Executive Director Rob Schware talks with instructor Geoff O’Meara for The Huffington Post Blog on what inspired Geoff’s work with prison inmates, and how service is an integral part of a yoga practice.
“One of my students had been moved to a different correctional facility to complete his sentence. He sent me a beautiful letter expressing gratitude for his yoga experience at the TCCC. Here is what he wrote: ‘Thank you for helping me get to know who I am inside … and for how much you have changed my direction and thought on life. Indebted to you forever — Yogi Robbie.’
This joy is his gift to me, and it has been a great source of shraddha — conviction, and virya — joyful effort — in my own practice. For this sustenance and advancement on my own path, I am forever indebted to Yogi Robbie, as well as to all of my students. Clearly they are my teachers.”
– Geoff O’Meara, Prison Program Director for Community Yoga Austin