Prison Yoga + Meditation is made up of yogis and meditators who have experienced the transformational healing of these practices and are thus motivated to share with the loneliest people in our society. Since 2014, because of the generosity of people like you, we have reached thousands of prisoners in state, county and federal facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Every $5 you donate allows us to purchase one block which will be used by countless prisoners.
Our volunteers teach people who are newly arrested, awaiting trial, serving brief to years sentences, and those serving life with/life without the possibility of parole. Our students are straight, gay, and transgender men and women. Some of our yogis are pregnant women, some are violent offenders in individual cages.
We need to purchase another PA system so that we can expand to another yard at a state prison to teach another 50 men every week!
Within the chaotic, alienating, and traumatizing conditions of incarceration, we have seen tears of gratitude, laughter, and the grace of self-compassion fall over the most tortured individuals. We believe, from what we have experienced, that yoga and meditation can have a positive benefit for all of society, one yogi at a time.
Your kindness can help even more people heal spiritually, emotionally, and physically through yoga and meditation.
Your tax deductible gift will help PY+M
- Expand more classes in current facilities
- Meet demand from other facilities
- Purchase mats/blocks and a PA system
- Produce and distribute our yoga/meditation manual written expressly to address the incarcerated yogi
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Thank you. Namaste!