Prison Yoga Project Training

The Prison Yoga Project, in collaboration with the Yoga Center of Columbia (Maryland) is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with at-risk populations, including the incarcerated.

James Fox, Founder and Director of Prison Yoga Project, will lead the Training drawing on his experience of teaching yoga and mindfulness meditation to incarcerated youth and adults, including thirteen years at San Quentin, and other jails and prisons.

The weekend Training is intended for anyone interested in bringing yoga to underserved or traumatized populations and will include:

  • PYP's evidence-based, mindfulness infused approach to adapting yoga for those impacted by trauma, including the incarcerated.
  • An in-depth orientation for teaching yoga in the unique socio-cultural environment of prisons.
  • A thorough investigation of the practical application of yoga for emotional and psychological issues.
  • Strategies for establishing yoga programs in detention centers and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners.

Sat. Apr. 30: Noon-3:00pm; 4:00-7:00pm
Sun. May 1: 12:30-3:30pm; 4:30-7:30pm

The Yoga Center of Columbia
8950 State Rt. 108, Suite 109
Columbia, MD 21045

$345 (some partial scholarships available, contact Julie at for application)


Kath Meadows:

This training qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance for RYTs.