GET INVOLVED

Yoga Behind Bars is the only nonprofit organization in Washington state
dedicated to bringing yoga and meditation to prisons, jails, and detention centers.

GET INVOLVED

TEACH BEHIND BARS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

JOIN OUR INSPIRING COMMUNITY

YOU make our work possible.

We are built on a foundation of volunteerism and service. A generous and engaged community is the heart and soul of Yoga Behind Bars. Whether you are a yoga teacher or not, you can help fuel our innovative programs!

Next Info Sessions

MARCH INFO SESSION // 3/20, 5-6pm //
MONTLAKE Branch Public Library [MAP]

Ambassador training 6:15-7:15pm

To find out more and to RSVP, fill out the form here.

TEACH BEHIND BARS

Are you ready to bring a light into every cell?

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. Offering yoga in a prison environment is undeniably challenging and also incredibly rewarding. Because of this, we encourage applicants who have a strong sense of commitment, skill, and capacity for compassion. Ready to join the movement?

  1. Sign up for the most comprehensive training available for teaching trauma-informed yoga in prisons and in other vulnerable communities. The training itself is open to anyone interested in or currently working with trauma and marginalized populations, including social workers, health care professionals, and teachers. Please note to take the next step and volunteer with us, we require that you complete a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training or equivalent experience. A 200-hour certification is not required to come to our trainings!
  2. After you complete your training with us, we offer an extensive mentoring process and all active instructors have access to free continuing education workshops throughout the year.

We also support people outside of Washington State who are interested in starting or enriching their own programs. Please contact Jess if you’d like to host our training in your community. Learn more about our Teacher Training and what you can expect below.

Yoga Behind Bars Yoga Instructors of 2015

Upcoming Trainings

 

May 12-14 in Missoula, Montana with Freedom on the Inside

Register here


June 9-11 in Montreal, Canada

Details TBD


September 29-October 1 in Seattle

Details TBD

What you can expect:

  • A safe space for self-exploration, growth, and community building
  • Thorough preparation to offer yoga and meditation based tools in   prison or any other setting to foster connection, safety, and healing
  • Training on social justice and skills for working in environments of   suffering/trauma in a sustainable and just way
  • The 60+ page Yoga Behind Bars manual
  • Earn up to 17 hours of CE credit
  • Inspiration and community
  • A safe space for self-exploration, growth, and community building
  • Thorough preparation to offer yoga and meditation based tools in   prison or any other setting to foster connection, safety, and healing
  • Training on social justice and skills for working in environments of   suffering/trauma in a sustainable and just way
  • The 60+ page Yoga Behind Bars manual
  • Earn up to 17 hours of CE credit
  • Inspiration and community

WANT TO LEARN MORE? CHECK OUT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer opportunities suit all sorts of schedules and interests.

Volunteer opportunities suit all sorts of schedules and interests.

It truly takes a village to make our work possible. We are always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels to support us. We’d love to hear from you. Want to learn more about YBB and how you can help? Please join us for our next Info Session. Details on our Events page.

Read more about our Ambassador program here.

SEE OUR IMPACT

Give the Gift of Yoga and Meditation

You can help us bring positive change to the lives of those behind bars.