Correspondence Course

 

 

answer correspondence ssBesides our volunteer-led yoga classes, prisoners are able to enrol in a self study FREE 12 module Yoga Correspondence Course that can take anywhere between 7 – 12 months to complete.

The formal procedure is for the prisoner to write a letter stating they wish to join the course to:

PO Box 7365,
Newtown,
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

To speed the process up a case manager, PCO or support person can scan and email the correspondence directly to info@yogainprisonstrust.org

Often our prison yoga teachers themselves manage the course mentoring and paperwork but we always keep a record of the names and where the prisoner is up to on a confidential spreadsheet as it is common for prisoners to get moved around. 

The course is free for prisoners and is currently funded through donations to the trust. It costs $360 to get a prisoner through the whole 12 modules. This is basic admin, post and printing. Some of the modules are replied to via volunteers but the demand is too high to make this sustainable and so we pay someone a few hours a week to manage the course. We are currently running a campaign to complete a rewrite of the course, and hope to move towards accreditation. If you wish to help with the costs of this you can donate here. 

 

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