Using yoga as a foundation, Exhale to Inhale employs movement, breath work, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques to empower survivors to heal. People ask us, “why yoga? Our answer, is that the resources gained through yoga are at the very foundation of our lives - the ability to breathe, to gain physical and emotional strength, and to make healthy life choices

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
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 our core services and furthers our mission of empowering survivors of domestic violence and aiding them in their healing process.
— Shelter Program Manager
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

Exhale to Inhale empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence to transform their lives. ETI uses the practice of trauma informed yoga to empower survivors, while helping communities to develop skills and knowledge to support them.

ETI instructors draw upon advanced training and resources to plan weekly 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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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
 

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