Prison Yoga

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Photo by Robert Sturman: www.robertsturmanstudio.com

Thank you Prison Yoga Project for your support:

www.prisonyoga.org

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. The men I teach have been receptive, respectful, and cooperative. They have a thirst for learning and discovering more. 

In March 2020 this was put on hold due to the pandemic.  As an interim solution, yoga books along with Sacred Tree Yoga videos and guided mediations were provided to all 14 Massachusetts Departments of Corrections. 

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

May 8, 2021 Yoga & Hike Fundraiser at Adams Farm at 999 North Street Walpole. All proceeds will be used 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. Grant submissions are also underway. Your donation for this program and books will have a positive impact.

August 11, 2021 What a special day! My husband Stu nominated me for The Myra Kraft Community MVP Award for my volunteerism with the Prison Yoga Project. Along with 25 other honorees from New England, it was a fantastic experience to witness others who give love and support to their meaningful causes. I am grateful to the Kraft Family and New England Patriots Foundation that will allow for the expansion and awareness of Prison Yoga that promotes rehabilitation, reduces recidivism, and improves public safety.

October 2021 Grateful to Grace Allen who wrote an article in the Norfolk & Wrentham local town pages called "Promoting Rehabilitation through Yoga and Mindfulness".  Article is on page 4 of this link:

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