Yoga Props for Incarcerated Women

Want to join me in making a difference? I am raising money to benefit the Deep Relaxation class I teach to incarcerated women. I started this restorative yoga class at the beginning of this year without yoga props and immediately noticed how unsettled and fidgety the women were and its effects on the energetics of the entire group so I personally purchased and obtained five sets of props with transportable storage containers. Currently, this class size is solely limited by the number of props and participants rotate every five weeks. Any donation will help make an impact so I can purchase more props to increase the class size and reach more women. The goal will allow me to double the current class size. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that enables these women to re-enter communities and become productive members of society.

*Please note: donations will not be tax deductible as The Next Door Chattanooga's Correctional Release Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit and receives funding from the state so I will be purchasing, storing and transporting the props. 

More information on the Deep Relaxation class:
The props used in this restorative yoga class enable the women to completely surrender the physical body in a fully supported and safe space while learning breathing techniques that return the body to the parasympathetic state (rest & digest) in order to begin the journey of relaxing the brain. I curate playlists that keep the mind focused and guide the women in exploring what are habitual or emotional tendencies by using the gross body to penetrate the subtle body. This has tremendous healing effects on anxiety, depression, anger, grief and trauma which are common issues elevated in this demographic.

More information about The Next Door Chattanooga's Correctional Release Center :
The Next Door Chattanooga offers a unique program in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Correction for women currently incarcerated to receive transitional services rooted in evidence-based practices to address the needs of the women.  While at the Correctional Release Center, women work toward gaining job and life skills that will assist in a productive re-entry into society.

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  • Lee Ann 
    • $50 
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  • David Brock 
    • $100 
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  • Teresa Wade 
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Suzanne Sabourin 
Chattanooga, TN
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