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Yoga for the Incarcerated

Yoga Programs

Strafford County Department of Corrections, Dover, NH

As yoga becomes more mainstream, the general public is beginning to recognize that the benefits of yoga are more than just an ability to stretch and move the body. In addition.  The scientific community is also beginning to research how yoga might help individuals with a variety of issues including cancer, addiction, trauma, and chronic illness. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress, improve well-being, and improve physical health. The Prison Yoga Project has shown how yoga helps prisoners reconnect with their bodies. Many prisoners suffer from trauma, which is held deeply in the mind and the body. When you develop a relationship with your body, heart and mind, you cultivate compassion and empathy and so are less likely to violate another. SATYA funds weekly yoga classes in both the women's and men's Therapeutic Community Programs at the Strafford County Department of Corrections.

Contact Zeke Zubrow edzubrow@comcast.net if you have questions about SATYA's Yoga for Incarcerated Program, available teacher training programs or teaching yoga in prisons.

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