The Prison Yoga Project, in collaboration with Happy-U Yoga, is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with at-risk populations, including the incarcerated.
This training will cover:
• PYP’s evidence-based, trauma-informed methodology for working with prisoners
• Investigation of the practical application of yoga and mindfulness for healing trauma and post-traumatic stress
• Orientation to the unique considerations of teaching yoga in incarceration environments.
• Strategies for establishing yoga classes in detention centers and rehabilitation facilities.
• Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices proven effective with prisoners.
This training draws on Prison Yoga Project Founder James Fox’s 14-years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness in San Quentin and other prisons and jails and incorporates the latest academic and scientific research.
This workshop qualifies for 14 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Yoga Alliance for RYTs.
Monday, June 11, 2018, 8:00 am — 3:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 8:00 am — 3:30 pm
$345 + $15 registration fee
A limited number of partial scholarships are available; contact [email protected]
for an application. Also, ask about personal crowdfunding.
About the trainers:
Bill Brown, C-IAYT, RYT200 is the Director of Programs for Prison Yoga Project, San Diego. He has brought yoga and mindfulness to San Diego County prisons and jails since 2013 at Federal, State, and County facilities. He is a contributing editor to the Yoga Service Council/Omega Institute’s recently published book Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. He also maintains a private practice as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) Practitioner and Group Facilitator, specializing in working with survivors of trauma.
Kate Beckel, E-RYT200, RCYT, M.Ed is the Director of Operations and Outreach for Prison Yoga Project. She is also a trainer for Yoga Ed., specializing in working with children and youth. She has trained in a wide variety of yoga practices. She is in the Advanced year of her Somatic Experiencing (SE) Studies. SE is a mind-body therapy that works with the nervous system to relieve and or resolve trauma. Since 2015 she has taught trauma-informed yoga at Vista Detention Facility, Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, Second Chance, Kitchens for Good, Toussaint Academy, and other Title 1 schools.