TULSA – Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic is presenting a series of six free online trauma-informed yoga videos that anyone can access from home. All videos can be found at Parkside’s webpage www.Parksideinc.org/TraumaInformedYoga.

Presented by trauma-certified yoga teachers, Parkside’s trauma-informed yoga video series is designed to serve as a free alternative to a group class. Funded by the Hardesty Family Foundation, each yoga video is intended to help calm the mind and help individuals cope with trauma, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health conditions.

“Trauma takes a heavy toll on the body and the brain,” said Parkside Adult Inpatient Director Stevi Harper. “Our series of trauma-informed yoga videos will not only serve our patients as an effective after-care component, but will help anyone interested in accessing yoga as a tool to cope with mental health conditions – no matter what age.”

Certain trauma-informed yoga videos were produced for specific age groups, such as children, adolescents, and adults. Three other additional videos highlight specific topics, such as anxiety, addiction, and meditation and mindfulness.

“We are very proud to partner with Parkside in their new yoga video series,” said Hardesty Family Foundation Executive Director Michelle Hardesty. “It is a priority of the Hardesty Family Foundation to promote mental health and whole-person wellness. I’m a strong believer in the power of yoga and mindfulness meditation to reduce stress and help rewire the brain.”

The videos, professionally filmed and edited by videographer Ed Taylor, feature local trauma-informed yoga instructors Mandy Eubanks, Melissa Smith, Dana Morris, and Nicole Peltier Hall.

Parkside is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital and outpatient clinic that has helped those coping with mental health and substance abuse problems since 1959. Parkside provides both inpatient and outpatient services to improve the quality of life of those affected by mental illness and related disorders by providing care with excellence and compassion. Parkside’s Assessment and Referral service is at 1619 E. 13th St. in Tulsa and can be reached 24 hours a day at 918-588-8888.

For more information about Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic and its trauma-informed yoga video series, contact Derek Frazier at 918-586-4251 or visit www.Parksideinc.org.

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