Books, Lessons and Newsletters
A variety of free or low cost materials on Yoga and Mindfulness
are available. They are sent directly to family members, prison
libraries and inmates. Although these resources do not
necessarily reflect what we do or think, they can be a great
support. Here are a few:
Human Kindness Foundation Box 61619, Durham, NC 27715
Meditation Lessons SYDA Prison Project, Box 99140, Emoryville,
Yoga and mindfulness is now being used in rehabilitation programs
all over the World. We have found some of the groups doing this
a great inspiration and helpful to us in getting started too. Here
are a few:
HUMAN KINDNESS FOUNDATION humankindness.org
Founded in 1972 by the pioneering Bo and Sita Lozoff (919) 383-5160.
Books, newsletter, letter writing. Always kind and helpful.
PRISON DHARMA NETWORK prisonmindfulness.org Buddhist group
Excellent training manual, links, useful resource page. Good people.
COMMUNITY SUCCESS INITIATIVE communitysuccess.org/prison-
No Carolina based. Dr Landau wrote excellent training manual.
YOGA GANGSTERS yogagangsters.org
Training volunteers for schools and at risk youth. Miami based!
PHOENIX PRISON TRUST theppt.org.uk
Huge group in UK. Very inspiring archive of past newsletters -- Must see
|A guided relaxation with
young inmates in Haiti.
“You may think
that only you
are a prisoner,
but other people
are also prisoners.
You are in a small prison,
but others are in
the big prison outside.
When will they be released?
Think that you are a yogi
and that you are pursuing
in this particular place and
at this particular moment.
Immediately, you will
experience great joy.
If you change your
understanding, you will
be free in a minute.”
~ Baba Muktananda