Yoga brings me a dignity of carriage as well as physical strength. I can walk into any place and feel like I belong. Or, if I’m not comfortable, I have the strength of mind to say to myself, ‘No, let’s go.’ Yoga literally saved my life on a daily basis.
— Exhale to Inhale Student & Volunteer
Partnering with ETI has been extremely beneficial to the women and children we serve. Their yoga classes have profound short-term and long-term impacts on the participants and on their physical and emotional well-being. There is something deeply healing and grounding about trauma-sensitive yoga that individual and group counseling alone cannot achieve. My clients, staff, and I are all incredibly grateful to ETI for providing this invaluable program that complements VIP’s core services and furthers our mission of empowering survivors of domestic violence and aiding them in their healing process.
— Shelter Program Manager

ETI instructors draw upon advanced training and resources to plan weekly gentle movement and breathing exercises to meet the needs of those whose lives have been affected by trauma. Operating in this environment presents its own challenges. Yet, in the midst of chaos, we attempt to create a safe space where survivors can breathe and connect with themselves

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Yoga is part of a whole host of things to help people gain a newer understanding of themselves and more independence, and feel safer over the long term
— Sarah Crawford Banda, Domestic Violence Project Director, NMIC
Our clients are learning an approach to wellness that can stay with them for a lifetime. It’s an essential part of helping them transform from victims to survivors.
— CEO, Residential Domestic Violence Shelter

If you believe in our mission and would like to help, please click here to make a tax deductible donation.  If you would like to host a fundraising class or event click here. If you would like to establish a program at your shelter or community center and you are in NY, or L.A. send us a message