Deliver Yoga to 10,000 Prisoners

by Give Back Yoga Foundation
Jun 26, 2013

Bring Yoga and Mindfulness to Every Prison in US!

Here are letters we receive from prisoners requesting Yoga: A Path for Healing and Recovery:

To whom it may concern,

Greetings! My name is ________. I am an inmate here at Marion Correctional Institution. I am also the vice-chairman for the MCI Options Group. Several months ago I founded the Asian Options Club. It is a series of Asian-themed classes designed to promote a healthy and positive living style for the 2600+ inmates here at MCI. These classes include origami, Japanese language, Bonsai, Calligraphy, Qigong and yoga. We have reached out to a local yoga studio with hopes of finding a volunteer to facilitate a weekly yoga class...many inmates are interested.

I heard about your organization from a friend. I'd love to receive the book 'Yoga, a Path for Healing and Recovery' if possible. 
Marion Correctional Institution
Marion OH

To Whom...
I received the most recent newsletter from the Human Kindness Foundation and felt compelled to write and request a copy of "Yoga: a Path for Healing and Recovery."

I have been teaching yoga and meditation here at Danbury Federal Prison Camp for the past 2 years. I have had the good fortune of sharing these wonderful practices with many of the women here and witnessing their growth and transformation alongside my own!

When I came to Danbury in 2010 I never imagined the path that I now find myself on. However, through my own healing and dedication to "paying it forward" I have embarked on a lifestyle that I intend to extend to prisoners and also women on the outside. I have crafted several workshops in addition to my yoga and meditation workshops and hope to create a way to make this translate in the general population when I release. 

I look forward to learning more about your organization and enabling healing practices to reach more and more people, not only at Danbury but everywhere. 


Danbury Federal Prison Camp
Danbury CT


Prison Yoga Project,

May you never thirst or hunger. 
I am writing to PYP in an effort to have the book " Yoga, a Path for Healing and Recovery." 

I am a practitioner of yoga. I have been doing yoga for four years which has enhanced my life enormously. Although I am a solo practitioner I have learned many asanas from a lot of different books and magazines and I would like to take out a few poses from your book and integrate them into my own. 

So, if this isn't too much trouble, I would greatly appreciate receiving this booklet. 

(envelope misplaced)


My name is _(first name)_ and I have the idea of doing yoga. I have been doing some work outs now for three years so this yoga book should help jump start my diet plan. Thank your very much for your help. 

New Castle Correctional Facility
New Castle IN

PS. This will be the first book I have ever received so thank you


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Give Back Yoga Foundation

Location: Takoma Park, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Rob Schware
Takoma Park, MD United States

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