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Giving Back

Rosie's Place

Life can shift for any of us at any time. Today, I am blessed and grateful to have a roof over my head and money in my pocket.  That cannot be said by everyone. However, it is truly a selfless act to share and support those who could use it.


Rosie’s Place, located at 889 Harrison Ave Boston, was founded by Kip Tiernan (1926-2011) in 1974, as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives.


Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding.  Thanks to these donations, 83 cents on every dollar raised goes directly to services for the poor and homeless women.


Click the button below today and give a gift of support from your heart.

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Prison Yoga​

Prison Yoga is rapidly gaining acceptance as a valuable resource for physical, psychological, behavioral, and spiritual health in the U.S. criminal justice system. 

I have been teaching at MCI Norfolk since March 2019, the largest state prison in Massachusetts. It is rated a medium-security prison for over 1250 men. 

In March 2020 this was put on hold due to the pandemic.  Yoga videos and guided mediations were provided to all 14 Massachusetts Departments of Corrections as in interim solution.

April 2021 - The DOC has initiated volunteer re-orientation. I may be returning anytime now.

May 8, 2021 Yoga & Hike Fundraiser at Adams Farm to purchase yoga books for  MCI Norfolk.

June 12, 2021 The 200 hour YTT program appliction is being assessed by the DOC for MCI Norfolk.

August 11, 2021  Received the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award for my volunteerism with the Prison Yoga Project.  I am grateful to the Kraft Family and New England Patriots Foundation.

October 2021 Thank you Grace Allen for writing the article called "Promoting Rehabilitation through Yoga and Mindfulness". 

May 2022 Great news. After 2 years, I can now return to teach at MCI Norfolk.  Any monetary donation for the book study would be greatly appreciated.

August 2022 At the end of the month, there will be a community day inside the walls to invite new participants to experience yoga. A great way to expand the yoga class.

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Thank you Prison Yoga Project for your support:

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