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Prison Yoga Project (18-hour training)

With James Fox

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. 

 


Date / Time

Location

Teacher

Price

25 September 2021, 10:00 - 13:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

James Fox

25 September 2021, 14:30 - 17:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

James Fox

26 September 2021, 10:00 - 13:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

James Fox

26 September 2021, 14:30 - 17:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

James Fox

This workshop is only available as a full course, total price:

€ 395

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Registration

You can register for this workshop by clicking ‘Book’ and paying online with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.

About James Fox

James Fox is the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project, an organization dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation centers worldwide. Since 2002, he has been teaching yoga and meditation to prisoners at San Quentin Prison as well as other California State prisons.

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