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, a medium-security prison for men, since March 2019. The men I teach have been receptive, respectful, and cooperative. They have a thirst for learning and discovering more.
Therefore, in addition to yoga classes, the goal is to offer the dedicated students a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification accredited by the Yoga Alliance which ensures the training program standards. These credentials allow the recipient to apply and teach yoga inside as well as outside.
Once the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is approved and confirmed by the Department of Corrections, a donation button will be added to this page. Any donations will be applied to the cost of the program. Your contribution will provide an opportunity for change on many levels – individually, the institution, and society.