San Quentin Prison is not the typical locale for a yoga class. James Fox, founder of the Prison Yoga Project, however teaches three classes a week here in an effort to bring the rehabilitative benefits of yoga to prisoners. For the past decade James has dedicated himself to at-risk populations in detention centres, residential treatment facilities and prisons. He is a firm believer in the power of yoga and mindfulness to assist in working with emotional and psychological issues. Incarceration leads to severe mental, emotional and physcial distress with many suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Helping prisoners learn non-reactivity, self-control and self acceptance is key. Join James as he shares his extraordinary experiences and compassionate insights. Your yoga practice may never be the same.
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