Yoga in Prisons

Introducing James Fox (he/him), the founder of the Prison Yoga Project.

James has practiced yoga and mindfulness meditation for over 30 years and has dedicated himself over the last two decades to developing a trauma-informed approach to teaching yoga in correctional facilities that have resulted in the establishment of yoga programs in prisons throughout the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Australia.

He has been teaching yoga at San Quentin Prison since 2002 and is the author of Yoga A Path for Healing and Recovery, and co-author of Freedom from The Inside – A Woman’s Yoga Practice Guide. He is also a contributor to the book, Best Yoga Practices for Military Veterans.

Tune in to this video episode with Dr Lauren Tober, as James shares one key piece of wisdom he has learnt from teaching yoga in prisons.

This video episode is important for anyone teaching yoga in prisons or interested in doing so, but it’s also relevant for us all!

James is one of the amazing speakers that is joining us at the Mental Health and Yoga summit, starting on 31st of January 2022.

We’re going to be diving deeply into the world of yoga and mental health, so if you’re a yoga teacher or therapist interested in this world, I wholeheartedly invite you to join us.

Jan 17, 2022


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As a Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Teacher of nearly two decades, I'm passionate about integrating yoga and psychology on the mat, in the counselling room and in the world.

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