PEACE WITHIN PRISON YOGA PROGRAMME
The "Peace Within Prison Yoga Programme" introduces yoga to Bermuda's incarcerated men and women. The inspiration for this project came from my desire to make yoga accessible to people who might not ordinarily consider trying yoga or going into a yoga studio. But, I believe that yoga is for everyone because I believe that freedom is for everyone - freedom from ego, fear, addiction, depression, etc. Yoga is one path that can light the way towards greater peace, harmony, balance and health. It guides us in ways to transcend the perceived limitations of the body and our ego, helps us to better understand ourselves and develop impulse control, as well as prepares the mind for the deepest level of Self-realisation ("samadhi"). Thus, the idea of taking yoga to incarcerated people was born. Here are some testimonials from the participants of the programme.