House of Lords Presentation

I along with PYP’s European Program Director Josefin Wikstrom, and the principal researcher for our programs in Europe, Nora Kerkes, were invited to make a presentation at the UK Parliament’s House of Lords for a special convening on Yoga in Society: Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. This is part of an ongoing Parliamentarian program […]

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! […]

34th Annual Trauma Research Foundation Conference this May featuring Prison Yoga Project!

The Trauma Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organized to promote clinical, scientific and educational projects. The purpose of this work is to support and conduct non-partisan research, education, & informational activities dedicated to innovative clinically informed projects to develop and implement optimal methods, treatments, and modalities to help children and adults heal from traumatic […]

Welcome Our New Team Member, Amy Emley!

Prison Yoga Project is pleased to introduce you to the newest member of our National Team, National Program Director Amy Emley! Read on to learn more. What drew you to working with Prison Yoga Project?  When I first encountered PYP, it reignited the passion that set me out on this path originally. In 2013, my […]

Interview with Prison Yoga Project: Catalyst Impact Partners with Stand Together Foundation

Recently, Prison Yoga Project was chosen to be part of Stand Together Foundation’s first group of Catalyst Impact Partners. Stand Together Foundation (STF) is an organization committed to changing the way the United States thinks about, talks about, and tackles poverty. As a Catalyst Impact Partner, PYP receives management training, access to a new customer-first impact-measurement […]

Prison Yoga Project Receives $50,000 Grant from lululemon

Friends and supporters, we’re overjoyed to share with you that Prison Yoga Project was named as a 2022 recipient of the Here to Be Grant from the lululemon Centre for Social Impact. And we want to let you know about how these funds will help us further our mission to support incarcerated people with trauma-informed […]

Why Yoga Journal has partnered with Prison Yoga Project!

What you can do to help ” Earlier this year, Yoga Journal‘s parent company, Outside, Inc., launched Find Your Good, an initiative intended to support underrepresented populations. Our company has partnered with 14 nonprofit organizations that share the ideals of this mission in various ways. Yoga Journal has chosen to work with Prison Yoga Project in support of its […]

Celebrating the Mend Collaborative Launch

Prison Yoga Project is happy to support the launch of Mend Collaborative, a restorative justice organization providing healing, reconciliation, and dialogue opportunities for survivors and the currently incarcerated. We are excited to see new organizations created by impacted leadership and that will provide opportunities for survivors from all backgrounds to collaborate on giving back to […]

Welcome, Prison Yoga Project Portugal!

Our Program Director and Training Coordinator for Europe, Josefin Wikström, led over two dozen qualified yoga teachers through training and preparation to facilitate a pilot program at six prisons in Portugal. Congratulations and welcome to the PYP Sangha!