Once you have completed the Change from Within course and Change from Within workshops, you may access your certificate here!
Stay Connected and Continue Learning
If you did not already have a membership on the PYP Community website, your enrollment in the course provided you a free four-month Supporter membership. This level of support gives access to continuing education content, such as our webinar series and practice videos, and we will also be introducing additional mini-courses, virtual book clubs, and more in the months and years to come.
After four months, your membership will convert to the Guest level unless you choose to subscribe. The Guest level membership will give you continued access to the groups, public forums, and select continuing education content.
You can find out information about your current subscription by clicking the down-arrow next to your name on the top right and selecting Membership > Subscriptions.
You can find a curated list of PYP’s recommended reading by clicking on Books > Recommended Reading, in the menu at the top of the page.
Apply to Become a PYP Facilitator
If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, you can start the application process by reading this page. You will find a link at the bottom of the page that will take you to the application.
A majority of PYP Facilitators have volunteer positions, but funded positions are growing. We are continuing to work alongside local Program Directors to apply for grants and work with facilities to support sustainable paid programming.
If you are applying to a region with an existing Chapter, your application will be read and then shared with that Chapter Director. If you are applying to facilitate in a region where there is not yet a Chapter, it is expected that you will work with our National Program Manager to develop a program at a local facility.
Raise Funds and Awareness
Behind the scenes, our small team is continually working on projects to support incarcerated people, including:
- Sustaining an Institutional Support Program to provide free yoga and mindfulness resources including video and printable handouts for correctional facilities to utilize with staff and “residents,”
- Organizing a scholarship fund for formerly incarcerated individuals to complete yoga teacher training,
- Providing copies of Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery and Freedom from Within, to every incarcerated person that requests one, and
- Advocating for trauma-informed support for incarcerated people across the world.
Financial support from foundations and individual donors helps us to sustain and grow these programs that support our mission. Having completed the training, you understand how critical our mission is and have the skills and knowledge to raise awareness and generate financial support for the cause.
Direct donations can be made here, and you can choose to support a particular Chapter or program when donating: https://prisonyoga.kindful.com/.
If you are interested in hosting a donation-based class to support our efforts, please email email@example.com for more information.
If you are connected to donors or foundations who might be interested and able to provide a large contribution or are aware of grant opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We cannot thank you enough for your support of Prison Yoga Project, and your willingness to support people who are incarcerated.
The PYP team