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New twist : yoga within the stories of youth who are street-involved

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dc.contributor.author Alsbury, Brooke Meredith
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-10T16:49:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-10T16:49:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2009-11-10T16:49:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1829
dc.description.abstract This research explored the impact of yoga on the lives of youth who were street-involved. The study is supported by recent qualitative research that focuses on the strengths and coping strategies of youth who are street-involved. Nine youth who were street-involved and attending weekly yoga classes, at a local drop-in centre, were interviewed using a semi-structured format. Additionally, a yoga instructor and an outreach worker who work with the yoga programme were interviewed to provide historical and philosophical background. The narrative methodology used allowed the stories of the youth to be brought to the forefront. The youth are introduced individually and themes common to more than one youth are discussed. Through their stories the youth explored the themes of change and calm related to their experiences with yoga. Finally, considerations for including yoga in a programme working with youth who are street-involved are addressed. en
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en
dc.subject yoga en
dc.subject therapy en
dc.subject street youth en
dc.subject services en
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences en
dc.title New twist : yoga within the stories of youth who are street-involved en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Scott, Daniel George
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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