Anneke Lucas founded Liberation Prison Yoga in 2014, after serving in prisons and jails for three years, bringing along interested yoga teachers and training them to teach yoga in the trauma-conscious style.

As a survivor of child sex trafficking and extreme violence, she used elements of her own healing journey to develop programs based on how she would have wished to be treated in her young adult life. A close analysis of those people who were able to get through to her when she was shut down by trauma forms the cornerstone of LPY’s philosophy – for Liberation teachers to become those people; aware and unconditionally present for their students.

Anneke is an advocate for sex trafficking survivors and also speaks on the subject. She is also writing a book and is represented by Sam Hiyate at The Rights Factory

Read Anneke’s blog posts

here

LPY Workshops

Bowery Yoga, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, Jan. 26-27, 2019

Judson Memorial Church, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, Nov. 3-4, 2018

Judson Memorial Church, Trauma Informed Training,New York City, Sept. 22, 2018

Liberation Prison Yoga training at Yoga Dimensions, Newtown CT. Sept. 29-30. Registration opening soon.

Omega Institute,  Training, Rhinebeck, NY, August 5-10, 2018

3 Jewels Yoga, Yoga For Trauma, New York City, July 21, 2018

Bowery Yoga, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, April 28-29

All Yoga, Yoga for Trauma workshop, New York City, March 24, 2018

Bowery Yoga, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, Feb. 3-4, 2018

Laughing River Yoga, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, Burlington, VT, Jan. 26-27-28, 2018

Bowery Yoga, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017

Harlem Yoga Studio, Yoga for Trauma, New York City, May 21, 2017

Bowery Yoga, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, March 11-12, 2017

Harlem Yoga Studio, Yoga for Trauma workshop, January 11, 2017

Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, October 15, 16, 2016

Judson Memorial Church, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, NY June 18,19, 2016

Harlem Yoga Studio, Yoga for Trauma, New York City, NY, Sept. 11, 2016

Yoga Teachers Association Westchester, Yoga for Trauma, Briarcliff, NY, Sept. 10, 2016

Harlem Yoga Studio, Yoga for Trauma, New York City, NY, April 30, 2016

Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side, Liberation Prison Yoga Weekend Training, New York City, NY March 26 , 2016

NYC Department of Probation, Introduction to Mindfulness Training, New York City, NY January 30, 2016

Judson Memorial Church, Liberation Prison Yoga Training, New York City, NY, Dec. 5, 2016

Ashtanga Yoga New York, Liberation Prison Yoga Training, New York City, NY, June 14, 2015

Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side, Liberation Prison Yoga Training, New York City, NY,  April 18 , 2015

Hosh Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Brooklyn, NY March 22, 2015

Liberation Prison Yoga Training, Yoga for Trauma, New York City, NY, Nov. 20, 2014

Home Yoga Experience, Yoga for Trauma, Mahwah, NY April 5, 2014