PYP Featured on Guys Talking Yoga Podcast!

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Derek Vanderwarker, Host of Guys Talking Yoga Podcast, has done a three episode feature on Prison Yoga Project! Perfect content for your morning routine. Check out his amazing website feature as well! “That Yoga Class is No Joke” – Prison Yoga to Prisons Worldwide with James Fox The Art of “Effortless Effort” with Bill Brown […]

Healing Trauma Behind Bars: Mental Health and Incarceration

At Prison Yoga Project (PYP), our mission is to promote trauma healing and resilience through yoga and embodied mindfulness for those affected by the criminal justice system. In this blog, we will delve deeper into the critical intersection of mental health and incarceration, using statistics and information to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges […]

Unprocessed Grief and Loss: A Deep Dive into the Shadows of Pain in our Prajna Series

With our fourth and final session ahead, it feels imperative to look back at our last few gatherings, where we had the profound honor of diving deep into the realms of unprocessed grief and loss. The theme resonates with many, often lurking in the shadows, waiting to be acknowledged and addressed. Key Themes for Prajna […]

PYP Featured: A Trauma-informed Approach to Exercise Leadership

Discover the transformative power of a trauma-informed approach to exercise leadership in this enlightening article! Bill Brown, Executive Director of the Prison Yoga Project, shares his expertise in fostering resilience and healing through yoga. PYP’s approach, designed for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, focuses on trust, agency, and stress management. This article delves […]

Prison Yoga Project’s, Nicole Hellthaler, featured on The Redefining Yoga Podcast

Our Assistant Director, Nicole Hellthaler, episode on The Redefining Yoga Podcast is up today! Let’s Go Prison Yoga Project!!!! Share with your community, friends, and family! Join Lara for an enlightening conversation with Nicole Hellthaler, MPS, RYT 200, Assistant Director of Prison Yoga Project. In addition to holding a Master’s in Public Service from the University of […]

Josefin Wikstrom Speaking at University of Oxford!

The Master Series are events dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of Big Ideas, and is proud to present its first-ever in-person event. Hosted at the prestigious University of Oxford, this groundbreaking conference promises enlightening keynotes, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking panels. Our own Josefin Wikstrom from Prison Yoga Project will be speaking at this event! […]

Prison Yoga Project x Trauma Research Foundation

“Throughout the US and our in-prison classes internationally, we see transformations in the people we serve each week. For many incarcerated people, our program offers the beginning of self-awareness, practical skills for self-regulation, and insight into what drives their behavior and why they ended up in prison. By identifying their symptoms of trauma and finding […]

Prison Yoga Project featured in Men’s Health Magazine!

“In jail, everything about life is predetermined; everything from meals to showers to calls home. The men have limited choices and no freedom. But during yoga, they’re able to move with agency. They choose to stay or not stay in a pose, they pick if they want their arms on their hips or above their […]

Prison Yoga Project 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Featured in Yoga Journal!

With incredible timing, Yoga Journal featured our trauma-informed yoga teacher training just as we open our registration for our June 2023 Summer Co-hort! You can read about our one of a kind YTT here: You can register for our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training ‘ Yoga, Social Justice, and Leadership’ here: