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Ancient Practices Offer Teens Tools to Cope

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Flynn Badal

On a brisk October morning, Bart van Melik taught a yoga class at Humanities Prep. Students arrived in the drafty auditorium for their first-period class. Some yawned and sighed as they straggled down the aisles in their hoodies and oversized jeans.

Yoga and Breathing Helps Juveniles Reflect on Their Actions

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

At Crossroads, the metallic locked juvenile detention center in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Bart van Melik, 34, a slim Dutchman with a receding hairline, prepares for his weekly yoga class.