New Documentary Features Rebecca & Fleet Leading a Path of Freedom Class

Rebecca and Fleet were in Rhode Island leading a Path of Freedom class. The class will be featured in an upcoming documentary, “The Mindfulness Movement”. Please click here to see the trailer and to support the funding to help get the film out to the public.    

Meditation and Mindfulness: Treatment for Incarcerated Women

Women worldwide continue to have higher rates of serious mental illness, depression, and PTSD when compared to their male counterparts (Tolin & Foa, 2006). Issues of poverty, socioeconomic disadvantage, and discrimination exacerbate the risk for mental health problems with...

School Of Public Health To Test Yoga-Based Program For Youth In Justice System

The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has received a grant of more than $700,000 to develop and test a mindfulness-based yoga program to provide young people in juvenile justice facilities with coping skills and reduce the recidivism rate. Click here to continue...

Award-Winning Author Doug Carnine’s Latest Book Proves That Mindfulness And Meditation Can Transform The Lives Of Prisoners

Carnine’s book relates the stories of four prisoners who achieve transcendence using mindfulness, meditation and the blessings of kindness.   Click here to read the article in Digital Journal.

Reversing the negative psychological effects of prison through mindfulness

Just four months in prison can negatively affect a person’s cognitive abilities and impulse control, according to findings published in Criminal Justice and Behavior from Penn criminologists Adrian Raine and Rebecca Umbach. The good news is some combination of cognitive...

Mindfulness in Prison and Beyond

In this two-part Tricycle Talks episode, learn about Fleet Maull’s tireless dedication to helping prisoners access meditation, and go behind the scenes with him on a retreat to train the next generation of mindfulness teachers. Nearly 30 years ago, Acharya Fleet Maull dove deep...

Yoga Isn’t Just for Tea Drinkers and Trend Seekers

“Keeping people locked up forever does not promote public safety in any way. People are coming out so damaged because it’s so damaging to be in prison — so you’re creating problems that did not [previously] exist. Mental health problems, in particular, develop in prison.” A...

Free in Captivity: How meditation got me through a 25-year prison sentence

The specter of depression accompanied me in my prison experience from the very beginning. It was always there, just over my shoulder, at the edge of my consciousness, a black hole of despair and darkness. There were times in the county jail, awaiting trial and then sentencing,...

Yoga Studio Brings Mindfulness & Meditation to Women Behind Bars

Yoga is a practice that helps millions throughout the world through physical, spiritual and mental discipline and is now bringing mindfulness to an unlikely group of people, helping them transcend their barriers. KTVB went inside the Pre-Release Center (PRC) at the South Idaho...

Project Wheel House Aims to Change Trajectory of At-Risk Women with Yoga & Mindfulness

Shelters and prisons are two places you might least expect to encounter women perfecting a “tree pose” or “lotus position” — two common yoga movements. But Mattapoisett resident Jessica Webb says those are two underserved, at-risk populations that...
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