Yoga in the Youth Detention Center  |  Laura Vanderberg, E-RYT-500


 Buzzz....With that, I pushed the button for access into the Santa Fe County Youth Detention Center, my first day teaching to kids at the Center. The guard opened the door and I handed over my sunglasses, keys and Driver's License before I wheeled my tubs of yoga gear any further.

Clank! A metal door slid open, and the guard and I walked through the door. Clank! It slammed shut behind us. I wheeled the tubs down a sterile pale blue cinder blocked hallway toward another metal door at the far end. Clank! The door opened and we walked into another cinder block hallway. Clank! It slammed shut. The guard directed me down another hall and into the cafeteria--long tables folded up against the bare cinder block walls, industrial tile floors and the lingering odor of food.  Read more... 

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