Why Yoga Journal has partnered with Prison Yoga Project!
What you can do to help
” Earlier this year, Yoga Journal‘s parent company, Outside, Inc., launched Find Your Good, an initiative intended to support underrepresented populations. Our company has partnered with 14 nonprofit organizations that share the ideals of this mission in various ways. Yoga Journal has chosen to work with Prison Yoga Project in support of its dedication to sharing yoga with people who would otherwise not have access to its profound benefits.
You can learn more about Prison Yoga Project and donate to it by reading below. And you can find out more about our companywide initiative, including a full list of partners, at Find Your Good. “
Prison Yoga Project
” Since 2002, the Prison Yoga Project has provided trauma-informed yoga to incarcerated people to facilitate rehabilitation. “Prison Yoga Project seeks a cultural shift toward a healing-centered approach to addressing crime, addiction, and mental illness through yoga and embodied mindfulness,” reads its current mission statement. Prison Yoga Project trains yoga teachers and orchestrates the scheduling of yoga classes in prisons and “promotes peace, health, and well-being of people in the criminal justice system.”
Our goal this week: $2,500 in donations would provide full scholarships for six incarcerated individuals to participate in Prison Yoga’s 32-hour Foundational Training course. The training provides an opportunity to study, in-depth, the complexities of trauma and how to navigate it in thought and action. “
You can read the entire article here.