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.
We are all potential criminals, and those whom we have put into prison are no worse, deep down, than any one of us. They have succumbed to ignorance, desire and anger, ailments that we all suffer from but to different degrees. Our duty is to help them.
— His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
Share in Our Dream
We cannot do this without your help! Prison Yoga + Meditation is dedicated to maintaining a lean organization working from virtual offices with our focus on the actual teaching of yoga and meditation.
Teaching one yoga/meditation class takes four-to-five hours out of an instructor’s day, depending on the facility it can be the whole day. We need many more teachers, but because many yoga/meditation teachers make their living teaching, they can’t afford to give up paid classes to teach with us. To reach more of the thousands of prisoners incarcerated in our immediate area our goal is to break away from the volunteer model and to eventually pay instructors.
Our goal is to raise the funds to afford to hire the instructors we need to teach daily classes in ten facilities in Los Angeles.
We also need mats and blocks to start new programs.
PRISON YOGA + MEDITATION FOR WOMEN is a completed yoga & meditation manual, written in an easy-to-follow style that we would like to photograph, publish and distribute to incarcerated women across the United States.
We are grateful to you for any donations. Any amount helps.
In gratitude, the PYM Team
If you'd like to reach out for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to hear from you!