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

Learn more about our work and how you can support us.

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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.

“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

Join The Prison Phoenix Trust in Birmingham for two events on Sunday 16th October. Learn from the UK’s leading prison yoga charity with over 30 years’ experience bringing the benefits of meditation and yoga to people living and working in secure environments. 10am – 1pm Introducing Prison Yoga Find out what it’s like to teach yoga in prisons, young offenders institutions and other secure settings. Learn about the joys and challenges, how to get a class started – and how &hellip read more

Join The Prison Phoenix Trust in Edinburgh for two events on Sunday May 15th. Learn from the UK’s leading prison yoga charity with over 30 years’ experience bringing the benefits of meditation and yoga to people living and working in secure environments.

By Victoria Our first Tuesday morning meditation where we came together online began on April 28th 2020, I remember the nervousness of hosting, hoping the technology to work and wondering if anyone would attend. I’m heartened and humbled by the continuous weekly presence of prison yoga friends, teachers, supporters and staff who steadfastly sit and have created a warm and supportive environment of peace and companionship. Together each week, by sitting in silence with the breath, we are in community &hellip read more