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! Read this article pages called "Promoting Rehabilitation through Yoga and Mindfulness". Article is on page 4 of this link:
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.
Photo by Robert Sturman: www.robertsturmanstudio.com
Thank you Prison Yoga Project for your support: