Love one another.
— George Harrison’s last words
WHY DONATE TO PY+M?
2.3 million people are incarcerated in the United States today. That is equivalent to the population of Houston.
Women are the fastest growing population in prisons and jails. With your help they can escape the cycle of: Trauma. Abuse. Reoffending.
With your help we can reach more men, women and L.G.B.T.Q. individuals with healing tools of yoga and meditation.
Where does my donation go?
PY+M is a strictly volunteer, lean organization. We don’t have offices or pay salaries. Our focus is on what we can do to reach more people inside in more effective ways.
Even $5 matters! Smaller donations go to paying ongoing expenses such as purchasing mats, blocks, and bands necessary to hold yoga classes.
Whenever possible, we hold special events that are filmed. This requires a film permit and insurance.
As often as we can afford to, we bring these special programs wherein each attendee receives a meditation book and a workbook.
Our yoga videos
Our volunteers donated their time to produce for thirty-minute yoga videos, designed specifically for prison life. These links are offered here for free to the public. If you enjoy these videos, please donate any amount to our fund so that we can continue to distribute the DVDs in prisons and jails.
Help Us Reach More Prisoners Inside
During Covid, prisoners were locked in their cells—the size of a bathroom—with no visitors or outside contact. The pandemic drove home the need to reach more prisoners during lockdowns or in facilities that do not have yoga programs.
PRISON YOGA + MEDITATION
Relieve Suffering. Heal from Trauma. Experience Inner Peace.
You may wish to make a $16 donation to purchase one yoga/meditation book, written specifically for those incarcerated, that will be sent directly to one of our facilities. Larger donations are appreciated and allow us to purchase books in bulk so that everyone in a yard or module may receive a copy.
This beautifully photographed book provides a basic education in yoga and meditation from beginner all the way to an advanced yoga.
From hip-width distance to rehabbing wrists, to avoiding injuries, this book covers everything yoga.
There are 30 unique sequences from a number of yoga disciplines. Included are guided instructions for 250 poses modeled by Prison Yoga + Meditation instructors.
Pranayama and many other breathing techniques are thoroughly covered to help people destress and cope.
A chapter on meditation covers chakras and how to employ these energy centers in meditation.
Breathing and guided meditations to bring serenity within regardless of the chaos of prison.
Whether you donate a small or a large amount, your donation matters and will go directly toward helping prisoners cope, heal, avoid reoffending, so they can rebuild their lives and families.