Prison Yoga Project’s Growing Impact in 2024

Prison Yoga Project’s Growing Impact in 2024

The mission of Prison Yoga Project is to provide programs for rehabilitation and resilience rooted in yoga and embodied mindfulness. Our vision is to create a cultural shift toward a healing-centered approach to addressing harm, substance use disorder, and mental health disorders. Founded on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to heal and grow, we are dedicated to offering programs that foster resilience, self-awareness, and personal transformation for everyone impacted by our justice system.

A Global Reach

Since our origin, PYP has expanded its reach across the globe. We have established a presence in hundreds of correctional facilities, offering yoga that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of people impacted by trauma and incarceration. Our dedicated team of instructors and facilitators work tirelessly to ensure that these programs are accessible and impactful, helping participants build skills to manage stress, improve their mental health, and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

Growing Attendance in 2024

We are proud to share that from January 2024 through May 2024, PYP has recorded an impressive 17,366 attendances across our programs. This number reflects the growing recognition of the benefits of our work and the increasing demand for yoga and mindfulness practices within the system-impacted community. Each attendance signifies progress in healing and transformation, contributing to our vision of fostering a healing-centered approach to addressing harm, substance use disorder, and mental health disorders.

An Encouragement to Our Facilitators

To our amazing community of program facilitators, your dedication is the heart of Prison Yoga Project. We deeply appreciate the invaluable work you do in bringing our programs to life and making a difference in the lives of those you serve.

Accurate attendance reporting is crucial to understanding and showcasing the impact of our collective efforts. Please submit your attendance reports every week, as these numbers help us track our global impact and secure the necessary funding to sustain and expand our programs. By doing so, you are helping us demonstrate the value of our work to donors and stakeholders, ensuring we can continue to offer transformative opportunities to those in need.

Together, we are building a brighter future and fostering a sense of hope and healing within the incarcerated community. Thank you for your continued commitment and support.

The Road Ahead

As we continue to expand our reach and refine our programs, we remain committed to our mission of promoting healing and positive change through yoga and mindfulness. The support from our community, donors, and volunteers is instrumental in driving our efforts forward. Together, we can create a brighter future for those impacted by incarceration, empowering participants to cultivate resilience and embrace a path of self-empowerment and growth.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. Your support makes a difference in the lives of many, and together, we are building a foundation for lasting change.