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.
Liberation OPN-X Art Event, December 10, 2016, 8pm, New York City
Brahman Yoga Harlem is hosting our art even with performances of former students and LPY teachers.
Founder and Executive Director Anneke Lucas started creating programs in different facilities in 2010. Yoga for Social Justice only makes sense if it is Trauma-Informed, and infused with mindfulness and meditation. Liberation Prison Yoga brings yoga teachers – many of whom are also licensed social workers and psychologists – into the prisons once they have completed training in the specific Liberation Prison Yoga trauma-sensitive approach. Each class comprises of yoga and mindfulness meditation. Liberation Prison Yoga programs may also include discussion, free-flow writing or other healing modalities.
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