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Prison Yoga Special Teacher Training – Leicester, England

Prison Yoga Special Teacher Training – Leicester, England

Regular price $325.00 Sale

September 9-10, 2023

Yoga Through the Lens of Trauma and Incarceration

The Prison Yoga Project ( in collaboration with The Space to Breathe Collective ( is offering a special training for yoga teachers interested in sharing practices with people who have been impacted by trauma, including the incarcerated.

This unique training involves a total of 22 hours - 8 hours of online study and preparation prior

to the 14 hours of in-person training. The course will include:

  • A review of the UK’s philosophies of justice and prison system
  • A clear understanding of the socio-economic, racial, and class disparities common among incarcerated people and how they contribute to trauma and criminal behavior.
  • Self-reflection of one's own perceptions or conditioning that might inhibit the effectiveness of sharing the potential benefits of yoga with incarcerated people.
  • The differences between retributive and restorative justice and their influence in the criminal justice system.
  • PYP’s evidence-based pedagogy and distinct approach to teaching yoga for mental and behavioral health issues.
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama, meditation, and other embodiment practices proven beneficial for addressing unresolved symptoms of trauma.
  • Strategies for establishing yoga programs in correctional centers, rehabilitation facilities, and for marginalized communities.

WHERE: The Space to Breathe Collective, 6 Hotel Street, Leicester, England.

Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10: 9:30-12:30; 13:30-17:30

COST: US$325 (260 GBP)