Why I Teach Trauma-Informed Yoga

Why I Teach Trauma-Informed Yoga

I teach Trauma-Informed Yoga because I want to facilitate classes that are accessible and inclusive for all people. Perhaps that sounds straightforward. I have found that it’s complex and requires ongoing learning, unlearning, and reflection. Because even with our...
Yoga Behind Bars’ history (for now)

Yoga Behind Bars’ history (for now)

First things first I have been asked a few times to write a “History of YBB” blog post and have been avoiding it. Why? Because the act of writing inevitably leads to a narrowing, a leaving out of people, events, and important nuances. There is so much to say and...
Reflections on teaching at WCCW

Reflections on teaching at WCCW

For 4 years now, I have had the pleasure and privilege to teach the Intro to Yoga class at WCCW. It’s a partnership between Yoga Behind Bars and Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS). Participants get college credit for the class as they work towards their...
YBB Frequently Asked Questions

YBB Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) I am generally interested in learning more about YBB, where do I start? If you are wanting to learn more about us, you might like our online info session. You can also stay connected to our work by following us on Facebook and...
Teaching Yoga in Seattle’s Downtown Jail

Teaching Yoga in Seattle’s Downtown Jail

This is Seattle’s downtown jail. Every day, thousands of people drive by on Interstate 5. I know because I can see the cars whiz by from a high window in the room where a team of 6 YBB instructors offer yoga. The jail is our very first program site with classes...