Why Choose Breathing Space?

Our class fees, grants, and donations support trauma-informed yoga in prisons and addiction recovery centers

Trauma-informed Yoga Program Outreach

In order to fulfill our Mission, Breathing Space has served at the following locations since the start of the program in Fall 2016:

  • Hampden County Prerelease Center, Ludlow
  • Western Massachusetts Recovery and Wellness Center, Springfield, MA
  • Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center, Chicopee
  • Intensive Outpatient Program, Providence Hospital, Holyoke, MA
  • Northern Hope Recovery Center, Greenfield, MA
  • Northampton Recovery Center, Northampton, MA
  • Hope for Holyoke Community Recovery Center, Holyoke, MA
  • Gandara Women’s Recovery House, Holyoke, MA
  • South Hadley Girl’s Treatment Program, South Holyoke, MA
  • Gandara Esperanza Transitional Support Services, Westfield, MA

Seed To Flower Yoga Fund for Yoga Service

Breathing Space’s outreach work is supported by our class fees, donors, and grants. In addition, in June 2019,  the Stephens-Digenti family established the Seed to Flower Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The SEED TO FLOWER FUND FOR YOGA SERVICE offers mini-grants to nonprofits associated with Western Mass jails and recovery centers, who provide our trauma-informed yoga program to their clients. Trauma-informed yoga practice has been shown to relieve stress, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, and to promote empathy, reduce reactivity, and increase emotional stability.