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Yoga in Prison

Infiltrating Prison with Love, Compassion, and Respect

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

When I tell people that I teach yoga to incarcerated women, I often see a look pass over their faces. To me, there is no greater need than women who are locked into cages, demoralized, deprived of sunlight, nutrition, and physical comforts.

Yoga: How We Say Yes and Serve in Correctional Facilities

Rob Schware | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Heather Ruggero, whose yoga service work began in March 2010 teaching weekly classes to staff and clients at SafePlace, a sh...

Yoga: Taking the Penitentiary to the Mat

Rob Schware | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jackie Sumell, an artist who has been practicing yoga for almost 10 years. Jackie says, "It started when my life went to shi...

Yoga: Incarcerated Veterans Taking Healing Into Their Own Hands

Rob Schware | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

"A period of decompression and re-socialization before returning to society after active duty is needed. The program we've created will provide that by offering yoga to address healing the trauma related to combat."