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,...

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...

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...

Prison Yoga at Scott County Jail in Davenport, Iowa

Davenport, IA (KWQC) – “Yoga is being offered at Scott County Jail. Every Tuesday male prisoners at Scott County Jail can opt to join the class. The class is available to any male...

“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:...

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...

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...

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...

“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...
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