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 Full-time Director The Prison Phoenix Trust is a well-established national charity based in Oxford, supporting prisoners and prison staff through the disciplines of meditation and yoga. We are seeking applicants for the post of full-time Director. Candidates should have a mature experience of meditation and (ideally) yoga, excellent people management skills, good communication skills, grant writing ability and relevant IT abilities. The Trust seeks diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Salary range: &hellip read more

Saturday 17th October, 10 am – 4.00 pm, on-line, £10 Our annual retreat was scheduled for 16th – 18th October as a physical gathering, but the retreat venue has closed for 2020, and there are challenges in booking another, and uncertainty about whether we’d be able to gather in person. Instead we are holding this event online. This day, held mostly in silence, offers a chance to deepen your own meditation practice so you feel more confident in offering it &hellip read more

We have a range of yoga and meditation handouts available to help prisoners cope with the increased hours they are having to spend in their cells. These include how to set up a meditation practice, yoga routines to help with worry and insomnia, and soothing breathing practices. Please feel free to print these out and distribute them to those you’re in contact with in any secure setting. If you have any feedback or requests for other types of content from &hellip read more