Awesome Organization: Yoga Behind Bars

Here is a new segment highlighting awesome organizations in the Pacific Northwest. First up is Yoga Behind Bars, a non-profit dedicated to offering yoga classes to incarcerated adults and youth. The gifts of yoga are particularly valuable for incarcerated people. Here are a few words from organization founder, Shaina Traisman:

Our organization believes that punishment and incarceration alone does not effectively re-route negative behavior. It is the mission of Yoga Behind Bars to teach inmates skills for deepening their capacity for self awareness, inner growth, and social responsibility.

There is significant research to prove that yoga is helpful at reducing the stress of inmates, lowering re-incarceration rates, as well as aiding in therapy to treat addictions. You can read more about the benefits of the program here.

Yoga Behind bars could also use your support! Donate here, shop their store here or volunteer here.

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