We offer yoga and meditation classes to men, women and youth behind bars every day, giving our students the opportunity for rehabilitation, growth and healing.

Our students experience calm, inner peace and a sense of self-worth.

Scientific research is confirming what we see every day in our classes: yoga and meditation are powerful tools for restoring the connection between mind, heart and body. We want to be part of the solution to end mass incarceration by sharing these empowering tools to help our students succeed when they return to our communities.

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Upcoming Events:

Seattle Iyengar Yoga Benefit Class

Saturday, January 31st 11:00 am – 2:00pm

Join Yoga Behind Bars Teacher, Laurel Rayburn, for this Iyengar yoga community class. Pay what you can. All proceeds go to Yoga Behind Bars.

Yoga for Trauma with Hala Khouri

February 6-8, 2015 Friday evening + All day Saturday + Sunday

Deepen your understanding of the physiology of trauma and how trauma propels behavior in youth and adults labeled “at risk” due to poverty, racism, violence, abuse, accidents, and other factors. Learn effective tools to help facilitate the release of trauma and enhance your classes for those “at risk”.

This training is for yoga teachers as well as any care professionals wanting yoga based tools to help people manage symptoms of trauma.

A Valentine’s Day Yoga and Kirtan Celebration with Shantala!

February 14, 4:00pm-9:30pm

Proceeds to benefit Yoga Behind Bars. Co-Sponsored by Amazing Grace Seattle.

Featuring Grammy-winning bamboo flute master, Steve Gorn and Sean Frenette on bass, vocals and three string guitar.