Empowered people. Connected minds. Transformed lives.

Transformation Yoga Project has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus, and much of our trauma-sensitive programming is on hold.

We have created a library of free online yoga practices and guided meditations on our YouTube Channel. A big thank you to everyone who participated in our live virtual community offerings! It was truly incredible to connect and share with one another.

2019 Annual Report

Read about the full TYP Year of Evolution

TYP Director of Justice & Reentry joins Marc Hayford for a powerful interview

The two discussed the power of language, using mantras for anxiety, accountability to create healing, and much more.

YTT-Graduate Matt Engler Shares How Practice Became His Resource in Prison

An interview with Kathleen Kraft
of Yoga International

Matt graduated from our first YTT training.


Yoga for Recovery: A Practical Guide for Healing

Check out this top-seller on Amazon!


Transformation Yoga Project serves people impacted by trauma, addiction, and incarceration through trauma-sensitive, mindfulness-based yoga programs driven by education and research.

Transformation Yoga Project serves people impacted by trauma, addiction, and incarceration through trauma-sensitive mindfulness-based yoga — 2019 Outcomes



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How We Serve

Our highly-trained instructors offer a breath-centered yoga practice based on proven methods to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, activate the relaxation response, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress.

Where We Serve

We facilitate classes and workshops in residential treatment centers, PHP and IOP programs, recovery residencies, collegiate recovery clubs, alternative high schools, detention centers, prisons, and through community partners.

Our Trainings

We train yoga teachers, educators, social workers, counselors and anyone interested in sharing mind body practices. Our trauma-sensitive approach is inclusive, accessible and offers tools that build resilience in the face of life’s challenges. Our trainings prepare you for sharing these practices with others.

How You Can Help Our Mission!

“The instructor has helped me connect my mind with my body… I’ve always lived in my mind while I abused my body. Yoga is a huge part of my recovery and has given me the strength to work through my demons.”