Prisons Are Places of Great Human Suffering
We bring Self Compassion Yoga and Meditation to county, federal and state facilities to promote healing. Your kindness can change lives.
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Healing From Within
Prison Yoga + Meditation is a Los Angeles based 501(c )3 whose mission is to bring healing to lonely, isolated, and forgotten prisoners through Self Compassion Yoga and Meditation.
WHO WE ARE
Beautiful, Aware, Unique Volunteers
We teach prisoners because we have experienced healing through yoga and meditation ourselves. We teach men, women, gay and transgender prisoners who are newly arrested, awaiting trial, serving a days, months, years and even life with and without the possibility of parole.
Bringing Yoga & Meditation to Prisoners to Promote Healing
Healing From Within
Our volunteers venture into jails and prisons to share Self Compassion Yoga so that prisoners can begin to heal.
A System In Need
Our punitive prison system is a failed experiment—an established fact that even crime victims wish to see changed.
Compassion + Comfort
Regardless of a person’s religious affiliation, yoga + meditation can help free a person from his/her physical nature to unite with the Divine within.
A Centering Journey
Compassion toward traumatized prisoners fosters self-compassion, which further promotes healing.
Culture of Self Discipline
We believe people who have stronger willpower have better life outcomes than people who don’t.
Fun + Mind Clearing
There are many physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of having fun and allowing the mind to empty out completely.
Meet Our Team
Founder, Executive Director
Nancy began practicing yoga in 1997. Her practice includes Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram and …
Co-Director, Certified Senior Instructor
Farah is both a scholar and practitioner of South Asia’s yogic and meditative traditions. She is Associate Professor of …
Certified Senior Instructor
De Jur manages PY+M yoga/meditation programs at a county facility. Along with Sarit, De Jur handles the scheduling …
What People Are Saying
"This is a beautiful offering, bringing dignity to broken hearts."
"I don’t believe everyone should get out of prison, but I do believe that everyone is redeemable."
"We believe that yoga and meditation can help people go on to the full expression of their lives and that all of society will benefit."
"Yoga has expanded my awareness beyond the confines of my usual way of viewing myself and others."
"Words can't express how grateful we are that your instructors have brought yoga and meditation to us."
"Yoga has helped me learn how to control myself and be more patient."
Ready to Make a Change?
With your tax deductible donation, we can help more prisoners heal. Your generosity can change lives. Please share in our dream. We cannot do this without your help.
If you'd like to reach out for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to hear from you!