TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA
Yoga Behind Bars
Publication Year: 2019
Source ID: shanti-sources-68181
Collection: Mindfulness, Diversity, and Social Justice
Abstract: Many youth and adults in prison have long and painful histories of trauma, going all the way back to their early childhood, and past generations. Yet there are very few resources provided to safely integrate this unresolved trauma. More than 90% of people behind bars return to society. But within 3 years, 60% return to prison or jail.We urgently need to stop this cycle of repeated incarceration and offer programs that truly create wholeness, safety, and belonging. We are proud to be part of a movement that encourages us to think and act differently, to reimagine our criminal justice system. Our trauma-informed and resilience-building methodology offers practical inner tools people can use anywhere. It works.