Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Brandi M Crowe
Marieke Van Puymbroeck
Various types of traumatic events may impact children’s (ages 2-11) emotional, cognitive, social, physical, and/or spiritual health. Yoga, a holistic treatment, has the potential to address the impact of trauma on children’s mind and the body. However, throughout the literature, there are inconsistencies related to the use of yoga with children who have experienced trauma. To address these inconsistencies, using a descriptive quantitative research design, the purpose of this study was to explore how, why, and by whom yoga is implemented with children (2-11 years old) who have experienced trauma. Findings showed that healthcare and non-healthcare professionals implement yoga with children who have experienced trauma to address clients’ emotional, physical, social, cognitive, and spiritual health. These professionals also reported using a variety of trauma-informed adaptions such as dimming the lights, or adding essential oils when implementing yoga with this population. This study provided foundational knowledge and also identified future research implications in relation to how why and by whom yoga is implemented with children who have experienced trauma.
Sease, Megan, "Practitioners’ Use of Yoga with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma" (2020). All Theses. 3415.