Supporting incarcerated people with trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to promote rehabilitation, reduce recidivism, and improve public safety
Prison Yoga Project believes in restorative justice and a healing-centered approach to addressing crime, addiction, and mental illness.
“We serve people impacted by punitive incarceration, including incarcerated people and staff working in correctional facilities,” says Executive Director Bill Brown. “Historically marginalized and oppressed groups comprise the majority of these groups, including people of color, indigenous people, impoverished people, transgender and gender non-conforming people, people lacking education and literacy, and people with mental health issues.”
Prison Yoga offers trauma-informed, mindfulness-based yoga programs to address the trauma, addiction, and mental health issues that lead to and arise from incarceration. Some examples of its programming and impact:
Read our coverage of Prison Yoga in Yoga Journal.