Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping
This narrative explores the personal lessons learned about life and practice from YogaHome, a yoga program for homeless adults. The yoga program, taught in partnership by a social worker/professor of social work (Jenny) and a yoga teacher (Jean) with 17 years of experience, exemplifies the merging of social work and yogic practices , but also illustrates the evolution of these two professionals in their chosen fields as many of their traditional views, values, intentions, and expectations unraveled and led to a re-revaluation of their professional practices, transforming their personal perspectives on life. This reflection is based on the YogaHome program, originally planned as a six-week intervention that is still going strong after 16 months.
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Davis-Berman, Jennifer and Farkas, Jean, "Social Work, Yoga, and Gratitude: Partnership in a Homeless Shelter" (2013). Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty Publications. 14.
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