Prison Yoga Project

18-Hour training

Yoga Through the Lens of Trauma and Incarceration

The Prison Yoga Project, in collaboration with Delight Yoga, is offering a special workshop for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in sharing practices with people who have been impacted by trauma

James Fox, Founding Director of the Prison Yoga Project, will lead the two-day event drawing on his ten years of experience establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in both adult and youth prisons in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, as well as his eighteen years of teaching classes at San Quentin Prison.

What you will learn:

This unique weekend workshop will include:

- A clear understanding of the socio-economic, and racial, and cultural disparity issues common among incarcerated people, and how they contribute to trauma and can influence criminal behaviour.

- Examining implicit biases from one's own background and conditioning that might inhibit rapport in teaching, and lessen the effectiveness of sharing the potential benefits of yoga with program participants.

- PYP’s evidence-based pedagogy and distinct approach to teaching yoga that differs from other trauma-informed or trauma-sensitive teaching methodologies.

- A thorough investigation of the practical application of yoga for mental and behavioural health issues.

- Strategies for establishing yoga classes in detention centres, rehabilitation facilities, and for marginalized communities.

  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama, meditation, and other embodiment practices that have been proven effective with prisoners and those suffering from unresolved symptoms of trauma.

Additional Information

This training qualifies for Continuing Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT). The Prison Yoga Project is a member school of The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Required extra training

In order to participate in this training, participants must complete the estimated 4-6 hours of preparatory online self-study prior to the 12-hour in-person segment of the training. You will be sent the link to the online part of the training after you have registered.

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