A yoga teacher and marketing director for the nonprofit Yoga 4 Change, a 501c3 supported in partnership with Meriden's Women and Families Center, Aidee teaches yoga at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Jacksonville, FL.
A serendipitous trip to Cambodian rehabilitation centers while backpacking in 1998 stirred in me an intention to give back
Even though there may not be quantifiable statistics that prove that yoga prevents recidivism, our purpose is to infiltrate and claim as much spiritual real estate as possible. We teach yoga to incarcerated women because we believe yoga can help them go on to experience the full expression of their lives.
This is an interview with Perri van Rossem, who began teaching yoga as a volunteer in 2005 at Collins Bay Medium Security Institution in Kingston, Ontario; she has been teaching there ever since. In addition, she coordinates yoga programs being offered in three other institutions.
I met Mike Huggins a year ago at the Sedona Yoga Festival, over dinner, and heard some of his story; you will read the rest below. He started practicing yoga 12 years ago to help deal with chronic back pain.
This is an interview with Sara K. Schneider, who wrote about law enforcement in her book, "Art of Darkness: Ingenious Performances by Undercover Operatives, Con Men, and Others."
In the women's class more than the men's, we've had occasional issues of eye rolling, using class time to connect with friends
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This is an interview with Elizabeth Johnstone, who in 2007 started teaching yoga and meditation at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Conn. In 2008, she founded the non-profit organization Recovery Yoga to help expand yoga and meditation instruction in correctional facilities.