This special training is for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners who are interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma. The two-day training will be led by Prison Yoga Project founder and director James Fox, who has more than a decade of experience in teaching yoga and mindfulness to incarcerated youth and adults at San Quentin State Prison and other rehabilitation facilities.
Prison Yoga Project Training Curriculum:
~ Learn about Prison Yoga Project’s evidence-based, trauma-informed methodology for working with prisoners, including an in-depth orientation for teaching yoga in the unique socio-cultural environment of prison.
~ Investigate the practical application of yoga for emotional and psychological issues, including PTSD
~ Learn strategies for establishing yoga classes in detention centers, rehabilitation facilities and veterans programs
~ Get trained on specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners
Venues worldwide including:
Prison Yoga Project trainings are generally two-day intensives held over the course of a weekend, offering 12 hours total of instructional time. To view the most recently added dates across the country and internationally, visit PrisonYoga.org.
Pricing and registration:
Partial scholarships are often available. Review each training description for more information on how to apply for a scholarship, and to learn about Prison Yoga Project’s refund and wait list policies.