More similar than different

By Leela Today I taught a class of 27 sentenced female offenders. As always, you’re never really sure what you’re going to ‘get’. I have an idea of the sequences I want to teach, the main concepts to impart, but almost 100% of the time this plan is subject to change due to the unpredictability […]

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails”

By Leela I’m having a tough time. My heart is so sore. My relationship with my partner ended and whilst there is clarity and reason in making this decision, it still hurts a lot. My mind is now addicted to the finger-pointy, pitying ‘you’re alone’ story. Whilst I know this to ‘only’ be an equal […]

Naming the elephants in the room

By Leela Through yoga, we try to allow offenders a chance to drop their stories, to still their minds, to be present. It’s a tall order, one which I personally meet with resistance on a daily basis. The reality is, we think. A LOT. ALL THE TIME. How can we help offenders to be here, […]