
IN 2018, BLACK AMERICANS REPRESENTED 33% OF THE SENTENCED PRISON POPULATION, NEARLY TRIPLE THEIR 12% SHARE OF THE US POPULATION. HISPANICS ACCOUNTED FOR 23% OF INMATES, COMPARED WITH 16% OF THE ADULT POPULATION.
ON ANY GIVEN DAY, OVER 48,000 YOUTH IN THE US ARE CONFINED IN FACILITIES AWAY FROM HOME AS A RESULT OF JUVENLIE JUSTICE OR CRIMINAL JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT.
STUDIES CONSISTENTLY SHOW THAT UP TO 75 PERCENT OF YOUTH HELD IN AMERICAN JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS HAVE A DIAGNOSABLE MENTAL ILLNESS. FURTHER, A CONGRESSIONAL STUDY CONCLUDED THAT EVERY DAY APPROXIMATELY 2,000 YOUTH ARE INCARCERATED SIMPLY BECAUSE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE UNAVAILABLE.
AS OF JANUARY 2019, THERE WERE AN ESTIMATED 16.9 MILLION CANCER SURVIVORS IN THE US. THE NUMBER OF CANCER SURVIVORS IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE TO 22.2 MILLION BY 2030.
Tula Yoga Project relies on your support to advance our mission. Please consider joining us in healing and transforming our world, one person at a time. Together, with your contribution, we will create healthier communities with greater access to supportive programs and services. Donations are tax-deductible.
HELP US TO SUSTAIN OUR CURRENT PROGRAMS & SERVICES. YOUR DONATION PROVIDES ONE MONTH OF CLASSES FOR AT-RISK GROUPS.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE. YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS THE EXPANSION OF OUR OFFERINGS ALLOWING US TO CREATE NEW PROGRAMS AND REACH A GREATER NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN NEED.
BE A CHAMPION FOR A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY AND A MORE HEALED WORLD.
YOUR GENEROUS DONATION PROVIDES ONE YEAR OF WEEKLY CLASSES TO AN
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- Dr. Donald Schwarz