Yoga Education in Prisons Trust
All yoga classes provided by Strength Within are community classes whereby 100% of revenue is donated to the charitable trust Yoga Education in Prisons Trust, learn more.
The Yoga Education in Prisons Trust is a registered charitable trust providing yoga and meditation education for incarcerated individuals, in New Zealand since it’s inception in 2009. The restrictive prison environment presents many challenges for these people. It’s our experience that these challenges can be adjusted into opportunities to reflect, contemplate and internally process their attitudes and behaviours with the support of yoga and meditation techniques. Ultimately, with time, space and expert tuition, incarcerated people can embark on a journey of personal growth and wellbeing that would otherwise not have been realised.
A safe supportive environment is created by experienced teachers that allows the prisoners to let go of fears and restrictive patterns, explore aspects of themselves that can enhance social integration.
To provide education for prisoners and offenders in the practices and techniques of yoga and meditation with the purpose to enable personal change and development.
To provide released prisoners with ongoing education and training in the practices and techniques of yoga and meditation.