PYP Grant - Light the Match

Help Prison Yoga Project Earn a Matching Grant

Light the Match

GIVE TODAY, AND YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED

In the past year, our Prison Yoga Project program has realized a lot of dreams.

From the launch of our first Yoga Alliance-recognized Teacher Certification Training for 16 prisoners at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women (MCIW), to a new 16-week fee-for-service yoga and mindfulness pilot program at CDCR’s Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton, CA, we are making strides in sharing the transformational tool of yoga with men and women behind bars.

Now, we hope to realize one more dream: to create a teacher portal on the Prison Yoga Project website.

The portal will function as a place where teachers trained through Prison Yoga Project can make and renew friendships, trade experiences, discover new opportunities, collaborate on projects, organize get-togethers…whatever you can imagine. The portal will be open to all yogis who are interested in karma yoga, offering an opportunity to engage and learn more.

The teacher portal will amplify the powerful potential of our community, so we can better support men and women behind bars. Prisons nationwide are starting to recognize the value of yoga to provide strategies for non-violent problem resolution, a renewed sense of self-worth, and skills for building a better life. Wardens are asking for trained teachers to come into their facilities – and through the portal, we can be much more effective in making this happen.

HELP US EARN A MATCHING GRANT FROM KALLIOPEIA FOUNDATION 

Kalliopeia Foundation

We are now within reach of this dream becoming a reality. Recognizing that a teacher’s portal is crucial to help Prison Yoga Project meet present and future demand for yoga programming in prisons, the Kalliopeia Foundation has pledged up to $5,000 in matching funds to help launch this project.

Will you light the match, and help us illuminate the life of men and women behind bars by making a donation today? Together, we can make a bigger impact for those we serve.

 

Give now and multiply your impact.

Karma doesn’t just mean cause and effect. It means creating a future.” -James Fox