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Prison Yoga

Convicted Killer Finds Balance With Yoga

Simon McCormack | Posted 11.06.2013 | Crime

Some of the most dangerous inmates at California's Folsom Prison are finding their focus by doing yoga. KTXL's profile on the rehabilitative progra...

Sasha Bronner

These Photos Prove It's Possible To Find Inner Peace Anywhere

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.25.2013 | Los Angeles

California prisons have been under fire for overcrowding and solitary confinement conditions. While prisoners captured headlines recently with a 60-da...

Healing the Disenfranchised Through Yoga

Rob Schware | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Katy Jones, who teaches several types of yoga and is an attorney in Oklahoma City. She recently started a nonprofit, Root to...

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 Could Boost Prisoners' Mental Health

Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Yoga: the secret to less-stressed, better-behaved prisoners? A new study by researchers from Oxford University, King's College London, the Universi...

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...

Former Inmate: Prison Yoga Changed My Life

Posted 01.17.2013 | Healthy Living

It's no surprise that the ancient art of yoga has penetrated into mainstream culture -- you can really do it anywhere. Now, prison yoga -- exactly wha...

Yoga: How We Serve Women in Prison

Rob Schware | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Elizabeth Johnstone, who in 2007 started teaching yoga and meditation at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Conn. In 2008, she founded the non-profit organization Recovery Yoga to help expand yoga and meditation instruction in correctional facilities.

Yoga for Lifers

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dearbhla Kelly

They were freedom yogis, practicing to find liberation behind bars. Imagine how confronting and challenging -- and how meaningful and transformative -- it would be to show up to your yoga mat every day if you were in jail for life.