One of our unique and signature programs is yoga & mindfulness meditation. We have been instrumental in providing training and support for local yoga teachers in trauma informed, addiction recovery, adaptive and geriatric yoga.
Mental health matters to us at Hardesty Family Foundation because we believe in a holistic and balanced solution to complex multidimensional lives. We participate through funding and involvement with other likeminded groups and agencies who look to solve behaviors such as mental disorders and addictions that disconnect ourselves and our loved ones from productive meaningful lives. We try to accomplish this through peer support, court system changes, therapy, yoga, work development, housing and identifying cutting edge programs with success in other communities. Until the underlying problems of mental health and addiction are addressed other cooccurring problems like domestic violence, prison overcrowding and homelessness cannot be solved.
The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges
Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa
Emergency Infant Services
GRAND Addiction Recovery Center
Humble Warrior Collective
Little Light House
Mental Health Association Oklahoma
Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic
Resonance Center for Women
St. Philip Neri Newman Center at The University of Tulsa
The Tristesse Grief Center
Tulsa Area United Way
Tulsa Botanic Garden
Tulsa Literary Coalition
Women in Recovery – Family & Children’s Services
2023 Parkside Yoga Training Video Series
2021 Dave Smith Mindfulness E.A.S.T: Emotional Awareness Skills Training
2020 Ravi Singh
2019 Rolf Gates Yoga & Mediation Teacher Training
2017 45 Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Teacher Training by Genevieve Yellin Water and Earth 25
2016 Trauma Informed Yoga by Lauren Haug
2016 S.O.A.R. Success Over Addiction and Relapse 20 by Kyczy Hawk
Yoga: Modern research shows a variety of benefits to both body and mind from the ancient practice
Yoga Helps At-Risk Girls Cope with Trauma, Georgetown Law Report Finds
The Role of Yoga in Healing Trauma
Meditation and yoga can ‘reverse’ DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests
Lisa Bracken “Sanctuary is defined as “a place of safety and refuge”. If our bodies are a temple, as we’re taught in yoga, I can assure you there was a time when mine qualified for Section 8 housing. As a woman in recovery, it’s been quite a journey learning to find sanctuary in my body and mind. Yay yoga.
The past two days of Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with Rolf Gates has been a reminder of my responsibility to work compassionately and skillfully with others in discovering freedom and refuge in their own temples.”
A trauma-informed yoga video series was created for the public through a partnership with Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic, local yoga teachers, videographer, Ed Taylor and HFF.