For Prisons

Find out how yoga and meditation can benefit your prison regime and how we can help you.

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For Yoga Teachers

More information about teaching in prison and how we can work with you.

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For Supporters

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Who We Are

The Prison Phoenix Trust encourages prisoners in the development of their spiritual welfare, through the practices of meditation and yoga, working with silence and the breath.

We offer personal support to prisoners around the UK and the Republic of Ireland through teaching, workshops, correspondence, books and newsletters – and to prison staff too. We work with people of any faith, or of none, and honour all religions.

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Read our report and accounts.

“I still find it hard to get in touch with my feelings. My gut tells me sadness is something I have a lot of. Today after my morning sitting I stopped and thought about how I feel about myself. My awareness shot to the memory of me as a little boy, and I felt a cocktail of sadness, feeling sorry, and maybe compassion for this little boy, who I realise is still within me. Sometimes I feel a vast space down inside my body that is so still. Anger can come back like a tidal wave and if I’m quick I observe it and the flames die very quickly and I feel like I’ve grown or maybe changed. This is so empowering.”

Frank, HMP The Mount

Latest News

The Prison Phoenix Trust is seeking A Letter Writing Lead to support prisoners through meditation and yoga (3 days per week) We are seeking applicants for the position of Letter Writing Lead, guiding prisoners in their spiritual lives through meditation and yoga. Guidance and support is through written correspondence and the charity’s free meditation and yoga books and CDs. Responsible for managing a team of letter writers, guiding their correspondence, maintaining professional boundaries and reviewing process and policy. Applicants must &hellip read more

The Prison Phoenix Trust is seeking An Accountant (2 days per week) The Prison Phoenix Trust, a national charity based in Oxford supporting prisoners and prison officers through the disciplines of meditation and yoga, is seeking applicants for the position of Accountant. The person in this position will administer all finance-related aspects of the charity, including processing incoming funds, preparing Gift Aid claims, paying invoices, maintaining petty cash and insurance, administering the monthly payroll, preparing monthly budgets and actual reports &hellip read more

This year’s cards come in packs of 10, drawn by a friend at HMP Grendon. They show a snowman yogi, sitting in cobbler pose. The inside is blank for your message. The cards measure 144 x 103 mm. Each pack, including postage, is £5. Please email to place an order.