Yoga has the potential to empower us all. 🙂
I will earn my yoga teacher certification in July 2014. I’ve decided I want to teach yoga to women behind bars and/or in community corrections.
Did you know that 85+% of incarcerated women self-report being involved in a domestic violence situation within 6 months of their arrest? If these women could get to a healthy level of self-worth and self-awareness, their rate of recidivism could drastically be reduced once released.
I think learning yoga and meditation could be the tool that empowers them to transform their lives for the better.
Certainly, the most difficult part will be earning their trust. I’ve worked in community corrections as an educator in the past. But somehow I think teaching yoga is going to be a bit different than teaching GED or ABE skills.
If anyone out there has specific experience or insight, let me know. My plan is to design a workshop series…
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