Prison Yoga Project
Involved teachers and experts
Eleonora Ramsby Herrera
Eleonora teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Trauma adapted Yoga. She has taught yoga since 2008. She is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) and registered as an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance.
James Fox M.A. is the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project (PYP) and he has been teaching yoga and meditation to prisoners at San Quentin Prison since 2002. He is consulted in prisons and jails in a number of states in USA.
Josefin Wikström has been bringing yoga and dance into the Swedish prisons since 2008. Josefin is responsible for developing the Prison Yoga Programs for Yogobe, she has been working as a full-time teacher focusing on yoga for trauma-exposed populations since 2003.
More about this initiative and Prison Yoga Project
Why yoga in prisons?An interview regarding the benefits of a yoga practice in a correctional setting with James Fox, founder of Prison Yoga.
A selection of video programs
Det här programmet kan bidra till att öka stabiliteten i kropp och sinne samt öka din motståndskraft.
Ett program som kan hjälpa dig att bygga upp en större energi i kropp och sinne samt öka din motståndskraft mot stress.
Feedback from people who tried
I started practicing yoga inside the prison. I have been having problems keeping the yoga going on the outside since I don't feel comfortable in groups and I can't afford it. These classes are a blessing as I can now practice on my own at home. It helps me managing my anxiety and I don't feel so lonely.
This platform of classes is a great support for us teaching inside the prisons with all the details on how to teach postures safe and mindfully, special classes towards women and the many mental health issues we see in prisoners.
These online classes is a great support for me in my teaching yoga in the Prison and for practicing the classes myself for my own health. It gives me a reminder of both the pedagogics and a good educational section for how to teach the classes and postures with different modifications and instructions. I love all the interviews they give me inspiration for my work!