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PYP Special Training 2018 - Asheville, NC

Prison Yoga Project
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The Prison Yoga Project (PYP) in collaboration with the Asheville Yoga Center is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with at-risk populations including prisoners.

James Fox, Founder and Director of PYP, will lead the training drawing on his experience of teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to incarcerated youth and adults, including fifteen years at San Quentin and other jails and prisons.

The weekend training is intended for anyone interested in bringing yoga to underserved or trauma impacted populations and will include:

* PYP’s evidence-based, mindfulness-infused approach to adapting yoga for issues of trauma and behavioral health.
* An in-depth orientation of teaching yoga in the unique socio-cultural environment of prisons.
* Strategies for establishing yoga programs in detention centers, rehabilitation facilities and other healthcare institutional settings.
* Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with those suffering from trauma related issues including prisoners.
* The role yoga and mindfulness play in support of Restorative Justice principles and practices.



* 6/1/18 - 6/3/18 at Asheville Yoga Center
(Friday: 6:30-8:30pm / Saturday: 10am-1pm; 3-6pm / Sunday: 9am-12pm; 1-4pm)
* $275 if registered by April 20, 2018, $350 as of April 21, 2018
* Some partial scholarships available; RAZ crowdfunding too. Contact or kaysie@prisonyoga.org for more.
* Training qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance for RYTs


About James:

James Fox M.A. is the founder of the Prison Yoga Project and author of Yoga A Path for Healing & Recovery. He is trained in a variety of traditional yoga and meditation disciplines, as well as in applying yoga practices for addiction recovery and the dissociative effects of trauma. Since 2002, James has taught yoga and meditation to prisoners at San Quentin Prison and many other U.S. and foreign correctional facilities.

James has dedicated his career to bring the mental and emotional health benefits of yoga and meditation to at-risk populations. In addition to his work with adult prisoners he has lengthy experience teaching at-risk youth in detention, at a residential treatment facility and for inner city community programs. He has also worked with a leading restorative justice agency and has several years of experience as a facilitator of victim/offender, violence prevention and emotional literacy classes for prisoners. He has served as an advisor to the National Institute of Health sponsored Chicago Urban Mindfulness Program and is on the faculty for Loyola Marymount University’s (Los Angeles) Yoga and Mindfulness for Social Change Certification Program. In 2015, James was a recipient of a Karma Yoga Award from Yoga Journal Magazine.