Hear founder Mike Huggins discuss the accomplishments of TYP.
Mike Huggins, founder of Transformation Yoga Project and author of Going OM: A CEO's Journey from a Prison Facility to Spiritual Tranquility, talks with J about the turn of events that took him from the top of a corporate ladder to federal prison, and how that experience was transformed into a new life purpose.
For the 15 men at Graterford State Prison (located 30 miles outside of Philadelphia) enrolled in the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification program provided by the non-profit Transformation Yoga Project, the answer is simple yet profound: Yoga means freedom.
The Transformation Yoga Project is providing both adult and juvenile prisoners a new stress-reducing hobby and on #GivingTuesday, you can help the program
The class is new for everyone at this prison, offered in response to an acknowledgment by policy makers and prison officials that yoga reduces anxiety and depression, enhances cognitive function and self-control.
"Prisons can be a metaphor. Whether you are in prison, or know someone who's in a prison, or maybe you're a prisoner of your mind, I think this really showed the benefit and the power of yoga."
Listen to founder Mike Huggins talk about the impact of Transformation Yoga Project while hosting a yoga class Eastern State Penitentiary. Originally aired on Fox29 News.
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“I thought, if we could take the benefit of yoga and demystify it so it becomes a very practical tool, we may be able to provide some assistance to people who need it.”
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The goal of Transformation Yoga Project for inmates is to reduce stress while serving time, and help inmates stay out of trouble and out of jail once released.