"My mission is to implement yoga into prisons everywhere."
Speciality: Prison Yoga
James Fox, MA, began teaching yoga and meditation to prisoners at San Quentin Prison in 2002. His years of experience as a facilitator of victim/offender education, violence prevention, and emotional literacy classes for prisoners informed his work with prisoners and the eventual founding of Prison Yoga Project. Since then he’s led practices and consulted in prisons and jails across the US and around the world.
James has trained thousands of teachers who have replicated Prison Yoga Project’s methodology in more than 24 states, Canada, India, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and The Netherlands.
He is the author of Yoga: a Path for Healing and Recovery, distributed by request, free of charge to prisoners. James was a Reviewer for Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System and a Contributor for Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans published by the Yoga Service Council.
James is on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga, Mindfulness, and Social Change Certification Program, and has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Chicago Urban Mindfulness Program. In 2015, Yoga Journal honored James with a Karma Yoga Award for their 40th Anniversary Issue.
Education: He has extensive training in various yoga and meditation disciplines and is specially trained in applying yoga practices for addiction recovery and trauma related issues.