Are you interested in teaching Yoga and Mindfulness in a Prison, Detention center, or community based setting? Transformation Yoga Project in offering a special training for yoga teachers, social workers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with people who have been impacted by trauma and are a part of the Criminal Justice System.

This is a full day and a half workshop, led by Bri Murphy and Mike Huggins of Transformation Yoga Project and hosted by Raja Yoga. The Workshop will reflect their experience leading Yoga and Mindfulness classes in prisons and detention centers through the lens of trauma sensitivity.

Saturday, February 27 1:00-5:00pm - Break for Dinner - Return 6:30-8:30pm

Sunday, February 28 1:00-5:00pm 

$150 per person - Space is Limited - Scholarships Available


To reserve or apply for a scholarship, contact Brianne Murphy via email or by phone:

Topics will include:

  • What is trauma, and how does it affect the mind, body and ability to confront the challenges in our lives?
  • What is Yoga Service and why is it important?
  • How to use Yoga and Mindfulness to heal the mind-body connection and provide tools to calm, focus and find personal strength and balance
  • How a trauma-sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness class is different from a regular yoga class; and 
  • Approaches for establishing consistent  yoga classes in detention centers, and within the criminal justice system.
  • What to include and what to be mindful of in teaching a trauma-sensitive Yoga and Mind­fulness class.
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with people suffering from trauma.
  • Understanding how to work within Prisons and Detention Centers
  • Becoming involved with TYP or other community organizations