Yoga with Border Girls

On today's show, we’re talking about "border girls." That's girls often 11, 12, and 13 years old who have journeyed alone to the U.S. from Central & South America to find safety. Many of them are pregnant, and they’re often brought here without parents by coyotes, seeking a life that is unknown but, they pray, more secure.

And we’re going to tell this story through an unexpected lens: yoga.

My guest today is Rosa Dluginsky. Rosa is a middle school special education teacher in New York who also teaches yoga. Last year, through the nonprofit United We Om, Rosa taught trauma-informed yoga classes in Spanish to unaccompanied minor girls from South America.

This episode is a unique look at immigration and human connection. Stay tuned all the way to the end for the most arresting moment, when Rosa speaks directly to those in charge of this country’s immigration policy.

You can follow Rosa on Instagram: @yogawithrosa.


A special thank you to United We Om for making this conversation and Rosa’s work possible. They’re on a mission to share the transformative practices of Yoga and Meditation with under-resourced, vulnerable, and trauma-impacted communities.

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