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Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness In Prison with Kath Meadows & Whitney Ingram

Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 2017 (15 hours)

Kath Meadows, Director of Women Prisoner Initiatives at Prison Yoga Project, and Whitney Ingram, Prison Yoga Project teacher, will lead the training, drawing on 8 years of experience teaching yoga to men and women behind bars.

In this training we will explore Prison Yoga Project’s evidence-based, gender-informed approach to adapting yoga for those impacted by trauma, with a special focus on teaching in prisons and detention centers. Through the Prison Yoga Project’s trauma-informed teaching methodology we will learn how to effectively provide prisoners with the tools for self-rehabilitation while simultaneously strengthening our own practice. The training will include:

  • An introduction to the physiology of trauma
  • Instruction in specific trauma-informed asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners
  • How to work in the unique socio-cultural environment of a prison
  • Special considerations for teaching in a gender restricted environment
  • Strategies for establishing yoga programs in detention facilities
  • An exploration of the principles of Restorative Justice as practiced through yoga and meditation.

For more information on Prison Yoga Project and this workshop visit www.prisonyoga.org

Fri. Oct. 6  6:30pm-9:30pm, Sat. Oct. 7  12pm-6:30pm, Sun. Oct. 8  12pm-6:30pm,

[Cost: $345]  [Flier]  [Register]