Besides our volunteer-led yoga classes, prisoners are able to enrol in a FREE six module Yoga and Mindfulness Correspondence Course.
As of April 13th, 2017 the course has now been revised and updated. Anyone who has enrolled in the course prior to this date must continue with the old version. For copies of the modules of the old version please contact us. The new version is now available with password.
We have over 70 prisoners in several facilities around Aotearoa enrolled. Offenders, after experiencing the benefits of the practices for themselves, pass them on to other offenders who then write to us for the course. There are prisoners that we have never met who are getting up at 5am to find some space and quiet to practice yoga.
YEPT supplies volunteer-lead yoga classes, distributes yoga manuals and course materials and mentors inmates through letter writing. We also partner with the Human Kindness Foundation in the USA and distribute their book, “We are all Doing Time” to inmates all over the country.
The project is changing peoples lives from the inside. True freedom is an inside job.
For more information of to apply please write to;
Yoga Education in Prisons Trust, P.O Box 7365, Newtown, Wellington 6011