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Inside Wisdom: “Trapped in a glass” before discovering yoga

A wonderful letter from a female offender who has just completed all six modules of the Yoga Correspondence Course. She wrote to us using imagery and rhyming to express what yoga has done for her. It most certainly has unlocked her creativity! “I’d like to share with you my complete overview, understanding and experiences of […]

More similar than different

By Leela I recently 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, but almost 100% of the time this plan is subject to change due to the unpredictability of life, especially that within […]

“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, […]