Trauma Informed Yoga Empowers Girls

A great story from TODAY about an amazing Trauma-informed Yoga program for youth, founded by one of our current Path of Freedom Online Training students! To learn more about Elisha’s organization, Crossover Yoga Project, click here!

PMI’s Partner Organization, CMPS leading Mindfulness Trainings in Canada!

Prison Mindfulness Institute’s Partner Organization, The Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety (CMPS) has just started a leading a 10-week training in Ontario. See below for tweets from the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Sylvia Jones! This...

Yoga Gains A Place Behind Bars In Hawaii

Locked up for nearly half his adult life, Mark Kainuma found he could take control of his anger and quiet his racing mind through the ancient practice of yoga. It’s a skill he has cultivated while incarcerated at Waiawa Correctional Facility. The 46-year-old Pearl City native...

POF in the Colombian Media!

Fleet’s recent trip to Colombia has garnered a lot of media attention! Here are some clippings and links to newspaper articles, radio interviews, and television interviews!   Newspaper Article from a local newspaper in Medellin Radio Coverage from Caracol   TV Coverage...

POF in Colombia!

Last week, Fleet traveled to Colombia to help launch the Path of Freedom in the local facilities, as well as spread awareness throughout the country. Here he is with the POF Colombia Team: Sarah, Fleet, Ana Maria, Monica and Lorena outside of La Picota prison in Bogota.  ...

Women’s Prison Trains Inmates – as Yoga Teachers

Common Ground Healing Arts in Charlottesville is expanding its wellness services beyond the general population.  This year, the non-profit is reaching out to the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women to provide a yoga teacher training program. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini...

Incarcerated Arizona veterans use yoga to prepare for life after jail

From AZ Central-   Some say yoga sets you free. And one group of enthusiasts is taking that literally, hoping the ancient discipline will keep incarcerated military veterans from returning to jail. After a breathing practice at the end of a Friday morning class at Maricopa...

Finding Peace in a San Diego Prison

Bill Brown is guiding a class of about 25 men through a series of long stretches and balanced poses in a dimly lit gymnasium. Mostly dressed in baggy gray sweatpants and white or gray T-shirts, they carefully follow his motions before reaching a seated position on thin lemon-lime...

What I Learned Volunteering in Prison for Six Months

By Emma Love Arbogast for Be Yourself: I live in Portland, Oregon. Portlandia. I love it. But it feels sheltered, unreal. Six months ago I decided I needed to get out of my bubble. I needed to experience something different. Very different. I needed to challenge myself and my...

Path of Freedom Recent Quotes from the Field!

From a Rhode Island Men’s Medium on Training the Mind: “Mindfulness is power because I can control my actions and keep my mind focused on positive things.” “This class lives above the line and we are supported, challenged and encouraged within the...
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