An interview with Niroga Institute founder, BK Bose.
Niroga News - 2012
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Working with the particularly vulnerable students at De Anza High School in Richmond last semester, Niroga brought hour-long yoga classes twice a week to classrooms in the Transitional Education Placement (TEP) program, specifically for students with social/emotional special needs that typically translate into behavioral issues.
An independent Research Report finds that with TLS, "Students showed lower levels of perceived stress and greater levels of self-control, school engagement, emotional awareness, distress tolerance and altered attitude towards violence."
A single mother of a child with special needs finds inner peace through yoga, and now aspires to teach yoga to low-income African Americans.
Alameda County public agencies, such as the Sheriff's Office, Health Care Services, and Probation are partnering together along with NGOs, including Niroga Institute, to provide wraparound support services to the inmates of Santa Rita County Jail, in an effort to move it from a detention facility to more of a 'correctional family treatment center'.
BK Bose addresses claims and implications made by the article, and offers some solutions to help bring safe and effective yoga instruction to all population segments.