James Fox, founder of the Prison Yoga Project, however teaches three classes a week here in an effort to bring the rehabilitative benefits of yoga to inmates. For the past decade James has dedicated himself to at-risk populations in detention centers, residential treatment facilities and prisons. He is a firm believer in the power of yoga and mindfulness to assist in working with emotional and psychological issues. Incarceration leads to severe mental, emotional and physical distress with many suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Helping prisoners learn non-reactivity, self-control and self acceptance is key.
Join James as he shares his extraordinary experiences and compassionate insights. Your yoga practice may never be the same.
You can also access a 4 part series of articles regarding yoga for prisoners here on Elephant Journal.
- Do Prisoners Deserve Yoga
- Know about yoga & mediation for at-risk & incarcerated youth
- Yoga at San Quentin: Prisoner Interviews & Photos
- Interview with San Quentin Yoga Teacher
Watch for our upcoming interview with Still Quiet Place founder Dr. Amy Saltzman coming in November. Download any of our extensive repertoire of interviews from Yoga In My School on iTunes includes conversations with Leslie Kaminoff, Shakta Khalsa, YogaDork, Anna Guest Jelly and more.