Liberation Prison Yoga is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to serve prisons and jails, bringing trauma-conscious yoga programs to incarcerated women, men, LGBTQ, youth, staff, and those whose lives are affected by incarceration; to train yoga instructors to work inside the prison system; and to educate the public about trauma-conscious yoga.
Workshops, Events & News
Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training and Workshop, New York City Feb. 3-4. 2018
At Bowery Yoga. Open to Yoga Instructors and Serious Practitioners. Weekend immersion into LPY’s Unconditional Model.
Weekly Liberation Community Class, New York City, Every Monday @ 5-6pm
At The 3 Jewels Yoga Center, Astor Place, New York, NY. Starting Monday 9/18 Class times will be 4:30-5:30pm on Mondays!
Let’s be the quiet revolution – moving towards integration instead of isolation, healing instead of punishment, and peace amid unrest – inside ourselves, and inside the prisons.Anneke Lucas
January 2018: Liberation Prison Yoga proudly welcomes new board member Marcus Glover. A big thank you for your service to help move our mission forward.
Oneika Mays (photo right) was hired as Training Director. Congratulations Oneika!
Liberation Prison Yoga collaborated with the NYC Department of Corrections and the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, creating the first study measuring the effectiveness of Liberation Prison Yoga programs with incarcerated populations. The results showed improvement in every area measured, with the highest increase in self-esteem!
‘Thank you for the classes… you were this presence in my life that, quietly, had a deep impact in my life. I will not back away from difficult things now. I will take ownership of myself.”
— T.B., Rikers Island, after six months of LPY classes.