Yoga Education in Prisons Trust YEPT

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Help bring regular yoga and meditation practice to prisoners all around NZ, reducing violence and stress and aiding rehabilitation

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Yoga Education in Prisons Trust is a registered Charitable Trust that has been providing yoga and mindfulness classes in New Zealand prisons since November 2009.

Our work is an important piece in the rehabilitation process, and international research provides the evidence that regular yoga classes increase self-awareness, enabling people to create long-lasting behavior change.

Yoga education programs are being used around the world in prisons, youth detention centers and rehabilitation centers, to help unravel the complex mix of anxiety, depression, PTSD and addiction which many prisoners present with.

Most of these people suffer under the weight of past trauma, historical abuse and layers of addiction, and the physical and mental tools regular yoga classes offer helps them to manage stress, regulate behavior, and begin to understand their offending.

Your donations enable Yoga Education in Prison’s Trust to continue delivering quality yoga classes into prisons nationwide. To administer and gain certification for our nationwide distance learning course; a course with 200+ current enrollments offering material for the beginner through to becoming a peer-instructor.

Making a financial pledge to support Yoga in Prisons really is a chance to be part of the solution. We all want to feel reassured that our giving is going directly to that which creates change for the good, and that is where your pledge will go; healing brokenness, breaking harmful cycles, reuniting families.

Because hurt people hurt people, and healed people heal.

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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.

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Latest update

Yoga in prisons doing time  23 February 2020

Posted by: Yoga Education in Prisons Trust YEPT

Our teachers have been consistently giving the love. Juliet shares her experiences of teaching in a womens unit where service dogs and babies attend. Not your 'normal' class!

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Latest donations

  • Ruth

    Ruth on 15 Mar 2020

    $30

    Such valuable resource to help change people's lives :)

    $30

  • Ana

    Ana on 13 Mar 2020

    $20

    Love this initiative 💗🙏

    $20

  • Susan

    Susan on 02 Feb 2020

    $50

    Keep up the good work for positive change

    $50

  • Peter Andrew

    Peter Andrew on 23 Dec 2019

    Private

    Keep up the good work.

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 13 Oct 2019

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