• Sallie Fraenkel, President

    Sallie Fraenkel is the Founder and President of Mind Body Spirit Network, a company that provides that crafts travel experiences with a focus on well-being of the individual and wellness of the planet, combining activities such as hiking, yoga, spa treatments, indigenous healing ceremonies,

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  • Michael Huggins, Treasurer

    Michael Huggins RYT, CFT, MBA serves as Treasurer of Liberation Prison Yoga and serves on the Board. He travels from Pennsylvania to teach men or male youth at Rikers Island when needed. Mike is the founder and Executive Director of Transformation Yoga Project, a non-profit

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  • Cate Brainard, Secretary

    Cate Brainard  serves as Secretary of the Board. She teaches yoga classes at FCI Danbury and Bedford Hills for Liberation Prison Yoga. She has been practicing yoga on and off for many years, but her practice has intensified in the past two years as she began to fully appreciate the physical and emotional

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  • Oneika Mays, Vice President

    Oneika Mays serves as the Vice President of the board. She also serves as Training Director. Oneika teaches three yoga empowerment programs for Liberation Prison Yoga at Rikers Island, one for sentenced women and another for detainees, and one to girls 18-21 years old. At Rikers Island, As

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  • Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit

    Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit, MA, RYT, is Liberation PY’s Director of Women’s  Services, serves on the Board and teaches the prenatal yoga class for Liberation Prison Yoga at Rikers Island. She is a registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor, and has been a yoga teacher for the

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  • Anneke Lucas, Executive Director

    Anneke Lucas, Executive Director E-RYT 500, founded Liberation Prison Yoga in 2014. As executive director of the organization, Anneke creates and funds programs, and oversees all volunteer activities. Anneke trains new volunteer instructors in workshops and on site. She also

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  • Laura Toyofuku-Aki

    Laura Toyofuku-Aki is a highly inspiring and dynamic leader who exudes dedication and integrity. Her professionalism, ability to be strategic on multiple levels and intrinsic drive for excellence generates sincere respect and admiration from both her peers and direct reports.

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  • Yael Stone

    Yael Stone is an actor in the Netflix show “Orange is the New Black,” in which she plays an incarcerated woman (Lorna Morello). Yael is also a certified yoga instructor. The physical practice has always been very meaningful to her and sharing has become a profoundly positive part of of her life.

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  • J. Brown

    J. Brown (E-RYT 500) is a yoga teacher, writer, podcaster, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his efforts to change the dialogue of yoga in the west and his pragmatic approach to teaching personal, breath-centered therapeutic yoga adapted to individual

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