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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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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“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

This year’s cards come in packs of 10, drawn by Reg, a friend inside. They show a snowman yogi, standing in tree pose. The inside is blank for your message. The cards measure 144 x 103 mm. Each pack, including postage, is £5. Please email all@theppt.org.uk to place an order.

The Prison Phoenix Trust, a national charity based in Oxford, is seeking an Office and Publishing Administrator to facilitate its work supporting prisoners and prison staff through meditation and yoga. Providing admin assistance to a small staff team, you will format documents including a quarterly newsletter and help process the daily flow of letters from and to prisoners, including the despatch of books and CDs.   The role includes organising training events and retreats, alongside some p.a. duties for the &hellip read more

The third online yoga classes being made available to all prison and probation staff takes place on Wednesday 17th November – with a focus on yoga for stability during changing times. The sessions, which include yoga and meditation, are being provided free by the Prison Phoenix Trust. In 40 minutes, staff will learn some simple movements and breath practices that can be done sitting or standing – even at a desk. “It’s yoga for everyone – you don’t need a &hellip read more