Meet the Inmates-Turned-Yogis at San Quentin State Prison

The Live Be Yoga team visited San Quentin State Prison in Northern California to meet with James Fox, the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project, and various inmates, who told us how yoga has changed their lives for the better.
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The Live Be Yoga team visited San Quentin State Prison in Northern California to meet with James Fox, the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project, and various inmates, who told us how yoga has changed their lives for the better.
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The Live Be Yoga team visited San Quentin State Prison in Northern California to meet with James Fox, the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project, and various inmates, who told us how yoga has changed their lives for the better.

"Over the past two and a half years I’ve been faced with a very emotionally challenging situation. I had a parole grant, and I had it [taken] away from me," says Kimini Randall, who has been incarcerated since 1998. "If that would have happened before I went to yoga, I would have copped out, but through yoga I was able to breathe, I was able to stay centered and stay focused on the prize, and what I value is going home to be with my family." In the following video, you will meet more inmates and hear their inspiring stories, along with James Fox, whose Prison Yoga Project has turned into his life's endeavor.

If you have an interest in karma yoga or teaching yoga to the incarcerated or other trauma-impacted and underserved
communities, visit www.prisonyoga.org or https://www.facebook.com/prisonyoga/.