Director Selina (full time) is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher. She has been a volunteer at the PPT since 2013, and then worked as one of our Yoga Coordinators. She teaches a range of classes specialising in yoga and meditation to help with life’s challenges and is also a Mindfulness Teacher (MBCT).
Deputy Director Jason (4.5 days per week) is a former engineer. He is a zen meditator and teaches meditation to prisoners in PPT workshops. He manages the prisoner correspondence, and directs and guides our volunteers.
Communications Manager Lucy (2.5 days per week) has a background in fundraising and marketing for arts and theatre productions. She regularly practises yoga and is also a published novelist and poet.
Yoga Lead Victoria (4 days per week) teaches nine yoga classes a week, including at HMP Grendon. She has been teaching in prison since 2011, and is also an Indian Head Massage practitioner.
Systems Administrator David (2 days per week) is an IT trainer and consultant. He worked at a computer company in France, was a Software Team Leader at the Post Office in London, and worked at Oxford Brookes University.
People & Office Coordinator Laura (3 days per week) worked in communications before joining the PPT. She looks after the smooth running of the office and supports the wellbeing and development of the PPT staff.
Accountant Padmakumara (2 days per week) has experience in all aspects of small charity management and administration. A practising Buddhist, Padmakumara runs Oxford Triratna/Buddhist Centre, teaching meditation and Buddhism to all who wish to explore them.
Yoga Coordinator Chris (3 days per week) has been teaching yoga and meditation in the community and on retreats since 2008 and in prisons and secure settings since 2014. She supports teachers and prisons to bring yoga inside.