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 June 24-25, 2017
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.
Yoga for Trauma, New York City, May 21, 2017
At Harlem Yoga Studio. Four Hour workshop exploring the basic philosophy and practice of Liberation Prison Yoga. Open to All.
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
August 2017: Liberation Prison Yoga proudly welcomes new board member Marcus Glover. A big thank you for your service to help move our mission forward.
Liberation Prison Yoga is the grateful winner of a 4-year grant by the Palette Fund, supporting our program with incarcerated gay and transgender students, and the Here To Be grant from Lululemon to support our program with the women at Bedford Hills.
Liberation Prison Yoga is currently in collaboration with the NYC Department of Corrections and the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, conducting its second study to measure the effectiveness of Liberation Prison Yoga programs with incarcerated populations.
‘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.