Prison Yoga and Meditation

$2,349 of $200k goal

Raised by 30 people in 21 days
Katherine Bradshaw  90405-0000
PRISON YOGA & MEDITATION is a non-profit dedicated to sharing yoga and meditation with prisoners to give them the tools to avoid reoffending.

You may never enter a prison or jail, but your generous tax deductable donation can help alleviate suffering, lower crime rates and improve the overall conditions of the society you live in. 

OUR IMMEDIATE GOALS

Prison Yoga & Meditation is not exclusive to Los Angeles. We are ready and able to open branches in other communities!

Our immediate goal is to teach 16 yoga/meditation classes per week in 6 facilities or 96 classes per week in the greater Los Angeles area in county and federal facilities.

The Facilities 

Current: Twin Towers Correctional Facility downtown LA, where we teach women and gay and transgender people. We have repeated requests for more classes! 

In Progress: Programs to teach high security males at Twin Towers, to help "socialize" them for release.

In Progress: Set up programs at Metropolitan Detention Facility LA and create programs for corrections officers and staff.

Current: Offer financial support to the yogis who have been teaching at the California Institute for Women in Chino for ten years with no financial aid. 

Pending: Set up programs at Terminal Island in San Pedro that houses special needs prisoners.

Pending: Set up programs to Century Regional Detention Facility in Compton that houses 2,000 women including a pregnant population. 

Future: Set up programs at Men's Central Jail. 


WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT

PYM is dedicated to keeping our organization lean. We will never have an office. 

We are currently a volunteer organization. But we need a roster of about 300 yoga/meditation teachers to reach the most prisoners possible. To do this, because Los Angeles is an expensive city to live in, and because teaching inside requires 4 hours out of an instructor's day, our goal is to pay our instructors. 

We also need mats and blocks to set up programs.

Thank you for changing lives through yoga and meditation!



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Thank you all so much for your donations. We are beyond grateful for your support. Please share this campaign with your loved ones; any and all support helps!

Love from the PYM family.
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$2,349 of $200k goal

Raised by 30 people in 21 days
Created April 2, 2017
Katherine Bradshaw  
SC
$100
Sue & Tom Cody
14 hours ago

Sounds like a wonderful and noble cause to get involved in!

KB
$200
Kelly Bradshaw
17 hours ago
$36
Anonymous
1 day ago
GT
$50
Geraldine Taylor
2 days ago
LS
$100
Lauri Silnutzer
3 days ago
JA
$50
Jimmy Ambrose
3 days ago
JI
$300
Joan Iverson
4 days ago
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$150
Anonymous
14 days ago
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$50
Robin Sol Lieberman
16 days ago
2
2

Thank you for doing this great work! Additionally, I would love to offer my services as a meditation instructor. Please do let me know. Warmly, Robin Sol

PH
$50
Patti Harburg-Petrich
16 days ago
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