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.
Upcoming Workshops, Events & News
Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training and Workshop, New York City March 11, 12, 2017
At Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side. Open to Yoga Instructors and Serious Practitioners. Weekend immersion into LPY’s Unconditional Model.
Yoga for Trauma Workshop,New York City, January 22, 2017
Harlem Yoga Studio is partnered with Liberation Prison Yoga to host four hour workshops, a great introduction to the trauma informed teaching style.
Liberation Prison Yoga is currently in collaboration with the NYC Department of Corrections and the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, conducting a study to measure the effectiveness of Liberation Prison Yoga programs with female populations at Rikers Island, and with the gay and transgender populations at MDC.
After I quit drugs I got really depressed. With yoga I’m clean inside and out. I feel open, release stress, and think peaceful thoughts. I’m proud of myself, and motivated.”
— J.K., Rikers Island RMSC
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