We are proud and honored to announce that we are working with non-profit wonderyogis, Yoga Behind Bars. Each year The Travel Yogi will donate 5% of our annual profit to this heartfelt project that is serving the community at large as much as their students behind bars.
This amazing group of dedicated yogis are currently working in 7 different facilities offering 17 classes per week and they don’t stop there; Yoga Behind Bars also reaches out to the families of those incarcerated, the men, women and children left on the outside. Each class heals lives and families through the meditation and movement of yoga:
“At Yoga Behind Bars we believe in the ripple effect and innate goodness. Every student has a family waiting outside. On the day they re-enter civil society, they will have tools to help them succeed instead of recede … Physical freedom may not be possible at the time of service, but inner freedom is.”
Yoga Behind Bars seeks to:
- Foster greater compassion and connection from the community towards incarcerated individuals and to remove the illusory sense of separation in the community and in ourselves
- Improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our students
- Change the culture of correctional facilities towards places of deep and effective healing
- Help create a healthy, safe and free community
And we love to help. If you would to like to as well you have a few options:
Traveling with us feeds your soul, your heart, your passport and Yoga Behind Bars with our annual 5% donation.
Or, if you’d like to see this program expand more quickly, you can become a friend and donation partner of Yoga Behind Bars by clicking here.
Service never has to wait for the ‘right time’. Help comes from donations, spreading the word and silent intentions at anytime. Choose whatever means suit you.