OUR FIRST TRAINING
We will be giving a workshop for those who want to understand trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness more deeply -- or teach it to our at-risk youth, or in a therapy, recovery, correctional or some similar setting. We are planning on a Saturday or Sunday at a local holistic center. Are you up for something new and exciting, something that really makes a difference? Contact us now. Subscribe to UPDATES and we will inform you soon!
REACTION AFTER A RECENT JAIL CLASS:
“As they were filing out, one woman held back. She did not want to go back to the dorm. She took me aside and told me she had a lot of trauma and felt like it had all just been washed away! She asked me to make sure she stays in the class until she leaves.” That is why we need to keep this going! We get these reactions across the range of South Florida correctional settings -- Juvenile Justice, Boot Camp, Male and Female Jails, Psychiatric Jail Wards and four State Prisons. It means participating inmates will return to their communities more sane, sober and serene.
"Has taught me to really relax in tense situations.
I have learned to control my emotions and physical self.”
(former inmate now released and doing well)
“This program removes the harshness of prison life.”
(inmate with life sentence)
“I no longer suffer.”
(80 year old inmate in wheel chair)
This is our crowd-funding campaign, managed by YouCare. You can show you care by making a donation. You can take it a step further and subscribe to our Updates, leave a comment and share it. We will share it with you several times -- because most people just pass over things the first time. .
What are the funds for? Unromantic as it sounds -- mostly TRAVEL. Prisons and jails are spread thin and are often out in the everglades or farmland. Secondly, other costs like meals, printing, registration, etc.
Our real annual funding goal is $25,000. As we approach that we will simply be able to do more. We could compensate our teachers. That would help us staff the programs, as they involve a huge amount of time and much organizational detail. We could even do teaching tours to prisons further north – where so many of our jail students are sent.
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Media Credits: Photos and video were taken by Patricia Rossato, authorized officers, Miami TV Chanel 6, and Michelle Guillen for Chanel 4 NBC TV
Lawrence Huff, volunteer coordinator 305-926-3578 [email protected] #miamiprisonyoga