Prison Yoga and Meditation

$2,564 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 23 months
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. 


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. 


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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$2,564 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 23 months
Created April 2, 2017
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Hallie Anoff
22 months ago

Always happy to support you, Katherine!! You're so amazing!

Sue & Tom Cody
23 months ago

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

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