Teach Behind Bars

Join a community of radically compassionate yoga teachers and share yoga with youth, women and men behind bars

When you teach for Yoga Behind Bars, you build a bridge between two worlds. It is an experience that will change your life and the lives of your students.

What it takes

Prerequisites for teaching behind bars:

  • Be a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour Teacher or equivalent experience.
  • Attend our two-day training (it will rock your world).
  • 2-year commitment to teaching. This┬ácan look a variety of ways, from teaching once a month to several times per month. The majority of our volunteer staff ┬áteach every other week at one facility.
Teaching yoga in a prison environment is undeniably challenging and also incredibly rewarding. Because of this, we encourage applicants who have a high level of commitment, skill, and capacity for compassion.

Our next teacher training will be in April 2015. Please check back for updates on exact dates, times and location.

Teacher Training