Prison Yoga Project:
Teaching Yoga in Prisons and Rehabilitation Facilities

Continuing Education with James Fox

The Prison Yoga Project, in collaboration with Namaste Yoga & Wellness is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with at-risk populations, including the incarcerated. James Fox, Founder and Director of Prison Yoga Project, will lead the Training drawing on his experience of teaching yoga and mindfulness meditation to incarcerated youth and adults, including thirteen years at San Quentin, and other jails and prisons.

The weekend Training is intended for anyone interested in bringing yoga to underserved or traumatized populations and will include:

  • PYP’s evidence-based, mindfulness infused approach to adapting yoga for those impacted by trauma, including the incarcerated.
  • An in-depth orientation for teaching yoga in the unique socio-cultural environment of prisons.
  • A thorough investigation of the practical application of yoga for emotional and psychological issues.
  • Strategies for establishing yoga programs in detention centers and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners.
  • The role yoga and mindfulness play in support of Restorative Justice principles and practices.

Training Details:

2019 Dates TBD! Please check back soon!

Namaste Berkeley
2820 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Tuition: $345

Some partial scholarships are available, please contact for an application.


*If you need to cancel your registration, please email Cancellations made before August 1st, 2018 will receive a refund minus $50 processing fee.  NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS AFTER 8/1/2018.

Upon receiving his teaching credentials in 2000, James Fox began his mission of sharing the psychologically therapeutic benefits of yoga and meditation with at-risk populations, including the incarcerated. In addition to his work with adult prisoners, he has experience teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to at-risk youth in juvenile detention; at a residential treatment facility for boys; and for an inner city gang-related community program. James Fox is the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project, an organization dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness meditation programs in prisons and rehabilitation centers worldwide. Since 2002, he has taught yoga and meditation to male prisoners at California’s San Quentin Prison, as well as other state prisons.