I love seeing the impact yoga can make in people’s lives. Yoga Behind Bars is a local nonprofit dedicated to sharing yoga with incarcerated youth, women and men in Washington. It’s a powerful organization making a big difference, and it has grown a huge amount in the last few years. From 2008 until 2014, the group has expanded from one class a week to 27 classes in 10 facilities in a week.
It means a huge amount to the students when people support them. You have a chance to contribute while also joining me for a fun, energetic yoga practice! I’m honored YBB has invited me to teach an outdoor class at Green Lake on Aug. 17. Come on down! It will be a great day and a joyful practice for an inspiring cause. Look forward to seeing you there!
Yoga in the Park
When: Sunday, Aug. 17
Time: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where: Green Lake Park. Meet us near the arch behind the Green Lake Community Center, 7201 East Green Lake Dr. N., Seattle.
Suggested donation: $20. All proceeds will support Yoga Behind Bars Programs bringing yoga and meditation classes to incarcerated youth, women and men in WA State.
About Yoga Behind Bars
To offer incarcerated people—men, women and youth—the transformative power of yoga as a tool for self-awareness, healing, and a pathway to freedom.
Yoga Behind Bars is a volunteer-led nonprofit that heals lives and society through the transformative power of yoga. Our students are dedicated men, women and youth behind bars. Our certified teachers are fostering a shift for the whole person. Our students are doing the same for us. Physical freedom may not be possible at the time of service, but inner freedom is.
At Yoga Behind Bars we believe in the ripple effect and innate goodness. Every student has a family waiting outside. On the day they re-enter civil society, they will have tools to help them succeed instead of recede. Our service facilitates social change from within. We spread awareness, light and hope.