Elisabeth is 9, a smart girl with a penchant for science. She sometimes struggles with her behavior in class and has trouble sitting still (like lots of kids!). Elisabeth started doing yoga with Bloom Yoga, the Law Center’s trauma-informed yoga program. After 12 weeks, her teacher said that her behavior had really changed, and Elisabeth told her yoga instructor that she felt happy and calm at yoga. Now, she does breathing exercises when she has tons of energy and it helps her focus in class – and get a better education.

*Name and story has been modified to protect the identity of the child