Yoga challenge in 55 prisons

Staff and prisoners in 55 prisons across the UK are taking part in The Prison Phoenix Trust’s Yoga 30 Challenge – 30 days of yoga or meditation to make it a healthy habit.

Starting on World Meditation Day, 21st May, participants will set themselves a target of practising yoga or meditation for up to 30 minutes each day. The Prison Phoenix Trust has provided  a tracker calendar to mark progress, along with a selection of yoga and meditation sequences on DVDs, CDs and printed handouts.

In more than 50 prisons, weekly yoga classes will also be taking place.

There is now strong evidence that yoga and meditation help people in prison become more skilful and less reactive in decision making, increasing their chances of leaving jail to lead lives away from crime.

Supporters of The Prison Phoenix Trust are invited to set their own Yoga 30 Challenge  – and help raise funds for the charity. GO to our JustGiving page to make a donation or set up a fundraiser. In 2023, the challenge raised more than £2,000 to support yoga and meditation in prisons.