“I finally get what it means to be in the moment and I’m grateful!” – Recent Path of Freedom Quotes from the Field!

From a Rhode Island POF Advanced Class on Training the Mind: “Owning my situation 100% has saved my life!” From a Rhode Island Mens’ Medium Class on Training the Mind: “Sometimes I’m asked about Buddhism, and I tell people that they might not want to...

Helping prisoners heal through yoga

“Juliet Slogrove has always believed in the healing power of yoga. Now the Bucklands Beach local is taking that healing power to the Auckland Women’s Prison. Juliet took on the challenge four months ago when she signed up to teach yoga in the Mums and Babies Unit at the...

Why Teach Yoga and Mindfulness in Prison?

The following is an excerpt from an Huffington Post interview with Elizabeth Carling, a prison yoga teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico. “What originally motivated you to bring yoga to the New Mexico prison? Elizabeth:I’ve worked in the field of forensic therapy as an...

Recent Path of Freedom Quotes From the Field!

From a Rhode Island “Training the Inside Trainer” class on the Drama Triangle:  “I walk through the yard and I see guys from our class. I used to never see them activate their facial (smile) muscles but now I see them smiling, just looking relaxed. It makes me...

“New Frontiers in Offender Treatment”

A new book on evidence-based mental health practices and how they can be translated to those in prison has recently been written by Elizabeth Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins, of John Jay College and features a chapter written by PMI’s Fleet Maull and Kate Crisp titled:...

Battle Creek, Michigan’s Buddhist monastery is taking meditation into rehab centers and prisons

Meditation is challenging for Brandon Navin. It feels like it goes against the whole way he’s been taught to function in society, he said. “I feel as though I feel I have to be constantly stimulated,” he said. “I feel as though I’m constantly dragged...

Path of Freedom – Recent Quotes from the Field

From a class on “Holding Your Seat” at Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh:   From a class on “Who Am I” at Rhode Island Mens’ Medium:   From a POF Advanced Class at Rhode Island Mens’ on “Training the Mind:

Support Prison Mindfulness on #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, is fast approaching! Two weeks from now, 11/27/2018, we will be participating in #GivingTuesday. Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community, give to those who are in need, and give to those working to make the...

Writing to prisoners unlocks more than you would think

Eight years ago, I saw a job ad on a local website. A small charity was looking for a PR officer. The ad was brief, but it struck me as sweet. In it, they said that through yoga and meditation, they offered hope and healing to prisoners. I liked the sound of that. Unfortunately,...

Path of Freedom – Recent Quotes from the Field

From a recent class at Rhode Island Womens’ Medium on Change: ” I am beginning to understand the good that comes from being quiet for awhile each day or at different times throughout the day. ”   ” I am going to be leaving maybe this week and I will...
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