Yoga Behind Bars (YBB)
Yoga Behind Bars (YBB) is driven to find a way to fundamentally change the current course of the American corrections system. Since 2008, YBB has helped thousands of incarcerated women, youth, and men transform their lives through its programs.
Yoga Behind Bars shares yoga and meditation with incarcerated people to promote rehabilitation, personal transformation, and a more just society for all.
Yoga Behind Bars envisions a world where all communities are healthy and thriving, where all people feel safe, connected, and valued. Yoga Behind Bars opens doors to self-understanding, resilience, and transformation. Yoga Behind Bars advocates for restorative justice solutions, holistic re-entry services, and the removal of other barriers that prevent formerly incarcerated people to rebuild their lives upon release. Yoga Behind Bars works with the WA State corrections leadership to create opportunities within the system, including yoga classes for prison staff and yoga teacher trainings for incarcerated people.See more