Yoga and meditation education for prisoners, in prisons in New Zealand.  

About Us

The Yoga Education in Prisons Trust is a registered charitable trust providing yoga and meditation education for prisoners, in prisons in New Zealand.

Please Support Us

We rely wholly on donations from individuals and funders to provide free Yoga and Meditation (real rehabilitation) for prisoners in New Zealand.

RAISED: $30,000  |  GOAL: $50,000

Prisoner’s Stories

We’re driven by the positive changes yoga in prison can effect. Read stories from the prisoners themselves showing how valuable Yoga has become for their rehabilitation.

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Our Volunteers and Team




John Sinclair

John Sinclair

Chairman and Teaching Interface

Jane Allen (Gyanidhi)

Jane Allen (Gyanidhi)


Our Latest News

Happy Spring Newsletter

Such an exciting season, a season of change of new life and fresh starts, of growth and blossoming.  This winter has been fairly quiet for us. However the onset of spring has already brought about change and exciting prospects for the YEPT team, both positive and negative.

New Yoga Book Benefits YEPT

We’re stoked Kara-Leah is again donating a portion of profits from her latest book The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga to YEPT.

Growth of Yoga in Prisons

Currently 65 prisoners attend yoga sessions around NZ with 4 of our Volunteer teachers. Most of the jails are about an hour away. Teaching time plus driving time means that to teach one class takes a half a day. Energetically it also takes mental preparation. Not only...

Thank you to our major Sponsor

We’ar Yoga Clothing are one of our biggest sponsors. We’ar are committed to a strong ethical business model which builds stronger communities through business opportunity + empowerment.

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