top of page

Helping prisoners heal through yoga

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

“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 prison, and says it is the most challenging and rewarding experience.

“Our space is cold and noisy and, at times, the babies are noisy too.  As you can imagine, my pupils face unique challenges. Their situation is very stressful and most of them carry heavy burdens,” she says.

“Every class is different, I never know what to expect. It is wonderful to bring the healing power of yoga to them, to help them cope with their day-to-day issues but also, hopefully, to foster the development of coping skills that they can use in the future, outside prison.”

Juliet, who has been practicing yoga for 40 years, is supported by the Yoga Education in Prisons Trust (YEPT), a charitable trust that takes yoga and meditation classes to prisons across the country.”

To read more of this article by Therese Henkin for the Times Online (New Zealand), click here!

4 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

From one of our recent Path of Freedom prison classes: "I'm still working on being in the present with my actions. I am the example for others and myself to learn. I'm really grateful to have had our

From Medical Xpress: A new study strengthens previous results on the positive effect of yoga on prison inmates. In this study, inmates’ character maturity across several dimensions increased after 10

bottom of page