Jean Farkas

Yogahome: Teaching and Research Challenges in a Yoga Program with Homeless Adults

This article appeared in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, no. 22 (2012). It is co-authored by Jennifer Davis-Berman, PhD, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, University of Dayton and Jean Farkas, MA, Yoga teacher, Bridge To Health Ohio.

Abstract: YogaHome is a therapeutic yoga program for homeless women. Developing and refining YogaHome provided a unique opportunity to explore the process of teaching yoga to women faced with the physical and emotional stress of living in a homeless shelter. Unique teaching and research challenges are presented and recommendations for future programs are discussed. The article includes a sample YogaHome Class.