Give Back Yoga’s Prison Yoga Project

Through recent sales of my Mala necklaces, I was able to make a donation to this initiative. You should check them out!

The Give Back Yoga Foundation, which is based in Colorado, has a Prison Yoga Project. Their goal is to put free yoga practice guides in the hands of 20,000 prisoners.

From the Foundation:

We’re helping incarcerated men and women to build a better life through the Prison Yoga Project’s program of trauma-informed yoga, taught as a mindfulness practice. The practice helps students to restore the connection between their mind, body and heart, experience self-compassion and empathy for others, and take responsibility for their actions. They can also begin to change trauma-induced unconscious behavioral patterns and develop skills for impulse control, reducing the likelihood that they will return to jail.

The Give Back Yoga Foundation believes in making yoga available to all those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of this powerful practice. As a national non profit yoga organization, we support and fund certified teachers in all traditions to offer the teachings of yoga to under-served and under-resourced socio-economic segments of the community. Through this work, we aim to inspire grassroots social change and community cooperation.

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