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CAN CHANGE ~ Yoga for Prisoners. Help us get our Free Correspondence Course complete.

$729 donated

Given by 14 generous donors in 4 weeks


YEPT requires urgent funding to enable it's Correspondence Course completion.

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YEPT manages its own nation-wide correspondence/self-study courses which guide prisoners to develop their own yoga and meditation practices. These courses have become a major focus for the Trust because, with its limited funding, it can deliver more yoga to pupils through this method of teaching. Over the years these courses have become increasingly popular and currently, there are 200+ students enrolled throughout New Zealand.

During 2019, in response to feedback from both teachers and pupils, the Trust embarked on a substantial review and rewrite of these courses to update asana, re-visit language levels, and make them more in tune with Aotearoa/New Zealand culture. We are also looking to improve the educational structure with a view to gaining formal accreditation in the near future. The new format is as follows:

Foundation Course (3 modules), Progressive Course (3 modules), Expansion Course (3 modules), Peer Instructor Course (3 modules).

To date, YEPT has been able to meet most of the re-write costs but requires urgent funding to enable its completion. In particular, the Trust requires $8,000 to enable the graphics to be incorporated into the last 6 modules.

Once this is complete then it will be submitted to an assessor to begin the accreditation process which will require another rewrite.

Please share this campaign far and wide so that we can be supported in our pursuit of sharing the load of holding those incarcerated in the intention they can rehabilitate, re join our communities, and be safe and whole.

No amount is too small and right now it is URGENTLY needed. Please. Give a little.

About us

The aim of YEPT is to provide education for prisoners and released prisoners and offenders in the practices and techniques of yoga and meditation with the purpose to enable personal transformation.

Use of funds

These funds will be used directly on the completion of the course, graphics and minimal administration costs.

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Holly Cahill, YEPT teacher at Springhill Correctional Facility.   19 February 2020

Posted by: Yoga Education in Prisons Trust YEPT

We know yoga works, but to actually witness the transformation at this level is something else. Our teachers often comment that they think they get more out of the classes than the people they are teaching as its so rewarding. Why? Because its so needed!!!!!

Please keep sharing the love. We appreciate every little like, share and $ because that means we can continue this powerful important mahi.


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  • Michelle

    Michelle 4 days ago



  • KK Yoga

    KK Yoga on 18 Feb 2020



  • Brendon

    Brendon on 06 Feb 2020


    YEPT does awesome work and is life changing to prisoners. This is a brilliant course. Keep it up. You're all an inspiration. Aum Shanti Brendon


    • Yoga Education in Prisons Trust YEPT

      Thankyou Brendon. Om Shanti.

  • Monnaie Consulting Ltd

    Monnaie Consulting Ltd on 05 Feb 2020


    Thank you and keep up the amazing work. 🙏🏼


    • Yoga Education in Prisons Trust YEPT

      Thankyou for your support!

  • Taupule

    Taupule on 05 Feb 2020


    Kia ora, Talofa, Hi, inspiring to see Dylan's vid thank you. I love yoga & have been practising Pilates in the hot room as well.. I get so much benefit from this and for my children to see me practice is a good influence for them, and then they can decide whether they want to practice yoga or not - it's all good! All the best...:]


    • Yoga Education in Prisons Trust YEPT

      What cheering words to hear. Thankyou so much.

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