Root Studio Inc. in Turner’s Falls is rooted within the bodies of the girls with whom they work, helping to break the cycles of family trauma, poverty, sexual assault, and substance-use disorder by teaching yoga and meditation-based skills to help them take charge of their lives.

The entire experience of practicing yoga can help survivors find union between seemingly disconnected and challenging aspects of the self, allowing participants to slowly build the pieces into an integrated whole. In addition to yoga-based practices, the studio will provide a private and quiet space with a supportive adult presence. Space for participants to rest, read, make art, journal, do homework, and for self-care.