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There are many ways that you can get involved with the Holistic Youth Project. We are always looking for volunteers, supplies, and monetary support. If you live in the ...

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Our team was joined when Christina, Suzanne, and Laurel all realized they shared a passion to bring the tools of yoga, mindfulness and wellness to youth in the Capital Region. HYP's staff is highly trained. Many of our teachers have degrees in social work, psychology/counseling, mindfulness/holistic wellness, education and more. Contact us to learn more about our programming.


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The Holistic Youth Project's (HYP) programs all use the tools of yoga, mindfulness and self-care practices to foster an enriched environment geared toward enlightening and empowering youth.

Dhyana Houghtaling is an avid holistic practitioner, combining eastern and western practices in her daily routine.  Dhyana serves as a teacher's assistant. Dhyana has searched for what she already believed in since she was a child; practices that would enhance and support  her body to do what it knows to do: heal itself and maintain balance.  Dhyana studied Hatha Yoga mixed with various other Ayurvedic practices in India in 2014. Dhyana worked in the field of addictions as well as mental health, assisting individuals whom struggled daily with emotional, mental and physical disabilities. Dhyana holds an A.A.S in Chemical Dependency Counseling and holds a B.S. in Holistic Health and Wellness.

Steve Adams has over 20 plus years of Human Service experience working with youth in crisis in Residential, Criminal Justice and School settings. Accustomed to working with diverse populations in sensitive and confidential environments while staying balanced under pressure. Recognized as non-judgmental, respectful and a sound decision maker by many in the Capital district. Based on his work, life experience and his Yoga and meditation practice he believes strongly in the benefits of Yoga and meditation when it comes to assisting kids in dealing with stress and anxiety in their lives.